2022 Kia Sportage Interior and Exterior Features

June 10th, 2022 by

The compact SUV class is a competitive segment, but the 2022 Kia Sportage stands out from the crowd with impressive cargo storage, a great engine lineup, and comfortable passenger accommodation. Here at Kia of Streetsboro, you can find out all the great features this crossover has to offer. If you decide the Sportage is the vehicle for you, get in touch with our sales team or talk to our finance department to secure a competitive auto loan to finalize your purchase.

Cargo and Seating

A 2022 Kia Sportage parked in a snowy environment

Image via Unsplash by Hyundai Motor Group

The Sportage is a five-seater crossover with plenty of room in both rows for passengers. Front-seat passengers enjoy 41.5 inches of legroom and 39.3 inches of headroom, while rear-row occupants can still relax with 39.1 inches of headroom and 38.2 inches of legroom.

If you need to install child-friendly seating, there are two sets of LATCH connectors on the outermost rear seats. Getting in and out of this SUV is easy for adult passengers, thanks to its large, wide-opening doors.

At the rear, you’ll find over 30 cubic feet of storage space in the Sportage’s wide cargo area. You can boost the cargo capacity by adjusting the Sportage’s cargo floor height. Another bonus for loading up the Sportage for a day trip or weekend away is the optional hands-free liftgate. If you don’t need the rear row for transporting passengers, you can fold it flat to open up over 60 cubic feet of storage space. This should be more than enough for moving around larger items or taking home purchases from the hardware store.

Infotainment and Safety Technology

Kia’s infotainment system is called UVO. In the Sportage, you can access the UVO system through an 8-inch screen, which is paired with a six-speaker stereo in the base setup. Other standard features include smartphone compatibility with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, BlueTooth connectivity, and voice recognition, which allows you to conduct simple tasks by giving voice commands.

For added performance, you can upgrade to an eight-speaker surround-sound stereo. Other improvements on offer are wireless device charging for your phone or tablet, a navigation system, and satellite radio.

On top of its extensive options for infotainment, the Sportage also excels with its driver safety tech. Its standard safety features include a forward collision warning with pedestrian detection to alert you of potential risks and automatic emergency braking to bring your crossover to a stop. When you get up to highway speeds, the lane departure warning and lane-keep assist features will help you stay on the right track over longer distances.

The driver attention monitor is a useful feature that keeps a note of your reaction time and other behaviors in order to alert you when it’s time to take a break. You can also upgrade to front and rear parking sensors for some additional help when navigating in and out of tight spots. The Sportage’s blind-spot monitoring is another helpful upgrade.

Engine and Performance

The Sportage’s base engine is a four-cylinder unit that puts out 181 horsepower. This is a good choice for city driving or if your main priority is gas mileage. In front-wheel drive, the base engine manages 30 mpg on the highway.

The second engine option is a more peppy 240-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder unit. It produces 28 mpg at highway speeds and 20 mpg on city roads. Both engines are available with all-wheel drive, which can provide you with added control over rough terrain.

Sportage Trims

The 2022 Sportage offers you four trims to choose from: LX, Nightfall Edition, EX, and SX Turbo. The main difference between the trims is that the lower three options are equipped with the 181-horsepower engine. The top SX Turbo trim comes standard with the 240-horsepower turbocharged unit. You can upgrade to all-wheel drive in every trim.

The base LX trim features a split-folding rear seat, which allows you to open up some more storage space while still transporting one passenger in the rear row. Other base features include cloth upholstery and alloy wheels. With the Value Edition package, you can add heated front seats, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, and proximity keyless entry.

The Nightfall Edition adds several cool design features. Inside, buyers get synthetic leather upholstery, a flat-bottomed, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and LED interior lighting. Fog lights and a moonroof are also included. You can add several upscale features with the Nightfall Premium package, which includes a leather-wrapped shift nob, adaptive cruise control, and wireless device charging.

The Sportage EX is a good choice if you regularly carry a lot of cargo at the rear. That’s because it comes standard with a hands-free liftgate, which makes accessing your cargo area a breeze. Other standard features in this trim include keyless entry, automatic climate control, and heated front seats. The EX Technology package upgrade gets you the surround-sound stereo, navigation system, and genuine leather upholstery. Other benefits of this package include a power-adjustable passenger’s seat and ventilated front seats.

The SX Turbo has a sporty feel to it, and that’s not just due to its more powerful engine under the hood. This top-of-the-line trim also gets a sports steering wheel, paddle shifters, and alloy sport pedals. It’s definitely the right choice for you if you like to drive in style. Additional features include fog lights and a color driver information display.

We hope that our overview of the 2022 Kia Sportage’s interior and exterior features has convinced you that this crossover is the right choice for you. Why not check out the range of Sportage vehicles we’ve got on offer in our Streetsboro showroom, which you can browse online. Alternatively, if you’ve decided you’d prefer another vehicle in Kia’s diverse lineup, you’ll find our full range of vehicles helpful. The range includes everything from compact cars to three-row SUVs and much more in between.

If you have any questions about the Sportage, its performance, or optional features, don’t hesitate to contact us today. One of our Kia experts will be on hand to take your call or chat with you in person if you choose to drop by our Cleveland area dealership.

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