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2022 Kia Sportage | Daytona Beach, FL

There’s no shortage of compact SUVs in today’s auto market, but one name in the segment is instantly recognizable. Since its introduction in the 1990s, the Kia Sportage has had a reputation for being reliable, affordable, and comfortable. That still rings true for the 2022 model, which is available in Daytona Beach, Florida, at Daytona Kia.

The 2022 Kia Sportage is offered in four trim levels: LX, Nightfall Edition, EX, and SX Turbo.

Interior features

The 2022 Kia Sportage is known for its comfortable interior. The base LX model is equipped with woven cloth seat trim, while the mid-range Nightfall Edition and EX offer SynTex seats (i.e. synthetic leather). If you want the real deal, the SX Turbo’s seats are trimmed with leather. All but the LX model also come with a 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with two-way power lumbar adjustment.

Heated seats are available in the Nightfall Edition and standard on the EX and SX Turbo, while ventilated front seats are offered in the EX and standard in the SX Turbo. All but the base trim come with a leather-wrapped steering wheel; for the ultimate in luxury, the SX Turbo’s steering wheel is also heated.

Exterior design

For 2022, the Kia Sportage has a sleek and sporty look that’s just begging for a road trip adventure. Exterior features include LED lighting, a rear spoiler, power-adjustable outside mirrors (heated in all but the LX), and automatic headlight control.

If you really want to stand out, choose the Nightfall Edition, which comes with a panoramic sunroof, black roof rails, fog lights with Piano Black surrounds, Black Satin window surrounds, and Piano Black accents throughout.

Safety and infotainment

When it comes to road tripping with your family, it’s important to make sure you have enough technology to keep everyone occupied. That’s not an issue in the 2022 Kia Sportage. Standard tech features include in 8-inch touch screen with Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility; six speakers; steering wheel-mounted controls; and a USB charging port. You can also opt for a wireless phone charger and rear USB ports in all but the LX trim.

Safety is of utmost importance for any driver, but especially if you have a family. The 2022 Sportage has numerous standard safety features designed for peace of mind behind the wheel. These include Forward Collision Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Keeping Assist and Lane Departure Warning, Driver Attention Warning, and a comprehensive suite of airbags. Optional safety features include Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Blind-Spot Collision Warning, and Rear Cross Traffic Collision Warning.

Power, efficiency, and capability

The base engine for the 2022 Kia Sportage LX, Nightfall Edition, and EX is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder paired to a six-speed automatic transmission with Sportmatic®. This powertrain produces 181 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque. Upgrade to the SX Turbo to take advantage of a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine, good for 240 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. All models come with standard front-wheel drive, though all-wheel drive is available as an option.

When it comes to efficiency, the base 2.4-liter engine is rated at 23 mpg in the city, 30 mpg on the highway, and 26 mpg combined in FWD models. Opting for AWD dips those numbers slightly to 22 city, 26 highway, and 23 combined. In the SX Turbo model, efficiency is rated at 20 city, 28 highway, and 23 combined in FWD models; and 19 city, 24 highway, and 21 combined in AWD models.*

Compact crossovers aren’t known for having high towing ratings, but the 2022 Sportage is able to tow up to 2,000 pounds when equipped with Trailer Brakes, and 1,653 pounds without Trailer Brakes. That’s enough to tow a small trailer or pop-up camper.


To experience the 2022 Kia Sportage for yourself, head to Daytona Kia to check out our extensive inventory.

*EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle’s condition.

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