To catch the attention of the crowd of modern crossover drivers, most automakers have turned their compacts and subcompacts into sporty-looking small SUVs and loaded them with attractive technology. A sporty makeover would be nice, but the quiet, reserved 2022 Kia Sportage has many of the same features without drawing attention to itself. Sticking with a design that began in 2017, the Kia Sportage is like a gold standard for crossover technology.
Beneath its unassuming veneer, the Sportage not only keeps up with competitors, but it also forges its own path with distinct trims and forward-thinking Kia technology. For those who don’t care to make a scene, the 2022 Kia Sportage is ready to go to work. The specifications and available interior features and safety technology are highlighted for the vehicle in the chart that follows.
|Dynamax™ All-Wheel Drive||Leather-Wrapped Shift Knob and Steering Wheel||Front and Rear Parking Sensors|
|2.4L GDI 4-Cylinder or 2.0L Turbo GDI 4-Cylinder Engine||Heated Front and Rear Seats||Rear Cross-Traffic Alert and Rearview Camera|
|6-Speed Automatic Transmission||Harman/Kardon® Premium Audio System||Blind-Spot Detection System|
|237 Horsepower and 260 lb-ft of Torque Maximum (Turbo)||LED Interior Lighting||Advanced Forward Collision-Avoidance System|
The 2022 Kia Sportage is a master of hiding in plain sight. Its exterior may look a bit outdated compared to the rapidly evolving sense of style in the Kia lineup, but sometimes that’s the right choice to make. The Sportage name has been around long enough that it can make do no matter how flashy and boisterous other compact crossovers get. Since it’s what is inside that counts, the Sportage doesn’t disappoint, especially at higher trims.