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The SX sits above the entry grade S in the Kia Sportage range and it starts with a list price of $35,000 for the 2.0-litre petrol variant with the manual gearbox and $37,000 for the auto version. The SX in diesel guise and with an auto lists for $42,400.
Coming standard on the SX are 18-inch alloy wheels, roof rails, a 12.3-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a digital instrument cluster, a six-speaker stereo, reverse camera and rear parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, fabric seats, dual-zone climate control, sat-nav, LED headlights and LED running lights.
The SX comes in a choice of three engines: a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol making 115kW/192Nm which was also in the previous model; a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine producing 137kW/416Nm and again this was in the old Sportage; but a new 1.6-litre four-cylinder turbo-petrol engine has been added (replacing the 2.4-litre petrol) with an output of 132kW/265Nm.
All grades have AEB which can detect cyclists and pedestrians even at traffic junctions, there’s lane departure warning and lane keeping assistance, rear cross traffic alert with braking, and blind spot warning as well.
|GT-Line (awd)||1.6L, ULP, 7 SP AUTO||$49,370||2022 Kia Sportage 2022 GT-Line (awd) Pricing and Specs|
|S (awd)||2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO||$39,845||2022 Kia Sportage 2022 S (awd) Pricing and Specs|
|S (fwd)||2.0L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO||$34,445||2022 Kia Sportage 2022 S (fwd) Pricing and Specs|
|SX (awd)||2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO||$42,400||2022 Kia Sportage 2022 SX (awd) Pricing and Specs|