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2022 Kia Sportage Pricing and Specs


The Kia Sportage 2022 prices range from $32,445 for the basic trim level SUV Sportage S (fwd) to $52,370 for the top of the range SUV Sportage GT-Line (awd).

The Kia Sportage 2022 is available in Diesel and Regular Unleaded Petrol. Engine sizes and transmissions vary from the SUV 2.0L 6 SP Manual to the SUV 2.0L 8 SP Automatic.

When we reviewed the ‘price and features’ of the Sportage 2022, Richard Berry gave it a rating of 8 out of 10. Find out more in the full review here.

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Kia Sportage Models SPECS PRICE
GT-Line (awd) 2.0LDiesel8 speed automatic $52,370
GT-Line (awd) 1.6LRegular Unleaded Petrol7 speed automatic $49,370
S (awd) 2.0LDiesel8 speed automatic $39,845
S (fwd) 2.0LRegular Unleaded Petrol6 speed automatic $34,445
S (fwd) 2.0LRegular Unleaded Petrol6 speed manual $32,445
SX (awd) 2.0LDiesel8 speed automatic $42,400
SX (fwd) 2.0LRegular Unleaded Petrol6 speed automatic $37,000
SX (fwd) 2.0LRegular Unleaded Petrol6 speed manual $35,000
SX+ (awd) 2.0LDiesel8 speed automatic $46,900
SX+ (awd) 1.6LRegular Unleaded Petrol7 speed automatic $43,500
SX+ (fwd) 2.0LRegular Unleaded Petrol6 speed automatic $41,500

Kia Sportage 2022 FAQs

Check out real-world situations relating to the Kia Sportage here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Does the Kia Sportage have Apple CarPlay & Android Auto?

    The brand-new Kia SUV for Australia (due for release in October 2021) has finally brought Kia Sportage Apple CarPlay and Android connectivity to all models across the range. Previously, the base-model missed out on these fitments, but the all-new platform extends these features to every model.

    All Sportages will now also get digital radio and multi-device connectivity. The base-model S variant gets an eight-inch touchscreen, while the SX and SX+ models have a 12.3-inch screen. The range-topping GT-Line model will get a curved 12.3-inch screen.

    It’s really not viable to retro-fit the new Sportage’s system into an older car, and most owners have found that a more cost effective upgrade to a new aftermarket head unit will offer the features they want, including the ability to enjoy Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Kia Sportage style.

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  • Why did the engine in my 2012 Kia Sportage seize without warning?

    The Kia Sportage sold in the US certainly did have its share of problems. In some cases, the engine failures were traced to a faulty batch of engine bearings, in others, a leaking oil sump was blamed for allowing too much oil to escape, leading to oil starvation which destroyed the whole engine. Kia’s fix for the latter condition was to fit an oil-pressure warning light with a more proactive trigger-point.

    But it’s dangerous to assume that the same make and model sold in the USA (or anywhere else) will have the same problems as Australian delivered cars. Often, even though they share a brand and badge, the cars from different markets are built in different factories and use parts from different suppliers. Sometimes there are major mechanical changes to cope with local conditions and tastes which can lead to very different reliability outcomes.

    That said, however, the Theta engines used in local Kias have been problematic for some owners and catastrophic engine failures are part of those. You could talk with Kia Australia’s customer service division about financial assistance with the cost of repairs, but at nine years old – even with relatively low kilometres – there would be no guarantee of that happening. 

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  • If I want to upgrade my car should I trade it in or sell it privately?

    The answer will come down (somewhat) to whether the car dealership you buy from wants your car as a trade-in or not. Even if it’s agreed that your Sportage will act as a trade-in, if the car yard in question doesn’t really want it, they won’t offer you much for it. Sometimes, a car dealer will even give you what’s called a no-trade bonus which is a few dollars off the price of the new car on the basis that you’re not lumbering them with a trade-in they don’t want to have to sell on.

    You stand to make a little more by selling the Sportage privately, but only if you can be bothered with placing an advert and then having a stream of strangers in your driveway on a Saturday morning. Trading the old car in on the new one is the simplest, easiest way of switching cars, but as with any deal like this, don’t be star-struck by the trade-in price, because the extra you think you’re being given for the car will almost certainly be added on to the price of the new car. The important number with this type of transaction is the change-over figure; the actual amount of money you need to stump up to swap from one car to another.

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