Are you looking for a new vehicle with versatility and an adventurous spirit? If the answer is yes, you should definitely consider the 2022 Kia Sportage near Los Lunas, NM. This great-looking compact SUV crossover delivers a comfortable ride with seating for five adults. With a starting price just a tad over $24,000, the 2022 Kia Sportage is a smart choice for drivers like you, who want a daily commuter as well as a weekend adventurer that won’t drain your savings.
Modest changes were made to the Sportage lineup, including replacing the S trim level with the previously optional Nightfall Edition. The base model LX gets the new Value Edition Package, which includes features that were once reserved for higher trims. That list of features includes heated front seats, dark 18-inch wheels, keyless entry, and push-button start, to name just a few.
A panoramic sunroof is now standard on every Sportage EX, and all-wheel drive is now available across the lineup. The EX Technology Package and SX Turbo models both add ten years of free map updates along with new software and features for their navigation systems.
With a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine packed under the hood, the Sportage can deliver an impressive 181 horsepower with 175 lb-ft of torque. Whether you’re on the highway or a country back road, it will get you where you need to be.
While nicely powered, the new Kia Sportage is also efficient, having earned an estimated 23 city/30 highway mpg fuel consumption rating by the EPA. Thanks to the 6-speed automatic transmission with Sportmatic® (manual shifting mode on automatic gearbox), which is standard on each model, you can feel more in control of shifting gears.
There’s a 240 hp turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine with 260 lb-ft of torque for enthusiasts who want quicker acceleration. However, this one’s under the hood of the SX Turbo model exclusively. There isn’t a big difference in driving enjoyment, as all models of the Sportage have above-average handling. But the turbocharged motor has the power to make running errands feel like a joyride!
Versatility comes into play when you take a look at the amount of space within the Sportage. The total volume of nearly 130 cubic feet breaks down into 98.6 ft3 of space for passengers and 30.7 ft3 of cargo space. As stated, it will accommodate five adult passengers, with ample leg and headroom even in the rear seats.
Despite the cargo volume being a bit smallish, the 2022 Kia Sportage near Los Lunas, NM will adapt if you need more room. The back seats split 60/40 and can be tucked away, allowing the rear to open up to 60.1 ft3. Use the compartment hidden under the cargo floor for additional storage to keep your ride clutter-free. If you still need more room, roof rails come standard on all models except the LX. What’s more, the Sportage can tow up to 2,000 lbs when properly equipped, giving you the means to tow a lightweight trailer or boat.
You’ll be impressed with the amount of included features, starting with technology. Even the base model comes with an 8-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, and Siri® Eyes-Free capabilities so that you can integrate your mobile device for connectivity on the go.
Higher trim levels are standard equipped with a wireless phone charger, making charging cords obsolete in your new Kia Sportage. Use your mobile device for all the calling, texting, music, and navigation you want, then simply lay it on the charging pad, and you’re good!
Drive Mode Select lets you choose your driving style -Normal, Eco, or Sport- even in the base model LX. And steering-wheel-mounted audio, cruise control, and hands-free phone controls allow you to focus on the road ahead and keep both your hands on the wheel.
An abundance of driver-assist features, including Driver Attention Warning, and loads of other active and passive safety features keep the protection of you and your passengers at the forefront of any drive.
We hope you’re impressed by what you’ve learned about the Sportage, but a better and lasting impression can be made when you get in the driver’s seat. Visit us at Fiesta Kia, 7400 Lomas Blvd NE in Albuquerque to see for yourself!