As compelling and competitive, the 2022 Kia Sportage is back once again with a shuffled trim lineup - the Nightfall Edition replaces the S trim level and minor interior and exterior feature additions on the LX and EX trim levels. The 2022 Sportage makes a strong case for itself with its reasonable pricing, which is almost $1500 to $2000 lower than the compact SUV class average. Not only this, the Kia Sportage 2022 offers a stylish interior with room for five, a long list of standard features, along with a class-leading 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty. The Sportage is powered by a standard 181-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine. An optional turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder available on the SX Turbo makes 240 hp in front-wheel-drive models, and 237 hp with all-wheel drive. The Kia Sportage SX is one of the fastest compact SUVs with a 0-60 mph time of 7.2 seconds.
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Now in its fifth generation, the prices for the base 2022 Kia Sportage start from a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $24,090 for the base LX FWD trim, and the most expensive Sportage SX Turbo AWD trim costs $35,250 without options. The prices exclude the $1,175 destination charge. Kia offers all-wheel drive for an extra $1,500 option, except for the Nightfall trim, where it’s $1,700. Some of the most expensive options include things like premium paint ($395), a paint protection package ($425), and a tow hitch (also $425). A redesigned Sportage arrives for the 2023 model year, probably with a new hybrid Sportage model added to the lineup. Furthermore, plenty of finance options is also available, such as some affordable lease deals. For $347/ month excluding a $2000 signing cost, you can get a Kia Sportage with a 12000 annual mileage limit for a 36-month term.
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The differences between the 2021 and 2022 Sportage models are minor. The Nightfall Edition, previously an available package, is now a standalone trim that replaces the S trim in the 2022 Sportage lineup. Also, the base model gets more available options this year including heated front seats and proximity keyless entry. The EX gains a sunroof. Kia refreshed the interior and exterior design of the Sportage 2020 plus added more equipment to the standard features list. Shoppers looking for used Kia Sportage can save money on the 2020 or 2021 models which are available at a lower average price unless you need a Nightfall edition model. The 2022 model closes out the fourth generation of the Kia Sportage, which was first introduced in 2017.