The 2018 Kia Sportage is a fun and funky compact crossover SUV that gives serious competition to the likes of Honda CRV and Toyota RAV4, at an affordable price. The five-seat Kia Sportage was redesigned last year, giving it a sportier look, upgraded interior materials, and amped-up safety systems and tech features. For the 2018 model year, Kia has added a host of updates to the Sportage - the base LX trim gets updated cloth upholstery, and a new LX Technology Package offers blind-spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning, automatic emergency braking, and power-folding side mirrors with integrated turn signals. The 2018 Kia Sportage is available in the LX, EX, and SX trims with either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. The LX and EX models come with a 181 hp 2.4 liter, four-cylinder gasoline engine while only the top SX comes with a 240 hp 2.0 liter, four-cylinder turbocharged engine. All trims are equipped with the same six-speed automatic transmission. Despite mediocre fuel economy and modest cargo space, the athletic Sportage is a justifiable alternative to top-ranked compact SUV rivals.
2018 Kia Sportage For Sale
You can find a used 21018 Kia Sportage for sale from $14,900 to $25,000, depending on the vehicle's condition, mileage, location, and more. The MSRP of the 2018 Sportage LX with front-wheel drive starts from about $23,600, while the AWD model costs $25,100. The mid-level Sportage EX is a popular choice as for its reasonable price starting from $26,400, it adds more standard interior and safety technology. If you want turbo power, the SX starts at just $32,900 for the FWD model and $34,400 for the AWD model. Snow White Pearl is still one of the most popular exterior color choices, followed by Sparkling Silver, both of which make the Sportage stand out in the crowd.
2018 Kia Sportage Buying Advice
The 2018 Kia Sportage is a great used SUV. The new 2019 Kia Sportage starts at $23,750 and is a kind of a step back from the 2018 model. For 2019 MY, Kia removed some features such as heated rear seats while the base LX trim lost some optional features. A used 2018 Sportage comes come with these features and will also cost you less. The 2018 Sportage is part of a generation that started with the 2017 model and didn’t change much from the previous model year. We recommend the 2017 model, which is mostly identical and costs less than the 2018 model. Having said that, shoppers may choose the LX or EX trims but will have to compromise with the underpowered four-cylinder base engine with a decent MPG rating. Opt for the stronger SX Turbo trim which gets more power, a larger touch screen with navigation, and more driver-assist features.