2018 Kia Sportage Configurations, Price, and Features
The Kia Sportage has returned for the 2018 model year with a few important changes, including new technology and safety features to enhance the driving experience. Due to the new features, the crossover’s starting prices across the lineup were slightly boosted, but it remains affordable. Continue reading for more information about the 2018 Kia Sportage configurations, price, and features.
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Trim Levels and Standard Features, Upgrades
The 2018 Kia Sportage is available in three high-value, well-equipped trim levels—LX, EX, and SX Turbo. Across the lineup, the crossover is loaded with premium features, advanced technology, and thoughtful amenities. All trim levels offer available AWD configurations, but AWD is not standard. The 2018 Sportage offers two engine options, a 2.4L and a 2.0L turbocharged, both mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission.
The base trim, LX, offers a generous number of standard features that will serve budget-conscious drivers well without much sacrifice. The mid-trim, EX, adds a few upgrades in technology and comfort features and adds two driver-assist systems. The top-of-the-line trim, the SX Turbo, offers the highest upgrades available on the model in performance, design, technology, and driver-assists. The SX Turbo trim boasts five of Kia’s driver-assist systems, including Autonomous Emergency Braking.
LX | Standard features include a 181-horsepower 2.4L engine, a 6-speed automatic transmission with Sportmatic, 60/40 split-folding rear seats with 17-step recline, a 5″ touchscreen audio system, a rearview camera display, cruise control, USB input, Bluetooth hands-free technology, power-adjustable outside mirrors, LED daytime running lights, and much more. Starting MSRP is $23,500.
EX | Upgrades include Smart Key with push-button start, a 7″ touchscreen audio system with UVO, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather seating surfaces, heated front seats, roof rails, fog lights, Blind Spot Detection, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and more. Starting MSRP is $26,300.
SX Turbo | Upgrades include a 240-horsepower 2.0L turbocharged engine, an exclusive front grille design, heated outside mirrors, a panoramic sunroof, privacy glass, a smart power liftgate, Bi-Xenon HID headlights, an 8″ touchscreen audio system with voice-command navigation, a premium sound system, Parking Assist, and much more. Starting MSRP is $32,800.