2018 Kia Sportage trim level comparison
If you’ve already narrowed down your future vehicle to the 2018 Kia Sportage, you’ve completed a huge portion of the buying process. But there’s still a bit more that you have to do before making your move; figuring out which trim level you are interested in buying. So, take a look at these comparisons of the 3 trims of the Sportage; LX, EX, and SX.
2018 Kia Sportage LX vs EX vs SX
Before we begin, we’d like to point out that we have grabbed the specs and features of the front-wheel drive trims, not the all-wheel drive trims, which does have an impact on some of these features. As we move along, just keep that in mind.
|2018 Sportage LX||Vs||2018 Sportage EX||Vs||2018 Sportage SX|
|No||Cooled/ventilated seats||Optional||Cooled/ventilated seats||Standard|
|17-inch||Wheel size||18-inch||Wheel size||19-inch|
|181 hp||Horsepower||181 hp||Horsepower||240 hp|
|23/30/26 mpg||Fuel economy||22/29/25 mpg||Fuel economy||21/26/23 mpg|
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What Kia Sportage Trim should I get?
Now that you’ve seen the table we’ve compiled, let’s take a look at what that actually means for you as a driver. If you are looking for leather seats, you’ll want to upgrade to the EX or the SX, simple as that. It’s the same for if you want those seats cooled/ventilated, as the LX doesn’t have that feature, but you can pay a bit extra on the EX to have it, or if you are already looking at the SX, it does come standard.
Wheel size is a bit self-explanatory; you’ll get 17-inch wheels on the LX, 18-inch on the EX, and 19-inch on the SX.
When it comes to horsepower, the LX and SX have the same 181 hp. The SX, on the other hand, has a different engine, and therefore receives more power than the other two. This is reflected in the fuel economy of the vehicles, with the LX and it’s EPA-estimated 23/30/26 miles per gallon in the city/highway/combined, compared to the SX’s 21/26/23 mpg, with the EX being a happy middle at 22/29/25 mpg.