What are the different trim levels for the 2018 Kia Sportage?

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Sportage on Monday, June 18th, 2018 at 4:19 pm
2018 Kia Sportage exterior front fascia and drivers side on a road with tree next to it

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
Cloth Seating Leather Seating Leather
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

Read More: What are the 2018 Kia Sportage Engine Specs?

What Kia Sportage Trim should I get?

2018 Kia Sportage exterior front fascia and passenger side parked on sandy grassNow 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.

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That’s all, folks. If you have any more questions, or want to learn more about the 2018 Kia Sportage or any other Kia model, you can check out our blog, or go ahead and contact us here at Moritz Kia.

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