After undergoing a few modest updates for the 2022 model year the Kia Sportage has arrived on the lot at Friendly Kia in New Port Richey, FL. With a handful of refreshed elements in tow, the 2022 Kia Sportage continues its run at the top of the small SUV class and is taking down the competition in its path.
The Kia Sportage lineup has been simplified for 2022 while still offering the popular Nightfall Edition model. New for the 2022 model year, the Sportage is available with an LX Value Edition Package that adds in-demand features to the already tech-filled LX trim level. LX, Nightfall Edition, EX, and SX Turbo trim levels make up the impressive 2022 Kia Sportage lineup at Friendly Kia and we’re seeing how this lineup compares to a top competitor in this 2022 Kia Sportage vs 2021 Toyota RAV4 comparison.
2022 Kia Sportage
2021 Toyota RAV4
|2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine
||2.5-liter dynamic force engine
|6-speed automatic transmission with Sportmatic®
||8-speed automatic transmission
|2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged engine
|8.0-inch touchscreen||Infotainment Center
|10 years/100,000 miles||Powertrain Warranty
||5 years/60,000 miles|
The 2022 Kia Sportage offers the shoppers of Tampa Bay and St. Petersburg two powerful engine options to choose from, offering customizable power on the road. The base 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine is equipped in the Sportage LX, Nightfall Edition, and EX models alongside a six-speed automatic transmission. At the top of the Sportage lineup, the SX Turbo model is fitted with a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged engine with the same six-speed automatic transmission. The base 2.4-liter power plant generates up to 181 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque, while the turbocharged unit makes 240 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque.
In addition to a standard 8.0-inch infotainment system, the 2022 Kia Sportage comes equipped with notable safety features and entertainment options that put this SUV at the top of its class. Some of the standout options the Sportage has to offer include:
Harman Kardon® Premium Audio System
Smart Key with Push-Button Start
Forward Collision Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection
Blind-Spot Collision Warning
Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning
Driver Attention Warning
For even more information on the 2022 Kia Sportage near St. Petersburg, Clearwater, and Tampa, contact a member of the Friendly Kia team or visit the Friendly Kia blog.