The 2022 Kia Sportage is starting to show its age versus newer competition, but the compact crossover still possesses an upscale appearance and charming driving dynamics. With its corporate cousin–the 2022 Hyundai Tucson–fresh off a major makeover, we expect the Sportage to get a similar treatment in the near future. Until then, Kia hopes to keep shoppers satisfied with the SUV’s attractive and well-built interior, which offsets its small cargo area with roomy passenger space. While its standard four-cylinder engine provides sufficient, albeit unremarkable, motivation, a more powerful turbocharged version is available for zippier movement. Too bad it’s only offered on the most expensive model and isn’t as fuel efficient as some rivals, such as the top-spec Mazda CX-5. Still, the 2022 Sportage is entertaining to drive with either engine—and that improves its appeal until the next generation is revealed.
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For the 2022 model year, Kia makes modest changes to the Sportage lineup, with the previously optional Nightfall Edition package replacing the S trim level. The base LX model also adds the newly named Value Edition package, which includes features that used to be reserved for fancier trims. The list includes dark 18-inch wheels, heated front seats, passive keyless entry and push-button start, and more. Every Sportage EX now comes with a panoramic sunroof, and the EX Technology package and SX Turbo models both add 10 years of complimentary map updates as well as new software and features for their navigation systems.
Some editors have compared this Kia’s interior to those of Audi products, which means that Kia is doing something right. The Sportage’s cabin is well executed and filled with a pleasing mix of quality materials and nifty, functional features. It’s a spacious enough environment for passengers but not cargo. The rear-seat accommodations will fit adults, but you might hear some complaining about the low placement of the seat cushion. Cargo space is limited for the class and storage room for smaller items is lacking, but its seats-down carry-on-luggage capacity and adjustable load floor make up for some of that.