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What Are the Performance Ratings of the 2022 Kia Sportage?

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Sportage on Thursday, December 16th, 2021 at 6:11 am
Sideview of a 2022 Kia Sportage cruising down a dusty road.

2022 Kia Sportage Performance Ratings

The 2022 Kia Sportage has undergone several changes to keep current. Sportage continues to pique attention two decades after its introduction, and it may be the industry leader by the end of the calendar year. For 2022, new grade levels are introduced to the Kia Sportage lineup, with a standard sunroof, heated front seats, hands-free keyless entry, and 18-inch wheels. In Hackettstown, NJ, Motion Kia currently has the 2022 Kia Sportage in stock. Make a test drive appointment and visit our dealership to experience the 2022 Sportage on a track. Continue reading to find more about performance ratings of the 2022 Kia Sportage.

Interior of a 2022 Kia Sportage

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The four trim levels for the 2022 Kia Sportage are LX, Nightfall Edition, EX, and SX Turbo. These trims include the most outstanding warranty coverage in the industry, a striking exterior design, and high safety ratings. The Kia Sportage has historically been ranked as one of the best vehicles available by the NHTSA and IIHS, and the 2022 Sportage is projected to continue this trend.

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Frontview of a 2022 Blue Kia Sportage

How Powerful is the Engine?

The engine in the base trim of the 2022 Kia Sportage is a 2.4-liter inline 4-cylinder naturally aspirated powertrain that produces 181 horsepower and has a torque rating of 175 pound-feet. The 2022 Kia Sportage’s engines are connected to the wheels using an Electronically Controlled six-speed Automatic Transmission Overdrive w/ Sportmatic®. FWD variations in the lineup get 23 MPG in the city, 30 MPG on the highway, and 26 MPG combined when appropriately driven. The AWD versions achieve 22 miles per gallon in the city, 26 miles per gallon on the highway, and 23 miles per gallon overall. A 2.0-liter turbocharged engine is also available for the 2022 Kia Sportage. The output of this engine is increased to 240 horsepower and 260 pound-feet torque, but the fuel efficiency rating suffers.