- UPDATE, August 30, 2022: 2022 Kia Sportage pricing and features for Australia
- 2022 Kia Sportage Australian pricing
- 2022 Kia Sportage features
- SX, in addition to S
- SX+, in addition to SX
- GT-Line, in addition to SX+
- Engine, drivetrain and fuel economy
- Warranty and servicing
- 2022 Kia Sportage pricing and features
- Prices up across line-up
- New variants join range
UPDATE, August 30, 2022: 2022 Kia Sportage pricing and features for Australia
This story, originally published in November 2021, has been updated to reflect the latest information.
Recommended retail pricing for the latest-generation Sportage has remained unchanged since launch.
The fifth-generation 2022 Kia Sportage medium SUV has arrived in Australia, offering a higher level of safety and equipment.
Pricing has increased by up to $2410 compared to the previous-generation Sportage, with all trims gaining new features.
National drive-away pricing was available for the Sportage at launch; however, this has now shifted to a state-by-state model.
It shares its all-new ‘N3’ platform with the related Hyundai Tucson, with the option of a 1.6-litre turbo-petrol for the first time in Australia.
Pictured: Sportage GT-Line
LED headlights, traffic sign recognition, tyre pressure monitoring, lane-keep assist, blind-spot monitoring, rear-cross traffic alert, and adaptive cruise control (automatic only) are standard from the base S upwards.
The latest Sportage also gains the front centre airbag first introduced on the Sorento, which is designed to prevent the driver and front passenger from clashing heads in the event of a side impact collision.
A hybrid version of the Kia Sportage is a step closer to Australia, with the brand’s local product planning boss confirming a green light is expected in the coming months.
The Kia Sportage competes in the medium SUV segment in Australia, with rivals including the Toyota RAV4, Mazda CX-5, Hyundai Tucson, Mitsubishi Outlander, Nissan X-Trail, Subaru Forester and Volkswagen Tiguan.
Watch our video review of the Kia Sportage GT-Line above, or check out the written review here. For all Kia Sportage reviews, click on the read more link below:
2022 Kia Sportage Australian pricing
Prices exclude on-road costs.
|S||2.0L petrol manual||$32,445|
|S||2.0L petrol auto||$34,445|
|S||2.0L diesel auto AWD||$39,845|
|SX||2.0L petrol manual||$35,000|
|SX||2.0L petrol auto||$37,000|
|SX||2.0L diesel auto AWD||$42,400|
|SX+||2.0L petrol auto||$41,500|
|SX+||1.6T petrol DCT AWD||$43,500|
|SX+||2.0L diesel auto AWD||$46,900|
|GT-Line||1.6T petrol DCT AWD||$49,370|
|GT-Line||2.0L diesel auto AWD||$52,370|
2022 Kia Sportage features
|17-inch alloy wheels|
|8-inch infotainment system|
|Apple CarPlay and Android Auto (wireless)|
|4.2-inch digital instrument cluster|
|LED headlights (reflector)|
|LED daytime running lights|
|LED tail-lights (with indicator bulb)|
|Leather-wrapped steering wheel|
|Six-way manually-adjustable driver’s seat|
|Power-adjustable, heated and auto-folding exterior mirrors|
|Two USB charging ports (1x USB-A, 1x USB-C)|
|Six-speaker audio system|
|Rear air vents|
|Single-zone climate control|
|Tyre pressure monitoring.|
SX, in addition to S
|18-inch alloy wheels|
|12.3-inch widescreen infotainment system|
|Apple CarPlay and Android Auto (wired)|
|DAB+ digital radio|
|Dual-zone climate control|
|Front parking sensors|
|Two-way driver’s seat electric lumbar adjustment|
|Leather-appointed gear shifter|
|Auto up/down windows|
|Remote folding second-row seats.|
SX+, in addition to SX
|19-inch alloy wheels|
|Eight-speaker Harman Kardon audio system|
|Artificial quilted leather seats|
|LED fog lights|
|Heated front seats|
|Eight-way electric driver’s seat|
|Hands-free power tailgate|
|Auto-dimming rear-view mirror|
|Keyless entry and push-button start|
|Privacy rear glass.|
GT-Line, in addition to SX+
|19-inch unique alloy wheels|
|12.3-inch digital instrument cluster|
|Leather upholstery with artificial suede upper|
|Electrically-adjustable passenger seat|
|Ventilated front seats|
|LED headlights (projector)|
|Wireless phone charger|
|Shift-by-wire rotary gear shifter|
|LED interior lighting|
|64-colour adjustable ambient lighting|
|Alloy sports pedals|
|360-degree camera system|
|Remote park assist (diesel only)|
Pictured: 2.0-litre petrol
Engine, drivetrain and fuel economy
Under the bonnet, the Kia Sportage is available with three engine options.
The range starts with a naturally-aspirated 2.0-litre petrol engine producing 115kW of power and 192Nm of torque.
It is matched with a six-speed torque converter automatic transmission and sends power to the front wheels only. This powertrain is standard on S, SX and SX+ variants.
For the first time locally, a 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine with a seven-speed dual-clutch – borrowed from Hyundai’s sister SUV, the Tucson – is available.
Pictured: 2.0-litre turbo diesel
Matched with all-wheel drive, it produces 132kW and 265Nm, and is optional on SX+ and standard for GT-Line.
A diesel powertrain is optional across the range, comprising a 2.0-litre turbocharged unit with 137kW and 416Nm. It features an eight-speed torque converter automatic and all-wheel drive.
Opting for a diesel AWD auto over a 2.0L petrol FWD auto carries a $5400 premium.
Fuel economy figures can be found in the table below:
|2.0-litre petrol manual||7.7L/100km|
|2.0-litre petrol automatic||8.1L/100km|
|1.6-litre petrol automatic AWD||7.2L/100km|
|2.0-litre diesel automatic AWD||6.3L/100km|
All variants have a 51-litre fuel tank. Petrol versions are compatible with 91RON regular unleaded.
The latest Kia Sportage is covered by a five-star rating from ANCAP, based on testing conducted under the latest 2020-22 criteria.
It has an 87 per cent score for adult occupant protection, 87 per cent for children, 66 per cent for vulnerable road users, and 74 per cent for safety assist.
Seven airbags (dual front, side head, curtain and front-centre) are fitted across the range.
Each variant includes the following active safety equipment as standard:
|Autonomous emergency braking (vehicle, pedestrian, cyclist and intersection)|
|Lane departure warning|
|Rear-cross traffic alert|
|Driver attention warning|
|Lead vehicle departure alert|
|Traffic sign recognition|
|Safe exit warning|
|Rear occupant reminder|
|Rear parking sensors|
Adaptive cruise control, high-beam assist, and collision avoidance for the blind-spot alert and rear-cross traffic alert are exclusive to automatic models.
GT-Line variants feature a reverse autonomous emergency braking system.
The Kia Sportage has a wheelbase of 2755 millimetres, and is 4660mm long and 1865mm wide.
S and SX grades are 1665mm high, while the SX+ and GT-Line are 1680mm tall.
It has claimed 543-litre boot capacity, expanding to 1829L with the second-row folded.
Pictured: Sportage SX
Warranty and servicing
As per the wider Kia range, the Sportage is covered by the brand’s seven-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty, along with a complimentary one-year roadside assistance program.
This can be extended for up to eight years through annual servicing at a Kia dealership.
Capped price servicing is available for seven years, with costs dependent on the powertrain and service interval.
Two-litre petrol and diesel variants require servicing every 12 months or 15,000 kilometres, whichever occurs first. The 1.6-litre turbo has a shorter 12-month/10,000-kilometre interval.