2018 Kia Sportage LX vs. EX vs. SX Turbo | Matteson, IL

If you’ve decided that the 2018 Kia Sportage is the perfect SUV for your weekly routine, it’s time to pick the trim package that best meets your sense of individuality. In order to help you determine which Kia Sportage trim package has the additional features on your wish list, the team of automotive specialists at our Kia dealership in Matteson, IL have compiled the following review. Keep reading to learn more about the new Kia Sportage LX, EX, and SX Turbo.

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2018 Kia Sportage

What Engine Options are Available in the 2018 Kia Sportage?

There are two impressive engine options available with the 2018 Kia Sportage, one of which has been turbocharged to give you that extra responsive performance you’ve been looking for from your next SUV. Whether you choose the 2.4L I4 engine or the 2.0L turbo I4 engine, you are going to love every second behind the wheel of your new Kia Sportage. Take a look at the table below for details on each engine’s performance ratings and trim package availability.

Engine

2.4L I4

2.0L Turbo I4

Horsepower

181 HP @ 6,000 RPM

240 HP @ 6,000 RPM

Torque

175 lb.-ft. @ 4,000 RPM

160 lb.-ft. @ 1,450-3,000 RPM

Transmission

Six-Speed Sportmatic®

Six-Speed Sportmatic®

Availability

LX, EX

SX Turbo


2018 Kia Sportage SX rear view exterior image

2018 Kia Sportage LX vs. EX vs. SX Turbo: Exterior Features

On the surface, each Kia Sportage trim package may look the same, but there are several unique differences to consider when making your final decision. Take a look at the table below for a list of the exterior features available with each trim option.

Trim

LX

EX

SX Turbo

Roof Rails

Opt.

Std.

Std.

Smart Welcome

N/A

Std.

Std.

Smart Power Liftgate™

N/A

Opt.

Std.

Power Folding Mirrors w/ LED Turn-Signal

Opt.

Std.

Std.

Solar Control Glass

Opt.

Std.

Std.

High Beam Assist (HBA)

N/A

Opt.

Std.

Opt.: Optional

Std.: Standard

N/A: Not Available


2018 Kia Sportage Interior

2018 Kia Sportage LX vs. EX vs. SX Turbo: Interior Comfort & Technology

Whether you choose the 2018 Kia Sportage LX, EX, or SX Turbo, you’ll enjoy a multitude of comfort, convenience, and technology features designed to enhance your daily drive, no matter the length. Interior and technology features available with each Kia Sportage trim package include:

Trim

LX

EX

SX Turbo

UVO w/ 8" Touch-Screen

N/A

Opt.

Std.

Harman/Kardon® Sound w/ Clari-Fi™

N/A

Opt.

Std.

Rear Camera Display

Std.

Std.

Std.

Bluetooth® Wireless Technology

Std.

Std.

Std.

Steering Wheel Mounted Paddle Shifters

N/A

Opt.

Std.

Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control

Opt.

Std.

Std.

Opt.: Optional

Std.: Standard

N/A: Not Available


2018 Kia Sportage Blind Spot Detection demo image

2018 Kia Sportage LX vs. EX vs. SX Turbo: Safety Features

Engineered with a full suite of passive and active safety systems designed to enhance your situational awareness while working to prevent collisions from occurring, the 2018 Kia Sportage is the ideal way to make sure you and your passengers are protected. Since each trim package comes with the complete set of safety systems, any one you choose will provide the peace of mind you’ve been looking for. Safety features available with the new Kia Sportage include:

  • Rollover Sensor
  • Vehicle Stability Management (VSM)
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • Traction Control System (TCS)
  • Brake Assist System (BAS)
  • Hill Start Assist Control (HAC)
  • Downhill Brake Control (DBC)
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • Side-Impact Door Beams
  • Front and Rear Crumple Zones
  • Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)

Test-Drive the 2018 Kia Sportage in Matteson, IL Today!

Now that you know which of the trim packages available with the Kia Sportage is right for your weekly routine, all that’s left to do is pick out your favorite model to take for a spin at our Kia dealership in Matteson, IL. Head over to our new SUV inventory to see all of the impressive Kia Sportage models we have for you to choose from.

If you have any additional questions for our team of product specialists, feel free to contact Hawkinson Kia using our online form. If you would prefer speaking with one of our team members directly, you can do so by calling (708) 746-0110 anytime during our posted hours.