A Trim Guide to the 2024 Kia Sportage

April 12th, 2024 by

A blue 2024 Kia Sportage driving on a dusty trail.

For drivers who are looking for an excellent compact SUV, few models can compare to the 2024 Sportage. When deciding on a Kia Sportage for sale, you will need to know a little bit about each trim level; in addition to the three different powertrains, including two hybrid options, Kia offers nine different trims for the 2024 Sportage.

This model’s diversity of drivetrain configurations allows you to decide if you prefer improved fuel economy or added traction. In addition, every trim of the Sportage comes equipped with Kia Drive Wise, a suite of active driver assistance tools that improve awareness and reaction time, and this has helped the Sportage earn a Top Safety Pick designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Sportage LX

The Sportage LX is the base trim level, and it is affordable for most budgets. Like most Sportage trims, the LX features a 2.5-liter I-4 gas engine paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. This provides up to 187 hp and 178 lb-ft of torque using a combination of direct and multi-port fuel injection. As a result, you can get 28 MPG in combined fuel economy with a front-wheel drive model and 25 MPG combined with available all-wheel drive.

Kia offers the Sportage LX with an available hybrid powertrain. This combines a 1.6-liter Turbo I-4 gas engine with an electric motor powered by a battery pack. This hybrid boosts output to 227 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. It also gives you exceptional fuel economy, with front-wheel drive models getting 43 MPG combined and all-wheel drive ones providing 38 MPG in combined fuel economy.

As an entry-level model, the Sportage LX has the standard Kia Drive Wise technologies of Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Car, Pedestrian, and Cyclist Detection, Park Distance Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keeping Assist, Lane Following Assist, Driver Attention Warning, and Rear Occupant Warning. These will help you avoid accidents by alerting you to potential front-end collisions, keeping your Sportage centered in the lane, and automatically applying the emergency brakes when the system detects a potential crash.

Technology is also used for infotainment on the Sportage. The LX has an 8.0-inch touchscreen display with a six-speaker audio system that allows you to connect your phones using Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. This lets you stream your favorite music while making hands-free calls and texts. The base Sportage seats up to five passengers on woven cloth upholstery.

Sportage EX

The EX offers the same choice of powertrains as the LX trim, but it offers more standard features. Blind-Sport Collision Avoidance Assist (Parallel Exit) helps you change lanes when you are on a busy highway; it will detect other vehicles and let you know when the coast is clear to make your lane change. Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Avoidance Assist works in a similar way, as it will let you know if another vehicle or pedestrian is about to cross behind your Sportage when you back out of a space. Safe Exit Warning will help you and your passengers exit your Sportage by letting you know if another vehicle is approaching from behind; this is very helpful when you parallel park on a city street.

Kia has also given the Sportage EX a number of comfort and convenience features. Push Button Start allows you to start your vehicle without using a key. The driver’s seat is a ten-way power operated with a lumbar adjustment feature to help you stay comfortable. The front seats are heated and made of a durable SynTex material. Also, the Sportage EX’s steering wheel is leather-wrapped for improved grip.

Finally, Kia has equipped this and all other 2024 Sportage trims with a 12.3-inch touchscreen display with navigation. This will make it easier to see the apps on the infotainment system, and the built-in navigation will help you get wherever you are going. There is also a wireless phone charger, which can come in handy if you leave your charging cables at home.

Sportage X-Line

The Sportage X-Line comes with the 2.5-liter I-4 gas engine and standard all-wheel drive, so you will get better traction. This model has been given a sportier look inside and out, with the seats covered in X-Line SynTex. Kia has equipped this trim with high-utility roof rails, which allow you to carry extra cargo on your Sportage’s roof. Finally, the X-Line rides on a set of exclusive 19-inch alloy wheels that are only available with this trim.

A white 2024 Kia Sportage Hybrid driving in a city.

Sportage SX

Where the X-Line is all-wheel drive only, the SX is available with front-wheel drive only. This trim rides on a set of 18-inch alloy wheels with a matte gray finish. Kia has equipped the Sportage SX with a number of advanced Drive Wise technologies.

Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian, Cyclist, and Junction Turning Detection adds the ability to detect oncoming vehicles when making a left turn. Navigation-Based Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go (Curve) is a form of adaptive cruise control that will adjust the speed you set to slower traffic in front of you. Also, it will operate in a traffic jam, so you don’t have to constantly take your foot on and off the brake pedal. Highway Driving Assist is a form of autonomous driving; on certain roads, the system can be set to handle the steering, acceleration, and braking functions on your Sportage.

The interior of the SX features a panoramic sunroof to let the outside atmosphere into your Sportage. The seats are covered with the SynTex material, and there is interior LED lighting to help set the mood. Each SX features an eight-speaker Harman Kardon Premium Surround Sound system; this provides 400 watts of sound throughout your Sportage with the HALOsonic feature.

Sportage SX Prestige

The SX Prestige is offered with the choice of conventional gas and hybrid powertrains, as well as front- and all-wheel drive. The seats on the SX Prestige feature a Premium SynTex material, with the front ones heated and ventilated. The steering wheel is heated as well. Kia adds even more Drive Wise technologies features on this trim, too.

The SX Prestige has a Blind-Spot View Monitor that will show the actual view on the side of your Sportage using a mirror-mounted camera. Parking Distance Warning (Front) helps you detect the vehicle in front when parallel parking, while Parking Collision Avoidance Assist (Reverse) will detect other vehicles and objects when pulling out of a space. The SX Prestige also has a Surround View Monitor that provides an almost all-around view of your vehicle on the infotainment screen.

Sportage X-Pro

The X-Pro is all-wheel drive standard, and it uses the 2.5-liter I-4 gas engine. It is one of two 2024 Sportage trims designed for off-roading. The X-Pro rides on a set of exclusive 17-inch alloy wheels that come wrapped with BFGoodrich all-terrain tires. There are also skid plates to shield the undercarriage. The interior of the X-Pro features X-Line SynTex seats with a heated windshield; this will come in handy in colder months. The X-Pro also has a set of stainless steel pedals that will be more responsive when braking and accelerating in your vehicle.

Sportage X-Pro Prestige

Kia designed a trim that combines the comfort and convenience features of the SX Prestige trim with the off-road capabilities of the Sportage X-Pro. Called the X-Pro Prestige, this delivers a level of comfort and capability rarely seen in a compact SUV. As such, it has all of the features of both the SX Prestige and the X-Pro trim.

Sportage X-Line PHEV

The X-Line PHEV is one of two plug-in hybrid trims of the Sportage. This features a 1.6-liter Turbo I-4 gas engine combined with a pair of electric motors for the vehicle’s two axles. The motors are powered by a 13.8-kWh battery located in the frame. As a result, you will get 261 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque, with an impressive 84 MPGe when operating on both gas and electric power.

The interior of the X-Line PHEV features perforated and quilted SynTex seat upholstery, which will be very comfortable for you and your passengers. The front seats come heated as well. Kia has equipped this model with most of the Drive Wise technologies, and it has a 12.3-inch infotainment screen with a six-speaker audio system.

A white 2024 Kia Sportage Hybrid driving by a lake.

Sportage X-Line Prestige PHEV

This trim is the luxury version of the X-Line PHEV. It features the full complement of Kia Drive Wise technologies, as well as the Harman Kardon Premium Surround Sound system. The front seats are heated and ventilated, with a heated steering wheel as well.

Nine Nifty Sportage Trims to Choose From

Kia has given you nine different trims on the 2024 Sportage. As a result, you can decide what matters most to you. If you are a commuter or daily driver, you might want one with a hybrid powertrain to save money on gas. Family drivers might prefer one with the greatest number of safety, comfort, and convenience features. Those who love sporting may opt for one of the two X-Pro trims, with their off-road capabilities.

Whichever one you prefer, head over to our dealership where our sales team will be sure to get you the one you want. Come in today and see why your next vehicle should be a 2024 Kia Sportage from us!