The LX is the base model in the Kia Sportage range and comes in either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. It has a 2.4-liter, four-cylinder gasoline engine rated at 181 hp connected to a six-speed automatic transmission. For a base model, it comes with many great standard features such as a five-inch touchscreen with Bluetooth connectivity, a USB port, air conditioning, radio, six speakers, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, and remote keyless entry. The front-wheel-drive model starts at $23,600, while $25,100 bags you an extra driven axle. Driver assistance features aren’t standard but can be equipped optionally, unlike some rival crossovers.
Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control, auto defog and ionizing air purifier, Windshield Wiper De-Icer, Heated Front Bucket Seats, 10-way power adjustable driver seat w/2-way power lumbar support, Dual Illuminated Visor Vanity Mirrors, Radio: AM/FM/SiriusXM, 7" touch-screen, UVO eServices, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, 6-speakers, 160-watts, Bluetooth phone and streaming audio and USB/auxiliary input jacks, UV-Reducing Solar Control Glass, Roof Rails
Automated Emergency Braking, pedestrian detection, Blind Spot Detection (BSD), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), Lane Departure Warning System, Power Folding Mirrors, turn signals