2018 Kia Sportage Trims: LX vs. EX vs. SX Turbo, Rochester Hills and Detroit MI

The Kia Sportage was one of the models that kicked off the 2017 model year for Kia, and now it’s the 2018 Kia Sportage that is one of the first Kias of this model year on the lot, at dealers everywhere, including Serra Kia of Washington MI! We will do a deep dive into this versatile, road-dominating crossover and its performance features, fuel economy, and improvements from the 2017 model year!

If you would like a versatile, lightweight crossover with the best fuel economy of the Sportage's three available trim levels, go for the LX trim, with 23 mpg city and 30 mpg highway. This base trim also has for 2018 these new optional driver-assist features: Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Blind-Spot Detection System with Lane Change Assist, Autonomous Emergency Braking, and Lane Departure Warning System. Read on for the benefits of the 2018 Sportage's highest two trims!

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Trim Level LX EX SX Turbo
MPG (city, hwy) 23, 30 22, 29 21, 26
Horsepower 181 181 240
Engine 2.4-liter 4-cyl 2.4-liter 4-cyl 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cyl
All-Wheel Drive Version Available? Yes Yes Yes
UVO eServices? Optional, with 7-inch screen Standard with 7-inch screen; optional with 8-inch screen Standard, with 8-inch screen
Weight - AWD (lbs.) 3,448 to 3,739 3,448 to 3,739 3,765 to 3,997
Roof Rails? Optional  Standard Standard
Wheel Size (in.) 17   18 19

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The mid-line EX trim of the 2018 Sportage has fuel economy similar to the LX trim (22 mpg city, 29 mpg highway) but comes with more extras: Standard UVO eServices for connectivity with Apple CarPlay, streaming audio and more; and it also has standard Rear Cross-Traffic Alert and Blind-Spot Detection. The top-line SX Turbo trim has the highest performance level, with a jump from 181 HP in the lower trims to 240 horsepower, and also has the most standard driver-assist features, such as Autonomous Emegency Braking, Lane Departure Warning System, and more.

Here’s some of what all of the trim levels of the 2018 Sportage have in common:
  • 60.1 cubic feet available in back for cargo, with rear seats folded.
  • 34.8-foot curb-to-curb turning circle.
  • Tow up to 2,000 pounds.

We proudly carry the Kia Sportage, among other new Kia models, at Serra Kia, 12304 30 Mile Road, Washington MI, and a short drive from Detroit and Pontiac. We also serve area cities like Sarnia, Rochester Hills, Auburn Hills, Sterling Heights, Royal Oak, Waterford, Shelby, Port Huron, St. Clair, Macomb and Oakland! For more information please call us at (866) 937-1610 or come see us in person to see our inventory and test drive the model of your choice today.

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