What’s the starting price of the 2016 Kia Sportage?
The compact crossover segment is one of the most competitive in the automotive world, and it is the Kia Sportage which offers more than most other models.
The Sportage is in its third generation, and has been slightly updated for the 2016 model year.
The popular compact crossover looks better than ever, has new exterior colors and is once again one of the most affordable vehicles in the segment, with pricing starting at just $23,045, including an $895 destination fee.
That price represents a modest $250 increase over the outgoing model!
2016 Kia Sportage trim level MSRP
We briefly mentioned the pricing of the new Kia Sportage at the start of this news article, but let’s now look at the price points in closer detail.
Base LX trim
The base Sportage LX FWD price start at $22,150, while the all-wheel-drive -AWD version has a starting price of $23,650.
Sitting in the middle is the 2016 Sportage EX which costs $25,350 (FWD model) or $26,850 (AWD model).
Range-topping SX trim
At the top of the line you can find the 2016 Sportage SX (FWD) with a starting price of $29,990, and $31,490 for the AWD version.
2016 Kia Sportage changes
There are a few minor changes to be seen for the 2016 model year, with a few premium touches thrown in for good measure.
The Sportage comes in three trim levels: LX, EX, and SX, each of which has a brilliant exterior design that really catches the eye.
The Sportage has risen to the top of the compact CUV segment by offering more space and practicality for the money than its competitors.
The changes made for 2016 model include enhancements to existing features, as well as a number of great option packages.
Chief among those is the EX, which now gets standard leather trimmed seating.
The LX comes with the Popular Package, which includes auto on/off headlights, touchscreen display with built-in Rear Camera Display, roof rails, rear spoiler, rear armrest with cup holders, trip computer, and illuminated sun visors.
The Popular Package can be added to the other trim levels for an additional $1,000.
The EX model comes with new standard equipment like the leather trim and Smart Key with push button start.
For an additional $3,600, the EX Premium Package delivers front fog lights, Infinity Premium audio system, cooled glove box, and integrated turn signals in the heated outside mirrors.
Those are all new additions to the package, which also includes ventilated front seats, navigation system, and a panoramic sunroof.
The range-topping 2016 Sportage SX is jam packed with all of the afore-mentioned features, and also adds dual exhaust pipes, 2.0L T-GDI turbo engine as standard, LED tail lights, LED daytime running lights, unique wheel and grille designs, and aluminum door-scuff plates.