Technical specifications of the 2022 Kia Sportage crossover vehicle.
Kia Sportage compact crossover has received a mid-cycle facelift for the 2020 model year.
The refreshed compact crossover incorporates revised exterior, upgraded interior, a suite of standard safety and infotainment features, two different engines, and optional all-wheel drive system.
While the Sportage has certainly become one of the most popular vehicles in the Kia range, there are still folks out there who have questions about what this compact crossover has to offer.
The most frequently asked questions surrounding the 2020 Kia Sportage are in regards to transmission and engine options, type of oil, curb weight and recommended fuel.
We have all the answers, with the key 2022 Kia Sportage specifications, including horsepower ratings, brakes size, fuel tank capacity, engine oil capacity, chassis and suspension data, engine oil capacity and lots more.
Kia Sportage 2022 engine options
The refreshed Kia Sportage crossover comes available with a pair of different engines. The standard 2.4L, and the range-topping 2.0L GDI turbo four-cylinder engines.
The range-topping 2.0L turbocharged engine is exclusive to the 2022 Sportage SX Turbo trim level, while all other trims, including the LX, S and EX, come available with the base 2.4L four-cylinder engine.
Engine specs, horsepower ratings & torque
|Type||2.4L Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI)||2.0L Turbocharged Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI)|
|Displacement (cc)||2,359 cc||1,998 cc|
|Horsepower||181 hp @ 6,000 rpm||240 hp @ 6,000 rpm (FWD)|
237 hp @ 6,000 rpm (AWD)
|Torque||175 lb.-ft. @ 4,000 rpm||260 lb.-ft. @ 1,450-3,500 rpm|
|Recommended fuel||Unleaded Gasoline (Regular 87 or higher)||Unleaded Gasoline (Regular 87 or higher)|
|Engine oil capacity||4.8 liters||4.8 liters|
|Fuel tank capacity||16.4 gallons||16.4 gallons|
The two available Sportage 4-cylinder engines do not only differ by the displacement, but also by the performance that they deliver.
The base 2.4L four-cylinder engine packs 181 horsepower and 175 lb.-ft. of torque, while the more potent 2,0L turbo unit packs 237 – 240 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque.
In regards to fuel, Kia recommends unleaded gasoline (regular 87 or higher). The size of the Sportage fuel tank is 16.4 gallons, while the engine oil capacity stands at 4.8 liters.
Front & rear brakes
|Brakes||Type front/rear||Size front/rear|
|LX||Disc / disc||12.0 in./11.9 in.|
|S||Disc / disc||12.0 in./11.9 in.|
|EX||Disc / disc||12.0 in./11.9 in.|
|SX turbo||Disc / disc||12.6 in./11.9 in.|
All Kia Sportage models are equipped with 4 disc brakes. The base LX, S and EX trims come with 12-inch disc brakes up front and 11.9-inch disc brakes in the back.
The exception to that rule is the 2022 Kia Sportage SX Turbo, which comes fitted with slightly larger brakes (12.6 inches front / 11.9 inches back).
Chassis & suspension
|Front suspension||MacPherson Strut||MacPherson Strut|
|Type / Power source||Motor power assisted, |
Rack and pinion type (MDPS)
|Motor power assisted, |
Rack and pinion type (MDPS)
|Turning circle, |
|34.8 ft.||34.8 ft.|
|LX||3,305 lbs. – 3,596 lbs.||3,448 lbs. – 3,739 lbs.|
|S||3,305 lbs. – 3,596 lbs.||3,448 lbs. – 3,739 lbs.|
|EX||3,305 lbs. – 3,596 lbs.||3,448 lbs. – 3,739 lbs.|
|SX Turbo||3,666 lbs. – 3,898 lbs.||3,765 lbs. – 3,997 lbs.|
The 2022 Kia Sportage weight depends on the engine of your choice and the type of the drivetrain (FWD or AWD). The table above reveals exact specifications about the weight of this highly popular Kia compact crossover.
Highly compeitive specs
The Kia Sportage specs are highly competitive and this is also one of the main reasons why this vehicle has been selling so well in the past.
With all the improvements, colors changes and upgrades implemented for the 2022 model year, we are safe to say that this is one of those models that keep getting better with age!