Amelia reviews the 2022 Kia Sportage with a petrol engine and in it’s top GT-Line trim. This officially is now the fifth generation of the Sportage and is probably one of the most iconic cars we associate with the KIA brand and it’s KIAs number one selling vehicle globally.

The latest Kia Sportage comes with 3 Engine choices and 4 different transmission options. It’s important you choose the right one to match your driving expectations.

Engine Specifications


Engine: 2.0L Petrol n-line 4 cyl. DOHC1 MPI2 D-CVVT3 16 valve (Smartstream G2.0)
Power: 115 kW @ 6200 rpm
Torque: 192 Nm @ 4500 rpm
Transmission:6 Speed Manual / AT, Front Wheel Drive (2WD) 
Fuel Consumption (combined): 7.7L, 8.1L /100km

SX+, GT-Line

Engine: 1.6L Turbo Petrol In-line 4 cyl. DOHC1 T-GDI4 D-CVVT3 16 valve (Smartstream G1.6 T-GDI4)
Power: 132 kW @ 5500 rpm
Torque: 265 Nm @ 1500 – 4500 rpm
Transmission: 7 Speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT)/ (AWD)
Fuel Consumption (combined): 7.2L/100km


Engine: 2.0L Turbo Diesel (Smartstream G2.0) n-line 4 cyl. E-VGT5 CRDi6 16 valve (Smartstream D2.0) 
Power: 137 kW @ 4000 rpm
Torque: 416 Nm @ 2000 2750 rpm
Transmission:8 Speed Automatic / All Wheel Drive (AWD) 
Fuel Consumption (combined): 6.3L /100km

The Sportage in our video has a 1.6 L turbo petrol engine that produces 132 kW of power and 265 Nm of torque. It’s paired with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission is AWD and sips an average of 7.2 liters of fuel combined.

Driveaway pricing for the Sportage starts at just under 35k for a manual in the bottom S trim. This turbo petrol in the top trim GT line will cost $51,990 driveaway. While the top trim diesel GT-line costs $54,990.

The Kia Sportage competitors include the Hyundai Tucson, Toyota RAV 4, Mazda CX-5, Subaru Forester, and the Nissan X-Trail.