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The Award-Winning Kia Sportage is Drive Car of the Year 2022

19 / 07 / 2022

The new Kia Sportage has been announced as Drive’s Car of the Year 2022 and Best Medium SUV 2022

Our all-new 2022 Kia Sportage has beaten the competition and won this year’s title for the 2022 Drive Car of the Year Overall award. This medium SUV marks our tremendous leaps in safety, design, and performance.

Drive’s Director of Content James Ward sings praise to the superb standard the new Kia Sportage has set as Australia’s best medium SUV.

The Sportage really is a brilliant representation of the high quality that Australian buyers expect these days,” Mr Ward said.

Reason 1 – Class Leading Safety

Blind spot monitoring

The new Kia Sportage is a world-class leader in durability and safety features. The Kia Sportage GT-Line is equipped with revolutionary bling spot monitoring. This Kia Sportage safety feature comes with wide-screen footage of your blind spots each time you activate the turn signal to keep you safe.

Rear cross traffic alert

Our Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) is designed to warn the driver with audio and visual signals when your 2022 Kia Sportage detects approaching traffic when reversing. We combined this with our Rear Cross-traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist (RCCA) to prevent possible collisions by automatically braking if necessary.

Safe exit warning

Whenever your Kia Sportage is parked or stopped, the Safe Exist Warning will detect and alert you of any approaching vehicles. The driver and passengers will be warned of immediate danger when attempting to open the door in oncoming traffic.

Intelligent speed limit assist

The Intelligent Speed Limit Assist system uses the front view camera and navigation data to detect the maximum speed limit of the road you are driving on and warn you if travelling over the limit.


Reason 2 – Athletic Design

Fastback silhouette exterior

Durable and muscular, the 2022 Kia Sportage boasts a fastback silhouette exterior fit for the modern era. This medium SUV conquers with its presence and powerful athletic body — our bold LED Daytime Running Lights is designed to show off the Sportage’s athletic prowess.

Spacious interiors

Command luxury and enjoy the freedom of the Sportage’s spacious interiors. Make it feel like your second home with our fastback-like Panoramic glass sunroof and the ultimate climate control. Give into the comfort and sink yourself into the memory seats with up to two driver’s seat settings. Not to mention, every seat comes with heating and ventilation options to stay comfortable all year round.


Reason 3 – Performance

Drive & terrain mode

Stay wild and adventurous. The best medium SUV satisfies your wanderlust cravings with its Drive & Terrain modes. Suit your preferences for a personalised driving experience with Drive Modes or master the elements with the Terrain Mode. Whether it be mud, snow or sand, the Kia Sportage is equipped with technology to maintain traction, stability and control worthy of the best mid-sized SUV. Each Sportage comes with various petrol or diesel engine capacities and transmissions, depending on the grade.

The award-winning 2022 Kia Sportage is as reliable as its muscular design with robust safety and handling. Choose from our S, SX, SX+ and GT-Line range and book a test drive today.

The whole new levels of peace of mind
At speeds of 20 km/h or higher, BCW alerts you if a vehicle enters your blind spot, even when you are in the process of changing lanes. LED warnings flash on the door mirror and an audio warning is emitted when you signal to make a lane change.