The Sportage LX costs $24,395 (including $895 destination charges) and is equipped with 17-inch wheels, LED running lights, fabric upholstery, six-way adjustable driver’s seats, keyless entry, and a five-inch touchscreen multimedia system with Bluetooth and USB connectivity.
For those not satisfied with the base equipment, there are two optional packages.
The first is the $1,200 Popular Package, that includes 10-way power adjustable driver’s seats with lumbar support, heated seats, roof rails and a 7.3-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration.
Second is the Technology Package ($1,300), which adds a number of driver-assistance elements like blindspot detection with rear-cross traffic alert, lane departure warning, high-beam assist and front collision warning system. It’s worth noting, though, that the Popular Package is a prerequisite for the Technology Package.
Apart from the being the most affordable Sportage, the LX variant is also the most fuel efficient one, returning 23 miles per gallon in city, 30 highway and 26 mpg combined in FWD configuration and 21/25/22 mpg in AWD configuration.