Kia Sportage EX2018 Sportage EX
 EX Inventory
Kia Sportage SX Turbo2018 Sportage SX Turbo
 SX Turbo Inventory

The 2018 Kia Sportage is one of the most popular models sold at our Kia dealership in Springfield, MO. It's comfortable, affordable, and comes with a long list of features. If you are debating between the 2018 Kia Sportage EX and SX Turbo trim packages, our comparison will go over all the information you need to come to an informed decision. If you're considering the LX trim, make sure to read our LX vs. EX comparison as well.

Sportage Trim LevelEXSX Turbo
Engine181 HP 2.4L I4240 HP 2.0L Turbo I4
Fuel EconomyUp to 22 MPG city/29 MPG highwayUp to 21 MPG city/26 MPG highway
DrivetrainFWD or AWDFWD or AWD

Sportage EX vs. SX Turbo: Similarities

You'll be comfortable in either the 2018 Sportage EX or SX Turbo, thanks to standard features including a Smart Welcome system that turns on the door pocket lights at your approach, heated leather front seats, and a 10-way power adjustable driver's seat. The UVO infotainment system even includes Android Auto™/Apple CarPlay™ functionality so you can plug in your phone and access your favorite apps.

Both trim packages will tow up to 2,000 lbs. and come with roof rails to make transporting oversized loads easier. The Sportage is safe as well as strong. Both the EX and SX Turbo include blind spot detection with rear cross traffic alert and lane change assist, as well as a tire pressure monitoring system.

2018 Kia Sportage Parking Assistance in Springfield, MO

Sportage EX vs. SX Turbo: Differences

There are several different in design between the 2018 Sportage EX and 2018 Sportage SX Turbo. Some are subtle; for instance, the EX has bright chrome exterior accents and 18-in. wheels while the SX Turbo has satin chrome accents and 19-in. wheels. Others are more obvious, like the SX Turbo's panoramic sunroof, or the EX's under-floor storage compartment. Additional differences include:

  • The EX comes with a tire repair kit; the SX Turbo comes with a compact spare tire
  • While the EX has a standard trip computer, the SX Turbo has a 4.2-in. color LCD driver information display
  • The SX Turbo comes with auto-leveling, bending headlights that improve visibility on bumpy or curving roads
  • The SX Turbo has front and rear parking sensors in addition to the rearview camera
  • The SX Turbo has a Smart Power Liftgate®
  • In addition to heated front seats, the EX is available with heated rear seats and the SX Turbo has standard ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, and an 8-way power adjustable front passenger seat
  • The SX Turbo has upgraded infotainment, featuring a larger touchscreen, navigation, voice command, and a premium Harman/Kardon® surround sound system
  • The SX Turbo comes with an automatic emergency braking system and lane departure warning system

Buy or Lease a New Kia Sportage in Springfield, MO

With this information, you will likely already know whether you want a Sportage EX or SX Turbo before you arrive at our Kia dealership in Springfield, MO. If that's the case, then head over to our new vehicle inventory to pick one out. However, we always recommend that our customers take their favorite trim package for a test drive. To schedule yours, simply call (866) 825-9532.

2018 Kia Sportage EX vs. 2018 Kia Sportage SX Turbo in Springfield, MO