Kia Australia hasn’t made any major changes to the 2024 Sportage line-up.

    The MY24 range opens once again with the Sportage S manual at $32,795 before on-road costs, and stretches to $52,720 before on-road costs for the flagship GT-Line AWD diesel.

    Kia Australia is gearing up to introduce the 2024 Sportage Hybrid to the line-up early next year. Local product planning boss Roland Rivero confirmed production of the Sportage Hybrid for Australia is expected to begin during the fourth quarter of 2023 ahead of an early 2024 arrival.

    Pricing for the hybrid is yet to be detailed, however CarExpert anticipates a $4000-$5000 premium based on the pricing structure for the larger Sorento Hybrid.

    Earlier this year, Kia Australia stopped taking new orders for the flagship GT-Line grades until it clears its backlog due to semiconductor shortages.

    “Sportage GT-Line production is limited [currently] due to component shortages,” said Kia Australia product planning boss Roland Rivero.

    “We have a large number of backorders accumulating – enough to cover 12 months’ worth of demand – and as a result we have stopped taking orders until production returns to some form of normality.”


    2024 Kia Sportage pricing:

    Smartstream G2.0 FWD

    • Sportage S: $32,795/$34,795 (6MT/6AT)
    • Sportage SX: $35,350/$37,350 (6MT/6AT)
    • Sportage SX+: $41,850 (6AT)

    Smartstream G1.6 T-GDI AWD

    • Sportage SX+: $43,850 (7DCT)
    • Sportage GT-Line: $49,720 (7DCT)

    Smartstream D2.0 AWD

    • Sportage S: $40,195 (8AT)
    • Sportage SX: $42,750 (8AT)
    • Sportage SX+: $47,250 (8AT)
    • Sportage GT-Line: $52,720 (8AT)

    Smartstream G1.6 T-GDi HEV

    • Sportage Hybrid: $TBA

    Prices exclude on-road costs


    Sportage S, SX and SX+ models come standard with a naturally-aspirated 2.0-litre petrol four-cylinder engine with 115kW of power and 192Nm of torque. This powertrain is front-wheel drive only.

    A six-speed manual or optional six-speed automatic are available on the S and SX, with the latter standard on the SX+.

    Next, the 1.6-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol – available on the SX+ and GT-Line – produces 132kW and 265Nm. A seven-speed dual-clutch automatic and all-wheel drive are standard with this engine.

    Finally, the 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel – available with the SX+ and GT-Line – produces 137kW and 416Nm. It’s mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission and is all-wheel drive only.


    The 2024 Kia Sportage 2.0L FWD manual uses a combined claimed 7.7L/100km, while the 2.0L FWD automatic uses 8.1L/100km.

    The Sportage 1.6T AWD uses 7.2L/100km, and the 2.0D AWD uses 6.3L/100km.

    All 2024 Kia Sportage models have a 54-litre fuel tank.


    The 2024 Kia Sportage measures 4660mm long and 1865mm wide, with a 2755mm wheelbase.

    It has 542L of boot space with the second row in place, and 1829L with the second row of seats folded down.

    The second row of seats fold in a 60:40 split.

    Servicing and Warranty

    All Kia models are backed by a seven-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty with seven years of capped-price servicing.

    Servicing for the 2.0L petrol engine is $321, $512, $389, $703, $361, $662, $383.

    The 1.6L turbo petrol models cost $329, $578, $428, $789, $370, $720 and $679 to service over seven years.

    The first seven services for the 2.0L turbo diesel models is $346, $537, $416, $790, $389, $675, and $412.


    The Kia Sportage wears a five-star ANCAP safety rating, based on tests by Euro NCAP in July 2022.

    It scored 87 per cent for adult occupant protection, 87 per cent for child occupant protection, 66 per cent for vulnerable road user protection, and 74 per cent for safety assist.

    Standard safety equipment includes:

    • 7 airbags incl. front-centre
    • Adaptive cruise control
    • Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB)
      • Pedestrian, Cyclist detection
      • Junction assist
    • Blind-spot assist
    • Intelligent speed limit assist
    • Lane Follow Assist (centring)
    • Lane keep assist
    • Rear cross-traffic assist
    • Rear parking sensors
    • Reversing camera

    Sportage GT-Line adds:

    • AEB in reverse
    • Blind Spot View Monitor
    • Remote Smart Park Assist (2.0D)
    • Surround-view cameras

    The Kia Sportage has two ISOFIX ports and three top-tether points. It can fit three child seats across the second row.

    Standard Equipment

    Sportage S highlights:

    • 17-inch alloy wheels
    • 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system
    • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto (wireless)
    • DAB digital radio
    • 6-speaker audio
    • ‘Basic’ digital instrument cluster
    • 4.2-inch TFT display
    • LED headlights (reflector-type)
    • LED daytime running lights
    • Partial-LED tail lights
    • Full-size spare wheel
    • Leather-accented steering wheel, PVC shifter
    • AEB with pedestrian, cyclist, junction assist
    • Blind-spot assist
    • Rear cross-traffic assist
    • Lane Follow Assist
    • Lane keep assist
    • Intelligent speed limit assist
    • Adaptive cruise control**
    • Electric park brake**
    • Reversing camera
    • Rear parking sensors
    • Tyre pressure monitoring
    • Front-centre airbag

    **not available for manual variants

    Sportage SX adds:

    • 18-inch alloy wheels (machine face)
    • 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system
    • Satellite navigation
    • Apple CarPlay/Android Auto (wired)
    • Power driver’s lumbar adjustment
    • Rain-sensing wipers
    • Dual-zone climate control with auto de-fog
    • Auto up/down windows (front)
    • Leather-wrapped shifter
    • Remote-folding second-row seats
    • Gloss black interior trim
    • DAB radio

    Sportage SX+ adds:

    • 19-inch alloy wheels (machine face)
    • 8-speaker Harman Karon premium audio
    • Faux leather seat trim
    • Heated front seats
    • LED front fog lights
    • Power driver’s seat with power lumbar
    • Electric tailgate
    • Electrochromic rear-view mirror
    • Keyless entry with push-button start
    • Steering-mounted paddle shifters
    • Rear privacy glass
    • Front parking sensors
    • 2x USB-C chargers in front seat backs

    Sportage GT-Line adds:

    • 19-inch alloy wheels
    • 12.3-inch instrument cluster
    • Leather seats with suede upper
    • Driver’s seat with memory function
    • Power passenger seat adjustment
    • Heated/ventilated front seats
    • Dual-LED headlights (projector type)
    • Full-LED tail lights
    • Shift-by-wire gear selector (dial type)
    • Wireless phone charger
    • Ambient interior lighting
    • LED interior lighting
    • Panoramic sunroof
    • Alloy sports pedals
    • Blind Spot View Monitor
    • Parking Collision Avoidance (reverse)
    • Remote Smart Park Assist (diesel only)
    • Surround-view cameras with 3D view
    • Metal scuff plates


    Kia Australia offers six colour options for the 2024 Kia Sportage range.

    • Clear White
    • Steel Grey
    • Gravity Grey
    • Fusion Black
    • Vesta Blue
    • Dawning Red
    • Snow White Pearl
    • Jungle Wood Green

    Snow White Pearl and Jungle Wood Green are only available on SX+ and GT-Line grades.

    All paint options carry a $520 premium, except for Clear White which is free of charge.

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    Jade Credentino

    Jade Credentino is an automotive journalist currently based in Melbourne, Australia. Jade has had a chance to review a variety of vehicles and particularly enjoys SUVs. She enjoys traveling and going on road trips exploring Australia.

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