As the 2014 models roll into showrooms, the starting MSRPs also roll onward -- and usually upward. Such is the case with the 2014 Kia Sportage, whose prices rise between $400 and $800, depending on trim level. The base model is dropped, leaving the LX as the entry-level trim, and along with the discontinuation of the base Sportage, the manual transmission also disappears from the Sportage lineup, leaving a six-speed automatic as the sole transmission choice across the board.

Along with the trim level changes, pricing and content of the option packages change as well. The Convenience Package of the 2013 model is replaced with a Popular Package for the LX model, which includes LED outside turn-signal mirrors, automatic headlights, a rear camera display, backup warning system, and UVO infotainment interface for $1600.

The EX Premium Package goes up $800 to $3900 for 2014, but now also includes navigation with Sirius Traffic in addition to last year's content, which included a ventilated driver's seat, panoramic sunroof, pushbutton start, and leather seat trim.

The SX Premium package also increases $900 over last year's package, adding navigation, which was previously offered in a separate package. Other than the package prices, pricing on the SX turbo models remains unchanged from 2013. As reported, the non-turbocharged 2014 Sportage models get direct injection, bringing output to 182 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque. The destination charge of $850 remains unchanged from 2013.

2014 Kia Sportage Pricing*

Sportage LX FWD - $22,450
Sportage EX FWD - $25,850
Sportage LX AWD - $23,950
Sportage EX AWD - $27,350
Sportage SX FWD - $27,750
Sportage SX AWD - $29,250

*All Prices Include $850 Destination

Source: Kia