The LX is set up with seven-passenger seating and a rich list of amenities. These include heated side mirrors with built-in turn-signal indicators, LED headlights and daytime running lights, power-sliding rear doors, and Smart Key with proximity unlock/lock and remote start. This trim also has push-button ignition, rear privacy glass, a 4.2-inch gauge cluster, illuminated vanity mirrors, sliding second-row seats that can be removed, and a 60/40-split third-row seat that can fold into the floor to make loading cargo easier. For connectivity and power, it has a USB data port (in the front console), six USB charging ports (two in each row), and two 12V outlets (one in the floor console and one in the cargo area).
As the base trim, it gets an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with voice recognition, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth hands-free, and six speakers. It also has the well-appointed basic version of the Kia Drive Wise active safety suite with rear parking sensors, driver attention warning, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection, lane following assist, lane keeping assist, lane departure warning, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, safe exit assist, and rear occupant alert).
Buyers can add the LX Seat Package, which raises the seating capacity to eight with the versatile Slide-Flex second-row seats (the middle seat can slide forward or fold into a table) and provides synthetic-leather upholstery, heated front seats with driver’s power adjustments, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob.
The EX gets the contents of the LX Seat Package as standard along with a power liftgate, an in-cabin camera system (Passenger View) and intercom (Passenger Talk), a wireless phone charger, tri-zone automatic climate control, and manual second- and third-row sunshades. It also gets a multimedia upgrade with a 12.3-inch touchscreen, navigation, a Wi-Fi hotspot, HD radio, SiriusXM satellite radio, rear-seat voice recognition, and an eight-speaker sound system. The EX gains some additional Drive Wise features, too: an enhanced forward collision system with cyclist and junction turning detection, adaptive cruise control, semi-automated driving assist (Highway Driving Assist), and front parking sensors.
The bolder SX adds front and rear skid plates, roof rails, power-folding side mirrors, LED fog lights, upgraded windshield wipers, gloss-black wheels, a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, two 115V power outlets (one in the floor console and one in the cargo area), and ventilated front seats with passenger’s-side power adjustments and driver’s-side position memory. Driver confidence grows with the addition of a blind-spot view monitor, reverse automatic braking, and a surround-view camera system. A dual-screen rear entertainment system and an extra pair of second-row USB charging ports are optional.
The range-topping SX Prestige is equipped with dual sunroofs, improved headlights, LED taillights and interior lights, an auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink, a 12-speaker Bose audio system, authentic leather upholstery, and a heated steering wheel. Like the SX, the SX Prestige can be ordered with the entertainment system and second-row USB charging ports. It’s also eligible for heated and ventilated second-row lounge seats with power-extending footrests (this upgrade will drop the seating capacity back to seven).