2017 Kia Sportage

2017 Kia Sportage Specifications:
  • Engine Size: 2.4L
  • Cylinders: I-4
  • Horsepower: 185
  • Torque: 181 lb-ft
  • Transmission: Automatic and Manual
  • Drivetrain: Front Wheel

If you want a small SUV with high style, seating for five, an excellent warranty and the latest safety features like automatic emergency braking, put the Kia Sportage on your shopping list. 2017 marks the fourth generation for the Sportage, Kia's compact crossover SUV. This year it is all new, with a slightly larger exterior, roomier interior, loads of technology, safety and comfort amenities, including Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, and Kia continues to offer one of the best warranties in the business.

Design

The Kia Sportage retains its sporty look with its sloping roof and forward lines, for 2017 the most notable change is the freshened front end, which features Kia's recognizable "tiger-nose" grille.

Inside, the Sportage layout has become more sensitive to the driver and decidedly upscale; the center console has been tilted a few degrees toward the driver, offering more of a cockpit feel. The dash has improved quality materials, a simulated cut-and-sewn cover, and nice touch surfaces. The cabin is incredibly quiet even at high speeds.

If you are partial to buttons and knobs over touchscreen for your audio, you'll be happy with what you find up front. The switches Kia incorporates into the controls are good looking, well laid-out and the display screen is nicely angled for enhanced visibility.

Passenger space and comfort are really astonishing for this size class; the driver and front passenger compartment has copious head and legroom. The available power seats include bottom cushions that angle independently for personal customization. The level of accommodation in the rear seats of the Sportage could be associated with a midsize crossover: plenty of room for a 6-foot adult, both front and rear and at the same time! A welcome surprise in this compact-looking container! The Sportage is nose-to-tail shorter than its closest rivals, making it a bit more maneuverable in tight spots.

Features

Add to all that, available features like climate-controlled seats, heated steering wheel, power tailgate, Harman/Kardon audio system and a turbocharged engine combine to make this compact SUV feel like it belongs in the premium class segment. When you purchase one of the many configurations of the Kia Sportage, you don't need to spend premium dollars to get premium features.

Trim Levels

The 2017 Kia Sportage is available in three trims: LX, EX and SX Turbo. The base LX comes well equipped with a 5-inch touch-screen display and rearview camera, 6-speaker AM/FM/CD player with USB input and Bluetooth wireless connectivity, drive mode selector (Sport, Normal and Eco), and automatic headlights. All Sportage models come with Kia's excellent 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty.

The EX upgrades the base features with 18-inch wheels, foglights, heated mirrors, roof rails, a gloss-black grille, a windshield-wiper de-icer, dual illuminated vanity mirrors, keyless entry and ignition, leather upholstery, heated front seats, an eight-way power driver seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control, a rear USB charging port and a 7-inch touchscreen with the latest version of Kia's Uvo infotainment system which includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

All Kia Sportage models are available with a Dynamax AWD that includes locking differential for improved traction. In addition to the most powerful engine in the line up, the top-line SX Turbo model includes many features that are optional on the EX: navigation with 8-inch touch screen, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, lane-departure warning, automatic emergency braking, panoramic sunroof, power liftgate with programmable height adjustment and hands-free operation, heated and ventilated front seats, heated steering wheel, and auto-dimming rearview mirror.

With its long warranty, high reliability ratings, IIHS top safety report, spacious back seats, robust acceleration plus the gorgeous overall design of the car (especially the tiger nose grill) you'll enjoy your 2017 Kia Sportage for years to come!

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