Kia's 2017 Sportage

Kia's 2017 Sportage

The all-new 2017 Sportage, the fourth generation of Kia Motors America’s longest-running nameplate, features a contemporary exterior, spacious interior cabin and three distinct trim levels: LX, EX and SX Turbo.

Modern interior

With a starting MSRP of $22,990, the Sportage’s cabin offers five expressive interior colors integrated with soft-touch materials, and the EX and SX Turbo models add leather upholstery. Interior highlights include dual-zone automatic climate control (optional on LX, standard on EX and SX Turbo), push-button start (standard on EX and SX Turbo), a Harman Kardon sound system with eight speakers (optional on EX, standard on SX Turbo) and much more.

Interior dimensions have grown for 2017. Legroom has increased 0.3 inches in the rear to 38.2. (Rear shoulder room is 55.1-inches and rear hip room is 51.2-inches.) Cargo capacity behind the second row has also grown from 26.1 cubic-feet to 30.7 cubic-feet.

Exterior design

Kia’s signature grille resides in the front fascia. EX trims (also available on LX) feature a gloss black grille with chrome trim, while the SX Turbo trim features a gloss black grille with satin trim. SX Turbo models also feature 19-inch alloy wheels.

For 2017, the wheelbase has been stretched 1.2 inches (now 105.1 inches), while overall length has increased 1.6 inches to 176.4 inches. Kia Sportage is offered in seven exterior colors.

Under the hood

The 2.0-liter inline-four turbo found on the SX Turbo produces 240-horsepower (237-horsepower on AWD models) and 260 pound-feet of torque. Fuel economy averages are 21 mpg in the city, 26 mpg on the highway and 23 mpg combined for FWD models and 20 mpg in the city, 23 mpg on the highway and 21 mpg combined for AWD models.

The LX and EX use a 2.4-liter engine that produces 181-horsepower and 175 foot-pounds of torque. Fuel economy ratings for the 2.4-L engine are 23 mpg in the city, 30 mpg on the highway and 26 mpg combined for the LX FWD trim. Both engines are paired with a six-speed automatic transmission.

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To learn more about the 2017 Kia Sportage visit your local Southeast Texas Kia dealer or log on to www.kia.com.

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