The actual 2017 Kia Sportage is a compact VEHICLE that has been redesigned for 2017. The wheelbase has increased by 1 . 2-inches to one zero five. 1-inches, while its overall length has extended by 1 . 6-inches to 176. 4-inches. It competes with the Ford Escape, Mazda CX-3, and Toyota RAV4. Three trims are available: the LX, EX, and SX Turbo.
The Sportage underwent an alien-like transformation that bears little resemblance in order to its predecessor. The headlights have been reshaped to look like frog eyes, and they are installed high along the hood. The lower half of the frontend features an odd ensemble of shapes. Kia’s signature honeycomb grille returns for another time, while the fascia has pillow-shaped air grills. The rear of the Sportage also has organic-shaped taillights and a channel-grooved liftgate. Optional features incorporate a trailer hitch receiver, heated side decorative mirrors, turn signal indicators, a power moonroof, an electrical liftgate, and fog lights.
Under the hood, the LX and EX trims tend to be powered by a standard 181-hp, 2 . 4-liter 4-cylinder engine mated to a 6-speed automated transmission and front- (FWD) or all-wheel drive (AWD). The SX Turbo cut has a 240-hp, turbocharged 2 . 0-liter 4-cylinder engine. However , horsepower slightly decreases in order to 237-hp with AWD. Fuel economy for the 2 . 4-liter/FWD model is an EPA-estimated 22/29 mpg city/highway. With AWD, the rating dips to 21/25 mpg. The turbocharged 2 . 0-liter/FWD model has a 21/26 mpg ranking. That rating drops to 20/23 mpg with AWD.
Inside, the Sportage features a driver-centric cockpit, a 60/40 split-folding back seat, and ribbed-paneled cloth seats. Optimum rear cargo capacity is 30. seven cubic feet. The center console features a regular audio system, which includes a 5-inch touchscreen, CD/MP3 play-back, Bluetooth connectivity for phone and sound, and a USB port. It can be upgraded to some 7- or 8-inch touchscreen, an integrated routing system, satellite radio, Android Auto match ups (and later, Apple CarPlay), and a Harmon Kardon premium audio system. Standard features consist of air conditioning, power windows/locks, remote keyless access, and a tilt/telescoping steering wheel. Leather-trim seats, power/heated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate manage, push-button start, an automatic dimming mirror, as well as LED interior lighting are also available.
The actual Sportage was named a Top Safety Choose Plus by the Insurance Institute for Freeway Safety (IIHS). Standard safety features include a back-up camera and a tire-pressure monitoring system. Recreation area assist, a blindspot warning system, back cross traffic alert, lane departure caution, and autonomous emergency braking are available too.