The 2016 Kia Sportage is a compact and stylish well-equipped crossover, return to a long list of upgrades in the last year. The 2016 Kia Sportage is essentially path for the model year, the only significant changes are first on the line SX trim, which now comes with navigation, electrically folding exterior mirrors and start button as standard.
Going up against the big competitors like the Mazda CX-5, Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4, the 2016 Kia Sportage has to stand out and style help. In 2014, its received an updated front grille, new models of wheels, HID headlamps and LED tail lights. 17-inch wheels makes working with 18-inch wheels come in EX / SX models are standard. Sportage best angle is the front where the grid sandwiched largest and expressive front apron give a beautiful face; on the back, it looks a little pedestrian.
2016 Kia Sportage Features
The Kia Sportage, like most Kia, so do not disappoint when it comes to standard features and value for money. One of the remarkable features of the standard Sportage is an audio system with satellite radio,the Bluetooth audio streaming and a USB port, auto-down power windows, tilt steering and rear 60:40. Highlights include optional Infinity premium audio with HD radio, dual automatic temperature control, automatic headlights and a cooled glove compartment. UVO eServices information and voice-activated entertainment system has been improved in the past year; it can be used with your smartphone via Bluetooth to a long list of services, including emergency alerts accidents, parking assistant who remember where the Sportage, diagnosis and maintenance of vehicles memories leave Pandora Internet radio, and custom Google maps sights. Behind the rear seats is 26.1 cubic feet of cargo space.
2016 Kia Sportage Engine
The 2016 Kia Sportage base engine of the Sportage also got an upgrade to power last year, pushed output up to 182 176. The 2.4-liter inline four-cylinder and 168 pounds-feet of torque and is found in the LX and EX models. The top model 2016 Kia Sportage SX comes with a 260-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engine that makes 269 pounds-feet of torque. Both engines are paired with a six-speed automatic transmission, transmission power to the front or all four wheels.
The combination drive / front wheels standard four-cylinder engine delivers EPA estimated fuel economy of 21/28 mpg city / highway, while the AWD models with 2.4 liter 19/26 mpg city / highway. With the most powerful EX, evaluations are slightly lower than that at 20/26 mpg city / highway with FWD and 19/24 mpg city / highway with AWD.
2016 Kia Sportage Safety
Standard 2016 Kia Sportage safety features include electronic stability control, antilock brakes and six airbags. The camera and rear parking sensors are mirror to facilitate the reverse. Four-wheel drive models of the 2016 Kia Sportage earned a five-star crash test complete overall rating from NHTSA.