2017 Kia Sportage EX upgrades to eighteen-inch wheels, foglights, heated mirrors, roof rails, a glossy black grille, a windshield wiper de-icer, dual illuminated vanity mirrors, keyless entry and ignition, leather upholstery, heated front seats, eight Way power driver seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control, rear USB charging port and seven inches touchscreen with the latest version of Kia’s Uvo infotainment system.
A number of these standard features can lower trim levels as features added. For the 2017 Kia Sportage LX, the windshield wiper de-icer, the popular package adds roof rails, heated mirrors, heated front seats and illuminated vanity mirrors, power driver seat, while the Cool and Connected package throws in the seven-inch touchscreen with Uvo and automatic climate control. For the 2017 Kia Sportage EX Premium package adds the panoramic sunroof, drag folding mirrors, auto-dimming rearview mirror, LED interior lighting and heated steering wheel, while the technology package tacks the automatic high beams, hands-free power tailgate, ventilated front seats, power passenger seat, 8-inch touchscreen and Harman Kardon sound system.
The 2017 Kia Sportage EX has significantly evolved from the firm drive crossover it used to be. Kia seems to realize that crossover buyers appreciate comfort also for the Kia Sportage EX 2017 make a rewarding balance between ride compliance and handling charge. There is still a certain athleticism to how this crossover Steers and takes a corner, but the impact is now likely to be absorbed or dismissed earlier transferred as clear to the cockpit. It appreciates how quiet the reasonably priced Sportage remains at speed; not too long ago, you would have a luxury brand model need to enjoy such isolation from the elements.
Given how adept the 2017 Sportage EX is different, the engine is something of a disappointment. The base 2.4-liter engine operating at all, but while it keeps you moving with traffic well enough, there is not much surplus power pass. We love that Kia offers to provide a higher-performance engine in the 2017 Kia Sportage SX Turbo, but it does not have the punch you would expect based on its extra 59 hp, and fuel consumption penalty may hard to swallow. In any case, we are fans of the six-speed automatic, which is one of the best-mannered broadcasts you will find in this segment.