2017 Kia Sportage is a compact SUV built by the South Korean car-maker Kia since 1993. The new 2017 Sportage is a small crossover SUV with seating for five-person. 2017 Sportage is offered in three trim levels: LX, EX and SX Turbo. The 1st generation Sportage was developed with a Mazda Bongo engineering platform. Kia Sportage shares many mechanical components such as the engine, transmissions, and differentials with the Mazda line of vehicles. Kia Sportage was during alliance Kia with Ford and Mazda, which involved Ford/Mazda providing technology and Kia providing cheap production facilities for Ford. From 1995 to 1998, the Sportage built by Karmann in Germany; Thus, received European buyers German-built versions between this year, while the rest of the world received South Korean-built versions.
2017 Kia Sportage Interior
The 2017 Kia Sportage’s interior is the impressive run. Kia Sportage 2017 model’s dashboard has a substantial, luxurious look and includes a wide central control layout tilt towards the driver, the cockpit a sporty character fit the name. Material quality is class-competitive, and we have noticed no squeaks or rattles in our test vehicles to date. The 2017 Kia Sportage LX trim is equipped by today’s standards, but one could argue that most of what you need, including Bluetooth, a USB port, and a small touch screen gives you. The Higher finish can be provided with a high-resolution 8-inches touch screen that sharp images and fast response times have, but even the LX is eligible for an upgrade to the EX’s standard 7-inch touchscreen with Uvo infotainment functions.
Passenger space and comfort is superior for this size class. As expected in a crossover, driver and front passenger, many main and legroom, and adds power seats bottom cushions independent tilt for additional customization. Behind occupants hardly worse, however. Even with a 6-footer in the driver’s seat, can be another 6-footer down immediately astern without the problem, and he or she will receive adequate thigh support. This level of accommodation is usually associated with mid-sized crossovers, so it was a welcome surprise in the compact Sportage.
2017 Kia Sportage Engine
In 2017 Kia Sportage LX and 2017 Kia Sportage EX trim, the 2017 Sportage is motivated by a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine 181 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque deliver. The 2017 Kia SX Turbo model gets a stronger turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder which cranks out 240 hp and 260 lb-ft. Both engines come with a six-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard, with four-wheel drive available as an option.
2017 Kia Sportage Safety
Standard safety features on all 2017 Kia Sportage models add antilock disc brakes, traction control, and stability control, a rearview camera, helping Hill-start, front-seat side airbags, and full-length side curtain airbags. The 2017 Kia Sportage SX Turbo includes additionally a blind spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert, a forward collision mitigation system with automatic braking emergency lane-departure warning and front and rear parking sensors.
These items are elective on the Kia Sportage EX, with blind-spot monitor / cross-traffic alert in the Premium package and other items in the Technology package. Kia’s Uvo telematics suite, standard on the former and SX Turbo finish, includes emergency and roadside assistance, stolen vehicle tracking, geofencing and speed tracking and other smartphone enabled features accessible via the Uvo information.
2017 Kia Sportage Price
2017 Kia Sportage average price is $24,298