2017 Kia Sportage SX Turbo could pull the vehicle in more customers than ever before. Based on substantially the same platform as the new Hyundai Tucson, the Sportage seeks a mix of styles, fun, and bring practical to the often-austere crossover series. Sportage SX is one of the most in-demand types of vehicles for all young families to baby boomers, require managers of the Snowbelt to South Beach. However, the 2017 Sportage SX has never managed to make much of an impact. The 2017 Kia Sportage’s nearly 54,000 sales last year paled in comparison to the volume leading Ford Escape, Toyota RAV4, and Honda CR-V, which are all easily cracked the 300,000 mark.
2017 Kia Sportage SX Turbo growth in both length and wheelbase compared to its predecessor, as chief and legroom increase for both rows of seats. Meanwhile, cargo room climbed 18 percent to 30.7 cubic feet with the seats and 60.1 cubic feet with them lowered. That’s pretty good for the class, but it does not fall behind the extremely spacious trunk of the Honda CR-V, as well as the Mazda CX-5, Nissan Rogue, and Ford Escape. liftover height tribe is now 2 inches lower, too.
Unfortunately, the extra size weight boosted significantly on all trim levels, with curb weights now range from 3305 pounds to a beefy 3996 pounds depending on options. This weight gain comes all Kia dramatically the use of high-strength steel from 18 to 55 percent. It is disappointing when almost every other new car from the Chevrolet Cruze and the Audi Q7 have lost weight when it redesigned.
2017 Kia Sportage SX Turbo Exterior
The new Kia Sportage SX Turbo 2017 model’s exterior style is undoubtedly the most dubious aspect of the 2017 Sportage. We dig the smooth, thick look, but we do not believe everyone will love the cartoonish for fascia and high-mounted headlights. However, when the chunky fenders and a light box, plus a lot of fun to consider color choices, the Sportage is a much more interesting to look at the rest of entries the segment.
2017 Kia Sportage SX Turbo, standard LED running lights and dual exhaust pipes penetrate a sporty look on the scale, Wheel sizes range from 17 to 19 inches depending on trim level. All-wheel-drive models get a unique front fascia with more clearance for better approach angles, as well as a 0.4-inch higher ride height. Of course, we doubt most Sportage drivers will be much advantage of this last detail except when dealing with deep snow.
2017 Kia Sportage SX Turbo Engine
Compared to the engine in last year’s Sportage SX Turbo, the new 2.0-liter inline four is returned for broader, earlier torque at the expense of sacrificing 20 hp and 9 lb-ft of torque. Quiet, smooth operation means you rarely hear the engine into the cabin. 2017 Sportage SX Turbo pulls easily and deliberately through six forward gears automatic gearbox, but with regard to the power rating, we expected a bit more punch from a 240-hp turbo.
The 2017 Kia SX Turbo engine is also provided surprising in an era when many mainstream crossovers on powerful, thirsty engines. The 2017 Kia Sportage SX Turbo back only 21 mpg city and 26 mpg on the highway with front-wheel drive and AWD picking results in a thoroughly uncompetitive 20/23 mpg rating.
2017 Kia Sportage SX Turbo Price
2017 Kia Sportage SX Turbo price is $33,395/$34,895 (FWD/AWD)