The 2017 Kia Sportage is a brand new car from Kia Motors. This new car is coming in the markets with new changes which will be done on its outer body as well as in its interiors. This kia sportage is going to be a new version of its predecessor. This car will be available in three different versions in the commercial market. Some modification is done to its outer body design, interiors are slightly changed, more technological features are added, and overall performance is increased.
2017 Kia Sportage – Body and Inside the car
This new model 2017 Kia Sportageis slightly big in dimensions when compared to its previous version which helps in increasing more legroom.The wheelbase is bigger, new headlights and foglights can be seen. This vehicle is riding on 19-inch wheels. The outer body is made more rigid for better performance. A new suspension system will be there in this new 2017 kia sportage.
The interior of kia sportage 2017 is made very comfortable with high-quality materials, noise insulation is present to dampen body vibration and road noise. Wireless phone charging might also be available.The quality of interior lining and all the technological features will differ from model to model. In the basicmodel LX, theinterior will be covered with standard quality materials. A 5-inch touchscreen display is present for navigation and infotainment. Other features which are found in this model are Bluetooth connectivity, a 160-watt sound system, Sirius XM Satellite radio and a backup camera. The higher trim modelEX will have a more comfortable interior with leather upholstered seats. The touchscreen display will be 7 inches, a UVO3 infotainment system by Kia is featured with Wi-Fi hotspot, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. All of the above features will be present in the SX Turbo model. An 8-inch touch screen display will be present in this model.
2017 Kia Sportage – Engine Specs
This 2017 Kia Sportage is having three different versions, the LX, the EX and the SX Turbo. Each model has different engines. The LX model has a 2.4 liter four cylinder engine which will produce 181 horsepower with 175 pound-feet of torque. This engine is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission system. The EX model has the same 2.4 literfour-cylinderengine, but this model will come with a different interior cabin. The SX Turbo model will consist of a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine giving an output of 241 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. This engine will be coupled with a six-speed automatic transmission system. The all-wheel drive is optional while. The fuel economy offered by sportage 2017 is 30 miles per gallon in city driving and 35 miles per gallon in thehighway. Several technological and automatic safety functions are present in this vehicle like lane departure warning, automatic emergency brakes, blindspot monitoring and rear cross traffic alert.
2017 Kia Sportage – Competitors, Release Date and Cost
This 2017 Kia Sportage will have to face many rivals in the market. Some of them are Subaru Forester, Mazda MX-5 and Subaru Impreza. This 2017 sportage will be released in 2016. Basic model LX will have apriceof around $25,000 while the upper trim models EX and SX Turbo will cost like $35,000 or more.