In a crowded segment that has so many offerings, few ever really stand out, the all new Kia Sportage just does that. This has been redesigned inside and outside and lives up to the billing as a top competitor with its fourth generation offering.
The 2017 Kia Sportage is offered in new trims. Like the base model LX and EX models, the SX model has a long list of standard features: Bluetooth hands-free phone and streaming audio, while the EX model brings leather upholstery, Apple Car Play and Android Auto, Wi-Fi hotspot capability and the latest version of Kia’s Uvo 3 package of connected apps and services. The top-line SX gets numerous upgrades, including an 8-inch touchscreen, navigation system and 19-inchwheels. My vehicle also included the optional automatic opening lift gate and a premium eight-speaker Harman Kardon audio system.
But most notable is the new exterior, particularly the extreme-looking front grille. Fog lights are featured in a four LED square panel and the headlights are positioned on angles on the hood. The angry-looking grille further adds to the mix. It’s either distinctive or alarming, depending on your point of view.
The interior design is modern and functional. Sizable white block letter and numbers designation functions on the solidly built dash. It’s all handsomely presented in a slightly longer and an expanded interior with cargo space approaching 31 cubic feet.
Although the Sportage is classified as a compact SUV, it feels larger when the panoramic sunroof is open. It’s wider than in previous models. Another change for the new Sportage is a more rigid chassis and a new suspension. Combined with the 240-horsepower turbo-charge engine, the Sportage is appropriately named. It’s sporty, peppy and maneuvers well in city and freeway situations.
For more information, come by Southwest Kia – Mesquite 1919 Oates Dr. Mesquite, TX or give us a call at 214-694-2800 today!