2017 Kia Sportage Review Dramatically Different
Breaking the crossover mould helps the four-door 2017 Kia Sportage stick out from the pack. In the front, Kia’s “Tiger Nose” grille is bracketed by front lamps that give off a sci-fi feeling, opting for clusters of lights instead of a single assembly. Highly-perched headlights blend into the front fenders that swell to rise above the centerline of the hood for a unique stance. A high beltline continues towards the back along sculpted side sheet metal, while the roof angles downward, lengthened by a standard rear spoiler. Xenon high intensity discharge headlights are available for improved night vision, while standard heated mirrors will certainly help out with vision in icy or snowy weather. Standard deep privacy tint glass offers a barrier to prying eyes, while available solar glass cuts down UV rays. If you are looking for more sun, not less, the available panoramic sunroof with power sunshade is a great option. Add carrying capacity with roof rails, so you can use the Sportage for sporting – kayaks, bicycles, and more can be strapped on. The smart power liftgate and keyless entry both provide for easier access. 17-, 18-, and 19-inch tires are available along with seven exterior colours for personal touches.
Offering 970 millimeters of legroom and 954 millimeters of head room in the rear seats, the five-seat 2017 Kia Sportage is one of the roomier compact SUVs on the road. This continues in the cargo bay, where there is room for anywhere from 798 litres to 1,703 litres of groceries, luggage, or other gear. After all, you are buying a crossover for its versatility and flexibility. Cloth or leather upholstery covers supportive seating, while the driver-friendly layout features soft-touch surfaces, metallic trim, and optional Piano Black trim for a touch of luxury. AM/FM/CD/Satellite radio audio systems are standard across the line-up, with an available harman/kardon premium audio system that provides improved sound quality and clarity. Every version features USB and auxiliary inputs so that you can connect your portable media or cell phone. For staying in touch while keeping your focus on the road ahead, every Sportage also comes with Bluetooth hands-free cell phone connectivity, which on higher trim levels also has Android Auto integration. Finally, for folks who might have issues getting lost, the 8″ multimedia interface comes with navigation to help you find your way.
With available all-wheel drive and towing capabilities, the 2017 Kia Sportage does more than just look good. It can tackle poor weather and rough roads, so you’ll feel confident all year round. Tow small trailers and campers, thanks to a towing rating of 907 kilograms when properly equipped. Put this on top of solid fuel efficiency numbers and a suspension that smoothes over the road, and you have an all-around winner on the road, a true pleasure to drive.
2017 Kia Sportage Engines
|2.4L GDI||181 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque|
|2.0L Turbo GDI||237 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque|
2017 Kia Sportage Fuel Economy
|Fuel Economy L/100km (MPG)||City||Highway|
|2.4L GDI, Front-Wheel Drive||Up to: 10.4 (23)||Up to: 8.0 (29)|
|2.4L GDI, All-Wheel Drive||Up to: 11.3 (21)||Up to: 9.5 (25)|
|2.0L Turbo GDI, All-Wheel Drive||Up to: 11.9 (20)||Up to: 10.2 (23)|
Your actual fuel consumption will vary based on driving habits and other factors.
Since its introduction, the Sportage has been honoured with plenty of awards, a list that the 2017 Kia Sportage is sure to add to. These awards include:
- 2015 leader in the Small SUV Category in the J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study
- 2013 “Vehicle Satisfaction Award Winner,” AutoPacific
- 2012 IIHS Top Safety Pick
- 2011 International Car of the Year
Offering plenty of standard safety features, the 2017 Kia Sportage shines with a number of available advanced features as well.
- Dual advanced front airbags, dual side airbags, and dual side curtain airbags
- 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes
- Electronic Stability Control
- Vehicle Stability Management
- Standard rearview camera
- Hill Assist Control and Downhill Brake Control
- Blind spot detection with rear cross traffic alert
- Front and rear parking sensors
- Available Lane Departure Warning System
Kia backs the 2017 Kia Sportage with some of the best and most comprehensive warranties available for any vehicle on the market.
- Comprehensive Warranty: 5 years/100,000 km
- Powertrain Limited Warranty: 5 years/100,000 km
- Roadside Assistance: 5 years/100,000 km
- Anti-Perforation Warranty: 5 years/Unlimited Distance
Some conditions may apply. See Kia West for full details in Coquitlam, British Columbia. The 2017 Kia Sportage is covered by Kia’s comprehensive warranty program, which offers consumer protection at an exceptional value. Not all warranty details are covered in this 2017 Kia Sportage Review. For additional information and Extended Kia Warranty options, please contact Kia West in Coquitlam.
2017 Kia Sportage for sale in Greater Vancouver, BC
With head-turning design and industry-leading warranties, it’s hard not to notice the 2017 Kia Sportage. Budget-friendly, versatile, and dependable, it is everything that style-conscious drivers are looking for in a compact crossover. Stop in and check out the fun – and functional – new Kia Sportage!
Discover more facts and fun with the 2017 Kia Sportage when you visit your local Greater Vancouver Kia Dealer – Kia West. Take it out on the road and allow it to impress you. Drive home one of the latest Kia models from Kia West today!
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