2018 Kia Sportage vs 2017 Kia Sportage | Denver Colorado

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Model Overview

The 2018 Kia Sportage has been streamlined to provide you with the best features and options. There are different interior color options available, new exterior colors and a host of smart features that have been added. The 2017 Kia Sportage still boasts some incredible power and convenient options that are designed to make your life easier, but the newer model year truly offers a better value if you're in the market for a newer vehicle. With the newer model year, you're more likely to find the color and features you want, but these vehicles will sell fast. Come down to Arapahoe KIA to test drive both models to find out which option is best for your situation.

Denver Colorado - 2018 KIA Sportage's OVERVIEW

2018 KIA Sportage's Exterior Changes

There are lots of differences that you'll find in the 2018 model, depending on the trim level you're interested in. For starters, there are only seven exterior color options on the 2017 EX trim. The newer model has 10 color options on the EX trim. On the body, you get more options. On the newer model, a front grille with gloss black and satin chrome elements is available as an option on the EX trim. Previously, this was only available on the SX Turbo trim.

Denver Colorado - 2018 KIA Sportage's Exterior

Metal-look skid plates have been added as an option on the EX trim and come standard on the SX Turbo trim. Both vehicles offer dynamic bending light on the SX Turbo trim, but the newer model adds auto-leveling to the mix to give you improved visibility. Lots of other features have changed, but it's best to come down and see this vehicle for yourself. The KIA Sportage is available in the Denver area at our dealership serving Centennial Denver Littleton Colorado buyers.

Denver Colorado - 2018 KIA Sportage's Interior

2018 KIA Sportage's Interior Changes

Three color options are available on the EX trim, while the older model only comes with two interior color options. Both models have the option of getting the UVO eServices option with a touchscreen and support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. However, the 2018 Kia Sportage upgrades the seven-inch touchscreen to an eight-inch touchscreen, and you'll also get built-in SiriusXM, Traffic and an HD Radio. If you like the feel and control of steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters, you're going to need to go with the newer model year or get the SX Turbo trim on the older model year. This feature comes as optional equipment on the latest model year's EX trim. Lots of small changes make the 2017 Kia Sportage a less viable pick for those who value convenience features and amenities. For example, the latest model is the only one that comes with a cluster ionizer on the dual-zone automatic temperature control system. Come down to Arapahoe KIA to test drive both models to find out which option is best for your situation.

Denver Colorado - 2018 KIA Sportage's Mechanical

2018 KIA Sportage's Mechanical Changes

Both the 2018 and the 2017 model years have the same exact performance specifications. You'll get the same curb weight, the same engines, the same structural features and the same design. Both vehicles also have two engine options with the LX and EX trims sharing the 181 horsepower engine that provides 175 pound-feet of torque. You'll even get the same turbo engine on the SX Turbo trim with a 240 horsepower front-wheel-drive engine and 237 horsepower all-wheel-drive engine. If it's power you're looking for, then both models will serve your needs. However, the later model year has the benefit of one year's worth of tuning to get the vehicle in optimal condition. The KIA Sportage is available in the Denver area at our dealership serving Centennial Denver Littleton Colorado buyers.

2018 KIA Sportage's Safety Changes

The 2018 Kia Sportage comes with blind spot detection and lane change assist on the EX and the EX Turbo models while also making it an optional add-on with the LX trim. The 2017 Kia Sportage makes this standard equipment only on the highest trim level, and it's not available at all on the base level trim. The same is true for Lane Change Assist, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Autonomous Emergency Braking and the Lane Departure Warning System. The KIA Sportage is available in the Denver area at our dealership serving Centennial Denver Littleton Colorado buyers.

Come down to Arapahoe KIA to test drive both models to find out which option is best for your situation. Our dealership will work with you to help you find the best option for your case. While we think the 2018 model year is the best buy, we also have some 2017 model years in stock for you to test drive. Regardless of the vehicle you choose, make sure to come down soon so that you can make sure you get the most bang for your buck and get the options that you need to be happy with your new car. We want you to be satisfied, so come down and trust us to give you an exceptional level of service and support.

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