Test Drive 2017 KIA Sportage near Denver Colorado


Vehicle Overview

For 2017, the Kia Sportage-one of the better entries in the compact crossover SUV market-is redesigned to begin the nameplate's fourth production cycle. The LX and the EX trims return from the previous generation, while the SX is reimaged as the SX Turbo, due to its turbocharged engine.

Interior - Schedule Your 2017 Kia Sportage Test Drive

InteriorWith two rows of seats accommodating up to five people, the 2017 Sportage includes a rear seatback that can fold down to increase cargo volume up to 60.1 cubic feet. On the mid-tier EX, Kia replaces the cloth seat coverings with leather, adds heating capability on the front seats, and upgrades the driver's side with 10-way power adjustability and power lumbar support. On the top-level SX Turbo, the steering wheel is heated, the front seats can be cooled as well as heated, and the front passenger side gets 8-way power adjustability. At the base level, the new Sportage gets features like cruise control, Bluetooth connectivity for audio streaming and hands-free phone operation, remote keyless entry, steering wheel-mounted controls, and a six-speaker stereo system with a 5-inch touchscreen. On the EX, Kia upgrades the HVAC system with dual-zone automatic control; adds push-button engine start and a smartphone-charging USB 2.1 port; and boosts the infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay for smartphone-based control. And the SX Turbo stands out with its HD Radio, 8-inch color touchscreen navigation system, subscription to SiriusXM satellite radio, auto dimming on the rearview mirror, a remote garage-door opener, paddle shifters mounted on the steering wheel, and an eight-speaker Harman Kardon audio system.

Exterior - Kia Sportage Dealership Test Drives

Admittedly, Kia was hugely inspired by the exterior profile of modern fighter jets. It shows on the 2017 Sportage, which features smooth surfaces and sharp edges. Using steel unibody construction, the compact crossover is sturdy and cohesive. The front features projector beam-style halogen lights that automatically turn on and off. On the SX Turbo, the halogen light bulbs are replaced by bi-xenon high-intensity discharge bulbs. Plus, if you go with the EX or SX Turbo, Kia adds a pair of fog lights to join the headlights; LEDs replace halogen bulbs if you choose the SX Turbo in particular. Power-adjustable mirrors-upgraded with heating capability on the EX and additional LED turn-signal indicators on the SX Turbo-are attached to the front side doors. On the top of the vehicle are roof rails if you choose the EX or SX Turbo, with the latter also coming with a panoramic sunroof. At the back is a rear spoiler for enhancing aerodynamics. It is joined by a chrome-finished dual exhaust system, a smart power liftgate, and LED combination lamps on the SX Turbo. Sportage tires are wrapped around alloy wheels: 17 inches on the LX, 18 inches on the EX, and 19 inches on the SX Turbo.

Mechanical / Powertrain - Sportage Information

Powering the LX and EX trims of the Sportage is a 2.4-liter inline 4-cylinder (I4) engine that generates 181 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque. As evidenced by its naming, the SX Turbo relies on a turbocharged 2.0-liter I4 instead. This workhorse delivers 260 lb-ft of torque, in addition to 237 horsepower if linked with the standard front-wheel drive or 240 horsepower if linked with the optional Dynamax All-Wheel Drive. Accompanying each engine is a 6-speed automatic transmission, which includes a Sportmatic shifter to simulate manual gear shifting. Equipped with optional trailer brakes, the Sportage can tow up to 2,000 lbs. For stability, the vehicle comes with a MacPherson strut front suspension and a multi-link rear suspension with high-performance dampers; both ends are fortified by stabilizer bars. And for ensuring sharp handling, the suspension is linked to motor-driven power steering.

Safety - Request a Personalized Kia Test Drive

Crash protection on the 2017 Sportage is ensured by a pair of front impact airbags, another pair of airbags that are installed on the front seats for side impact, and front and rear side curtains installed on the roof. There are disc brakes installed on all wheels for keeping stopping distances short, with brake assist for additional stopping ability when needed and electronic brake-force distribution for proper allocation of stopping force to each wheel. Downhill brake control is on board to ensure safe driving down a slope, while hill start assist is around to prevent rolling down when shifting from park to drive. Other standard safety features include a rearview camera for monitoring driving when in reverse, electronic stability control to maintain intended driving direction, and traction control to maximize tire contact with the road surface. The SX Turbo is loaded with a lot more: autonomous emergency braking, lane change assist and lane departure warning, blind spot detection with rear cross-traffic alert, and a sensor-based front and rear parking system to enhance the function of the rearview camera.

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