Research 2017 KIA Sportage Colorado

2017 KIA Sportage

Research 2017 KIA Sportage Colorado

This is a 2017 KIA Sportage review that serves as a starting point for further 2017 KIA Sportage research. If you are in the Denver area (or, more specifically, the Greenwood Village Colorado area) and looking for a Kia Sportage dealership, come to Arapahoe KIA today.

Vehicle Research

 Also starting off as a straight-laced SUV in 1993, KIA later transformed the Sportage into a crossover: a vehicle that combines the practicality of a sports utility vehicle with the efficiency of a family sedan. Over the years, KIA has refined the Sportage as one of the country's top compact crossover SUVs around. The 2017 edition was unveiled at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September 2015 in preparation for a brand-new production cycle. 


The 2017 Sportage's main strength is quite possibly its interior. Large and spacious, up to five adults can sit inside the SUV very comfortably, and they are virtually insulated from outside noise. The Sportage is also outstanding in safety ratings; the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), based on the vehicle's performance in its series of rigorous crash tests, named it a "Top Safety Pick Plus" choice, which is its highest designation. The vehicle itself is adept at blending sportiness with luxury, ensuring that you get the best of both worlds. And it is backed by one of the most generous warranties in the business: a five-year/60,000-mile basic warranty and a 10-year/100-000-mile powertrain warranty. Changes, As a complete redesign, the 2017 Sportage is presented as a step forward from previous incarnations. The blend of sharp edges and smooth surfaces are more evident now than ever, considering that KIA admitted that it was inspired, based on research, by the exterior design language of modern fighter jets. Plus, the SX trim is now named the SX Turbo in honor of its turbocharged engine, which has more horsepower than that of the third-generation Sportage. 


The starting MSRP range of the 2017 Sportage is $22,990 to $32,500. Based on aggregation and evaluation of automotive review and ranking data, U.S. News & World Report places it at the #2 compact SUV in the country, with an overall rating of 8.5/10. The 2017 Sportage is also among the top three in the publication's "SUVs With 2 Rows" category and among the top ten in its "Crossover SUV" category. Overview. The 2017 Sportage is the inaugural model year for the nameplate's fourth generation of production. It comes in three trims. There's the base-level LX, the mid-tier EX, and the top-of-the-line SX. 

Key Trim Features

Powering the LX and EX trims is a 2.4-liter inline 4-cylinder (I4) engine that produces 181 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque. The SX Turbo has a turbocharged 2.0-liter I4 that produces 237 horsepower if linked with the standard front-wheel drive or 240 horsepower if linked with the optional Dynamax All-Wheel Drive. Its torque is measured at 260 lb-ft. Linked to each engine is a 6-speed automatic transmission that comes with a Sportmatic shifter to simulate more control over gear shifing. Depending on the configuration, the Sportage can peak at 23 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway, as well as tow up to 2,000 lbs. Inside the vehicle is seating for five, with up to 60.1 cubic feet of cargo space. Upgrade to the EX to add front-seat heating capability, 10-way power adjustability with power lumbar support on the driver's seat, and leather seat trim. On the SX Turbo, KIA upgrades the Sportage with front-seat cooling capability, steering-wheel heating capability, and 8-way power adjustability on the front passenger seat. At the base level, the Sportage provides infotainment through its six-speaker stereo system, which is accompanied by a 5-inch touchscreen. Added on the EX are Android Auto and Apple CarPlay interfaces so that you can control the infotainment system with your smartphone, and the 5-inch display is replaced by a 7-inch color touchscreen. An eight-speaker Harman Karon system with an 8-inch color touchscreen, HD Radio, a SiriusXM radio subscription, and a navigation system welcomes you on the SX Turbo. For comfort and convenience, the Sportage starts off with cruise control, Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free phone operation and streaming audio, remote keyless entry, a rearview camera as a parking and backing out aid, and controls mounted on the steering wheel. On the EX, Kia adds push-button engine start, dual-zone automatic climate control with an auto defog system, and a USB 2.1 port for fast-charging smartphones. The SX Turbo gets paddle shifters on the steering wheel for increased gear shifting control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror for taming headlights from behind the vehicle, and a universal transceiver for remote-controlling garage doors. 

Positive Review

Reviews on the 2017 Kia Sportage have been largely positive. Praise is particularly showered on its ability to combine practicality with an eye for attention-drawing design. According to the 2017 Kia Sportage review from, "[i]'ts hard to find style and versatility in the same place, but the redesigned Kia Sportage delivers on both counts." The review proclaimed the 2017 Sportage as one of the "top choices for 2017."At our KIA Sportage dealership, Arapahoe KIA-which is located in Greenwood Village Colorado-we provide a large collection of 2017 KIA Sportage vehicles. We take great pride in serving residents of the Denver area, as well as sales experts who are great car research and knowledge sources. For more 2017 KIA Sportage research, you can also go to the official KIA website.

*The above information is regarding the base model 2017 KIA Sportage
.  Standard specs and features may change from year to year. Contact    Arapahoe Kia  with any questions regarding the new or used vehicle you're inquiring about.