One of the most popular cars in Europe, the new Kia Sportage will officially be available also in the US starting this spring. Offered in three trim levels, LX, EX, and SX Turbo, the all-new Sportage is priced at $22,9901 for the FWD LX with a 2.4 liter gasoline engine, offering 181-hp, combined with a six-speed automatic transmission.
The $22,9901 FWD 2017 Sportage LX comes standard with a host of design, technology, and convenience features including LED Daytime Running Lights, 17-inch alloy wheels, rear spoiler, chrome window surround, rear privacy glass, 5-inch touchscreen with Rear Camera Display, Bluetooth, 3.5-inch LCD cluster, keyless entry system, auto-on/off dual projector headlights, and Drive Mode Select (DMS), which allows the driver to choose among Normal, Eco, and Sport.
The $1,100 LX Popular Package adds heated front seats and heated outside mirrors, a 10-way power driver seat with power lumbar support, upgraded tricot cloth seats with YES Essentials fabric technology and roof rails. A $900 LX Cool and Connected Package adds dual-zone auto climate control with auto defog and an all-new UVO 7-inch touchscreen featuring Android Auto and Apple CarPlay when powered by a compatible smartphone.
A Magna Dynamax intelligent AWD system is available on any trim for $1,500 and features a 50/50 locking center differential and torque vectoring. Every AWD model features a front fascia with steeper approach angle for enhanced capability.
Top of the range will be the the $32,5001 Sportage SX Turbo with a 240-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged engine. The SX Turbo also includes larger front brakes, and sport-tuned suspension, 19-inch wheels, satin exterior trim, dual exhaust pipes, front and rear metal-look skid plates, unique grille design, bi-Xenon HID headlights with Dynamic Bending Light (DBL), “ice cube” LED fog lights, LED tail lights, 4.2-inch color LCD instrument cluster, gloss black interior trim, metal pedals, D-shaped steering wheel, paddle shifters, metal scuff plates, authentic dashboard stitching, and a choice of five interior colors.