Critics have said that the Sportage was one of Kia's lower-selling models--that its old-timey face and modest exterior wasn't able to compete against some of the heavyweight compact crossovers that had begun to flood the market.
But with the release of the all-new, completely redesigned 2017 Kia Sportage, that's all changing--because those who once turned away from this affordable and versatile SUV are now flocking toward is as though there is no other competitor. And that could be because, there really isn't.
With three distinct model trim options, the newest Kia Sportage is giving drivers in Buffalo and Western New York a new way to choose their SUV: practical and low-priced, capable and efficient, high-powered and luxurious, or anywhere in-between. The entry-level 2017 Sportage LX and EX come standard with a spirited 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, capable of 181 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque--competitive in its class. Standard features include convenient touches like rear-camera display, Bluetooth wireless hands-free connectivity, steering-wheel-mounted audio controls, Drive Mode Select and Active Eco System, and a lot of additions that may surprise you.
For the real surprise--the best kind of surprise--you need to take a look at the stunning new 2017 Sportage SX Turbo. With a standard 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder and up to 240 horsepower and a thrilling 260 pound-feet of torque, this athletic and top-of-the-line SUV is competing with the big boys; and even with some entry-level luxury vehicles.
Front-wheel drive does come standard on all Sportage models, but Dynamax All-Wheel Drive is available at every level: LX, EX, and SX Turbo.
Want to learn more about the exciting and all-new 2017 Sportage? Contact your local West Herr Kia dealer to ask about availability or scheduling a test drive. If you're not sure if this model will be the right fit for you, compare it to other vehicles within the new Kia lineup in Buffalo - Western New York.