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2017 Kia Sportage

2017 Kia Sportage

  • Body Type SUV Crossover
    ConditionSlightly Used
    Doors4
    Engine Size2.4L
    HP181
    Mileage40,000 Miles
    Model Year 2017
    Trans Automatic
    Fuel Type Petrol
    Ext color White
    Int color Grey
    MPG 23 City / 30 Hwy
    Dealer Location Lagos Nigeria
    Owners 1

 

It’s hard to get excited about most mainstream crossovers, but the truth is this is one of the hottest segments of the market right now. The automotive space is saturated with a glut of these profit-making, two-box, semi-practical, soft-roading vehicles, and the tide isn’t likely to abate soon. At first blush, Kia’s redesigned 2017 Sportage isn’t the most eye-catching of new products, but it’s poised to do very well in the ongoing CUV wars. Progress in this kind of battle is often measured in inches of space, and the 2017 Sportage grows both inside and out. The new Kia measures the same 73 inches wide as its predecessor, but it gains 1.2 inches on the wheelbase, and 1.6 inches in overall length. There’s more room overall for passengers, and there’s 18-percent greater cargo space in back. Plus, the luggage floor can be moved down into a lower position to make more vertical space when needed. The Sportage was penned by renowned designer Peter Schreyer (he of first-gen Audi TT fame), but the end result is a bulbous-looking crossover, especially when viewed from the front – it’s like a chipmunk with too many acorns in its cheeks. The “tiger-nose” grille – a hallmark of Schreyer – was moved up to accommodate the “ice-cube” fog lamps, while the headlights sweep back along the sides of the car. The A and C pillars are thinner, allowing occupants better visibility from inside the car, but from the outside, the rear three-quarter view looks blocky and cut up. The rear doesn’t seem to match the rest of the car, either – it’s more svelte and understated. Looking past its exterior design, the new Sportage is marginally, uh, sportier, thanks to a new, lighter, stiffer body, a redesigned suspension, and new engine tuning. Kia is mostly chasing improved fuel efficiency with its latest powertrain updates, as both engines have slightly lower outputs than their predecessors but have marginal improvements in fuel economy. The entry-level 2.4-liter inline-four (same as the Optima and Sorento) puts out 181 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque – decreases of only 1 hp and 2 lb-ft – and can be had with front- or all-wheel drive. Step up to the top-of-the-line SX Turbo and you get a 2.0-liter turbo-four that puts out 240 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque (that’s 20 hp and 9 lb-ft less than before). Kia estimates the 2.4/FWD combination will return 23 miles per gallon city, 30 mpg highway, and 26 mpg combined, while the 2.0T/AWD will score 20/23/21. With front-wheel drive, it’s possible to get the Sportage’s rear end to unset itself on a winding road – it’s not our first choice. Instead, the Magna Dynamax all-wheel-drive system electronically senses the road and anticipates slide events and can brake individual wheels to prevent or mitigate traction loss.

 

 

Features
2.4L I-4 Engine
6-spd auto w/OD Transmission
181 @ 6,000 rpm Horsepower
175 @ 4,000 rpm Torque
Front-wheel Drive type
ABS and driveline Traction control
17″ silver aluminum Wheels
Front air conditioning, manual
SiriusXM AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan Radio
2 – 1st row LCD monitor
Keyfob (all doors) Remote keyless entry
Cloth Seat trim

 

 

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