The 2017 Kia Sportage Proves That Change Doesn’t Always Have to Be a Bad Thing
The 2017 Kia Sportage plans to bring a lot of new updates to the table, while still maintaining a lot of the same great features we know and love from the previous models. This should come as no surprise if you’re an avid follower of trends in the automotive industry; with new models often come new updates. We’re excited about what the new Sportage has to offer and want to share this with you, so keep reading to learn all about what to expect from the newest model.
Making a Great Vehicle Even Better
The Kia Sportage has already established a reputation for being a vehicle with a lot of impressive performance, comfort, and technology to offer, but the 2017 model takes things to the next level. As far as the chassis goes, the 2017 Sportage is 1.2 inches longer than its predecessor which provides for a longer, sturdier wheelbase as well as more interior space. The exterior still sports the same design that makes a vehicle unique to Kia, but it has been enhanced so that it is more aerodynamic to allow for even greater performance. Other exterior changes include the introduction of LED fog lamps, HID headlamps, LED taillights, 19-inch alloy wheels, and satin exterior colors.
To increase performance, the new 2017 Sportage will also provide drivers with two fuel-efficient powertrain options. The first is a 2.4L I4 with 181 hp and 175 lb-ft of torque which is followed by a turbocharged 2.0L Turbo with 241 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. Both engines will come with a six-speed transmission and offer impressive levels of fuel efficiency.
The changes to the interior of the vehicle aren’t as major, but they are enough to keep us excited about the new redesign. The added length of the vehicle and a little bit of interior redesign has made it possible for the interior cargo space to increase from 26.1 cubic feet to a gigantic 30.7 cubic feet. Access to the cargo area is also easier, thanks to a new power liftgate. The 2017 Sportage will also be the first Kia to incorporate UV03 which provides access to I4 telematics, 8 GB of music storage, on screen apps, and Wi-Fi tethering.
Kia Continues a Legacy of Greatness
While the 2017 Kia Sportage comes with a great set of updates, one of our favorite things about the new model is that it continues the legacy of providing drivers with a reliable, versatile, and sporty vehicle. To learn more about the differences between the 2016 and 2017 models of the Sportage or to test drive the Sportage or one of Kia’s other great vehicles all you have to do is stop by Commonwealth Kia. You can also learn more by getting in contact with us through our website or by phone at (978) 965-8223 and we’ll be happy to assist you with anything you need.