|2017 Kia Sportage||2016 Kia Sportage|
|30.7 cubic feet||Cargo Room (behind 2nd row)||26.1 cubic feet|
|UVO3 (new for 2017 models)||UVO eServices Available?||UVO|
|39.3 / 39.1 inches||Head Room (front / rear)||39.1 / 38.5 inches|
2017 Kia Sportage vs. 2016 Kia Sportage
The sport crossover vehicle class is as hot as a spiral from Peyton Manning in his prime. The category is still climbing, and why not? These are vehicles that are built for nearly any challenge you can throw at it, short of hanging ten in the middle of the ocean during a tsunami: You get sedan-like handling, cargo space that rivals larger SUVs, the ability to tow heavy loads, and more. You just won't get this variety or blend of abilities anywhere else. Which is why we're excited as the 2017 Kia Sportage - a long-standing sport crossover - gets ready to hit dealership lots in early 2016.
The 2017 Sportage is set to change the game, with steady improvements and noteworthy new features. We'll take a look at how the Kia Sportage has changed and improved from the 2016 models to the 2017 model, which is due on dealership lots in early 2016. For starters, the 2016 Sportage comes standard with UVO eServices in SX models, and it's optional for EX models. This handy feature lets you connect your phone to your car, giving you interactivity with your music, points of interest and even navigation. The UVO3 - brand-new with the 2017 Sportage rollout ups the ante with 14 telematics services overall, such as up to 8 GB of music storage and access to applications like Pandora and Soundhound. UVO3 is available in the higher two of the 2017 Sportage's trims, the EX and SX Turbo. Look also for intuitive driver-assist features in the 2017 Sportage like Lane Departure Warning System and Blind Spot Detection, which will keep you safer on the road.
Make 2017 a Year to Remember with the Kia Sportage
If you've been impressed by the 2016 Sportage's handling, including a 34.8-foot curb-to-curb turning circle that is identical to many sedans, then you're also going to love improvements for 2017's model, including a new trim option, SX Turbo, which will feature a smaller engine that is built for getter gas mileage. Other new features for 2017 include more space in the front and back, with a floor that has been lowered 1.6 inches and increases in headroom and legroom. To go along with the added comfort this gives you and your passengers, you also have more space to pack your bags for an epic road trip, with cargo room increased behind the second row of seats from 26.1 cubic feet in the 2016 Sportage to 30.7 cubic feet for the 2017 Sportage. Finally, while the 2016 Sportage maxes out with more HP in the SX trim at 260, the 2017 Sportage's SX Turbo hangs tough at 241 HP but with better fuel economy.
The 2017 Sportage is more spacious and fuel-efficient, while the 2016 Sportage has more power under the hood. Either way, you've got a versatile sport crossover that can pack in the cargo and passengers, and even handle a little towing - up to 2,000 pounds. Kia of Muncie is located at 6732 W. Hometown Blvd. in Muncie, which is also about 20 miles away from Anderson, and we have the Kia Sportage on our lot, along with the popular mid-size sedan the Kia Optima and the fun and versatile utility vehicle, the Kia Soul, among other models in our available inventory. For more information please call us at (888) 691-4759 or come see us in person to see our inventory and test drive a model today.