Yes, you heard that right – The New 2017 Kia Sportage Will Have You Wondering why you bought a Toyota Rav4! Starting at around $23,885 (84,000 Dhs) for the 2017 Kia Sportage LX base version which features Front-wheel drive and a lot of features but let’s get to the juicy bits.
There will be a range topping Kia Sportage GT-Line that caters to the sporty community who expect more out of their crossovers in terms of looks and design. The GT Line versions will be exclusively available in the United Arab Emirate and other countries in the Middle East. With other cheaper options like the LX, EX, and SX Turbo versions.
The new 2017 Kia Sportage will feature a 4.2 inch color TFT-LCD positioned perfectly between the cluster gauges to display vital vehicle and driving information with outstanding visibility. The car will be equipped with fully ventilated seats that feature 10-way adjustable modes which also happens to have 2 way lumbar support to ease up those long drives – the passenger gets to enjoy the same 8-way adjustable seats so it’s all lovely and breezy in the cabin.
Besides featuring Kia’s new design language which is a good-amount ahead of the economy-sensible competition, the new 2017 Kia Sportage blows the competitors out the water. With the new Dynamax 4WD system that senses road conditions and other variables to measure the amount of torque (power) needed on each axle and wheel, it increases traction and handling abilities which makes the new 2017 Kia Sportage feel less like a heavy crossover and more like a sporty suv.
Packaged with two engine choices; the 2017 Kia Sportage LX and EX trims offer the THETA 2.4-Liter inline four cylinder GDI engine that makes 181 hp and 175 lb-ft of torque with a six-speed automatic transmission and a 2.0-liter engine that puts out 157 hp. The LX trim gets 17 inch wheels, a rear display camera, a touchscreen infotainment system, docked wireless charger, Bluetooth connectivity and keyless entry. This means more power than the only 2.5-liter engine found in the 2016 Toyota Rav4 which only displaces 177 Hp also mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.
But what if you want the 2017 Kia Sportage EX trim? Price increases to $26,395 (95,500 Dhs) which starts out with all of the LX goodies and then some. Leather seats, a smart key, push-start button, gloss-black interior accents and 18 inch newly designed alloy wheels. There is also a premium EX package worth about $1,900 which adds a panoramic sunroof, drivers assist technology, interior ambient lighting and an additional technology package worth $2,700 – adds lane departure and warning systems plus a premium sound system.
Then you get the 2017 Kia Sportage SX Turbo trim that is priced at $33,395 featuring the 2.0-liter turbo engine that pushes a nice 240 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. 19 inch rims, a sport tuned suspension, larger brakes and bi-xenon headlights make sure you get that extra sporty edge. You can also opt for AWD on all of the models for just $1,500 which is very justifiable for some of us.
Finally, and this is exclusive to the Korean markets and some countries in the Middle East is the 2017 Kia Sportage GT-Line version which is a top of the range 2017 Kia Sportage SX with a sport cosmetic package and some distinguished extras that set you apart from the rest of the boring crossover economy boxes found on the road today.