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Introduction

The Kia Sportage compact crossover exudes a sporty character, led by its distinctive design but augmented by sharp handling and a turbocharger option.

Redesigned for the 2017 model year, the Sportage sees only minor revisions for 2018.Vital safety technology, including autonomous emergency braking and blind-spot monitoring, is more broadly available on 2018 Sportage models.

The 2018 Kia Sportage comes in three trim levels: LX, EX, and SX Turbo.

Each is available with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.Biased toward the front wheels, the all-wheel-drive system is fully automatic, needing no input from the driver.Like most crossovers in its category, the Sportage promises no off-roading credentials.

Sportage LX and EX versions hold a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, rated to deliver 181 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque.In the SX Turbo, a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder produces 240 horsepower (237 hp with all-wheel drive) and 260 pound-feet.Either way, a 6-speed automatic is the sole transmission.

Kia has a long tradition of offering well-equipped vehicles for the price, and the Sportage carries on that standard.

A rearview camera is standard.Blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alerts are standard on Sportage EX and SX Turbo.Technology Packages with modern safety features, including autonomous emergency braking and lane-departure warnings, are available for LX and EX trim levels, standard on Sportage SX Turbo.

Ratings of Good for each crash-test performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety resulted in designation of the 2018 Kia Sportage as a Top Safety Pick when fitted with emergency braking.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has rated the Sportage at five stars overall and for the side-impact crash, but just four stars for frontal collision and rollover crash protection (the latter a calculated figure, not based on testing).

Lineup

Sportage LX ($23,600) has front-wheel drive and the 2.4-liter engine.Standard equipment includes a rearview camera, cloth upholstery, basic 5.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, six-speaker audio, Bluetooth, 17-inch alloy wheels, power windows and locks, and air conditioning.(Prices are MSRP and do not include $990 destination charge.)

All-wheel drive is optional ($1,500) on all models.

Sportage EX ($26,400) adds 18-inch alloy wheels, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, leather upholstery, a power driver's seat, heated front seats, 7.0-inch touchscreen, foglamps, and heated power-folding mirrors.Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity is included.

Sportage SX Turbo ($32,900) substitutes the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, adding a sport-tuned suspension.Standard features include autonomous emergency braking, lane-departure warning, parking sensors, paddle shifters, 19-inch wheels, panoramic sunroof, and power tailgate.

Walkaround

More than most compact crossovers, the Sportage relies on a swoopy design and a sporty nature.Some consider its bold styling excessive.A relatively long wheelbase and short overhangs gives it a feisty appearance.

The front ends are slightly different on all-wheel-drive models, which have greater ground clearance.

SX Turbos flaunt the most dressed-up look, helped by 19-inch alloy wheels.Slim taillights are tied together by a refined chromes strip.A red panel connects LX and EX rear lamps.

Interior

Within the classy, reasonably roomy Sportage cabin, soft-touch plastics mix with helpful ergonomics, resulting in a sense of high quality, even in basic LX models.

Fabric upholstery in base LX trim is appropriate, if not noteworthy.EX and SX Turbo trim levels move up to leather.Soft-feel surfaces appear on both the dashboard and front doors.

Front seats provide good support.Headroom and knee clearance are satisfying up front and in the outboard rear seats.Out back, a third passenger shouldn't feel too squeezed, at least for short trips.

Cargo space totals almost 31 cubic feet behind the second row, expanding to 60.1 cubic feet with seatbacks folded.Low liftover height eases luggage loading.

On the cleanly laid-out, driver-oriented dashboard, controls sit within easy reach.Split into upper and lower halves, the dashboard is slightly canted, helping the driver focus on gauges.

Three infotainment screens are available.Clear, high-resolution 7.0- and 8.0-inch touchscreens don't wash out on sunny days.Kia's UVO infotainment operates better than most, and is easy to navigate.

Outward visibility is impeded by thick roof pillars and a high beltline.

Driving Impression

Ride comfort and handling prowess are Sportage strong points.LX editions with 17-inch tires yield the softest ride, but the EX is only a tad stiffer.SX Turbos ride on firmer springs, with different dampers.Steering is set up slightly differently, too, giving the SX a distinctive character.

Handling confidently and predictably, unlike some competitors, the Sportage shows minimal sloppiness.By compact crossover standards, at least, the Sportage feels sure-footed through curves and corners.Steering offers a little more heft than is customary.LX and EX models feel well-planted, without being overly firm.

The Sportage is impressively quiet, thanks to extensive sound-deadening and acoustic glass.

With either engine, performance ranks above average.The basic 2.4-liter engine performs adequately, but cannot be called inspiring.Acceleration is more stirring with the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder, in the SX Turbo.

Kia's all-wheel-drive system reacts swiftly on slippery surfaces, to improve grip by the rear tires.A special front bumper that provides slightly more ground clearance goes on AWD models, to help on snow-covered pavement.

The quiet base engine sends only a subdued growl into the cabin.Especially with all-wheel drive, fuel economy trails class-leading rivals.An LX with front-wheel drive is EPA-rated at 23/30 mpg City/Highway, or 26 mpg Combined.All-wheel drive drops that estimate to an unimpressive 21/25/22 mpg.Slightly larger wheels cut EX figures to 22/29/25 mpg with front-wheel drive, or 21/25/23 mpg with all-wheel drive.

SX Turbos consume the most, EPA-rated at 21/26 mpg City/Highway, or 23 mpg Combined, with front-wheel drive; and only 20/23/21 mpg with all-wheel drive.

Summary

The Kia Sportage is a competent crossover that stands out mostly for styling and value.It has a modestly sporty nature.The cabin feels like refined quality, and front seats promise long-trek comfort.Especially in SX Turbo form, the Sportage performs with a touch of gusto.Kia's warranty is another plus.

Driving impressions by Andrew Ganz, The Car Connection.James M.Flammang contributed to this report.

ABS Brakes
ABS4-wheel
Air Conditioning
Air filtrationInterior air filtration
Front air conditioningManual
Airbags
Driver AirbagYes
Head airbagsCurtain 1st and 2nd row
Passenger AirbagYes
Audio System
Antenna TypeIntegrated roof
Digital Audio InputYes
In-Dash CDSingle
Memory Card SlotYes
MP3 playerYes
RadioSiriusXM AM/FM/Satellite
Satellite RadioSiriusXM
Total Number of Speakers6
Brakes
Braking assistBraking assist
Front brakesVentilated disc
Child Safety
Child safety locksManual
Colors
Fabric TypeCloth
Fabric Type 2Plastic
Fabric Type 3Cloth
Fabric Type 4Carpet
Roof typeFixed roof
Comfort Features
Cargo area lightCargo area light
Floor matsCarpet front and rear
Reading lightsFront
Shift knob trimUrethane
Steering wheel trimUrethane
Convenience Features
12V DC power outlet3
Audio controls on steering wheelAudio controls
Cargo Grocery Bag HolderYes
Center ConsoleFull with covered storage
Cruise controlCruise control
Cruise controls on steering wheelCruise controls
CupholdersFront and rear
Door pocketsDriver and passenger
Multi-function remoteTrunk/hatch/door/tailgate
Overhead consoleMini with storage
Power steeringSpeed-proportional electric power steering
Retained accessory powerRetained accessory power
Seatback storage2
Steering wheelTilt and telescopic
Dimensions
Angle of Approach16.7 degrees
Angle of Departure23.9 degrees
Front Head Room997 mm
Front Hip Room1,380 mm
Front Leg Room1,053 mm
Front Shoulder Room1,450 mm
Front track1,614 mm
Overall height1,635 mm
Overall Length4,480 mm
Overall Width1,855 mm
Rear Head Room993 mm
Rear Hip Room1,300 mm
Rear Leg Room970 mm
Rear Shoulder Room1,400 mm
Rear track1,615 mm
Wheelbase2,670 mm
Doors
left rear passenger door typeConventional
Rear door typeLiftgate
right rear passenger door typeConventional
Driver Seat
HeatedMulti-level heating
Height AdjustableManual
Manual Adjustments6
Drivetrain
Axle ratio3.06
Descent ControlHill descent control
Driven WheelsFront-wheel
Engine
Compression Ratio11.30 : 1
Cylinders4
Displacement144 cm^3
Engine ConfigurationInline
Fuel TypeRegular unleaded
Horse Power181 hp
Max RPM6,000 RPM
Max Torque RPM4,000 RPM
Size2.4 L
Torque238 Nm
Total Valves16
TypeRegular unleaded
Valve GearDOHC
Variable Valve TimingVariable valve timing
Vehicle EmissionsLEV3-ULEV70
Exterior Features
GrilleMetal-look
Rear spoilerLip
Fuel Consumption
City10.3 L/100 km
Combined9.2L/100 km
Highway7.8 L/100 km
Header
Doors4
Driven WheelsFront-wheel
Engine Size2.4 L
Fuel TypeRegular unleaded
Number of CylindersI-4
Trans Speeds - VA6
Trans Type - VAAutomatic
TransmissionAutomatic
Headrests
Adjustable Front HeadrestsManual adjustable
Adjustable rear headrestsManual adjustable
Number of rear headrests3
Instrumentation
ClockIn-dash
External tempExternal temperature display
Low fuel levelLow fuel level
Rear View CameraYes
TachometerTachometer
Trip computerTrip computer
Lights
Daytime running lightsDaytime running lights
Exterior entry lightsRemote activated
Front Fog lightsFront fog/driving lights
Headlights auto delayAuto delay off
Headlights dusk sensorDusk sensing
Locks
2-Stage unlocking2-stage unlocking
Power door locksRemote power door locks
Mirrors
Driver mirror adjustmentPower remote
Heated driver mirrorHeated
Heated passenger mirrorHeated
Passenger mirror adjustmentPower remote
Vanity mirrorsDual illuminated vanity mirrors
Passenger Seat
HeatedMulti-level heating
Manual Adjustments4
Rear Seats
Center armrestYes
FoldingFold forward seatback
RecliningManual
TypeBench
Safety and Performance for CarsProd
Antilock Brakes4-wheel
Four-wheel antilock brakesFour-wheel antilock brakes
Head airbagHead airbag
Side airbagSide airbag
Stability controlStability control
Traction controlTraction control
Seatbelts
Rear center seatbelt3-point belt
Seatbelt pretensionersFront
Seats
Climate controlledDriver and passenger heated-cushion, driver and passenger heated-seatback
Front seat typeBucket
seating capacity5
Total Seating Capacity5
UpholsteryCloth
Security
Anti-theft alarm systemYes
engine immobilizerEngine immobilizer
Stability and Traction
Stability controlYes
Traction controlABS and driveline
Suspension
ClassRegular
Front Spring TypeCoil
Front Stabilizer BarRegular
Front Suspension ClassificationIndependent
Front suspension typeStrut
IndependentFour-wheel
Rear Spring TypeCoil
Rear Stabilizer BarRegular
Rear Suspension ClassificationIndependent
Rear Suspension TypeMulti-link
stabilizer barFront and rear
Telematics
wireless phone connectivityBluetooth
Tires
Diameter17.0"
PrefixP
Profile60
Speed RatingH
TypeAS
Width225 mm
Towing and Hauling
Cargo tie downsCargo tie downs
Transmission
Automatic typeAutomatic
Manual / automaticAutomatic
Number of speeds6
Transmission Hill HolderTransmission hill holder
Truck Features
BumpersBody-coloured
Door reinforcementSide-impact door beam
Video System
Primary Video Monitor Size5.0"
Video Monitor LocationFront
Warranty
basic distance100,000 km
basic months60 months
drivetrain distance100,000 km
drivetrain months60 months
roadside distanceUnlimited km
roadside months60 months
rust distanceUnlimited km
rust months60 months
Weights and Capacities
Cargo capacity, all seats in place868 L
Cargo capacity, rear seat down or removed1,703 L
Curb weight1,631 kg
EPA interior volume2,792 L
Fuel Capacity62 L
Gross vehicle weight2,085 kg
Ground clearance162 mm
Max cargo capacity1,703 L
Towing Capacity907 kg
Turning radius5 m
Wheels
Diameter17
Rim TypeSilver aluminum
Width7
Windows
Front wipers - intermittentVariable intermittent
One-touch windows1
Power windowsPower windows
Privacy glassDeep
Rear defoggerRear defogger
Rear quarter windowsWiper park
Rear wiperFixed interval
Body ExteriorStd.Opt.
Heated door mirrors
Power door mirrors
Spoiler
Convenience FeaturesStd.Opt.
1-touch down
1-touch up
Air conditioning
Driver door bin
Driver vanity mirror
Front beverage holders
Illuminated entry
Overhead console
Passenger door bin
Passenger vanity mirror
Power windows
Rear beverage holders
Remote keyless entry
Speed control
Telescoping steering wheel
Tilt steering wheel
Entertainment FeaturesStd.Opt.
CD player
CD-MP3 decoder
Steering wheel mounted audio controls
Lighting, Visibility and InstrumentationStd.Opt.
Delay-off headlights
Exterior parking camera rear
Front fog lights
Front reading lights
Fully automatic headlights
Outside temperature display
Rear window defroster
Rear window wiper
Tachometer
Trip computer
Variably intermittent wipers
PowertrainStd.Opt.
Manual-shift auto
Mode select transmission
Variable valve control
Safety and SecurityStd.Opt.
4 wheel disc brakes
ABS brakes
Brake assist
Dual front impact airbags
Dual front side impact airbags
Electronic stability
Ignition disable
Occupant sensing airbag
Overhead airbag
Panic alarm
Perimeter/approach lights
Security system
Traction control
Seats and TrimStd.Opt.
Front centre armrest
Heated front seats
Rear seat centre armrest
Split folding rear seat
Suspension/HandlingStd.Opt.
Alloy wheels
Four wheel independent suspension
Front anti-roll bar
Power steering
Rear anti-roll bar
Speed-sensing steering

Cash Incentives

IncentiveAmountExpires
Kia CA Military Appreciation
Sportage
$500 Apr 2, 2018
Kia CA Military Appreciation
Sportage
$500 Apr 2, 2018
Kia CA Military Appreciation
Sportage
$500 Apr 2, 2018
Kia CA 48/60 Month Lease Credit
Sportage
$750 Apr 2, 2018
Kia CA 48/60 Month Lease Credit
Sportage
$750 Apr 2, 2018
Kia CA 48/60 Month Lease Credit
Sportage
$750 Apr 2, 2018
Kia CA Military Appreciation
Sportage
$500 Apr 2, 2018
Kia CA 48/60 Month Lease Credit
Sportage
$750 Apr 2, 2018
Kia CA Finance Credit Cash
Sportage
$1,000 Apr 2, 2018
Kia CA Finance Credit Cash
Sportage
$1,000 Apr 2, 2018
Kia CA Finance Credit Cash
Sportage
$1,000 Apr 2, 2018
Kia CA Finance Credit Cash
Sportage
$1,000 Apr 2, 2018

Finance Incentives

Incentive 24 mths 36 mths 48 mths 60 mths 72 mths 84 mths Expires
Kia CA Future Value Program
Sportage
N/A N/A N/A 1.99% 1.99% 1.99% Apr 2, 2018
Kia CA Future Value Program
Sportage
N/A N/A N/A 1.99% 1.99% 1.99% Apr 2, 2018
Kia CA Future Value Program
Sportage
N/A N/A N/A 1.99% 1.99% 1.99% Apr 2, 2018

Lease Incentives

Incentive 24 mths 36 mths 48 mths 60 mths 72 mths 84 mths Expires
Kia CA KMF Prime Lease Rates
Sportage
N/A 7.19% 7.19% 7.19% N/A N/A Apr 2, 2018
Kia CA KMF Prime Lease Rates
Sportage
N/A 7.19% 7.19% 7.19% N/A N/A Apr 2, 2018
Kia CA KMF Prime Lease Rates
Sportage
N/A 7.19% 7.19% 7.19% N/A N/A Apr 2, 2018
Kia CA KMF Prime Lease Rates
Sportage
N/A 7.19% 7.19% 7.19% N/A N/A Apr 2, 2018
Kia CA Special Residuals
Sportage FWD LX (SP751J)
N/A 51% 43% 33% N/A N/A Apr 2, 2018
Kia CA Special Lease Rates
Sportage
N/A 0.99% 2.99% 3.99% N/A N/A Apr 2, 2018
Kia CA Special Lease Rates
Sportage
N/A 0.99% 2.99% 3.99% N/A N/A Apr 2, 2018
Kia CA Special Lease Rates
Sportage
N/A 0.99% 2.99% 3.99% N/A N/A Apr 2, 2018
Kia CA Special Lease Rates
Sportage
N/A 0% 1.99% 2.99% N/A N/A Apr 2, 2018

2018 Kia Sportage LX 4dr Front-wheel Drive, Sudbury, Ontario

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