A fierce competitor battling in a heavily loaded crowd, the Kia Sportage is an enticing, versatile compact SUV. Released on the eve of the year 2000, the Kia Sportage is now entrenched as a major player in its category and easily competes against Japanese, American and German giants, thanks to a strong design and superb driving dynamics. Many times refined and much more elegant than ever before, the Kia Sportage intrigues with its flowing lines, dazzles with its versatile powertrains and reassures with an impressive portfolio of advanced safety features.
The least one can say is that the Kia Sportage isn't like anything else we've seen on the road. Designed on the same platform as that of the Hyundai Tucson, the Kia Sportage boasts a really appealing exterior design. Like every other vehicle coming off the drawing board of Peter Schreyer, head of design at Kia, the Kia Sportage proudly sports the automaker's signature grille. It is paired with a muscular front bumper and generously dimensioned wheel arches, thus creating a front fascia that is both ferocious and pleasing to look at. From the side. the available roof rails, tapered windows, sleek roofline and broad shoulder line all give the Kia Sportage a more athletic look and feel. Modern, ferocious and yet sophisticated, the Asian SUV is ready for anything. Quickly find a used Kia Sportage by browsing our selection of Kia Sportage for sale.
A vehicle that faces such a tough competition has to deliver astonishing performances. Fortunately, the Kia Sportage is much more than style and tricks. It offers two choices of powertrains with distinctive attributes. Coming standard is a 2.4-litre, 4-cylinder engine with more than 180 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque. It can be mated to either a 6-speed manual gearbox or a more flexible 6-speed Sportmatic automatic transmission with manual shift mode. Significantly more powerful, the available 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder turbo engine generates more than 260 horsepower and close to 270 lb-ft of torque. The latter delivers V6-caliber power while maintaining the fuel efficiency of a sophisticated 4-cylinder engine. As for the Dynamax intelligent all-wheel drive system, it comes standard on models equipped with the 2.0-litre turbo engine and is available on selected models equipped with the 2.4-litre engine. Quickly find a used Kia Sportage by browsing our selection of Kia Sportage for sale.
Appealing, powerful and actually fun to drive, the Kia Sportage is one hell of a compact SUV. Furthermore, it is also one of the safest vehicles on the road. In addition to its advanced AWD system which improves stability and handling, the Kia Sportage is equipped with multiple passive and active safety features such as:
Six standard airbags
Impact sensing auto door unlock
Available rearview camera
Electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD)
Electronic stability control (ESC)
Vehicle stability management (VSM)
Brake assist system (BAS)
Hill assist control (HAC)
4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
4-wheel disc brakes
and much more.
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