2017 Kia Sportage - Miami, FL

It can be tough for customers to find a vehicle that caters to both their personal needs and those of a family. If you have multiple children, you'll understand the need for interior comfort and technological features, which will help keep those younger occupants busy during a lengthy car ride. An abundance of cargo space is also appreciated, while a number of reliable safety features are expected.

You can certainly find all of these attributes in many modern vehicles, but there's something routinely missing from these other rides: an impressive and efficient engine. However, there is one compact SUV that offers all of those family-friendly amenities, as well as two respectable engine options: the 2017 Kia Sportage.

Engineers clearly focused on the "sportiness" of the sports utility vehicle, as the Sportage is more than capable of trekking through any conditions. But, when coupled with the comfort, technological, and safety features, the nameplate truly becomes a perfect choice for families.

2017 Kia Sportage

30 MPG

Est. Highway


Max. Horsepower


Avail. Touchscreen

2017 Kia Sportage Interior
2017 Kia Sportage Interior


Your children aren't going to pick up on the fact that the vehicle delivers excellent performance and drivability. Instead, they're going to focus on the interior. Luckily, there are a number of amenities that will keep any occupant happy, regardless of age.

The variety of comfort features will allow customers to relax and doze off during those lengthy car rides. The driver and front passenger will enjoy the advanced UVO eServices system, which provides occupants with a number of useful applications. Of course, convenience also plays a big role in comfort, and the Sportage's abundance of cargo space means you'll never be stressing about storing all of your luggage.

You want to provide everyone with an optimal travel experience, especially children. That certainly won't be an issue in the 2017 Kia Sportage.

Comfort Amenities

Children require optimal comfort, especially when they're traveling for any length of time. Fortunately, parents will be devoid of any complaints due to the soft-touch materials found throughout the Sportage's cabin. Passengers can sink into these comfortable seats, with the "scientifically calibrated touch points," and enjoy the ride.

Technological Features

While the Kia Sportage may be an excellent choice for families, that doesn't mean parents should be neglected. The front passengers will certainly appreciate the brand's UVO eServices system. Providing access via a seven-inch color touchscreen or an eight-inch color display, drivers can take advantage of many of their phone's basic capabilities, including calls, texts, and even navigation.

Drivers can also utilize a number of built-in applications. While you're quickly zooming to your destination, your front passenger can look through restaurant reviews, movie times, or even sports scores.

Abundance of Space

If you're going to rely on your Kia Sportage to help transport your children and all of their accompanying supplies and equipment, you'll need a roomy interior. Thankfully, the Sportage provides enough space for any type of cargo. With 30.7-cubic-feet to work with when all of the seats are in their standard position (and an incredible 60.1-cubic-feet with those rear seats hidden), drivers can store whatever cargo they desire.

That interior also provides maximum flexibility thanks to the 60:40 flat-folding rear seats. Drivers can manipulate their interior arrangement to better fit their bulkier cargo, whether it be skis or even surfboards. Plus, the dual-level cargo floor allows for maximum versatility, and the various smart compartments allow you to hide your most valuable luggage.

Speaking of that cargo space, loading and unloading your cargo will be an absolute breeze thanks to the Smart Power Liftgate. The unit will automatically sense your key, allowing you to store or access your luggage without fumbling through your pockets.

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2017 Kia Sportage Performance
2017 Kia Sportage Performance


Let's make one thing clear: while you may be targeting a vehicle that caters to your family, remember that you'll be the one operating the vehicle. You don't want to be stuck with a boring, uninspiring engine. Plus, since you're presumably purchasing this larger vehicle, you don't want to dish out a ton of money for gas.

Those worries will be washed away if you purchase a Sportage. The vehicle offers a pair of engines that provide solid power specs and excellent efficiency. Plus, the accompanying mechanics combined with these engines deliver one of the better driving experiences in the class.

It's nice that you're focused on other people's needs, but you also have to look out for yourself. The Kia Sportage's engines and mechanics ensure that the driver enjoys the compact SUV as much as the passengers.

Powerful and Efficient Engines

If you're riding with younger passengers, you'll surely be asked how much longer before you arrive at your destination. With the Sportage's 2.4-liter engine, you can guarantee that you'll be there in no time. The DOHC, 16-valve I-4 unit can pump out 181 horsepower and 175 pounds-feet of torque, a sufficient amount of power to get anywhere in a breeze. Plus, the unit is fuel efficient (23 city/30 highway mile per gallon fuel economy), meaning pit stops will be kept to a minimum.

But, if drivers want even more power, they can opt for the smaller (albeit, more powerful) 2.0-liter DOHC 16-valve I-4 engine. The turbocharged unit can deliver some serious power at 240 horsepower and 237 pounds-feet of torque. Plus, thanks to the Variable Valve Timing capabilities, drivers can expect a 21 city/26 highway mile per gallon efficiency.

Reliable Engineering

The Sportage's engineers recognized that a powerful engine wouldn't do much good without the proper accompanying mechanics. The inclusion of these essential parts results in an optimal driving experience.

The rigid and dependable Iso-Structure leads to a smoother, easier-to-operate ride. The system also plays a role in reducing cabin noise, so drivers won't be bothered by that buzzing engine or the howling wind. Meanwhile, the all-wheel-drive system will sense the road conditions and adapt, providing excellent traction and control. Thanks to this inclusion, drivers should be able to trek through any kind of conditions in their Kia Sportage.

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2017 Kia Sportage Safety
2017 Kia Sportage Safety


A top priority for any parent is safety. While you probably trust your own driving abilities, you still understand that the threat of a crash or accident is certainly real. Nervous drivers can rest easy behind the wheel of the 2017 Kia Sportage. The compact SUV provides a number of safety features that will keep the vehicle and occupants out of harm's way. If you do find yourself in an accident, the variety of protective functions will reduce the chance of injury.

You don't want to take any risks when you're pursuing a vehicle. Why not opt for the nameplate that earned the highest five-star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration?

Protective Features

If you do find yourself in an accident, you can at least take solace in the Sportage's strong, durable body. The Iso-Structure provides similar protections to the common advanced high-strength steel, although Kia's material provides more flexibility. The sturdy structure will help dissipate the energy caused by the collision, keeping it away from the passengers.

The Sportage's airbag system will also provide maximum protection in the event of an emergency. The front and side airbags are accompanied by a sensor, so the deployment speed will be based on the severity of the impact.

Preventative Features

Drivers want to feel like they're in complete control of their vehicle, especially when they're responsible for a car full of children. Thankfully, the Kia Sportage offers a number of safety amenities that will reduce the chance that a driver gets in a crash.

For example, the Anti-Lock Brake System provides drivers with maximum stoppage power, while the Electronic Stability Control will allow your Sportage to remain on its intended path. The Hill Start Assist Control and Downhill Brake Control will prevent the compact SUV from accidentally rolling down a hill, preventing any accidental fender-benders.

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MLAM Kia: Your Place To Find A Sportage

If you have a growing family, there's a good chance that you're operating on a limited budget. Luckily, you won't find better prices than Miami Lakes Automall in Miami Lakes, Florida. The dealership offers fair and transparent pricing, and their helpful sales team will assist the customer in finding a vehicle that fits within their budget. Plus, thanks to the knowledgeable finance department, customers can feel confident that they'll be able to make all of their payments in a timely fashion.

Of course, the Automall also offers a variety of other brands and models, meaning your options really aren't limited. Then again, you're probably not eyeing any other nameplates. Since you're looking for a ride that caters to you and your family, there's no better option than the 2017 Kia Sportage.