Kelley Blue Book recently published a list of the 12 best family cars, and the 2017 Kia Sportage made the list. With a combination of comfort and quality interior with an affordable price, the Kia Sportage is an excellent compact SUV for families. Let’s take a look at it from the top.
The standard engine for the 2017 Kia Sportage is a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder that generates up to 181 horsepower and has an average fuel economy of 30 mpg on the highway. Buyers that want a little more kick can opt for the Sportage SX Turbo that is equipped with a 240-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, but the 2.4-liter is already pretty powerful. Available on a front-wheel drivetrain or all-wheel drive, both engines are paired to a 6-speed automatic transmission.
Style and Convenience
Depending on the buyer, looks may be all it takes to get a consumer into a vehicle, so the Kia Sportage needs to look sharp from the get-go. Aside from its aggressive looks and wide stance, the available bi-xenon HID headlights and chrome finish definitely help introduce the driver to the luxury waiting within. Easily enter with remote keyless entry, worry not about the automatic temperature control and auto defog system, and make phone calls with a simple voice command thanks to Bluetooth wireless technology hands-free connectivity. Buyers can enjoy listening to music with the available Harman/Kardon surround sound system.
Not to mention, all the convenience for loading cargo. Just like keyless entry, the hands-free liftgate opens up in the presence of the key fob. If you have long objects to store, fold the seats down flat; if not, make use of the storage compartments in the floor. Plus, passengers have all that legroom, control over their own air vents, and a USB port for charging electronic devices on the go.
Will any minivan be complete without advanced safety features? Not with all that precious cargo on board. Drive with peace of mind when available blind-spot detection with lane-change assist, rear cross-traffic alert, autonomous braking, parking assist, and lane departure warning systems are installed (optional on EX, standard on SX Turbo).
All of this wrapped up in a starting MSRP of $23,400. How could this not be one of the best family SUVs out on the auto market? And you can get yours today just by shopping through our inventory of 2017 Kia Sportage.