2017 Kia Sportage Garden Grove CA
Nothing is more exciting for a new model year like a redesign, and the 2017 Kia Sportage is now available in Garden Grove CA here at Garden Grove Kia. This compact SUV has impressed smart shoppers for three previous generations, and we’re excited to be heading into the fourth with new features and an advanced structure to make it safer and more reliable than ever before. There’s no denying it: an updated style also makes the 2017 Sportage an appealing choice for work and play.
When it comes to crossovers, the appeal of the Kia Sportage is undeniable. For 2017, the model gets a new look for the exterior, which is most notable in the front end with a chiseled hood, slip headlights and a new grille design. Changes extend to the inside, which has been adjusted to emphasize one of the main benefits of driving a crossover: increased space. Ride height is one thing, but with the clean interior design providing more head room and cargo space, the Sportage puts convenience first.
One of the main points of driving a larger vehicle, other than better visibility thanks to a higher ride height, is the increase in space. The 2017 Kia Sportage offers more room for passengers and for purchases. Total interior volume sits at 129.3 cu. ft., 30.7 of which is dedicated to cargo.
The 2017 Kia Sportage is offered in LX, EX and SX Turbo trims and seats five. Standard features include LED running lights, automatic headlights, Bluetooth and a five-inch touchscreen system with six-speaker radio. New for the model year is the seven-inch UVO3 system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
There are two engine options, a 2.4-liter I-4 and a 2.0-liter turbo available in the SX Turbo trim. The standard engine offers 181 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque, while the upgrade is an impressive 240-horsepower engine with 260 lb-ft of torque. Each are paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission.
What’s new for the 2017 Kia Sportage?
A new design and improved space are some important updates for the 2017 Kia Sportage, but there’s plenty more to love about the fourth-generation of this nameplate. When it comes to reliability, it’s important to have a strong structure. Kia has updated the Sportage to have a stiffer design thanks to high-strength steel used in its built. This doesn’t mean the ride feels stiff or unresponsive as a result, because the independent front and rear suspension give the model a refined feel, and optional AWD provides an excellent sense of traction and control.
The interior of the 2017 Kia Sportage is designed with drivers in mind, featuring soft touch materials and an intuitive dashboard layout for convenience, comfort and an overall sense of quality. Those who upgrade to the EX or SX Turbo trims will appreciate features like leather upholstery for even more elegance on the go.
One upgrade to watch for is the new UVO3 infotainment system which has debuted for this first time in the entire lineup in the 2017 Kia Sportage. This infotainment system has a large 7-inch capacitive touchscreen and is compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, as well as offering up 8 GB of music storage. Though not available in the LX, this system is standard in the EX and SX Turbo trims.
Not sure if the 2017 Kia Sportage is the right choice for you? Stop by Garden Grove Kia, serving the Anaheim, Santa Ana, Orange, Garden Grove, Stanton, and Westminster, CA areas, to take the model for a test drive.