2016 Kia Sportage Review And Price

The 2016 Kia Sportage is the future at the present time, a vehicle that pushes the boundaries. This model has proven a point from the people at Kia, they can rise above all expectations and deliver the vehicle we wished for. The 2016 model is going to be a clear example of that, with its unique qualities it managed to go high in the class of crossovers.

They first had to include the German design wizard Peter Schreyer (known for his results in Audi) in the Korean automobile machine and the rest was history. Each year the crossover got the required attention and guidance it so desperately needed and now we have a quite desirable Sportage wanted all over the world. We are ready for the people in Kia to surprise us if they can, meanwhile we will start with the rumors for the new model to keep us on our toes.

Changes

Kia Sportage Side

Kia Sportage Side

The production of the first Kia Sportage began over 20 years ago so they had a long way to come where they are today, one of the most wanted crossovers in its class and is going to be available in three trim levels: LX, EX and SX. Even base version comes with decent equipment and soon we will deliver more details about it, just continue reading.

2016 Kia Sportage Review

Speaking of changes we don’t expect many changes to the 2016 Kia Sportage, maybe some small improvements to make it as modern and attractive as it can be to people of all generations. The front of this car will take some “makeup”, the makers put the accent on the front grille as it was so successful in the previous model in making it look much richer. Interior stays almost the same with introducing a higher level of quality materials and technologies. For the standard trim level LX we expect Kia to equipped it with: Led position lights, projection headlights, solar glass, body color mirrors, body color handles, privacy glass, 17-inch alloy-wheels, tilt and telescopic steering column, six speaker sound system, SIRIUS satellite radio, Bluetooth, USB, manual air conditioning, rear seat ventilation, cruise control, front cup holders, cargo organizer, power windows and steering wheel controls.

Interior

2016 Kia Sportage Interior

2016 Kia Sportage Interior

When we move up to LX trim level you get: chrome handles, 18-inch alloy wheels, fog lamps, roof rails and chrome body trim, back-up warning system, auto dimming mirror with home-link, cooling glove box, heated mirrors, passenger central door lock, leather wrapped wheel, second row armrest, keyless entry system, folding key, trip computer, infinity premium radio, rear camera display, UVO powered by Microsoft Infotainment System, automatic temperature control. The last trim level of the 2016 Kia Sportage is SX that will offer us: HID head-lights, Led daytime running lights, dual exhaust, SX grille, navigation system, panoramic sunroof, keyless entry and ignition, leather upholstery and heated front seats.

There will be two engine options for the 2016 Kia Sportage: the first is the 2.4 liter four cylinder engine which makes 182 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque and has a record of 21 mpg in the city, 28 mpg on the highway and 24 mpg all combined. This engine will be offered in the LX and EX trim level with a six speed automatic transmission. The second unit is conceived for the SX trim level and is a 2.0 liter turbocharged four that makes 260 horsepower and 269 pound feet of torque with a record in fuel consumption of 20/26/23 city/highway/all combined. Similar fuel economy but much more power and better performances, also we really like the turbo unit and how it can be driven.

2016 Kia Sportage

2016 Kia Sportage

Release Date

There are a few segments about the 2016 Kia Sportage that we don’t have any official information’s and confirmation from the makers. Unfortunate the release date is one of those segments. After reviewing the rumors and the info we have, we speculate the production ready model will appear in the summer of 2015, while it will hit the market in the last months of 2015.

Price Of 2016 Kia Sportage

The price for the 2016 Kia Sportage is the most anticipated fact about the upcoming model. Such a car we predict will be in financial durable borders, meaning it’s going to be a top vehicle for the value you are paying. There is no official price for the new version is expected to be $22,000 for the base trim level and can go up to $30,000 for the top trim level.

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