Fresh-Faced 2017 Kia Sportage is One Superb Family Hauler

April 18th, 2017 by

Are you in the market for a compact crossover? Well, if so, we here at Gene Messer Kia think you might like to meet ours, the fully redesigned 2017 Sportage.

Wondering why we feel as we do?

Then, read on, as we’re here to provide you with the need-to-know details about the latest Sportage.

While not as muscly as the top-tier option, the Sportage’s base engine — a 2.4-liter four-cylinder — is nevertheless brilliant.

Pairing with a six-speed automatic transmission, the entry-level engine is rated at a respectable 181 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque. It receives front-wheel drive as standard; all-wheel drive, meanwhile, is optional.

We’d note that this engine is especially fuel-efficient when had in front-drive form; so equipped, it’ll return a robust 26 mpg combined (23 city/30 highway).

If you’d like to learn more about this striking SUV, or wish to get behind the wheel of one, we encourage you to drop by our Lubbock, TX dealership. Our automotive aficionados are ready to answer your every question about the Sportage or any other Kia model within the present portfolio.

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