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What Changed

The fourth-generation Sportage bows for the 2017 model year. The new model grows in length and wheelbase by approximately 2 inches, resulting in more passenger legroom and cargo volume. The Sportage is in offered three trim levels. LX and EX models are powered by a 2.4l four-cylinder engine, whereas the top SX trim level equips a 2.0l four-cylinder turbo.

Comparison to Prior Model

2017 Kia Sportage 2016 Kia Sportage
2017 Kia Sportage 2016 Kia Sportage
Price Range ($) $22,990 - $34,000 $22,150 - $31,490
Length (in) 176.4 174.8
Wheelbase (in) 105.1 103.9
Width (in) 73.0 73.0
Height (in) 64.4 64.4
Track (in) 63.5 63.5
Exterior Volume (cu. ft.) 417.5 413.7
Curb Weight (lbs.) 3305-3765 3280-3585
Legroom Total (in.) 82.6 79.3
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 105.3 99.6
Cargo Volume (cu. ft.) 30.7 26.1
Driven Wheels
  • FWD
  • AWD
  • FWD
  • AWD
Engines
  • 2.0l I4 T (237-bhp)
  • 2.0l I4 T (240-bhp)
  • 2.4l I4 (181-bhp)
  • 2.0l I4 T (260-bhp)
  • 2.4l I4 (182-bhp)
Transmissions A6 A6
City MPG 20-22 19-21
Highway MPG 23-29 24-28
Combined MPG 21-25 21-24
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Velocity Index 54 55
Equipment: Good
  • $22,990 (2WD)
  • $24,490 (AWD)
  • $22,150 (2WD)
  • $23,650 (AWD)
Equipment: Better
  • $25,500 (2WD)
  • $27,000 (AWD)
  • $28,950 (2WD)
  • $30,450 (AWD)
Equipment: Best
  • $32,500 (2WD)
  • $34,000 (AWD)
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