2016 Kia Sportage vs 2017 Kia Sportage

By Product Expert | Posted in Comparisons, Sportage on Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 at 4:50 pm
2016 Kia Sportage vs 2017 Kia Sportage

What’s new for the 2017 Kia Sportage? So much! This isn’t just a simple redesign; it’s an all-new generation of the Sportage from the ground up. Right now, you can get a great deal on a new 2015 or 2016 Sportage at Gateway Kia of Quakertown. But we’ll show you why the 2017 model may be the best bang for the buck in this comparison of the 2016 Kia Sportage vs 2017 Kia Sportage.


2017 Kia Sportage release date price

2017 Kia Sportage release date, price

The 2017 Kia Sportage is now available at Gateway Kia in Quakertown, PA.

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2016 Kia Sportage vs 2017 Kia Sportage
2.4-liter, 182 hp Engine 2.4-liter, 181 hp
21 city, 28 highway Fuel economy (mpg) 23 city, 30 highway
No Touchscreen sound system Yes
No Rear camera display Yes
39.1 front/38.5 rear Head room (inches) 39.3 front/39.1 rear
26.1 seat up/54.6 seat down Cargo volume (cubic feet) 30.7 seat up/60.1 seat down
$22,150 or less Price $22,990

Kia Sportage engine

Both the 2016 and 2017 models feature the same 2.4-liter inline-4 engine, but the new one has been tweaked for better fuel economy. We can almost certainly guarantee you won’t miss that one horsepower that got away, unless you have a really sensitive rear end. What you will notice, however, is the extra money in your pocket from those extra miles per gallon. At an average 2 mpg increase (and with a 1.1-gallon larger fuel tank) there will be far fewer stops for gas.

Kia Sportage interior

Kia vehicles have always had impressive interiors, but it’s nice to know you can feel the difference between the 2016 and 2017 models. Not only is the ride noticeably smoother, but the materials are upgraded and the attention to detail is unbelievable. For example, the touchscreen sound system is now standard on all models, and it has USB and Bluetooth as well as an even bigger screen. The rear camera display is standard too.

Kia Sportage room

If this compact CUV looks a little bigger for 2017, just wait till you see the view from the back seat. Stretching out the Sportage on the outside by just an inch or more allowed the Kia engineers to work wonders on the interior space. There’s more head room front and rear, more shoulder room in front, more leg room front and rear, and more hip room front and rear. Not only that, but there’s a ton of extra cargo space with the rear seat folded up or down.

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