Kia Motors announced the official pricing of the all-new 2017 Kia Sportage in the American market. The Korean crossover starts at $22,990 for the base LX model with front-wheel-drive, and goes up to $32,500 for the range-topping Sportage SX Turbo.
With the base 2017 Kia Sportage LX you get a 180hp 2.4-liter engine and six-speed automatic and equipment such as LED Daytime Running Lights, 17-inch alloy wheels, rear spoiler, chrome window surround, rear privacy glass, 5-inch touchscreen with Rear Camera Display, Keyless go, Bluetooth, LCD instruments, Drive Mode Select (DMS), and auto headlights.
Next up is the Sportage EX, starting at $25,500, boasting leather seat trim along with Push Button Start and Smart Key, 18-inch wheels, fog lights and gloss black exterior trim on top of LX’s kit. If you want more features here you have to pick $1,900 EX Premium Package which adds heated steering wheel and power-folding mirrors as well as panoramic sunroof, Blind Spot Detection (BSD) with Lane Change Assist (LCA) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), to name the main highlights.
The best 2017 Kia Sportage you can pick, if you can afford the 32 grand asking price, is the Turbo SX, featuring 240-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged engine. This model comes as standard with larger front brakes, and sport-tuned suspension, 19-inch wheels, satin exterior trim, dual exhaust pipes, front and rear metal-look skid plates, unique grille design, bi-Xenon HID headlights with Dynamic Bending Light (DBL), “ice cube” LED fog lights, LED tail lights, 4.2-inch color LCD instrument cluster, gloss black interior trim, metal pedals, D-shaped steering wheel, paddle shifters, metal scuff plates, authentic dashboard stitching, and a choice of five expressive interior colors.
Four-wheel-drive is a $1,500 option on all trims and you can customize your choice of Sportage with a variety of value-added packages and enjoy toys like a Harman Kardon audio system or 8-inch infotainment.