2017 Kia Sportage vs 2016 Kia Sportage

2017 Kia Sportage vs 2016 Kia Sportage

2017 Kia Sportage

Engine: 2.4 L Inline-4
Horsepower: 181 hp
Torque: 175 ft-lbs
Fuel Economy: 22 city / 29 hwy mpg *
Fuel Capacity: 16.4 gal

2016 Kia Sportage

Engine: 2.4L Inline-4
Horsepower: 182 hp
Torque: 177 ft-lbs
Fuel Economy: 21 city / 28 hwy mpg *
Fuel Capacity: 15.3 gal

2017 Kia Sportage vs 2016 Kia Sportage

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First introduced in 1993, the Kia Sportage has long been a top choice in the popular compact SUV class. These cars combine the space and safety of a full sized SUV with the fuel economy and handling of a smaller car, making them an ideal choice for families. The 2016 Kia Sportage was no exception, praised for its powerful engine, sporty handling, and refined interior. In fact, it was named one of the best cars for the money and best family cars by U.S. News and World Report. Now, with the all new, fully redesigned 2017 Sportage, Kia is poised to build on the incredible foundation laid by the 2016 model and take it to the next level.


With a base 182-horsepower 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with six-speed automatic transmission, the 2016 Sportage is lauded for its smooth acceleration and powerful performance. And the available 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine produces 260 horsepower if you want your Sportage with a little extra kick. While engine options remain the same for the 2017 model, Kia’s engineers have added an upgraded transmission and brake enhancements for more refined handling.


The 2016 Sportage boasts an eye catching design with bold lines and unusual features, including projector beam headlights and rear LED lighting. The 2017 Sportage takes the look a step further with sleek, sweeping lines and a look that’s both sporty and sophisticated. With a bold grille, contoured sides, and distinctive wheel arches, it’s everything you love about the Sportage while still unmistakably fresh. Inside, the 2016 Sportage boasts comfortable seats (including rare reclining rear seats), along with standard tech like six-speaker stereo, satellite radio, wireless capabilities, and a USB port. In the 2017 model, you’ll get an ergonomically designed, driver focused cabin, with increased cargo capacity, a smart power liftgate, and even more available tech including a 7-inch color touchscreen display.


The 2016 Kia Sportage received the highest rating in four out of five crash test categories from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety, making it one of the year’s top safety picks, as well as an overall four out of five star rating from the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration**. While crash test data is not yet available for the 2017 model, it’s packed with high tech safety features, including a high strength steel unibody, front and side airbags, and a range of active and passive safety systems including Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS), Hill Start Assist Control (HAC), Downhill Brake Control (DBC) and Electronic Stability Control (ESC).

Regardless of whether you plan to stick with the tried and true 2016 Sportage or embark on the new frontier of the 2017 model, both are available to test drive today at our Kia dealership.

* Based on year model EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.
**NHTSA Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportations New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).