The 2016 Kia Sportage represents the Fourth generation of this compact SUV. Thanks to the previous generation and Peter Schreyer, Sportage became one of the most popular SUVs in Europe. Basically by fulfilling all wishes of customers, and also by improving design and construction, Sportage easily found a way on the EU market.
Many were surprised that fourth generation came so soon, so let’s see what we can expect from the new model.
2016 Kia Sportage Exterior
It is completely understandable that Kia wants to keep this model in the race, and we believe that was the main reason for all this fast changes. Thanks to early stage photos, customers were a bit sceptical, but it turned out there was no reason for that. The new Kia Sportage looks much more confident and its lines are making it really elegant. During premiere, customers were really impressed.
Some of the car bloggers and journalist noticed that 2016 Sportage maybe resembles a bit Porsche models from this segment (pronounced side lines and oval grille are pretty common for premium Porsche models).
Compared to the previous model, the 2016 Kia Sportage dimensions are changed, making it almost 2 inches longer, while it’s width and length remained the same.
2016 Kia Sportage Interior
Interior of the new Sportage brings overall more passenger room in the cabin.
The dashboard looks more attractive and more expensive than on the previous model.
Also, a wide range of equipment is available for this model. It includes SiriusXM with 6 speakers, 4.3″ Touch Screen Audio Display, BLUETOOTH Wireless Technology Hands-Free Connectivity, Steering-Wheel-Mounted Audio, Hands-Free Phone, and Cruise Control Buttons, and much more.
2016 Kia Sportage Engines
There are two engines available for the new Sportage: 2.0 and 2.4 liter DOHC, paired with Electronically Controlled 6-Speed Automatic Overdrive w/ Sportmatic on all models. The 2.0 liter ULEV delivers 182HP while SULEV (Super Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle) makes a bit lower – 180HP.
2016 Kia Sportage Price
Starting price of the 2016 Kia Sportage is around $22,000 and it goes to $30,000. The price of course varies on chosen equipment.