2018 Kia Sportage: SUV Review, Powertrain, and Released Price

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The next compact crossover SUV is 2018 Kia Sportage. It has a huge improvement from the last 2017 model generation, which was revealed in Frankfurt Auto show. This car would be released in three versions. They are base LX, sporty SX and EX trim levels. These three versions will use the similar engine with AWD (all-wheel drive). 2018 Kia Sportage changes review specs redesign.

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2018 Kia Sportage New Looking Exterior Design

On the front of 2018 Kia Sportage, the position of the front grill is quite high. It is near the iconic LED fog lamps. Similarly, the headlight mounts high but it is far from the fog lights. Move to the back, there are the large taillights. Actually, it is new taillight design with unnoticeable improvement on it. This model has a LED daytime running light that is a new feature. Overall design on this exterior car creates a sporty looking, but it looks like European crossover models.

Interior Design with High Quality

Based on the 2018 Kia Sportage review, the cabin of Kia Sportage has improved with high-quality materials and sophisticated technology features. Some features such as rearview camera, lane departure warning, and blind-spot alert secure of both the passenger and car. Then, it has dual-zone automatic climate control and the upgraded infotainment system. It can be accessed by the 7-inch touchscreen. Furthermore, the passengers feel comfortable because they enjoy heated front seats. It also has a steering wheel and leather upholstery. The passenger can enjoy the connection from phone to the cabin through the Bluetooth connectivity. In short, there is not much expectation change in the cabin. 2018 Kia Sportage exterior and interior.

Kia Sportage 2018 Engine, Specs, and Performance

The first option for this model is the 2.4L, which can generate 181 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque. The next option is the 2L turbo engine, which can produce 240 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. The mileage for this engine is approximately 22mpg. These engines are mated with 6-speed automatic transmission and AWD (all-wheel drive). The next option is 1.6 turbo with 180 horsepower and coupled with the 7-speed dual clutch gearbox. The following possibility is the inline-4 engine that can give better fuel economy for this SUV. Just wait for this 2018 Kia Sportage release date. 2018 Sportage engine specs.

2018 Kia Sportage Release Date and Price

This 2018 Kia Sportage is ready to compete with Ford Escape, Hyundai Tucson, and Subaru Forester. This model will hit the car with an estimation price from $24.000 and $35.000. It is a standard price to purchase a compact crossover car with these amounts of money. The release date is still unknown, but it can be in the end of 2018 or at the beginning of 2018. 2018 Kia Sportage release date and price.