Kia has unveiled the all-new 2017 Kia Sportage at the LA Auto Show. The new Sportage has a much stiffer structure, new suspension, and advanced driver assistance systems. The Sportage is offered with intelligent AWD systems and a slew of new driver assistive tech inside. The driver assistance and safety features include autonomous emergency braking, lane departure warning, blind spot detection, and rear cross traffic alert.
The 2017 Sportage is offered in several versions include the LX, EX, SX, and SX Turbo. The top of the line Turbo version gets “ice cube” LED fog lamps, HID headlights, LED tail lights, satin exterior trim, metal look skid plates, and 19-inch alloy wheels.
The Turbo also gets a 2.0L inline turbo four that makes 241hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. The LX and EX models get a standard 2.4L engine making 181hp and 175 lb-ft of torque. Inside base versions get a 5-inch color touchscreen and Bluetooth connectivity. EX and higher versions get a 7-inch screen and the first time UVO3 has been used melding 14 telematics services with support for Android Auto, CarPlay, and UVO Services.
The infotainment system can store up to 8GB of music and gives access to some apps on the screen such as Pandora. All Sportage models have a 160W six-speaker audio system. A premium Harmon Kardon 320W audio system is available. Pricing on the new 2017 Kia Sportage is unannounced at this time.