2018 Kia Sportage Review

September 29th, 2017 by

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If you’re on the hunt for a new compact crossover SUV to add some fun to your drives around Plainfield, Indianapolis, and Avon, you’ll want to take a look at the 2018 Kia Sportage. This speedy little vehicle offers all the versatility of an SUV contained within a small, easy-to-drive package. This 2018 Kia Sportage review from the team at Andy Mohr Kia will help you determine whether this could be the right car for you by providing you with important information about the car. You’ll learn what to expect under the hood and inside the cabin, so you can decide whether the Sportage is a good fit for your lifestyle.

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Kia Sportage Performance

The 2018 Sportage comes standard with a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine that produces 181 horsepower and is EPA-estimated to achieve a fuel efficiency rating of 23 city/30 highway MPG.1 There’s also a turbocharged 2.0L engine available on the SX Turbo trim that offers 240 horsepower. Both engines are paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission.

Front-wheel drive is standard or you can upgrade to Dynamax™ All-Wheel Drive, which senses and adjusts traction for changing road and weather conditions. Handling is responsive and braking is controlled, making for a capable drive. The Sportage received praise for suppressing wind and road noise remarkably well, giving the car an upscale feel.

Kia Sportage Interior

Inside the Kia Sportage, you’ll find seating for five occupants on standard cloth upholstery. Materials in the cabin are some of the best in the class, featuring soft-touch surfaces that feel luxurious. Available features include an 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat and heated front seats.

In the front seats, you’ll find 39.3 inches of headroom and 41.5 inches of legroom. Back seat passengers will have 39.1 inches of headroom and legroom measures 38.2 inches, so rear passengerskia sportage review can stretch out comfortably on a long road trip. With all five seats in use, you’ll have 30.7 cubic feet of cargo space in the back of the vehicle. When you fold the rear seats down, you’ll have access to a total of 60.1 cubic feet of cargo capacity.

Technology Trimmed

The 2018 Sportage comes standard with a 5-inch touchscreen display with Bluetooth® connectivity, which allows you to access your phone’s contacts, music, and make hands-free phone calls. Satellite radio also comes standard, so you’ll have access to hundreds of channels of music and entertainment radio. You’ll get a USB port for charging your devices, as well as a standard rearview camera to make reversing and parking a breeze.

Schedule a Test Drive Today!

Think the 2018 Kia Sportage sounds like it could be a good answer to your unique lifestyle needs? Contact the team at Andy Mohr Kia today to schedule a test drive, and we’ll set you up to meet with a member of our team of experts. They’ll tell you even more about the Sportage, and soon you’ll be hitting the roads of Avon, Indianapolis, and Plainfield! We can’t wait to meet you.


1 EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle’s condition.


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