The Kia Sportage has always been a fantastic addition to Kia’s vehicle lineup, but the new Kia Sportage 2016 model is set to raise the bar higher than ever before.
2016 Kia Sportage Release Date
As of the date of this writing, the 2016 Sportage model is available to the general public. We we’re able to find multiple dealerships within driving distance that have the 2016 in stock.
2016 Kia Sportage release date: Febuary 2016 (Europe)
2016 Kia Sportage Pictures
2016 Kia Sportage Review
The new 2016 Kia Sportage is quickly becomes a favorite with sports drivers and soccer mom’s alike, but it does have a few drawbacks. Most of the other vehicles in this class have been redesigned over the years to favor space and storage over looks, but the Sportage has gone in the opposite direction. It looks amazing, and has some of the bet handling and control in its class, but at the cost of interior space. The back seat is lacking when it comes to legroom, but it’s not a deal breaker, especially for the previously mentioned soccer moms who are filling the back-seat with aspiring young soccer stars.
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There are two engine options available for the 2016 Kia Sportage, depending on which model you choose. The basic 2.4L 4 cylinder engine creates a respectable 182hp of power in the base car, and 180 in the EX. For a little more power and torque, the 2.0L SX engine is turbo charged, bringing the horse power up to 260.
It is also equipped with backup cameras and rear parking sensors to help make up for the blind spots, but it didn’t manage to earn back its Top
Overall, it’s a fantastic little SUV if you’re driving around town or planning a trip, but it is not designed to go off-road.
2016 Kia Sportage LX
The new 2016 Sportage will have different trim levels: instead of standard LX, there will be GL, which features list of cool options, including dual-zone climate control, rear USB ports for charging devices, audio system with iPod connectivity, 16-inch alloy wheels and many more.
2016 Kia Sportage SX
The top trim now called GT-Line and full-packed with built-in navigation system, road signs recognition, automatic emergency braking, LED fog lamps, special agressive styling, dual exhaust pipes, sporty steering wheel and huge 19-inch rims with unique design. The top-trimmed 2016 Kia Sportage looks fantastic.
2016 Kia Sportage Interior
One of the biggest new improvements to the 2016 Sportage model is the improved interior. Fans of Kia’s other SUVs will see shades of the Sorento’s interior in the Sportage, with the addition of delightfully expensive trims set seamlessly into Kia’s soft-touch plastic designs.
The new dash can accommodate either 7 or 8 inch infotainment screens, which can be easily seen by both the driver and the passengers.
The interior is much quieter as well with this new Sportage model. Advances in window glass, seals, and soundproofing have provided Kia with the means to create a much quieter ride in their new Sportage.
2016 Kia Sportage msrp
The pricing of the new Sportage is not announced yet, but we expected that it will be increased in comparison with the previous generation vehicle. Kia Sportage 2016 price will start at around $23,000 for basic trim and up to $35,000 for GT version of the car.
2016 Kia Sportage SUV Specs
The specs for the new Kia Sportage vary depending on the chosen model. All of the specs listed below will reflect only the base LX model.
Engine: 2.4L 4 Cylinder 16 Valve DOHC (Dual Overhead Cam)
Brakes: 4 wheel disc with antilock braking system
Steering: Front Wheel Drive Standard, optional All Wheel Drive and Locking Center Differential systems.
Passenger Capacity: 5
2016 Kia Sportage mpg: 21 City/28 HWY
Transmission: 6 Speed Automatic
Standard equipment includes: power windows, power locks, power mirrors, keyless entry, keyless start, alloy wheels, Bluetooth connectivity, USB connectivity, iPod connectivity, satellite radio, and phone controls.