Overview (Final Score: A)

The 2017 Kia Sportage has seen a complete redesign for the new model year. This really pays off for the small crossover, moving it from middle of the pack to become a top contender in the market. The basic Sportage expectations are still there, including smart styling and high value. These have been augmented by fast-paced exterior looks, a much-improved interior experience, and two excellent engine options to choose from. The 2017 Sportage now has a broader appeal, but has managed to do so without losing its core fun factor and value-for-the-dollar roots.

Shoppers will note the great styling, bigger back seat, excellent engine choices, and the (surprisingly) better infotainment offering to be found in the Sportage. Add in an impressive array of safety equipment and available cool tech and you’ve got a very compelling choice in this segment. The 2017 Kia Sportage is a five-seat small crossover that’s offered in three trim levels, each of which denote engine choice and accoutrements. Both front-wheel and all-wheel drive are available and an automatic transmission is standard.

What We Love About the 2017 Kia Sportage:

  • Great exterior look
  • Excellent interior ergonomics with upscale appeal
  • Fun drive dynamic

 

What We Don’t Love About the 2017 Kia Sportage:

  • Cargo space can be a bit tight
  • Fuel economy is lower than expected
  • Upper engine choice and trim is a bit pricey compared to other trims

 

You can learn more about the 2017 Kia Sportage now, in the FULL CAR REVIEW HERE.

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