The Kia Sportage has become a comparable compact crossover/SUV that not only meets the needs of consumers but has helped shape the entire industry. The concept of the Sportage has radically changed over the years offering high-end features which is something we’ve come to expect from all Kia cars and SUV’s. With the 2018 Kia Sportage set to be unveiled during the 1st ½ of 2017, we’re already getting plenty of information coming in on what’s expected.
The 2018 Sportage will once again offer luxury options and plenty of styling packages to choose from to meet the needs of every consumer. The on-road entertainment, as well as the sports utility concept, will be seen on all models which will all be competitively priced. Comparable with other compact crossovers and smaller SUV’s, the new Sportage will surely be mentioned as one of the year’s best.
Below, we take a first look at the 2018 Kia Sportage specs, features, price, and release date for all models including the EX, LX, and SX.
2018 Kia Sportage Specs and Features – EX, LX, and SX Model
The 2018 Kia Sportage specs and features will build upon the very best of the current model while also offering some much-needed upgrades. Some differing points we’re hearing when comparing it to the 2017 car models include smaller, and more versatile rear doors, more legroom for backseat occupants, and improved 360-degree visibility.
We’re hearing a redesigned exterior will be seen offering a more aggressive and aerodynamic look. The front end is expected to have better headlight spacing and a wider, and thinner grille. The aluminium is rumoured to be lighter which will improve the handling and steering which is one of the biggest complaints of the 2017 model.
Some of the most notable optional and standard features will include an amazing touchscreen display with a wide view backup camera, panoramic moonroof, FWD, AWD, ventilated seats, push button start and stop, Kia’s UVO multimedia technology, turbo GDI engine, numerous safety sensors, satellite radio, steering wheel controls, USB, AUX inputs, and much more.
The 2018 Kia Sportage engine is rumoured to sport a 4-cylinder 2.0 and 2.4-liter option with 180, 185, and nearly 265-horsepower. The transmission will be standard across all models with a 6-speed automatic and auto-manual option getting around 20-22MPG/city and up to 29MPG/highway.
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2018 Kia Sportage Price and Release Date – EX, LX, and SX Model
We’re hearing that Kia has no intentions of any significant changes to the launch price of the 2018 Sportage which is great news for consumers. Below, we have detailed the expected price for all models expected.
|2018 Kia Sportage EX Price||Starting at $25,800|
|2018 Kia Sportage LX Price||Starting at $22,500|
|2018 Kia Sportage SX Price||Starting at $30,500|
As of now, there’s been nothing official on the 2018 Kia Sportage release date, but we’re hearing plenty of rumours out of Korea that paints us a pretty good picture. We’re hearing the official announcement could come as early as the summer of 2017 with consumer purchase starting as early as the fall. Here in the US, the launch is expected sometime in October or November while those in other markets around the world more likely to wait until Q1 of 2018.
We’ll continue to update you with more to come on the upcoming 2018 Sportage specs, features, price, and release date including all confirmations and rumours.