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2016 Kia Sportage

With nearly two decades under its belt, the Kia Sportage has shown itself to be a reliable, fun-to-drive small crossover that keeps the budget in mind, both with its sticker price and its fuel economy. The 2016 Kia Sportage offers the most interior options so far, packaged inside one of the sportiest, most attractive exteriors in the class. The new Sportage is available in three trim levels: the LX, the EX, and the SX.

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Eye-Catching Inside and Out

With a sloping front end highlighted by Kia's tiger nose grille, slab sides, and a curvy roofline, the 2016 Kia Sportage is one of the most aggressively-styled vehicles in the small crossover segment. It stands fairly tall, the height accentuated by thick rear pillars. The sizeable wheel flares also give it a broader appearance from the front, making it look bigger than it actually is. 16-inch wheels are the basic versions, with 18-inch wheels available. Both a roof rack and a panoramic sunroof are available on the Sportage, but only at the EX and SX trim level. A rear lip spoiler is also standard equipment on those higher trims. Side mirrors with built-in turn signals are available on the LX as an option, but are standard on the EX and SX trims.

There is seating for five inside the 2016 Kia Sportage, along with plenty of cargo space - 740 litres with both seat rows up, or 1,547 liters with the second row folded down. That amount of storage doesn't cut into the passenger space, as even the rear seat features 963 millimeters of leg room. The interior is wide as well, with over 1,400 millimeters of shoulder space in all seats. Cloth upholstery is standard on all trims, although the EX Premium and SX Luxury packages add in leather upholstery. Dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, keyless entry and ignition, and ventilated front seats are all available on the higher-level trims. For entertainment, the LX trim offers a six-speaker sound system with satellite radio, while the EX has an upgraded Infinity audio system with voice-activated controls and HD radio. A navigation system with 7-inch touchscreen display is available as part of the EX Premium package.

2016 Kia Sportage Exterior Side View

Fun to Drive

The 2016 Kia Sportage has plenty of performance to back up the sporty looks, with nimble handling and aggressive engines that give it car-like characteristics. The base engine is available in the LX and EX trim packages, with front-wheel drive standard and all-wheel drive optional. The turbocharged engine is only available with the SX trim, and is always paired with all-wheel drive. The Sportage is one of the few small crossovers that still offers a manual transmission as an available option.

2016 Kia Sportage Interior Console

2016 Kia Sportage Engines

2.4L I4 182 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque
2.0L Turbocharged I4 260 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque

2016 Kia Sportage Fuel Economy

Fuel Economy L/100km (MPG) City Highway
2.4L I4 Up to: 12.9 (22) Up to: 9.2 (31)
2.0L Turbocharged I4 Up to: 12.6 (22) Up to: 9.7 (29)

Your actual fuel consumption will vary based on driving habits and other factors.

Sportage Awards

The 2016 Kia Sportage has plenty of hardware in its trophy case, including:

  1. Winner of the 2015 VDS (Vehicle Dependability Study) award for Small SUV category from J.D. Power
  2. 2013 AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Award
  3. 2011 International Car of the Year

2016 Kia Sportage Interior

Safety Features

The 2016 Kia Sportage uses a number of safety features to keep the driver and passengers safe and sound:

  • Front, front side, side curtain, and driver knee airbags
  • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes with brake assist
  • Traction control
  • Stability control
  • Available rear parking sensors
  • Optional rearview camera


Kia backs the 2016 Kia Sportage with some of the top warranties in the automotive world:

  • Basic warranty: 5 years/100,000 km
  • Powertrain warranty: 5 years/100,000 km
  • Roadside Assistance: 5 years/100,000 km
  • Corrosion Perforation: 5 years/Unlimited kilometers

Some conditions apply. See Eastside Kia for full details in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

2016 Kia Sportage Exterior

2016 Kia Sportage for sale in Calgary, Alberta

If you are looking for a vehicle that sticks out from the pack of small crossovers, you don't need to look any further than the 2016 Kia Sportage. The sporty, flashy styling, versatility, interior features and concentration on value make it a serious alternative for any car buyer. Take one out on the road today!

Visit Eastside Kia to learn more about Kia Canada's 2016 lineup, including the 2016 Kia Sportage. Your local Calgary Kia Dealer - Eastside Kia offers a large new and pre-owned inventory. For superior service, even after the sale, stop by the showroom today!

Disclaimer: Price subject to change without notice. See dealer for details.

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