Another One for the Trophy Case: the Kia Sportage Wins the 2017 Ideal Vehicle Award

There's no stopping the Kia lineup of vehicles in Calgary, and the proof is in the abundance of awards already won this year. Well, here's another one for the trophy case: the Kia Sportage is the winner of the AutoPacific 2017 Ideal Vehicle Award (IVA). If you're searching for your perfect vehicle, we've found it.

AutoPacific surveyed over 54,000 new vehicle owners, and asked them about 15 key categories they might like to change about their vehicle after the first 90 days of driving. The categories include performance, storage, safety, and technology. The vehicle that owners think should be changed the least is named the IVA winner. And that vehicle is the Kia Sportage.

From the moment you first look at the bold design of the Sportage, it's obvious this award is well deserved. Under the hood is a standard 2.4-litre engine with 181 horsepower; or you can opt for the available 2.0-litre turbocharged engine that boosts your power to 237 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque.

Paired with that power are a plethora of safety features designed to prevent accidents from happening. Like Lane Departure Warning that alerts you if you start drifting out of your lane, and Autonomous Emergency Braking that can automatically apply the brakes if a potential forward collision is detected.

Enjoy an award winning drive in the 2017 Kia Sportage. Browse our new Kia inventory, and come into Eastside Kia for a test drive!

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