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2018 Kia Sportage

It looks like Kia put good thought into the Kia Sportage's name. The sporty, athletic design of the compact crossover sets it apart from other rivals in the same class. And in typical Kia tradition, the 2018 Kia Sportage for sale is well-equipped for the money. The many value-driven features and quality finishes are bound to catch the eye of drivers looking for something affordable and sportier.

After last model year's major redesign, the new 2018 Kia Sportage for sale has just a few minor additions like blind-spot monitors and automatic emergency braking. All Kia Sportage Calgary models continue to be available in three trim levels of LX (front-wheel drive), EX (all-wheel drive) and SX (all-wheel drive).

Features

All 2018 Kia Sportage trim levels come well equipped and start with standard features like: • 17-inch alloy wheels
• A rearview camera
• 5.0-inch infotainment touchscreen system
• Power locks and windows
• Air conditioning The EX adds or upgrades to:
• 18-inch alloy wheels
• Roof rails
• Leather interior
• Power driver's seat
• Dual-zone automatic climate control
• Heated front seats
• 7.0-inch infotainment system with USB port
• Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
• Safety features including rear-cross traffic alerts and blind-spot monitors

The top-of-the-line SX Kia Sportage Calgary edition includes all the above and upgrades to:

• 19" wheels
• Xenon headlamps
• LED interior cabin, fog and tail lights
• Panoramic power sunroof
• Satin chrome trim
• Dual stainless steel exhaust tips
• 8.0-inch infotainment system
• Steering wheel integrated paddle shifters
• Power liftgate
• Harman/Kardon premium audio system

Design

The Kia Sportage features a curvy, graceful body and the longest wheelbase in the class. The interior looks far more expensive than the price point, thanks to soft-to-the-touch finishes and accent lighting. Extensive sound dampening material was fitted throughout the body and doors. An acoustic glass windshield and windows create a comfortably quiet cabin for a comfortably high-end interior.

The longer wheelbase of the 2018 Sportage gives the interior a roomy feel and an impressive interior volume of 3,660 litres. Drop the rear seats and you'll have 2571 litres of cargo volume, which is plenty of space for hauling gear.

Performance and Economy

The 2018 Kia Sportage is fitted with a 2.4-litre direct-injection GDI 4-cylinder engine and a six-speed automatic that produces 181 horsepower and 175 lb-ft. of torque. The 2.0-litre turbocharged engine on the AWD SX is mated with a 6-speed Sportmatic automatic transmission with paddle shifters to output 237 horsepower and 260 lb-ft. of torque.

The 2018 Kia Sportage is well priced - and the savings continue throughout the life of the vehicle. According to Kia, the 2018 Kia Sportage achieves a fuel efficiency rating of up to 10.3 city and 7.8 highway L/100 km.

All trim levels of the 2018 Kia Sportage include Kia's award-winning 5-year, 60,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty with roadside assistance and powertrain coverage of 10 years or 100,000 miles, making the Kia Sportage Calgary model a good choice for drivers looking for a sporty compact crossover with plenty of tech and comfort features at a good price range.




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