The Kia Sportage 2018 is one of the more affordable compact crossovers available on the Canadian market. Some upgrades were made to the Sportage this model year that include advanced safety systems in the EX Premium and EX Tech trims. Meanwhile, the SX trim level still has its turbocharged engine for sportier driving.
Buyers of the Kia Sportage in Calgary are attracted by its competitive pricing, all-wheel-drive option, and excellent fuel economy. The industry-best warranty offered by Kia doesn't hurt either. Here at Eastside Kia, we also offer premium-level service and help.
Design and Interior
The Kia Sportage 2018 model continues with the new-generation crossover's great looks. A rounded, short front end with a large fascia and upward-rising headlamps begins the fast-paced look of the Sportage. The raked windscreen and tapered roofline augment the high beltline of the Sportage, offsetting the higher ground clearance and robust fenders and wheel arches marking this as a crossover-SUV.
Inside, the Kia Sportage offers an upscale interior that rivals anything offered by higher-priced competitors. Comfortable front seating is placed before a driver-centric dashboard design that tilts instruments to the driver. An adjustable steering wheel and easy-to-read instruments are standard in the Sportage. As are USB plug-ins, a large storage bin, and smooth dashboard lining.
In the back seats, there is more legroom than expected of a vehicle this size, with the Kia Sportage offering good headroom and plenty of space for rear passengers. Cargo space is also good and is easy to access thanks to the tall opening created by the hatch.
Excellent fuel economy is a high point of the Kia Sportage 2018. The Sportage is offered in three trim points with two engine options. Both front-wheel and all-wheel drive are available for the LX and EX trims and AWD is standard in the SX.
|Engine||Horsepower||Lb-Ft Torque||Model Trims|
|2.4L 4cyl||181||175||LX, EX|
|2.0L turbo 4cyl||237||260||SX|
|2.4L||10.3 l/100km||7.8 l/100km||FWD|
|2.4L||11.3 l/100km||9.5 l/100km||AWD|
|2.0L||11.9 l/100km||10.2 l/100km||AWD|
The Kia Sportage found at Eastside Kia has received several awards. These include:
- IIHS Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in 2018.
- 5-Star Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
- Reddot Design Award
- iF Design Award
All Kia Sportage Calgary models have a comprehensive list of safety equipment as standard. These items include:
- Dual advanced front airbags
- Dual side airbags
- Dual side curtain airbags
- 4-wheel ABS disc brakes
- Impact-sensing door unlock
- Hill assist control
- Downhill brake control
- Electronic stability control
- Vehicle stability management
- Rearview camera
Available on some models of the Kia Sportage 2018 are even more safety items. These include:
- Blind spot detection
- Rear cross-traffic alert
- Rear parking sensors
- Front parking sensors
- Autonomous emergency braking
- Lane departure warning
In addition, the Kia Sportage has been built to receive the highest safety ratings available from the various crash test certification groups. This includes a 5-Star safety rating from the NHTSA and a Top Safety Pick rating from the IIHS.
Every new vehicle sold at Eastside Kia comes with a manufacturer-backed set of warranties. This includes a 5-year/100,000 kilometer worry-free comprehensive warranty. An equal 5-year/100,000 km powertrain warranty on the engine, transmission, axles, differentials, and driveshafts is also included. A 1-year/20,000 km first-year adjustments warranty for consumables like bulbs, wiper blades, fuses, brake pads, etc. is also included.
Every Kia Sportage 2018 has an 8-year/130,000 km major emissions components warranty and 5-year/unlimited mileage roadside assistance coverage.
With all that the Kia Sportage 2018 has to offer, buyers are understandably buying them quickly. At Eastside Kia, we are happy to help customers find the right Kia Sportage for Calgary roads in any of the trim levels and options packages offered.
The Sportage offers excellent value for the package and is a right-sized fit for many buyers. With an outstanding warranty, solid safety record, and plenty of amenities for the money, the Kia Sportage 2018 is the crossover to get.