2018 Kia Sportage Review
When you’re looking to head out for adventures on the road in a stylish and spacious midsize SUV, there are a few options for you to consider, but have you noticed the 2018 Kia Sportage. This vehicle comes highly rated and offers a great deal to its drivers. At The Kia Store, we’re here to help drivers in Louisville, Elizabethtown, and Clarksville learn more about this vehicle so they can decide.
Continue reading our 2018 Sportage review to find out if this midsize SUV is the right pick for you!
Kia Sportage Performance, Power, and Engine Options
The Kia Sportage comes standard with the 2.4L 4-cylinder engine that’s capable of delivering 181 horsepower and 181 lb-ft of torque. Drivers looking for more power may want to consider upgrading to the SX Turbo trim. It comes equipped with a 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that pushes the performance even further and is capable of hitting 240 horsepower and 237 lb-ft of torque. Both of these engine options come paired with the Electronically Controlled 6-speed Automatic Overdrive with Sportmatic®, which provides a direct and sporty handling during performance.
Cabin Space & Comfort
The Sportage opens up with a spacious 129.3 cubic feet of space in its cabin that’s equipped to seat 5 total passengers. Passengers sitting up front get 39.3 inches of headroom and 41.5 inches of legroom. Passengers riding in the rear get 39.1 inches of headroom and 38.2 inches of legroom. Behind the rear bench, the Kia Sportage offers 30.7 cubic feet of space for cargo. However, depending on the size or amount of the cargo you’re bringing along, you can boost the area to 60.1 cubic feet by folding down the rear bench.
Entertainment & Technology Features
This midsize SUV does come equipped with some interesting features that will add extra enjoyment and convenience to your road trips. The vehicle includes a 6-speaker sound system that delivers crystal clear audio to every corner of the cabin. You’ve got options from the AM/FM radio, the media device connected through the USB port or auxiliary input, or one of the 150+ stations included with the 3-month trial subscription of SiriusXM® Satellite Radio.
The Kia Sportage comes standard with Bluetooth® technology which lets you make or receive hands-free phone calls while you’re traveling. You can upgrade to include Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ which integrates your smartphone into the touchscreen, providing you easy access to your apps and contacts.
Taking a Spin in the 2018 Kia Sportage
By now, you’re pretty familiar with the 2018 Kia Sportage, what it offers, and what it can do on the road. However, you may feel like you need to learn a little more about this midsize SUV before you form your decision. At The Kia Store, we’re always happy to welcome drivers to our dealership and showcase the models that they’re interested in. When you need to decide if it’s right for you, getting behind the wheel and taking it out for a test drive will certainly push you in the right direction.
Schedule your Kia Sportage test drive at The Kia Store. We’re here to help drivers like you in Louisville, Elizabethtown, and Clarksville gain the necessary experience to help you decide on your next car.