As more and more drivers demand better fuel-efficiency in vehicles, the automotive industry has seen the growth of vehicle segments like the compact SUV. The compact SUV has found a niche among drivers who want a vehicle that will still offer space without seeming bulky or break the bank at the gas pumps. But now, with so many options available, it can be hard to choose just one!
That's why we create these model research pages so that drivers can see and learn about the most practical and key information of today's most popular vehicles. For this page, we're going to be looking at the 2018 Kia Sportage, one of the most popular compact SUVs today. To gauge its value to drivers, we'll examine its engine specs, interior space and comfort and in-car and safety technology. Let's begin!
The 2018 Kia Sportage comes with two available engine options, each offering their own advantages for certain drivers. The standard 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine gives drivers solid power with 181 horsepower and impressive efficiency with 30 mpg highway. The other option, a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged engine, gives drivers more power with 240 horsepower but not as much efficiency with 26 mpg highway. If you ask us, though, you can't go wrong with either!
The 2018 Kia Sportage's interior was designed with peak comfort and functionality at the forefront. The Sportage's driver cockpit features angled console, displays and buttons so everything is just a little bit easier. Plus, the Sportage offers a spacious cargo hold for all kinds of luggage, and 60/40 split-folding rear seats for when you need just a little extra space to fit it all.
It wouldn't be a Kia without tons of technology features to make the driving experience easier and more connected than ever! The 2018 Sportage offers the free UVO connectivity system for hands-free calling, navigation and music-playing. Or, you can choose the available Apple CarPlay or Android Auto for smartphone integration!
Not only does the 2018 Kia Sportage offer technology for comfort and connection, but it also offers technology features that make the driving experience safer than ever. The 2018 Sportage's combination of advanced safety features and driver-assist technologies make it one of the safest vehicles on the road today. Advanced features include:
Want to learn more about the 2018 Kia Sportage? Ready to get behind the wheel of one? Contact our staff at Citrus Kia for more information or to schedule a test drive today!