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2014 Kia Sportage

The 2014 Kia Sportage is best known as being an affordable compact SUV. The vehicle offers a comprehensive set of safety features, great versatility and tremendous value.

An updated version of for 2014 has been unveiled. Kia continues to produce vehicles that have drawn the attention of drivers worldwide. The new Sportage features equipment upgrades that are worth a second look, even a third.

Specifications

General Info
Vehicle Type: SUV Base Price: $21,600
Fuel Tank Capacity: 15.3 gals (58L) MPG: 21 city / 28 hwy
Dimensions*
Length: 174.8 in. (440 cm) Wheel Base: 103.9 in. (263.9 cm)
Height: 64.4 in. (163.5 cm) Width: 73 in. (185.5 cm)
Curb Weight: 3280 lbs (1488 kg) Ground Clearance: 6.8 in. (17.2 cm)
Luggage Capacity: NA Maximum Seating: 5 people
Performance
Engine: 2.4 Liter Inline 4 DOHC Compression Ratio: 11.3: 1
Horsepower: 182 HP Max RPM: 6000 RPM
Torque: 177 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm Transmission: 6-Speed Sportmatic OD
Max Towing Capacity: 2000 lbs (907 kgs) Maximum Speed: NA

* LX model FWD (USA)

Engine

The new Sportage is powered by a 4-cylinder engine. At the base level, the 2.4 liter direct-injection in-line 4 gets a power boost from 176 hp to 182 hp.

Exterior

The new design includes a new version of the 'tiger-nosed’ grille, framed with a chrome surround and a restyled mesh on the central radiator. The lights now offer better illumination and the car is fitted with an LED rear cluster.

The car is fitted with 16 inch, 17 inch or 18 inch alloy wheels, your preference. On the plus side, a thicker windscreen has been developed. The choice of metallic paint colors have been revised, there is the addition of "Space Blue" and "Fusion White".

Interior

Inside the 5-seat SUV, you will find soft-touch materials been added to the center console and the dashboard. A wide range of reachable, manual seat adjustment and rake wheel adjustment means most drivers will find a comfortable driving position with ease.

However, the front seats are flat, with little support for those long drives. There is also a 6-way adjustable driver’s seat and a heated steering wheel are now available as standard. A 4.2 inch TFT LCD screen has been fitted between the dials.

The screen displays all the vital car information. A premium 7-speaker sound system is available as an option, with a tire pressure monitoring system being standard. The SUV has a cargo capacity of 54.6 cubic feet.

Safety

The SUV has several safety features; overhead airbags, stability control, anti-lock brakes, pre-tensioners, front-Impact airbags, security system, side impact airbags and anti-whiplash.

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