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.
|Vehicle Type: SUV||Base Price: $21,600|
|Fuel Tank Capacity: 15.3 gals (58L)||MPG: 21 city / 28 hwy|
|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|
|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)
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.
The new design includes a new version of the 'tiger-nosedâ€™ 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".
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 driverâ€™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.
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.