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2016 Kia Sportage: 5 Reasons to Buy – Video

If you’re looking for information on a newer Kia Sportage, we’ve published an updated review: 2020 Kia Sportage Review

Unlike its newer redesigned Kia siblings, the 2016 Kia Sportage doesn’t receive much attention in the headlines. However, if you take a good look at what the Sportage offers, you’ll find it’s one of the most appealing small crossovers on the market. Check out five reasons why this good-looking and affordable Kia is a great choice.


Kia adopted a beautiful new styling direction, and the Sportage was one of the first models to benefit from it. Audi’s former design chief is now at Kia, and it’s really paid off. Now there’s a European-flavored style that’s really raised the bar for the affordable crossover class. Even pricier crossovers have a hard time competing with this Kia’s looks.

Nimble on the Road

The Sportage stays true to its name by putting performance first, unlike most small crossovers. For instance, it effectively balances smoothness and tightness on the road. Every Sportage also receives a sport-tuned suspension, which makes for tons of fun on a windy road. All in all, this crossover is definitely more fun than its weak-kneed competitors. See the 2016 Kia Sportage models for sale near you

Feature-Rich Interior

Consumers expect a generous amount of features in any Kia, and the Sportage follows suit. Kia even gave the base LX trim level Bluetooth, USB connectivity and reclining rear seats. Most trim levels come equipped with UVO voice controls and a rearview camera that keeps you safe when backing up. The upper trim levels boast top features, such as a 7-inch touchscreen with navigation and Infinity audio, leather upholstery and a panoramic sunroof. For an entry-level crossover, that’s a generous plethora of options.

Two Advanced Engines

One engine choice is usually the case when shopping for a small crossover, but Kia offers two. The base engine delivers 177 horsepower through a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder. The best part? It returns 28 miles per gallon on the highway. If that’s not enough, the 260-hp 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder packs a serious punch. These two powertrain options offer some great choices.

Worry-Free Warranty

Kia gives every model, including the Sportage, 5-year/60,000-mile comprehensive coverage and a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty. This provides incredible reassurance, and it’s an industry-leading warranty no one else can match.

Autotrader Says

Yes, the Kia Sportage keeps a low profile, but don’t let this fact dissuade you. Give the 2016 Kia Sportage a spin to experience all the character this small crossover offers. Find a Kia Sportage for sale


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