2017 Kia Sportage

Original MSRP Range
Available Style(s)
Sport Utility
20--23 MPG City / 23--30 MPG Hwy
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2017 Kia Sportage

What We Like

Attractive exterior and interior design; all-wheel drive available on all trim levels; lusty 2.0-liter turbocharged engine on top trim level; 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty

What We Don't

No longer the least expensive vehicle in its class; blind spots have grown with the redesign; fuel economy lags behind top of the class


Expert Rating

4.5/ 5

Consumer Rating

4.8/ 5


What's New in the 2017 Kia Sportage?

New exterior and interior design; new front fascia and grille; larger cargo capacity (30.7 cu ft. versus 26.1 cu ft. in previous generation); new powertrain choices; simplified model lineup with new available and standard technology features See the 2017 Kia Sportage models for sale near you

Which Sportage is the Best?

Kia has added to its reputation for value with some of the best exterior and interior designs available in popular brands. The 2017 Kia Sportage is a good-looking, well-performing compact crossover that measures up to the best in the class. The EX model, with its impressive equipment list and available all-wheel drive, represents the best balance of price, convenience and capability in the Sportage lineup. If you're looking for a replacement for your sedan or large SUV, you may find a good match here. Find a Kia Sportage for sale

How Much Does a 2017 Kia Sportage Cost?

LX (starting at $22,90) is the base Sportage model. Standard features and equipment include 17-inch alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights, a rear spoiler, privacy glass, power adjustable outside mirrors, a rear-window wiper and defroster, cargo net hooks, a luggage under-tray, a dual-level cargo floor, cloth seats, a 60/40-split folding and reclining rear seat, front seatback pockets, a manually adjustable driver's seat, air conditioning with rear vents, power door locks, keyless remote entry, power windows, steering wheel-mounted audio and cruise controls, a tilt-telescopic steering wheel, a 160-watt stereo system with six speakers and a 5-in touchscreen, a 3.5-in thin-film-transistor LCD cluster, Bluetooth phone and streaming audio, USB and auxiliary input jacks, 4-wheel disc brakes, selectable drive modes (Normal, Sport and Eco) and a rearview camera.

The Popular Package ($1,100) is available for LX models. It includes a 10-way power adjustable driver's seat, heated front seats, upgraded Clean Tex cloth seats, roof rails, UV-reducing solar-control glass, heated outside mirrors, a windshield wiper deicer, a rear-center armrest and cup holders and dual illuminated-visor vanity mirrors.

A Cool and Connected Package ($900) can be added to LX models in addition to the Popular Package. It includes a UVO3 7-in touchscreen with Android Auto and eServices telematics, along with dual-zone automatic climate control.

EX (starting at $25,500) includes all of LX's standard features and adds or upgrades with 18-in alloy wheels, fog lights, a gloss-black grille with chrome trim, solar glass, roof rails, heated outside mirrors, a windshield wiper deicer, dual illuminated-visor vanity mirrors, leather seats, heated front seats, a 10-way power adjustable driver's seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, dual-zone climate control, smart key and push-button start, a 7-in touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, UVO eServices telematics and an additional USB port.

The Premium Package ($1,900) can be added to EX models. It includes a panoramic sunroof with a power sunshade, a blind spot monitoring system with lane-change assist, rear cross-traffic alert, a heated steering wheel, an auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink, heated power-folding exterior mirrors with LED turn signals and LED interior lighting.

A Technology Package ($2,800) can be added to EX models with the Premium Package. This includes 8-in touchscreen navigation, a smart power lift gate, a 320-watt Harmon Kardon sound system with eight speakers, ventilated front seats, an 8-way power front passenger seat, autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane-departure warning, front and rear parking-assist sensors, high-beam assist and a compact spare tire.

SX Turbo (starting at $32,500) comes with all of EX's standard features and adds or upgrades to 19-in alloy wheels, a sport-tuned suspension, a compact spare tire, a panoramic sunroof with a power sunshade, bi-xenon headlights with dynamic bending light, LED fog lamps, LED taillights, a dual exhaust, power-folding outside mirrors with LED turn signals, metal-finished front and rear skid plates, metal sport pedals, metal door-scuff plates, LED interior lighting, ventilated front seats, a power adjustable front passenger's seat, a heated flat-bottom steering wheel, paddle shifters, dashboard stitching, a black headliner, black high-gloss interior inserts, an 8-in touchscreen with navigation, a 4.2-inch color thin-film-transistor LCD cluster, a blind spot monitoring system with lane-change assist, rear cross-traffic alert, autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane-departure warning and front and rear parking-assist sensors.

A 6-speed automatic transmission is standard on all models, and all-wheel drive can be added to all models for $1,500. Additional port-installed options like bumper applique and tow hitch run from $75 to $425 a la carte.

Sportage Trims

Sport UtilityOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
Sportage EX AWD$27,200 / N/A4 Cylinder18121 / 256-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Sportage EX FWD$25,700 / N/A4 Cylinder18122 / 296-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Sportage LX AWD$24,700 / N/A4 Cylinder18121 / 256-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Sportage LX FWD$23,200 / N/A4 Cylinder18123 / 306-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Sportage SX Turbo AWD$34,200 / N/A4 Cylinder Turbo23720 / 236-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Sportage SX Turbo FWD$32,700 / N/A4 Cylinder Turbo24021 / 266-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD

Is the 2017 Kia Sportage a Safe Car?

All Sportage models come with advanced dual front airbags, front seat-mounted side-curtain airbags and dual full-length side-curtain airbags with rollover sensing. Anti-lock brakes, electronic stability control, hill-start assist, downhill brake control and LATCH connectors are all standard, as is a rearview camera display. Optional safety systems like a blind spot monitoring system with lane-change assist, rear cross-traffic alert, autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection and lane-departure warning can be added on the EX trim and are standard on SX Turbo models.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety rated the Sportage as Good on all tests and gave it a Superior score for front-crash prevention when equipped with autonomous emergency braking. SaferCar.gov gave Sportage a 5-star overall rating.

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Original Warranty

Basic5 Years/60,000 Miles
Drivetrain10 Years/100,000 Miles
Corrosion5 Years/100,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance5 Years/60,000 Miles

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Traction Control
Passenger Restraint
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Side Curtain Airbags
  • Side Air Bag
  • Side Head Air Bag
Road Visibility
  • Daytime Running Lights
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
  • Rearview Camera
  • Alarm System
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System


2017 Kia Sportage vs the competition

2017 Honda CR-V -- The best-selling crossover in the United States is a good benchmark for refinement and reliability.

2017 Toyota RAV4 -- Toyota's long-running compact crossover has benefited from recent interior refinements that make it a much-improved choice for grownups.

2017 Mazda CX-5 -- Mazda has the edge when it comes to zoom factor, and the CX-5 delivers the best driving experience in the class.

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