The 2018 Kia Sportage is a versatile compact SUV that does a lot of things well. From its well-appointed interior to a long list of standard and available tech features, the Sportage can make driving more intuitive for residents of Urbandale and Clive.
But what exactly makes the Sportage a sporty and popular pick? Our team has compiled this 2018 Kia Sportage review to tell you all about the Kia Sportage. Learn all about this car, beginning with the spacious, roomy interior, right here.
Kia Sportage Interior
The Sportage is all about driver-focused design. It begins with the angled console, with displays and buttons organized ergonomically for a premium driving experience. There’s seating for five in the Sportage, and both rows of seats easily handle passengers six feet in height. Get creative with the 60/40 split-folding rear seats, letting you expand the cargo area for equipment or groceries while still carrying passengers.
The soft-touch materials give every part of the interior a special feel. Available heated and ventilated front seats provide a more comfortable ride even when the temperature outside the cabin might not be so comfortable. And the available dual-zone automatic temperature control offers individual temperature settings, while rear-seat passengers get their own rear vent. That means everyone’s satisfied inside the cabin.
There’s plenty of tech to explore in the 2018 Sportage, keeping you connected and engaged while on the road. The 5-inch touchscreen infotainment system with six speakers, Bluetooth® capability and satellite radio comes standard. The available voice-command navigation system includes an 8-inch color touchscreen and provides the latest highway conditions to navigate the road ahead.
The rear-camera display comes standard, so you can see what’s going on around the vehicle when backing up. For everyday driving convenience, the push-button start with Smart Key makes things a lot easier. Keep the Smart Key remote in your pocket or purse, but still start the car or stop the engine at the press of a button. You can also open a locked door as long as you have the key, but there’s no need to take it out if you don’t want to.
The base model of the Sportage is equipped with a 2.4-liter engine, producing 181-horsepower. This is perfect for daily driving around town and performs capably while handling impressively. Those searching for an engine that packs a bigger punch will enjoy the available turbocharged 2.0-liter engine. This 240-horsepower engine provides the extra kick desired for those driving on the highway more often.
The available Dynamax™ all-wheel drive system uses electronic sensors to track roadway conditions. If needed, power will be distributed to the appropriate wheels for enhanced traction in wet or snowy conditions.
Test Drive The Kia Sportage Today
At Kia of Des Moines, our sales professionals are committed to helping you get behind the wheel of a car you love to drive. After checking out this 2018 Kia Sportage review, drivers in Urbandale and Clive may find the Sportage an optimal choice.
With a roomy interior, a long list of standard and available features, and reliable performance, the Kia Sportage is a go-to choice for those seeking a fun-to-drive SUV. Contact us today to schedule a test drive or visit our showroom to experience it for yourself.