Kia Sportage 2017 Performance: What You Need to Know

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The 2017 Kia Sportage is one of the best cars on the market. The Kia Sportage offers a wide range of performance and luxury features sure to please any driver. In today’s post, we are going to discuss some of the Kia Sportage’s most notable features in order to help you decide if it’s right for you.

Is the 2017 Kia Sportage a Good Car?

Among the most well-rounded compact SUVs available, the 2017 Kia Sportage is one of the best. There are a number of highlights of the Sportage, such as its agile handling and a compliant ride. It also offers a near-luxury interior. Still, a stronger turbocharged engine, large cargo area, and improved fuel economy would make it more appealing.

Variety of Trims

In its LX, EX, and SX models trim levels, the Kia Sportage is incrementalist in terms of its design, with notable improvements over the 2016 model. It’s also available with a choice of two engines and front-wheel or all-wheel drive models (FWD or AWD).

Features To Look Forward To

The compact crossover SUV stands out with its updated infotainment system, larger interior, and more robust vehicle architecture for improved crash protection.

This SUV boasts a comfortable and robust driving position, ideal for modern small SUV positioning, with high-riding, spacious visibility that buyers desire in this segment.

With such slim A-pillars, a lot of forward visibility can be achieved, and the bonnet swoops away from the car’s edges up front.

How Fast Can The 2017 Kia Sportage Go?


Despite not being a beacon of fuel efficiency, the six-speed is responsive and smooth, and in the turbocharged Sportage SX model, can be seamlessly operated by paddle shifters.

Straightline performance is class-competitive in the EX, with 0-95 km/h at 9.0 seconds.

Is The 2017 Kia Sportage All-Wheel Drive Available?

Yes, AWD is Available at North Edmonton Kia

While originally released in both AWD and FWD versions, we only have the AWD Sportage in our used inventory at the moment. Fortunately, all wheel drive is the optimal way to drive the 2017 Sportage.

Driving on slippery roads and in tough conditions can be made easier with all-wheel drive. All-wheel-drive drivers of the 2017 Kia Sportage can attain a highway fuel economy of 9.5 L/100km and a city fuel efficiency of 11 L/100km.

Over the years, the Sportage has changed significantly from its earlier days as a firm-riding crossover. The 2017 Kia Sportage strikes a satisfying balance between the ride compliance and handling control, suggesting Kia has realized crossover buyers also want comfort.

This crossover still steers and takes corners with athleticism, but impacts now tend to be absorbed or shrugged off rather than felt vividly inside the Sportage’s cabin.

Despite its reasonable price, the Sportage remains quiet at speed; just a few years back, you would not have been able to get such isolation from the elements without a luxury brand.

 Front-Wheel Drive?

The 2017 Kia Sportage with front-wheel drive can get up to 7.8 L/100km on the highway, and 10 L/100km in the city.

This makes it easy to take your family on a weekend getaway without having to break the bank!

In winter conditions, those wishing for more safety may want to consider the 2017 Kia Sportage SX, LX, or even the SX.

On the Sportage LX, EX, and SX Turbo trims of the Kia Sportage, all-wheel drive is optional, though the used Sportage models in our inventory are all AWD

 A Redesigned Engine

Two of the things you’ll love about the 2017 Kia Sportage are its fuel efficiency and powerful engine.

A 2.4-liter I-4 engine is standard on the LX and EX trims, while the turbocharged I-4 engine is optional on the SX Turbo trim. With an impressive 240 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque, the turbocharged 2.0-liter engine delivers. The 2.4-liter base engine produces over 181 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque.

You can take advantage of the power all three trims offer without having to change from manual to automatic.

Although the base engine of 2.4-liters performs well, there isn’t much surplus power for passing.

Whatever the case may be, we’re fans of the six-speed automatic transmission, and it’s one of the best-behaved transmissions you’ll find in this segment.

 Is the 2017 Kia Sportage A Safe Car?

Crash Tests

In all five crash tests, the 2017 Sportage earned top good marks, and its front crash prevention system with automatic emergency braking scored top superior marks.

During all crash tests, the outgoing model received a good rating except in front crash tests, where it got a poor rating; the last year’s model didn’t have front crash prevention.

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety New Guidelines

IIHS’ new guidelines for previous Sportage require vehicles to earn good ratings for the five aspects of crashworthiness: small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side impact, roof strength and head restraints.

For front crash prevention, vehicles should earn an advanced rating or superior rating.

Steel is used extensively on the 2017 Sportage to improve its safety rating.

Compared with its predecessor, the new vehicle features more than half of its underlying structure made of high-strength steel. As a result, rigidity is improved by 39 percent.

What are The Features Of The Kia Sportage 2017?

On the base LX, The Kia Sportage 2017 standard features include:

  • Power Windows
  • Power Side Mirrors
  • Rear Wiper and Defroster
  • Air Conditioning With Rear Vents
  • Remote Keyless Entry,
  • A Tilt/telescopic Steering Wheel
  • Touchscreen Audio With Six Speakers
  • Satellite Radio
  • A Rearview Camera
  • Bluetooth Connectivity With Hands-free Calling and Streaming Audio
  • 60/40-split Folding Rear Seats With Adjustable Recline

Included in the Higher Tier New Sportage Models Are:

  • Keyless Ignition
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Leather-wrapped Steering Wheel
  • Larger 7.0-inch Touchscreen Infotainment System
  • Apple Carplay
  • Android Auto
  • Uvo Eservices
  • A Heated Flat Bottom Steering Wheel
  • Power Passenger Seat
  • Upscale Harman Kardon Sound System Rated at 320 Watts
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Auto Dimming Rear-View Mirror
  • Led Fog Lights

Safety Features: Standard Equipment:

  • Rearview Camera
  • Forward Collision Warning System (Collision Avoidance System)
  • Autonomous Emergency Braking
  • Pedestrian Detection
  • Lane Change Assist
  • Lane Departure Warning System
  • Driver Attention Monitor
  • High-beam Assist

Safety Features: Advanced Equipment:

  • Vehicle Blind Spot Monitor
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Rear Parking Assist
  • Front and Rear Parking Sensors


The 2017 Kia Sportage is a great crossover SUV for everyday commutes and family trips in Edmonton. Being a few years old, this Sportage model is affordable yet very much reliable today. Our own inventory features several used 2017 Sportage vehicles, all at competitive price points.

Looking for a reliable used SUV with heated seats and large cargo space? Get your very own 2017 Kia Sportage at North Edmonton Kia!