Category Archives: Kia Sportage

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IIHS Says the Sportage Keeps You Safe on the Road

2017 Kia Sportage Autonomous Emergency Braking

We’ve talked before about how the 2017 Kia Sportage makes you into an urban pioneer, with a Smart Power Liftgate for a rear hatch and expanded cargo room (now 60.1 cubic feet).  We’ve covered its scintillating redesign and improved fuel economy, now up to 30 mpg highway.  But there’s more good news we’d like to share about the 2017 Kia Sportage: It’s been deemed one of the most crash-resistant vehicles in the small SUV class.  In other words, it was named an IIHS Top Safety Pick+.  And thanks to features which include Autonomous Emergency Braking, the Sportage will take your mind off safety concerns so you can focus on its cool audio and navigation options.    Read the rest of this entry >>

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Kia Optima, Sportage win Prestigious Design Awards

2016 Red Dot Design Awards Kia Optima Kia Sportage 

We’d be the first to tell you that Kia models look amazing, but at the moment the second source might be the 2016 Red Dot Design awards, which recognized the Kia Optima and the Kia Sportage for their stylish design with a ceremony to follow in Essen, Germany in July.

If you’re wondering what the Red Dot Awards are, or how the Optima and the Sportage won, then read on, and we’ll fill you in!  Read the rest of this entry >>

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Collect Style Points, G.I. Joes with New 2017 Sportage Ad Campaign

2017 Kia Sportage Commercial Urban Pioneer

People like to collect things.  Whether we acknowledge it or not, we’re all collectors of something, everything from fine China plates to DVDs to comic books to lint in our belly buttons.  And the 2017 Kia Sportage has a cool new commercial that showcases some of its features while also showing it has the ideal size for driving around town and building up your collection, whatever it may be.  Stick around and see what collection this “Urban Pioneer” bolstered with the 2017 Kia Sportage in the new commercial.  Read the rest of this entry >>

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Stand Out from the Crossover Pack with the New Sportage

2017 Kia Sportage Release and Available Colors 

The 2017 Kia Sportage is reaching the lot right now, and you’ll want to see its new design, with a lower, wider front and bolder wheel arches, as well as available LED “ice cube” fog lights in top-line models.

Along with the redesign that has 2017 models looking better than ever, there are some eye-catching color options that you can choose from with your 2017 Sportage.  We’ll take a closer look at the 2017 Kia Sportage’s release and available colors.    Read the rest of this entry >>

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2017 Kia Sportage Pricing is Set, Release on the Lot is Imminent

2017 Kia Sportage vs. 2016 Kia Sportage Pricing Availability

The wait is nearly over, as the 2017 Kia Sportage’s pricing has been released.  That means we’re not far away from the the small SUV’s availability on the dealership lot!

So why should you get excited?  The Sportage is just a lot of fun to drive, with new tech and a nice-looking exterior with “ice cube” fog lights among the revamps.  Plus, it has the ability to tow loads, carry a lot of cargo, and provide an overall feature-packed ride for your passengers.  Read on to see what the suggested retail values are, when you can find one, and how it compares with the 2016 Kia SportageRead the rest of this entry >>

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2017 Kia Sportage Thrills Crowds in Australia

2016 Australian Open Kia Sportage

Whether you like the swagger and intensity of Novak Djokovic or the dominance and charisma of Serena Williams, tennis is filled with characters who make for must-see TV.  And the 2017 Kia Sportage will be there when the women’s and men’s field executes drop shots, lobs and overhead slams at the Australian Open, which runs Jan. 18-31.

The 2017 Sportage takes a backseat to no one, however; the sport crossover will be in a special X-Men-styled version (modeled after the character Mystique, played by Jennifer Lawrence) to hype the eagerly-anticipated “X-Men: Apocalypse” movie, due for a May 2016 release.  Read the rest of this entry >>

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What is UVO3, and Why is it So Awesome?

UVO3 Infotainment Kia Models

Like a farmer working the soil to grow new, more wondrous vegetation, Kia is breaking new ground with its technological advances for the coming model year.  Take, for instance, the 2017 Kia Sportage sport crossover, which debuted on Nov. 18 at the LA Auto Show.  Besides the cool new colors and the versatile-yet-fuel-efficient ride the Sportage gives you, it also will be the first Kia vehicle with UVO3 eServices.

Many Kia vehicles currently come with UVO eServices.  So what will this revamp – complete with the new numbering – mean for you, the Kia-lover?  Let’s find out when we look at UVO3 infotainment for Kia models.     Read the rest of this entry >>

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2017 Kia Sportage Debuts in Los Angeles

2017 Kia Sportage Release Date North American Debut 

Kia’s longest-running nameplate got to show off its new look today in Tinseltown.  At the Los Angeles Auto Show, the 2017 Kia Sportage was unveiled, showing off improved features and some new tech, such as the new UVO3 infotainment package.

We’ve been talking about the revamp of this sport crossover for a few months now, and we’re on the verge of seeing it on the lot.  But what will we see when it arrives?  Read on for information about the 2017 Kia Sportage release date and its North American debut.   Read the rest of this entry >>

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Want to See the Florida Debut of the 2017 Kia Sportage?

2015 Tampa Auto Show Kia Sportage Tampa FL

What can you expect from auto shows?  Well, for starters, you might see unique and one-of-a-kind vehicles, like the six vehicles Kia brought to the recent SEMA show in Las Vegas.  Kia had a tricked-out Forte Koup Mud Bogger and a striking A1A Optima, among other nice vehicles, on display.

You can also learn about upcoming models you’re interested in or perhaps see a big reveal or two.  You never know everything you’ll see beforehand, but that’s what makes it so exciting.  If you’re ready and willing to see the future cars that will be on the dealership lot, then check out a local auto show.  Kia is participating in a number of auto shows in Florida in 2015-16, such as the 2015 Tampa Auto Show, but if you’re on the go somewhere else, we have a few of those listed, too.    Read the rest of this entry >>