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Soak Up the Sun and Get Some Fresh Air in the 2018 Kia Sportage

Does the 2018 Kia Sportage Have a Sunroof?

“Quick Barnacle Boy, to the invisible boatmobile!” Anybody who has kids who enjoy SpongeBob, or enjoys it themselves, knows that the parody superheroes in the show ride around the ocean floor in an invisible car. Presumably meant to parody the Invisible Jet utilized by D.C. Comics superhero Wonder Woman, the Invisible Boatmobile (and Invisible Jet, for that matter) have some merit for auto design.

After all, wouldn’t the perfect vehicle allow you to experience as much of the outdoors as you can while still providing safety and comfort? You’d get to see the road around you, which would mean better safety, and absorb all the sights as your invisible crossover glided along the road.

This type of automobile seems far off, but in the meanwhile, automotive manufacturers have been finding clever ways to allow people to get more of the outside in. Modern design and technologies bring the spaciousness and fresh air of the outdoors in without sacrificing the safety of a rigid metal frame or the comfort of climate control.

Rising to popularity in the 1970s, the sunroof has undergone many changes since its earliest incarnation. Early sunroofs were removable pieces of the auto body that could be unlatched and popped out but without a window. These days, sunroofs and moonroofs are power-windows with automatic sunshades and a tilt ventilation feature. Like everything else in your car, we’ve come a long way.

2018 Kia Sportage Moonroof and Sunroof Option

If you’re shopping for the perfect compact crossover, the 2018 Kia Sportage is probably on your radar. The Sportage is a dynamic and fun small SUV with personality. Its refined exterior design sits high and enjoys the distinction of being the widest in its class.

Inside, the Sportage offers several comfort and convenience features that make driving it a leisurely and entertaining experience. It’s quiet and delivers a large infotainment screen with the most cutting-edge features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

[READ MORE: Safety Technology in the 2018 Kia Sportage]

One of those features is a sunroof! But, we’re not talking about just any sunroof. The 2018 Kia Sportage has a panoramic sunroof that can be covered by a sunshade, opened as a window or even slid back to let fresh air in.

Unlike standard moonroofs, the Sportage’s panoramic sunroof opens wide, allowing both front- and back-seat passengers to enjoy the outdoors. For being one of the most spacious vehicles in its class, the decision of Kia engineers to only increase the feeling of interior space with a gigantic window in the ceiling is one we can get behind.

Kia’s brilliant and expansive panoramic sunroof is available on the mid-trim 2018 Kia Sportage and standard on the turbocharged 2018 Kia Sportage SX.

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In West Central Florida, it’s easy to take the beautiful weather for granted. One of the reasons people get so distracted behind the wheel is because we don’t just let ourselves exist in awe and wonder. The gigantic panoramic sunroof on the 2018 Kia Sportage brings us back to a place of quiet appreciation for the moment and the world in which we live.

Before we get any more yuppy Zen, we’re going to close out by saying that the panoramic sunroof on vehicles like the 2018 Kia Sportage is something that must be seen and experienced to truly be believed. For more information on the 2018 Kia Sportage, or to schedule a test drive with the spacious and quiet crossover, contact us today!

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