Kelley Blue Book makes a number of lists ranging from the best family vehicles to the top SUVs. This year, the 2017 Kia Sportage made both of the aforementioned lists. The new Sportage was officially named the Small SUV Best Buy of 2017, making it an almost guarantee for the Best Family Cars list. The new SUV comes with a stylish design, plenty of features, and a powertrain that just won’t quit.
The 2017 Kia Sportage boasts a number of top-tier features, including a hands-free liftgate that offers easy access to the cargo area. Drivers will also enjoy safety features like a rearview camera, stability control, and more. Available active safety systems include Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning, and Autonomous Braking with Pedestrian Detection.
Drivers have two options when it comes to power. The standard 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine delivers an impressive 181 hp and the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder rockets out of the gate with a thrilling 240 hp. Both powertrains are mated to a six-speed transmission and front- or all-wheel drive.
One of the main reasons the Kia Sportage was named a best car for families is due to its affordable price. Starting at just $23,200*, the Sportage easily undercuts nearly every competitor in the small SUV segment.
We here at Bill Walsh Kia are pumped to see the 2017 Sportage continuing to uphold the family-oriented reputation. Visit us today if you want to see one in action!
* MSRP is the manufacturer’s suggested retail price and is based upon the lowest model trim.