2017 Kia Sportage Starts at $23,885 | Edmunds

2017 Kia Sportage Starts at $23,885

IRVINE, California — The redesigned 2017 Kia Sportage compact SUV is on the way to Kia dealerships with a starting price of $23,885, including an $895 destination charge.

The pricing reflects an $840 increase over the base 2016 Sportage. The redesign includes a new look, a new engine and interior upgrades.

The midrange 2017 Sportage EX is priced at $26,395, including shipping.

The top-of-the-line 2017 Sportage SX Turbo with all-wheel drive starts at $34,895, including shipping.

A $1,500 all-wheel-drive system is optional on all trim levels.

Standard equipment on the base 2017 Sportage LX includes LED daytime running lights, 17-inch alloy wheels, a rear spoiler, chrome window surround, rear privacy glass, a rearview camera, Bluetooth and keyless entry.

The LX model is equipped with a 2.4-liter inline four-cylinder engine linked to a six-speed automatic transmission.

A $1,100 Popular package adds heated front seats and heated outside mirrors, a 10-way power driver seat, upgraded cloth seats and roof rails.

The Sportage EX adds leather seat trim, push-button start and smart key, 18-inch wheels, foglights and gloss black exterior trim. It has the same powertrain as the base model.

The Sportage SX Turbo comes with a standard 240-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Details include larger front brakes, a sport-tuned suspension, 19-inch wheels, dual exhaust pipes and paddle shifters.

Key competitors to the 2017 Sportage include the Ford Escape, Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5 and Mitsubishi Outlander Sport.

Edmunds says: The fourth-generation Sportage gets some major improvements and a relatively modest price increase.

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