All new Kia Sportage starts at $18 300

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Pretty amazing price for such a good looking car.
That is over $3000 less than the most basic Honda CR-V.

Here are some of the details:

-Available in three trims – Base, LX and EX – pricing for the dynamic compact CUV will begin at $18,2952 for the base trim, offering standard convenience features, including air conditioning, power windows, door locks and mirrors, SIRIUS® Satellite Radio capabilities with three months complimentary service,3 MP3 connectivity and Bluetooth®4 wireless technology. LX will start at $20,295* and will include standard outside mirrors with LED turn signal indicators and privacy glass. Moving up to the EX trim level offers a beginning price of $23,295* with standard features such as 18-inch alloy wheels, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob.

-Starting with the Base trim, Sportage offers numerous standard exterior features, including 16-inch alloy wheels matched with 215/70R16 low-rolling resistance silica tires, body-color door handles, body-color and electrically adjustable side mirrors and a 6-speed manual transmission. The LX adds side mirror LED turn signal indicators, keyless entry, and tinted glass. Moving to the EX trim offers more prominent 18-inch alloy wheels mated with 235/55R18 silica tires, roof rails, a rear spoiler and chrome body trim and door handles. Available later in the model year will be the SX trim, featuring Kia’s all-new efficient and powerful 2.0L turbo GDI engine.

-The all-new Sportage comes standard with a 2.4-liter DOHC 16-valve four-cylinder engine with Continuously Variable Valve Timing (CVVT), offering more power (176 hp) and better fuel economy (22/31) than the previous 2.7-liter V6 engine. A more powerful but extremely fuel efficient 2.0-liter turbo GDI engine delivers V6-type power with a four-cylinder engine that produces 270-plus horsepower also will be available in the 2011 model year. Offered with either a front-wheel drive (FWD) or a Dynamax™all-wheel drive (AWD) configuration paired to either a six-speed manual transmission (Base) or a six-speed automatic transmission, consumers will have a variety of powertrain combinations to fit their driving needs. The six-speed automatic transmission, first seen on the 2011 Sorento CUV, is a proprietary design for Kia that was designed, engineered and built specifically for Kia vehicles, making the brand one of only three manufacturers to employ such a transmission. All automatics feature Sportmatic® clutchless shifting.

Conversation 12 comments

  1. Nice……except for non-existent rear visibility.
    Too hard to see out of most cars these days.
    I miss the narrow posts and big windows of the past.

  2. To Quack: yeah but if you see a Rav4, Outlander, Campass, or Mazda 3 hatch, on the road every .5 of a second on the streets then blind spots must not be that big of an issue. I'm jtz have a nice day!!!

  3. I don't understand why everyone complains about the "blind spot" in newer wagons/hatches/suvs. When I drive, I do a shoulder check and then check the rearview and sideview mirrors. When would you ever need to look out the window behind the rear passenger doors???

  4. 1. CR-V comes standard with an automatic transmission, this does not.

    2. This is actually a good bit smaller than the current CR-V.

    3. Everyone better step up their game because this new Sportage and the current Tucson are rocking the market.

    The CR-V has been the best selling SUV in America for four years now, but it REALLY needs an update to remain competitive.

  5. Why even bother posting about such blandmobiles? This is for pear shaped, chain smoking, perpetually single WT girls. WTF is it that every time Hyundai changes the plastic trim on their lame cars this site dedicates space to it? Who the hell cares?

  6. "Why even bother posting about such blandmobiles?"

    Lol, when VW and Toyota were on Vince's blog, where were you? Just admit it you just don't like them. It's alright, your opinion had no affect on Hyundai/Kia outselling Toyota in Europe and China.

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