When is an SUV not just an SUV? When it’s a Kia Sportage. The new Sportage makes you feel young again with a sleek design, modern technology and enough room for a growing family. From any angle the Sportage makes a bold statement wherever it goes and doesn’t disappoint in performance. With the latest updates we see that Kia has refreshed the cabin, improved on their suspension and added autonomous emergency braking across the range as standard. All Kias also benefit from a 7 year warranty which is the best in the industry.
In every Kia Sportage you’ll find the best of everything including dual-zone climate control, Rain-sensing wipers, heated side mirrors and front fog lamps. They also come with some great safety such as rear parking sensors and rear camera and auto headlights that turn on when it becomes dark and even lowers the high beam when it senses an approaching car. The Sportage is so easy to drive you’ll forget you’re in an SUV and think that you are still driving that sports car you bought when you were 18.
On the inside you’ll find some great technology in the colour touchscreen, bluetooth connectivity and android / apple car play. All of this makes your day to day city driving a pleasure, but when it comes time to explore you of course want the features you need to tackle the mountain in the same car that helped you tackled soccer practice. To help you achieve the balance kia have fitted the Sportage with downhill brake control, hill-assist control and electronic stability control.
Now that we’ve looked at the drivability of the new Sportage, let’s take a look at the comfort and cabin offerings in this model. The Sportage is surprisingly quiet in the cabin with very little wind and road noise, it is finished beautifully with good quality plastics, fabric and carpets. A fully adjustable steering wheel and good steering wheel controls make it easy to get comfortable in the drivers seat and make the most of the journey.
For the rest of the family you’ll find that the rear seating in the Sportage is among the roomiest in its class and can comfortably fit 3 adults across the back without feeling as if you are sardines in a tin. The wide rear doors make getting in and out a breeze and there is enough headroom for even the tallest of adults. The cushions offer great back and leg support for long trips, coupled with rear air conditioning vents the back seat is the place to be to relax and enjoy the show.
With the fact that it can carry 5 adults comfortable it is also good to know that it can carry plenty of luggage as well. It comes with a roomy 466 litre cargo bay that extends to 1455 litres if there’s no-one in the back and you can fold down the rear seats. There are luggage net hooks for securing everything and a luggage net comes standard in some of the higher models.
All of the above tells you why you should buy a new Kia car as your next vehicle. If you are looking for that next Sportage check out the new Kia cars for sale at Rockdale City Kia – Your new Kia dealership.