2018 Kia Sportage Ft Lauderdale FL

2018 Kia Sportage
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2018 Kia Sportage at Phil Smith Kia

The Kia Sportage is a bold and stylish SUV perfect for a variety of drivers. Inside the Sportage, you'll find high-tech safety and security equipment like blind-spot warning, high-end modern technology features from climate controlled seats to a rearview camera, and a comfortable seating configuration for up to five passengers. The powertrain options are impressive too! Outside you'll find the signature "tiger-nose" grille and crisp lines that combine to create a sleek and powerful look. New updates for the 2018 model year include stain-resistant cloth upholstery on the LX model and a brand new EX Sport Appearance package! Keep reading our full 2018 Kia Sportage review to learn even more about this SUV's interior and exterior features, engine and transmission matches, and security and safety features.

Engine Performance

  • 2.4-liter Inline-4 Engine
  • 2.0-liter Turbocharged Inline-4 Engine
  • Six-Speed Automatic Transmission

Safety Features

  • Anti-Locking Braking System
  • Traction and Stability Control
  • Front and Rear Crumple Zones

Vehicle Design

  • Driver-Selectable Driving Modes
  • Rear Privacy Glass
  • Automatic Headlights

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How many engine options does the 2018 Sportage offer?

There are two powertrain options for the 2018 Sportage. The base engine offered is a 2.4-liter inline-4 that produces 175 pound-feet of torque and 181 horsepower. The EPA has estimated that this engine can get 30 miles per gallon when cruising down the highway with front-wheel drive! The other engine available is a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 that generates 260 pound-feet of torque and 240 horsepower. With front-wheel drive, this engine can get up to 26 miles per gallon when driving on the highway. Both of these engines are matched to an automatic six-speed transmission. Front wheel drive is standard on all trim levels no matter the engine, and all-wheel drive is an available option. The Sportage offers towing capabilities as well, maxing out at 2,000 pounds.

Can you tell me about the features of each trim level?

This incredible SUV is offered in three spectacular trim levels! First up is the entry-level LX model. This trim level comes equipped with standard features like a six-speaker sound system, driver-selectable driving modes, 17-inch alloy wheels, a USB port, a height-adjustable driver seat, automatic headlights, a CD player, rear privacy glass, satellite radio, a reclining rear seat with 60/40 split folding, a rearview camera, and a five-inch touchscreen. The LX Popular and LX Technology packages are available for this entry-level trim for even more features. The EX gains a rear USB charging port, 18-inch wheels, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, heated mirrors, fog lights, leather upholstery, keyless entry and ignition, and upgraded interior and exterior trim enhancements. EX Technology and EX Premium packages are offered for this trim. The top of the line SX model comes equipped with a larger gauge display, a sport-tuned suspension, a flat-bottom steering wheel, LED fog lights, xenon headlights, 19-inch wheels, special exterior trim, and an electronic parking braking. The SX model also gains all the features for the EX Technology and Premium packages as standard.

Does the 2018 Kia Sportage offer standard safety features?

No matter what kind of journey you are heading out on the Kia Sportage's Advanced High-Strength Steel unibody is going to offer protection and peace of mind! Each 2018 Sportage model comes equipped with safety features like a suite of sophisticated airbags that create a protective cocoon, an anti-locking braking system, rollover sensor, traction and stability control, a tire pressure monitor and display, front and rear crumple zones, downhill brake control, side impact door beams, rear child-safety door locks, and the LATCH system. There is no doubt about it, the Sportage is one safe and secure SUV!

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Final Thoughts on the 2018 Kia Sportage

The Kia Sportage packs in everything you could ever want in an SUV from high-tech features that make every ride the most comfortable and fun to the powerful engine and transmission combinations that will astound you! Want to learn even more about the incredible Sportage? Give our sales department a ring at 888-318-9375 or fill out the contact form directly below! You can also come check this SUV out in person at the dealership at any time.

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