What’s the difference between the 2017 and 2018 Kia Sportage?

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Sportage on Monday, October 23rd, 2017 at 5:17 pm
2018 Kia Sportage in Silver

2018 Kia Sportage Changes and Interior Features

The 2018 Kia Sportage is now available at Moritz Kia! Bold, capable, and feature-packed, the compact crossover is a great getaway vehicle. Offering fun-to-drive performance and excellent fuel efficiency, the Sportage lets you do more of what you love. Continue reading to learn more about the 2018 Kia Sportage changes and interior features, including standard technology and convenience features.  

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What’s new for 2018?

The 2018 Kia Sportage maintains its sleek styling and reliable powertrain duo that was all-new for 2017—instead focusing on upgrading standard features and extending safety systems to lower trim levels. The minor changes slightly boosted the starting MSRP prices, yet the 2018 Sportage lineup remains affordable, offering high-value across the lineup and unexpected premium features on higher trims.  

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The 2018 Sportage comes standard with a host of useful technology features to keep drivers connected and entertained behind the wheel. More-advanced technology and smart driver-assists are available on higher trims, including the UVO audio system, navigation, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, Blind Spot Detection with Lane-Change Assist, Lane Departure Warning, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. The base trim, LX, offers the following standard technology features: 

  • 6-Speaker Audio System with 5″ Touchscreen 
  • Rear-View Camera Display 
  • Bluetooth Wireless Hands-Free System 
  • Steering-wheel-mounted audio, hands-free, and cruise control buttons
  • USB Input/Aux Input Jack 
  • Trip Computer 
2018 Sportage Command Center with Leather Seats
2018 Kia Sportage Side View
2018 Kia Sportage Cargo Space with seats down

Comfort and Convenience

The family-friendly SUV is also equipped with several standard comfort and convenience features to make every drive simple, comfortable, and laid-back. Premium amenities and upscale comforts are available on higher trim levels. Some of the convenience features that are offered standard on the LX trim include the following:  

  • Remote Keyless Entry  
  • Drive Mode Select—Normal, Eco, or Sport 
  • 12-Volt Power Outlets 
  • Tilt and Telescopic Steering Wheel 
  • One-Touch Auto-Down Driver Window 
  • Center Console Armrest with Storage Tray and Cup Holders 
  • Cargo Light 
  • …and more!  

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