Kia Sportage Promises Exciting Power and Fuel-Economy Ratings

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Sportage on Friday, August 18th, 2017 at 5:10 pm
Gray 2018 Kia Sportage Driving Through Mud

What Are the 2018 Kia Sportage Engine Specs?

Maybe the most attractive aspect of the compact crossover class is an elite level of performance that promises the perfect combination of power and fuel-economy in an athletic design. Few models will deliver like the 2018 Kia Sportage. A fan favorite at Moritz Kia, the Kia Sportage employs dual powertrains that will check all the boxes and make even the most mundane commute more exciting. Learn more with this overview that answers the question – what are the 2018 Kia Sportage engine specs?


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Kia Sportage 2.4-Liter Four-Cylinder Power and Fuel-Economy Specs

Drivers who opt for the entry-level 2018 Kia Sportage will enjoy the machinations of a standard 2.4-liter inline-4 engine that is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission that employs Sportmatic® technology. Armed with the 2.4-liter engine under the hood, you will enjoy 181 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque that is directed to the front wheels. Front-wheel drive Sportage variants will achieve 23 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. Available with Dynamax All-Wheel Drive, the Kia Sportage will upgrade performance when faced with inclement weather or rough road conditions.

Close Up of 2018 Kia Sportage 2.0-Liter Turbocharged Engine
Close Up of 2018 Kia Sportage SX Turbo Badge

Kia Sportage 2.0-Liter Turbocharged Four-Cylinder Power and Fuel-Economy Specs

Are you looking for an upgrade in power and performance? Equipped with a 240-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that will shell out 260 pound-feet of torque, the Kia Sportage SX Turbo promises unrivaled thrills at every turn. Married to a six-speed automatic transmission, the power-packed Kia Sportage will still make 21 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway in front-wheel drive configurations. When equipped with Dynamax AWD, the Sportage SX Turbo will make 20 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway. All Kia Sportage models are capable of towing 2,000 pounds.


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Amp up your day-to-day commute with the power-packed and fuel-efficient 2018 Kia Sportage. Armed with this overview that covers – what are the 2018 Kia Sportage engine specs – you can find the Kia Sportage engine option that is the best fit for your driving style. Find the Kia Sportage that best fits your lifestyle and budget today when you visit the Moritz Kia inventory!

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