With its modernistic exterior design, comfortable interior, impressive driving characteristics and a wealth of premium features and advanced technologies, the 2018 Kia Sportage is a wonderful choice for the increasingly popular compact crossover segment. Whether you're a crossover shopper from Novato, San Rafael, Petaluma or other North Bay Area communities, we're confident you'll be very impressed with the new Kia Sportage at Kia Marin.
With the Kia Sportage, you'll benefit from the best of two worlds, for it offers the spaciousness and utility of an SUV, but has the driving characteristics of a sedan. The LX and EX trims come with the 2.4-liter direct injection engine, which produces 181 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque. For even greater performance, you can opt for the SX Turbo trim and its 2.0-liter turbocharged direct injection engine, which delivers 240 horsepower and 260 lb-ft. Both engines are mated to the smooth and efficient 6-speed automatic transmission, while an all-wheel drive system is available for all-weather and off-road traction.
The 2018 Sportage offers a comfortable and inviting interior, with high-quality materials throughout the cabin, a multitude of premium amenities and a considerable amount of space for both people and cargo. Heated leather seats come standard in the EX and SX turbo trims, as well as a leather wrapped steering wheel and gear shift knob. These trims also come with the Dual Zone Automatic Climate Control system, which has Auto Defog and Air Purifying features. On the technology front, the new Sportage has a user-friendly touchscreen, where you can access such features as Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and UVO eServices. And for a realistic "concert hall" sound experience, the Harman Kardon 320-watt sound system is available for the EX trim and standard for the SX Turbo.
If you place a premium on a crossover's safety, you can feel at ease in the 2018 Sportage. Along with its advanced air bag system, which includes dual full-length side curtain airbags with rollover sensors, the new Sportage comes standard with a Traction Control System, Electronic Stability Control, Downhill Brake Control, Hill Start Assist Control and a rearview camera. For even greater peace of mind, the 2018 Sportage offers many available driving assistance systems, including Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection and Blind Spot Detection System with Lane Change Assist.