What are the Engine Options for the 2018 Kia Sportage?

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Sportage, Performance & Efficiency on Monday, April 16th, 2018 at 5:10 pm
Driver side exterior view of a gray 2018 Kia Sportage

2018 Kia Sportage Performance & Efficiency

The 2018 Kia Sportage has an elusive agility along with a power-packed engine that delivers an exhilarating driving experience.  An athletic exterior appeal is bolstered by a wide wheelbase, a sloping roofline, and aerodynamic body accents.  All of the outside allure of the 2018 Kia Sportage opens up into a comfortable cabin that has seating for five passengers and is loaded with advanced safety and technology features.  Two engine options are available on the 2018 Kia Sportage as well as three trim choices, so customers can find the perfect fit 2018 Sportage for them. Learn more about the performance and efficiency specs of the two available engines of the 2018 Kia Sportage right here.

Performance & Efficiency Specs

The 2018 Kia Sportage gets standardly equipped with a 2.4L Dual Overhead Cam (DOHC) 16-Valve I-4 engine that supplies it with 181 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque.  The 2.4L I-4 engine pairs with an Electronically Controlled 6-Speed Automatic Transmission with Sportmatic® to achieve EPA fuel economy estimates of 23 MPG in the city and 30 MPG on the highway with standard Front-Wheel Drive (FWD) and with optional All-Wheel Drive (AWD) it averages 21 MPG City/ 25 MPG HWY.

Under the hood of the top trim level of the 2018 Kia Sportage, the SX Turbo, you will find a 2.0L DOHC 16-Valve Turbocharged I-4 engine that cranks out 240 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque.  The 2.0L Turbo I-4 also pairs with the 6-Speed Automatic Transmission with Sportmatic® to attain EPA fuel efficiency ratings of 21 MPG driving through the city and 26 MPG when cruising the highway in FWD and in AWD it averages 20 MPG City/ 23 MPG HWY.

Trade-In your Current Car for the 2018 Kia Sportage

A look at the 2018 Kia Sportage's turbocharged engine

Side view of the 2018 Kia Sportage's two rows of seats

View of the rear seats folded flat inside the 2018 Kia Sportage

The interior of the 2018 Kia Sportage SX Turbo gets adorned with an 8” Color Touchscreen Display with Voice Command Navigation, SiriusXM Navigation®, and HD Radio™.  Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ sync with your smartphone to keep apps, messaging and even your favorite playlist right at your fingertips.  An 8-Speaker 320-Watt Harmon/ Kardon® Surround Sound System with ClariFi™ provides a concert like feel in the cockpit of your 2018 Kia Sportage SX Turbo.  If you are ready to get into the driver’s seat of the 2018 Sportage for yourself, you can take it for a test drive today at Carolina Kia in High Point, NC.

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