2017 Kia Sportage Powertrain and Drivetrain Performance
With an MSRP starting at only $23,200, it might surprise you to discover how the 2017 Kia Sportage performance leaves many of its competitors looking weak. All you have to do is look at the numbers from the two available engine options, but we’ve gone a step further, breaking down the sophisticated capabilities of the Dynamax™ all-wheel drive system. .
Powertrain Performance and Fuel Economy
Under the hood of the new Kia Sportage, you’ll have two different engines to choose from, both of which come standard with a six-speed automatic transmission and have a max towing capacity of 2,000 pounds. Here’s a look at the performance and fuel economy numbers on both:
- Base Engine – If you go with the Kia Sorento LX or EX trim level, then you’ll get a well-rounded 2.4L four-cylinder engine that makes 181 hp and 175 lb-ft of torque. With front-wheel drive, look for this engine to get an EPA-estimated 30 mpg highway and 23 mpg city, while opting for the available Dynamax™ all-wheel drive system drops those numbers slightly to 25 mpg highway and 21 mpg city.
- SX Turbo Engine – If you want more power than that, you may want to opt for the SX Turbo trim, which features a turbocharged 2.4L inline-four engine that produces a robust output of 240 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. With front-wheel drive, that’s good for an EPA-estimated 26 mpg highway and 21 mpg city, while the Dynamax™ AWD version gets 23 mpg highway and 20 mpg city.
Dynamax™ All-Wheel Drive
Beginning with the Kia Sorento LX base model and continuing on all other trims is the option of having your model equipped with the sophisticated and high-performance Dynamax™ all-wheel drive (AWD) system. Designed by Magna Powertrain, this continuous AWD system sends constant power to front and rear axles, while the intelligence control unit is able to communicate with the vehicle’s electronics system to monitor driving conditions and respond with the right amount of torque to maximize traction and improve driving manners whether you’re in the snow or cornering at a high speed.
Take the Drive from Salem, NH to Check out the 2017 Kia Sportage
Do you like the sound of an affordable crossover SUV that also serves up plenty of power? Then come check out the 2017 Kia Sorento performance specs firsthand at Commonwealth Kia. Our dealership is located just 15 minutes northeast of Lawrence, MA via I-495 North at 2 Commonwealth Dr. in Lawrence, MA. Stop by and see us for a test drive seven days a week, or give us a call at (978) 685-3400 and we’ll be glad to answer your questions.