CARFAX One-Owner. Clean CARFAX. Signal Red 2015 Kia Sportage LX FWD 6-Speed Automatic 2.4L I4 DGI DOHC 16VRecent Arrival! 21/28 City/Highway MPGAwards:* 2015 KBB.com 10 Best Used Compact SUVs Under $15,000*****MOSSY MOVES YOU*****Reviews:* Eye-catching styling; powerful engines, particularly the turbo engine in the SX trim; sporty handling; good value; generous warranty. Source: Edmunds* Good things come in perfectly sized packages, including the Kia Sportage. It delivers key performance benefits of a crossover, including agile, sporty handling, while four wheel independent suspension provides a remarkably smooth and comfortable ride. The Sportage is roomy and versatile, and the comfortable seats reconfigure for abundant cargo space. A dramatically designed tilt-and-slide panoramic sunroof is also available, and it extends along the length of the roof for you to enjoy big-sky views. Sportage LX and EX provide strong acceleration, thanks to their 182hp engine. Sportage SX, with a turbocharged 260hp 2.0L Gasoline Direct Injection engine, delivers even more driving excitement. An available 6-speed automatic transmission provides smooth, virtually seamless shifting. Its Sportmatic design allows you to choose the automatic mode or, for a sportier driving experience, clutch-free manual shifting. Sportage provides spacious seating for five adults. It has an available power driver's seat with lumbar support and, for your comfort as well as your front passenger's, available dual-zone temperature control with an advanced, ionized air-filtration system that provides purified air. Available features include heated front seats, a ventilated driver's seat, SiriusXM Traffic, a Smart Key that lets you unlock the door and start the engine with the key in your pocket, and the innovative UVO infotainment system which lets you use your compatible cell phone to make hands-free calls, receive and respond to text messages, listen to streaming audio, enjoy your personal music, and play your favorite song all by giving a single voice command. Source: The Manufacturer Summary
Kia has improved the interior in a few minor ways for all 2015 Sportages, making things a little more intuitive. In addition, SX trimmed Sportages now come standard with a navigation system, power folding exterior mirrors and a push button start.
The Sportage is offered in LX, EX and SX models. All but the SX come with a 182-horsepower, gasoline direct-injected 2.4L 4-cylinder engine that returns 21 mpg city and 28 mpg highway. The SX comes with a turbocharged gasoline direct-injected 2.0L 4-cylinder that makes a very competitive 260 horsepower. All Sportages are available in either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, with a 6-speed automatic transmission tasked with putting power to the wheels.
Kia's Dynamax intelligent all-wheel-drive system combines the ability to lock the power split 50/50 front to rear, or operate in a smart mode for best on-road performance.
Underneath the Sportage, a MacPherson strut-type front suspension and multi-link rear suspension with improved damping help provide crisp handling yet good ride comfort -- and the setup helps maximize cargo and passenger space, Kia says. Kia has also included a lightweight hydro-formed subframe, with isolated front and rear suspensions, to help keep road noise out of the cabin. There's room for five in the Sportage and the back seats fold down neatly for a flat cargo floor.
In addition to front seat-mounted side airbags, side curtain airbags and front active headrests, the Sportage includes electronic stability control plus anti-lock brakes with electronic brake distribution and brake assist -- which helps provide full stopping power in panic-braking situations.
Modern technology and connectivity features are all well represented in the Sportage. The LX trim includes auxiliary and USB inputs, as well as Bluetooth with steering-wheel controls, for hands-free calling. Sirius satellite radio is also included with a trial subscription. Kia's new UVO communication and entertainment system is standard on the EX and SX models. Developed with Microsoft, it can bring up music easily through voice controls; the system includes SD-card capability as well as HD radio.
The Sportage includes a surprisingly long list of standard equipment, including power locks and windows, air conditioning and a 6-speaker sound system. EX models add larger alloy wheels side mirror indicators, privacy glass and extra power outlets, with an expanded options list. SX models are equipped like a luxury vehicle, with dual-zone automatic climate control, a telescopic steering wheel, roof rails, leather trim and other upgrades. Heated leather seats are available.