2016 Kia Sportage Price Revealed
We recently wrote about the 2016 Kia Sportage changes, explaining how the automaker improved the crossover for the 2016 model year. However, we had no information about the new Sportage’s pricing and now we know the prices.
The 2016 Sportage suffered some needed changes. This model year won’t bring a completely new design or a revolutionary update with lots of new features, but all the three trims got something new and essentially improving.
Essential Powertrain Information
As for the engines, transmission and drive, the 2016 Sportage will have two options. The LX and EX trims will be powered by a naturally-aspirated 2.4-liter GDI four-cylinder engine that delivers 182 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque. The 2016 Kia Sportage SX has significantly more power. Its turbocharged 2.0-liter GDI four-cylinder engine generates 260 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque.
No matter which engine is under the hood, it will be mated with a six-speed automatic transmission. The automaker made all-wheel drive available on all trims.
2016 Kia Sportage Base Price
If you think about buying the entry Sportage, you should know that this particular model got some really exciting updates and that its price is going to be really competitive. The 2016 Sportage base price has been set pretty low – the most affordable version of the crossover starts at $23,045 (with $895 destination fee included). The base 2016 Kia Sportage is $250 more expensive than the 2015 Sportage. This is really a negligible price increase, but the improvements are considerable.
2016 Kia Sportage SX Price
The top-notch 2016 Kia Sportage SX starts at $32,385 (destination fee included). It may seem like a pretty large gap between the top-of-the-range model and the entry version, but considering all the upsides that the SX trim brings with itself it’s really worth this amount of money. The 2016 Sportage SX price is $1,890 higher than the price of the 2015 Sportage SX, but all the improvements are worth more.
2016 Kia Sportage Release Date
The 2016 Kia Sportage is going to be released this summer.
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