August 2016
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2016 Kia Sportage LX Upgraded Features and Specs

Kia Sportage

Upon first glance, the 2016 Kia Sportage seems to have the same exterior styling as last year’s model. This is not a disadvantage because last year’s Sportage was a nearly perfect compact sports utility vehicle that won a lot of awards. The 2016 Sportage does have a lot of new features which are found in its engine, technology, and safety departments. The vehicle also has upgrades in its utility and suspension systems. For those residing in East Syracuse, NY, visit Kia of East Syracuse, a highly popular dealership that offers their Kia cars at even more affordable rates.


The all-new 2016 Kia Sportage retains a lot of its exterior styling from last year. It still has a front bumper that sports multi-reflector LED headlights, LED daytime running lights, and automatic fog lights. On the sides of the pickup are four 17’ steel alloy wheels that go along with side mirrors that contain their own turn signal indicators. These side mirrors even have power-heated features for colder driving temperatures. Behind the Sportage is an automatic tailgate that utilizes remote keyless entry for easy access. The tailgate also has LED taillights for good measure.

Moving inside the cabin of the 2016 Kia Sportage, up to 5 passengers can comfortably sit on leather front and rear seats with power and manual adjustable features. These seats even have ergonomic lumbar support to provide added comfort especially on long road trips. Also, the cabin has a third row cargo space suitable for storing personal items.


The 2016 Kia Sportage has an engine that offers both power and fuel economy. It runs on a 2.4 liter 4-cylinder engine that accelerates the vehicle at maximum speeds of 182 horsepower with 177 pound feet of torque. This engine is also designed with a 6-speed shift-able automatic transmission and variable valve timing.


Aside from functionality, the 2016 Sportage also has abundant safety features inside and outside. It has an anti-theft alarm system that efficiently monitors all external movement. This alarm system even has its own engine immobilizer that deploys in the event of a vehicular theft. It also runs on daytime running headlights that keep the vehicle more visible during the day. Other safety features worth mentioning are:

  • Tire-pressure Monitoring System
  • Vehicle Stability Assist with Traction Control
  • Anti-lock Brakes
  • Blind Spot Monitoring
  • Electronic Brake Distribution
  • 4-wheel ABS


The 2016 Sportage sports a modern technology package that consists of remote keyless entry system that utilizes smart key fob sensing to lock/unlock all vehicle entrances and power tailgate release simultaneously. The key fob sensing feature requires the vehicle key to be with drivers at all times. It also has power-adjustable mirrors which can be controlled inside the vehicle. These mirrors even have their own heating feature which is useful for driving in colder climates. Other tech features are:

  • Front Collision Warning - Sensors in the front of the SUV that warn users when the vehicle is too close with another vehicle or object.
  • Backup Camera - Transmits live video feed on the Kia UVO entertainment system inside the cabin to guide users in parking.
  • Backup Sensors - Help drivers by chiming in alert noises when the vehicle is in reverse.

The 2016 Sportage also has a lot of high-tech features inside its cabin. These features are highlighted by the following:

  • UVO Entertainment System
  • LCD Touch Screen
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio
  • Navigation
  • Bluetooth Hands-free Connectivity
  • Voice Control
  • USB/Auxiliary Ports for Mobile Device Synchronization


Kia of East Syracuse specializes in KIA new or used model cars and SUVs. Located in East Syracuse, New York. Serving customers near SyracuseFultonAuburnUtica, RochesterWatertownMorrisvilleRome, and Norwich.

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