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 2017 Kia Sportage East Syracuse NY

Everything you want to know about the 2017 Kia Sportage

Historically, people have liked sedans and hatchbacks more, however, SUVs have started making their impact in today’s automotive world since many new SUVs have been declared car of the year during the past few years. This year as well has seen many new arrivals of SUVs attracting lots of attention. With people’s increased love affair with their cars, car manufacturers have decided to keep that love affair going. One such SUV launch attracting attention is the 2017 Kia Sportage.

Kia Sportage Sporty Front End and Color Options

The new 2017 Kia Sportage doesn’t look much different than previous versions, but Kia chose to give it a nose job with a sportier looking front end. Overall, it doesn’t look like a sports car, but the front end is unique compared to previous versions.
The Kia Sportage comes in a variety of color options. Here are your color choices.
•    Clear White
•    Sparkling Silver
•    Snow Pearl White
•    Hyper Red
•    Burnished Copper
•    Pacific Blue
•    Mineral Silver
All these colors are so eye catching it’s hard to take your eyes off the Kia Sportage when it drives by.

2017 Kia Sportage Performance

This is one of the quickest SUVs in its class having 245 horsepower and torque of 260 lb.-ft. @1450 ~ 3500 rpm. It is much quicker and powerful than similar SUVs since most have 181 horsepower engines. Its turbo provides energy in an old school way which makes it unique compared to its rivals.

The interior of the Kia Sportage is designed for comfort, is more streamlined and sophisticated, plus it has a much improved sound insulation making it one of the quieter SUVs in its class. The Sportage seats five passengers comfortably and comes with standard cloth upholstery. In addition, the available interior features include leather seating, a power driver’s seat, power-adjustable passenger seats, heated steering wheel, ventilated front seats and heated front seats.

Other options that you can get are a huge sunroof, keyless entry, front and rear parking sensors, a rearview camera and 7-inch touch-screen infotainment system with six speakers, satellite radio and Bluetooth. Other available features include heated side mirrors, dual-zone automatic climate control, push-button start, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, HD Radio, a Harman Kardon audio system, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, automatic high beams, lane departure warning, automatic pre-collision braking, and a hands-free power liftgate.
Add an extra $1500 to get all-wheel drive. Its price range varies from $23200 to $32700. The Sportage comes in three trim levels with a variety of features. Here are the models and its price ranges.
•    Kia Sportage LX – $23,200
•    Kia Sportage EX – $25,700
•    Kia Sportage SX Turbo – $ 32,700

The 2017 Kia Sportage comes with all the gadgets and comfort we expect from an SUV, plus aggressive pricing. So don’t wait, come test drive a Kia Sportage at our East Syracuse dealership. We’re close to Fulton and Auburn, NY.

This entry was posted in Kia of East Syracuse and tagged 2017 Kia Sportage, Kia Sportage, Kia Dealer, East Syracuse NY on 03/29/2017 at 11:30 AM

 2017 Kia Forte

 Differences Between the 2017 Kia Forte and Forte5

Car makers like Kia have been bringing to market many sensational styled cars that are loved by Kia fans for years. This year is no different, Kia is ready to launch the 2017 Kia Forte5, the latest edition to the Forte series. If you’re curious about what the differences are between the Kia Forte5 and the Forte, here are points of comparison to help. 
First, let’s dig into some features about Forte and then we will move on to the Forte5.

The 2017 Kia Forte is loved by many due to its exceptional number of features. For someone on a budget looking for affordability, the Forte is the perfect compact car for low budgets. It’s packed with features that many expensive cars don’t have.

  • All models come with a 2.0L powertrain engine.
  • Inspired by the 2016 Optima, the Forte has a wider nose connecting the headlights giving it a unique look.
  • There are three different trim options, LX, which is the base model, S, which is the new sporty version and the third option is EX, which contains LED taillights and Smart Keys.
  • The S and EX models come with different features, such as a 7-inch touch screen which can be connected to your phone in order to control your phone operations while driving.
  •  A new technological feature is Dynamic Bending Light that instead of headlights fixed shining straight ahead are designed to turn as the steering wheel turns to help illuminate what’s around curves and corners.
  •  The Forte contains superb safety measures such as front collision warning system, lane keep assist and blind spot detection making sure a person can feel safe. 
  • The gas mileage is great as well, so tight budgets don’t have to worry about stopping for gas that often.
  • There is ample an ample amount of passenger and cargo space with room for five and a good amount of cargo.

The 2017 Kia Forte5

2017 Kia Forte5

Kia Forte5 comes with the same features as the Forte, but the big visual difference is it’s a hatchback body style. 

  • With the hatchback, there is added storage capacity increasing the number from 14.9 cubic feet to 23.2 cubic feet of storage.
  • Also exclusive to the Forte5 is it can be equipped with a special engine in the SX trim level. It’s powered by a turbocharged 1.6 liter four cylinder engine. Giving it 201 horsepower and 195 feet-pound of torque.
  • The engine can be paired with a six-speed manual transmission or seven-speed dual-clutch automated manual.   

The biggest differences are the body style, price range, engine performance, fuel economy, and cargo space. It all depends on what you’re looking for, sporty or family car.
To find out for sure, come test drive a Forte today here at Kia of East Syracuse. Located in East Syracuse, NY and nearby Syracuse, Fulton and Auburn.

This entry was posted in Kia of East Syracuse and tagged 2017 Kia Forte, 2017 Kia Forte5, Kia dealer, Syracuse NY on 03/28/2017 at 3:31 PM

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