The Kia Sportage series
has a uniqiue place for the manufacturer production and they are taking it a few notches higher with the 2011 Kia Sportage. It marks the second generation of the same series that was introduced in 2005, although this time this five-passenger SUV has got more to showcase both on the interior and exterior department.
The 2011 Kia Sportage
will follow the same route that they have taken for the new Tucson. This one comes with a graceful new nose, roofline equipped with a sporty finish, high shoulders, and is marginally larger than the first-generation model releases. But what is more impressive is the fact that its weight has been reduced, due to its use of low-mass components and high-strength steel to improve the vehicle's fuel economy rating.
The 2011 Kia Sportage will retain the four-cylinder engine, which is a 2.4-liter engine developed by Hyundai. This one can deliver up to 173 horsepower to ensure reliable engine and on-road performance. The fuel economy rating for this vehicle, although improved, vary from one model to another - the LX model with manual transmission and front-wheel drive brings in an average of 23 mpg on the city and 31 mpg on the highway. This rating is therefore quite impressive amoung its class of compact SUV.
Standard features on the interior are pretty impressive such as keyless entry, power windows and locks, heated front seats, climate control, Blue-Tooth Connectivity, to name a few. But the 2011 Kia Sportage also offers some more options to upgrade the quality of your ride, such as the dual-panel panoramic sunroof, voice-activated navigation system, and a 6.5-inch LCD dashboard touchscreen.
Pro's of 2011 Kia Sportage
*The 2011 Kia Sportage comes with Increased maneuverability, especially during close quarters;
*Lesser body weight improves fuel economy rating;
*Increased ride height;
*Generous passenger space;
*It is pleasing to the eyes;
Con's of 2011 Kia Sportage
*The only cons observed is the 2011 sportage comes with smaller cargo area.
The Bottom Line
The 2011 Kia Sportage is the best choice of vehicle for those who appreciated this vehicle before for its performance, despite of lacking stylish appeal. But this time around, it has been given the much needed styling revision to give it a shapely new form and more pleasant appeal to rise above its class. It is also one of the most affordable in the compact crossover lineup to provide more value to your money.
Test drive a Kia Sportage in Harrisburg by visiting Turner Kia today.