2016 Kia Sportage review

The 2016 Kia Sportage would be a refreshed version of the current model to meet the requirements of an average priced SUV. Since luxury SUV costs a bit higher in the market, Kia has decided to re-launch the Sportage with minimum features which would lower the cost of a SUV in market. This in turn, as per the company, would encourage SUV lovers to buy a SUV for them and their family.

2016 Kia Sportage front

The 2016 Kia Sporatge being a SUV would be able to provide a great comfort as that of a sedan because of its developed suspension. The car is being given fines lines and sporty curvature along its exterior to uphold the elegance the SUV possess.  Lighter materials are to be used in manufacturing to cut down the aggregate weight as well as fuel consumption.

2016 Kia Sportage would be available in four different trim levels. Prices would change respectively with different level of trims. Therefore, customers would be able to choose from a wide range of models according to their preferences of equipments and other necessities.


Although, no confirmed details are available from the company itself, a lot f speculation about the exterior has occurred already. Here are some possible alterations that can be seen in the 2016 Kia Sportage.

  • Attractive appearance and revised design.
  • The dimensions would be 174.8 x 64.3x 73 (in inches).
  • Headlights will be given a very aggressive look and would be equipped with HID lights and LED daytime running lights.
  • Huge bumpers could also be seen with fog lamps in it.
  • The windows would be famed along the entire length with chrome bezels.
  • Sleek roof rails and optional panoramic roof might also be featured.
  • Large LED rear lights would be implemented.
  • The company is expected to provide 11 shades of exterior colour.
  • Alloy wheels of 16 or 18 inches could be seen supporting the SUV.


An attractive and comfortable cabin with plenty of equipment would form the driver’s room. Along with it adjustable seats could be provided to optimize maximum comfort. Some more speculated alterations that could follow are:

  • Centre console is believed to be enriched with fine materials and well planned layout of buttons.
  • Buttons for controlling audio, telephone and switching modes of driving would be set in the steering wheel.
  • Digital speedometer and rev counter would be located just behind the steering wheel.
  • 2016 Kia Sportage interior

The centre console should have a TFT LCD touch screen providing information of all connectivity’s and required technical information.

  • Square vents would be available on both sides of the cabin doors.
  • Six audio speakers would come fitted along with the car. USB interface, satellite radio, Bluetooth connectivity and automatic climate control would also be plugged in this model.


It is being speculated that the 2016 Kia Sportage would come in different options in respect to engine configurations.

  • A 2.4 litre 4 cylinder engines with 16 valves could make up the base engine producing 182 HP and a torque of 177lb/ft. A six speed transmission system would be configured as well.
  • 0 litre GDI with 166 HP could be an option.
  • 6 litre GDI capable of producing 135 HP is another choice.
  • 2016 Kia Sportage side

The car could be fitted with a diesel engine too. The engines could be:

  • 7 litre CRDI diesel producing 115 HP.
  • 0 CRDI producing 136 HP.

The type of engine would depend on the type of version the customer is opting though. 2016 Kia Sportage would be available in COOL, CITY, SPORT and LUXURY trims.

2016 Kia Sportage: Price and Release Date

According to speculations, the 2016 Kia Sportage could be priced in a range of $21,000 to $30,000 depending upon the trim level. It is expected to see the car on roads either at the end of 2015 or by mid of 2016. In all, 2016 Kia Sportage is going to create a huge revolution in the SUV market offering a high competition to Famous SUV brands

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