The cool-looking 2016 Kia Sportage carries into the new model with minor changes to simplify the line-up and add premium features.
Offered in three trim levels, the 2016 Sportage LX, EX and SX stand out in the compact SUV segment with cutting-edge design that doesn’t compromise on space or utility.
Changes focus on standard content enhancements along with features offered within the various option packages.
2016 Kia Sportage changes
The 2016 Kia Sportage EX adds standard leather trimmed seating surfaces for the new model year.
The 2016 Sportage LX Popular Package adds a touchscreen display with integrated Rear Camera Display and auto on/off headlights to the existing equipment, which includes a rear spoiler, roof rails, trip computer, rear armrest with cup holders and illuminated sun visors.
Along with leather seating surfaces, the 2016 Kia Sportage EX gets Smart Key with push-button start as standard equipment.
Furthermore, the EX Premium Package adds the Infinity Premium audio system, front fog lights, integrated turn signals in the heated outside mirrors along with a cooled glove box.
Carryover features found in the EX Premium Package include panoramic sunroof, navigation and ventilated front seats.
The 2016 Sportage SX is fully loaded, adding to the EX Premium Package a standard turbocharged engine, dual exhaust pipes, LED Daytime Running Lamps, LED tail lights, aluminum door-scuff plates, and unique wheels and grille design.
Kia Sportage Specs – 2016MY
The 2016 Kia Sportage continues to be offered with two engines, a base 2.4L GDI 4-cylinder, available on the LX and EX models and the sportier 2.0L GDI turbocharged 4-cylinder engine on the SX.
The base 2.4L engine produces 182 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and a maximum 177 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,000 rpm, while the 2.0L turbo engine generates a rousing 260 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and a stout 269 lb.-ft. of torque from a low 1,850 rpm.
Front-wheel-drive is available on base Sportage models, but consumers can also opt in for the all-wheel-drive (AWD system) which is available across all three trim levels.