The 2017 Kia Sportage is a redesigned small SUV with about 10 percent more cargo room and about 10 percent better fuel economy, so it's ready to take on the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan and the 2017 Ford Escape in its class. The 2017 Sportage has been turning heads since its global debut, with a broad, powerful stance and bold color splashes on the exterior like Burnished Copper and Black Cherry. The 2017 VW Tiguan and the 2017 Ford Escape are carryovers from the previous model year, and both have designs that are more rooted in the past than the future-is-now 2017 Sportage.
One look under the hood will also tell you that the 2017 Sportage has plenty of power in all trim levels, with 181 HP in its base trim, more than the 2017 Escape and a notch less than the 2017 Tiguan. However, while the 2017 Tiguan remains locked on 200 HP in all trim options, the 2017 Sportage has a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that pumps out an impressive 240 HP, which demolishes the Tiguan's performance. And among the three small SUVs, the 2017 Sportage also will save you the most money on gas, as you get up to 23 mpg city and 30 mpg highway while the 2017 Escape is a level down at 21 city and 29 highway and the 2017 Tiguan is far off the pace with 20 mpg city, 24 mpg highway.
|2017 Kia Sportage||Vs.||2017 VW Tiguan||2017 Ford Escape|
|23, 30||MPG (city, highway)||20, 24||21, 29|
|181 to 240||HP||200||168 to 245|
|60.1||Cargo Room (cubic feet)||56.1||67.8|
|Yes||Available Autonomous Emergency Braking?||No||No|
|Yes||IIHS Top Safety Pick?||No||No|
|34.8||Turning Circle (feet)||39||38.5|
|10 years or 100,000 miles||Warranty Coverage - Limited Powertrain||5 years or 60,000 miles||5 years or 60,000 miles|
Do you like safety features? Good! Because the 2017 Kia Sportage is loaded with them, thanks to driver-assist features like available Autonomous Emergency Braking, which pumps the brakes for you when you don't have time to avoid a close call on the road. Neither the 2017 Escape nor the 2017 Tiguan have this feature. In addition, the 2017 Sportage has been named an IIHS Top Safety Pick, which means it is among the most impact-resistant in its class, while neither the 2017 Tiguan nor the 2017 Escape offers the crash-resistance the Sportage does, as neither has made the IIHS' cut as of fall 2016.
Safety, fuel economy and peak performance in the small SUV class – that's the 2017 Kia Sportage, and we'd love to set you up with a test drive at Frank Boucher Kia of Racine, 9601 Washington Avenue in Racine WI. We also serve the area which includes Milwaukee, West Allis and Kenosha. For more information about the Kia models on our lot, call (262) 725-4041 or come visit us at the dealership so we can set you up with a test drive.