2016 Kia Sportage: His Turn-Her Turn™ Car Review

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Automotive expert Lauren Fix, The Car Coach and Paul Brian review the all-new 2016 Kia Sportage.  This vehicle is sporty, powerful, and is crafter for the urban pioneer.  Watch their video His Turn-Her Turn™ car review!

 

 

2016 KIA Sportage

#discoversportage

 

Sold over 6 million KIAs since 1994
Sales up 17%

 

The all-new Sportage crafted for the urban pioneer.
Sporty, Dynamic energy, powerful, agility, tension, seductive, precision

 

1.6″ longer and 1.2″ Wider and 55 lbs. lighter. But 51% stiffer chassis.
New design on front end and integrated headlamps, Lower wider grills, standard DRL’s, and ice cube driving lights.

 

2.4L 4 cyl GDI 181hp / 175 torque
FWD: 23/30/36 mpg
AWD: 21/25/22 mpg

 

2.0L Turbocharged
240 hp / 260 torque
FWD: 21/26/23 mpg
AWD: 20/23/21 mpg

 

FWD and AWD
17, 18 and 19″ allow wheels ( LX, EX, SX)

 

Upgraded 6-speed automatic transmission
Increased brake size for shorter distances.
New AWD Dynomax System with immediate response, all time AWD. It’s more efficient and makes the car more fuel efficient.

 

Inside:
Dramatic surfaces, cleaner lines and more sophisticated.
Upgraded seats
Larger panoramic roof
Driver centric console tilts 7.2 degrees
More soft touch surfaces.
More head and legroom.
Better visibility
Flatter folding seats
Cargo screen and dual luggage floor
Smart lift gate
Lower lift over height in back.
Love the flat bottomed steering wheel!

Audio Harmon Kardon Premium Audio System
Apple Car Play and Android Auto
320 watts and 8 speakers
Clark-Fi music technology

UVO with apps to integrate your life.

 

Safety:
Forward collision
Autonomous emergency braking
Blind-spot detection with lane changed assist
Rear cross traffic alert
Lane departure warning
Rear alert for vehicles approaching quickly, give you a warning

 

Drive impressions:
Better steering response
Seats more comfortable

 

2016 Kia Sportage Pricing:
LX FWD – $22,990
SX AWD – $34,000 2.0 L Turbo only

Heated front seats – $1500
Android Auto and Apple Car Play – $1505
Leather seats – $2590
18″ allow wheels $650

 

2016 Kia Sportage Competitors:
Hyundai Tucson
Honda CRV
Toyota RAV 4
Ford Escape
Subaru Forester
Mazda CX-5
Nissan Rouge

61% residual from ALG

 

 

Watch our other His Turn-Her Turn™ reviews:

2017 Cadillac XT5
2017 Audi Q7
2016 Infiniti QX60
2016 Cadillac CT6
2016 Kia Optima
2016 Jaguar XF
2016 Range Rover TD6 & Sport
2016 Toyota Prius Hybrid
2016 Nissan Titan XD
2016 Ford Explorer Platinum
2016 Nissan Altima
2016 Chevy Camaro
2016 Honda Civic
2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R
2016 BMW 740i & 750i
2016 Mazda CX3
2016 Hyundai Tucson
2016 Audi A6 & S6
2016 Audi S7
2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata
2016 Mitsubishi Outlander
See More

 

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Car Courtesy of Kia
Destination:  San Diego, California
Music: by AudionautiX.com
Disclosure: Free Royalty Music

His Turn-Her Turn™ is a production of Automotive Aspects Inc.

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