2017 Kia Sportage LX vs. 2017 Kia Sportage EX vs. 2017 Kia Sportage SX Turbo

Let's get this out of the way: The 2017 Kia Sportage, whether you're looking at the LX, EX or SX Turbo trim level, is an amazing crossover, with the power and looks that the competition in its class can only dream of. All models come with 60.1 cubic feet for cargo, which is an upgrade for the 2016 model year, and the small SUV is also a 2016 IIHS Top Safety Pick, so this is one of the most durable, impact-proof vehicles in its category. Plus, it tows up to 2,000 pounds – a full ton – so you can handle just about anything with this vehicle.

Since there's no competition with this crossover from other automakers, the only competition comes from within, so we'll compare the 2017 Kia Sportage LX vs. 2017 Kia Sportage EX vs. 2017 Kia Sportage SX Turbo and see which of these trim levels aligns best with your driving fantasy.

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2017 Kia Sportage LX 2017 Kia Sportage EX 2017 Kia Sportage SX Turbo
181 HP 181 HP 240 HP
2.4L 4-cyl engine 2.4L 4-cyl engine 2.0L turbocharged 4-cyl engine
23 mpg city, 30 mpg highway 22 mpg city, 29 mpg highway 21 mpg city, 26 mpg highway
17-inch alloy wheels 18-inch alloy wheels 19-inch alloy wheels
No autonomous emergency braking Available autonomous emergency braking Standard autonomous emergency braking

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If it’s maximum fuel economy you desire to go along with the 2017 Sportage's redesigned exterior, with stylish headlight placement and a sporty roofline, then the LX model is the one for you, as its fuel economy is 23 mpg city, 30 mpg highway. Plus, you get a six-way adjustable driver's seat, with an option to take that up to 10. Plus, you get nice power to start, with 181 HP.

If you like a nice balance of features and fuel economy, then the mid-level trim, the 2017 Sportage's EX trim, which comes with 22 mpg city, 29 mpg highway and upgrades like an optional eight-way adjustable front passenger's seat and standard leather seat trim, as well as an available Smart Power Liftgate so you can take out your groceries and then close the rear hatch, hands-free.

At the top of the line is the 2017 Kia Sportage SX Turbo, where the engine steps up to 240 HP and your features also ramp up to be the most tech-heavy, with a standard panoramic sunroof, standard power folding outside mirrors, voice-command navigation and Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), so your Sportage stops in a pinch when you don't have time to hit the brakes.

No matter what your driving needs are, the 2017 Kia Sportage is a tough, versatile, gadget-filled crossover that comes at an affordable price. We have this sturdy, fuel-efficient crossover on the lot at Patterson Kia of Wichita Falls, 2910 Old Jacksboro Highway in Wichita Falls TX, and we would love for you to visit us on the lot or take a look at our inventory online. For more information please call us at (877) 763-7209 or come see us in person to see our inventory and test drive a model today.

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