2017 Kia Sportage vs 2016 Kia Sportage small SUV expanded cargo room and UVO3 infotainment tows a ton Patterson Kia of Wichita Falls TX
2017 Kia Sportage 2016 Kia Sportage
240 Top HP 260
LX, EX, SX Turbo Model Options LX, EX, SX
60.1  Cargo Room (cubic feet) 54.6
39.3 / 39.1 inches Head Room (front / rear) 39.1 / 38.5 inches
UVO3 Available Infotainment UVO
2,000 Towing Capacity (pounds) 2,000

2017 Kia Sportage vs. 2016 Kia Sportage

2017 Kia Sportage vs 2016 Kia Sportage small SUV expanded cargo room and UVO3 infotainment tows a ton Patterson Kia of Wichita Falls TX

The Kia Sportage isn’t getting older - it's getting better. Kia's longest-running nameplate is getting a facelift for 2017 models. Simply put, this is a small SUV that will have more cargo room, more space in the interior and improved fuel economy in 2017 than in 2016 models. You could say there wasn't much that needed improving upon from 2016, and you'd be right: With 260 HP in top-line SX models and nice cargo room at 54.6 cubic feet, plus the ability to tow 2,000 pounds - a ton - the 2016 Kia Sportage is every bit as versatile as drivers need it to be. We're still going to press on and see the benefits of both vehicles with a 2016 Kia Sportage vs. 2017 Kia Sportage comparison.

The 2017 Sportage gets boosts in the cargo area, with 10 percent more room for your essentials and bags at 60.1 cubic feet. 2017 models have a little less power with a top HP of 240 in SX Turbo models, but you will get a few more miles per tank. Considering 2016 models get 21 mpg city, 28 mpg highway in front-wheel-drive models, that means you'll basically have a sedan's handling and gas mileage but with all the bells and whistles that come with having a crossover vehicle, like the ability to tow a ton or drive off-road. You'll also enjoy the new-for-2017 UVO3 infotainment package, which gives you increased connectivity with your music: 8 GB of music storage and access to fun apps like Pandora.

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The 2017 Kia Sportage is getting larger without losing any of the handling or fuel savings that makes it the envy of its small SUV peers. The interior is expanding a bit to give more headroom to all passengers, while the wheelbase is 1.2 inches wider and the overall vehicle length is 1.6 inches longer than in 2016. This is all done to make you more comfortable, plus the 2017 Sportage still has the nice design you're accustomed to, with a sloping roof and sporty rear accents. In fact, there's some new design elements for 2017, like headlights that sit higher and swoop back further along the side, and a lower front clip to make the Sportage more rugged-looking than before.

Take your pick - we stand behind both the 2016 Sportage and the 2017 model. They're both quality SUVs with power, passenger room and versatility for all situations. We have the Kia Sportage on the lot at Patterson Kia of Wichita Falls, which is located at 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. Some of the other models we have on the lot are the Kia Soul crossover and the Kia Sedona minivan, among others. 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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2017 Kia Sportage vs 2016 Kia Sportage small SUV expanded cargo room and UVO3 infotainment tows a ton Patterson Kia of Wichita Falls TX