The Kia Sportage fits aptly into the compact SUV segment by catering to a class of family buyers who prioritize space, upscale and stylish cabin, and pleasant driving dynamics over every other aspect. The price for the 2016 Kia Sportage starts at $22,150 for its base variant, and the current model year undergoes minor changes to the trim levels, making the SUV even more appealing. The 2016 Sportage gains a rearview camera and automatic headlights as part of the LX Popular package while the EX Premium package now adds the Infinity premium audio system, fog lights, integrated turn signals, and a cooled glovebox.
This two-row Kia Sportage slots below the larger Sorento and offers a strong engine lineup, sporty handling, and above-average reliability ratings. The crossover is available in front- or all-wheel-drive configurations. Two four-cylinder engines are available: a 2.4-liter four-cylinder with 182 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque in the LX and EX trims, and a 2.0-liter turbo rated at 260 hp and 269 lb-ft in the top-of-the-line SX. A six-speed automatic is a standard across the range. The fuel economy is decent but falls behind the top-rated rivals, at 21/28 mpg city/highway for FWD LX and 19/26 mpg with all-wheel drive. The Sportage turbo returns 20/26 mpg in the front-drive guise and 19/25 mpg with all-wheel drive.
2016 Kia Sportage For Sale
The 2016 Kia Sportage starts from $22,150 for the entry-level LX FWD and the prices go up to $$31,490 for the full-loaded SX Turbo AWD. The optional all-wheel-drive system costs $1,500 extra on any Sportage. The used 2016 Sportage is available for sale at an average price range of $13,300 to about $22,000, depending on the vehicle's mileage, condition, and location.
2016 Kia Sportage Buying Advice
The 2016 Sportage is the final model year of a generation that began in 2011. Kia redesigned the 2017 model which features the same powertrain but has a softer ride and more interior features. Used car buyers can look for a 2014 or a 2015 Sportage as these are most similar to the 2016 model and cost less. Further, the redesigned 2017 Sportage costs about $2,200 more than the Used 2016 Sportage's average price. Also, we recommend going for the mid-level EX trim which brings the best value for money and better fuel economy than the Sportage SX's turbocharged engine.