2017 Kia Sportage – Release Date, News and Rumors

Sporting an eye-catching styling, generous warranty, a sporty handling, good value, and a powerful turbo engine are some of the features that contribute to the fun-to-drive nature of the 2017 Kia Sportage. Its date of release should be expected towards the end of 2017.

2017 Kia Sportage exterior, white color

Every now and then Kia imbues its vehicles with some sporty vibe, and that’s what the new Sportage capitalizes upon. Throughout the production of the current generation of Sportage models, Kia has managed to guarantee its would-be users of a strong performance and nimble handling.

2017 Kia Sportage side angle, alloy wheels

With a whopping 260 horsepower and about 269 lbs. ft. of torque available for the Sportage SX model and an affordable window sticker than most of its competitors, the new 2017 Kia Sportage will undoubtedly endear to many shopping in this segment.

2017 Kia Sportage rear view, white color

However, not everything in the Sportage is likable. For instance, the vehicle shorts fall in terms of fuel economy, a rather firm ride, and a cramped backseat. If you find the downsides unforgivable, you probably should check some of the alternatives out there. They include the newly updated 2016 Hyundai Tucson, the sporty 2017 Mazda CX-5 and 2017 Ford Escape. And if utility is your thing, you’ll find both the 2017 Toyota RAV4 and 2017 CR-V appealing.

2017 Kia Sportage exterior, alloy wheels

Trims Available – Kia Sportage

The five-passenger 2017 Kia Sportage will be offered in LX, EX, and SX trims.

Interior Picture Review & Exterior Photos – 2017 Kia Sportage

2017 Kia Sportage dashboard, steering wheel and gear shift knob

Standard accessories available for the LX include cruise control, a USB port, full power accessories, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, 17-inch alloy wheels, an auxiliary audio jack, a CD player, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, a 60/40-split folding and reclining rear seats, cloth upholstery, air-conditioning, satellite and HD radio, a height-adjustable driver seat, a six-speaker sound system, rear privacy glass, and adaptive LED headlights.

2017 Kia Sportage leather seats and steering wheel

Optional items include a 4.3-inch touchscreen display, a trip computer, a rear center armrest, a rearview camera, a rear spoiler, illuminated vanity mirrors, and roof rails.

2017 Kia Sportage front view, grille and headlights

Stepping up to the EX trim gets you heated front seats, Kia’s Uvo telematics system, a leather upholstery, keyless ignition and entry, 18-inch alloy wheels, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a six-way power driver seat, chrome exterior trim, automatic climate control (dual-zone), and adjustable lumbar support.

The EX Premium trim adds an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a cooled glovebox, a panoramic sunroof, heated power-folding mirrors, foglights, HD and satellite radio, a 7-inch touchscreen interface, ventilated front seats, voice controls, upgraded Infiniti sound system, and a navigation system.

2017 Kia Sportage side view, red color

The sport-themed SX trim further gets a panoramic sunroof, a turbocharged engine, different 18-inch wheels, LED taillights, unique front grille, aluminum scuff plates, LED daytime running lights, and dual-exhaust outlets.

Interior wise, you will notice that the Sportage offers top-notch materials and a handsome styling that ensures passengers are comfortable even during long trips. The knobs, buttons, and gauges are thoughtfully laid out and intuitive. The 7-inch touchscreen interface, for instance, makes the navigation system easily accessible.

2017 Kia Sportage rear view, taillights and tailpipe

The only downside here in terms of aesthetic appeal is the use of extensive plastics throughout the cabin, but this is conspicuously offset by the well-placed padding that is well accented and textured.

Similar to most models in this segment, the front seats of the Sportage offer impressive support and comfort, however, you get a different story with the backseats.

2017 Kia Sportage interior, backseats

The Kia Sportage pictures you see here were taken from the Frankfurt Motor Show last year, and more will be available once Kia makes more information public.

2017 Kia Sportage Engine Specs

The LX and EX models are inspired by a 2.4L engine under their hoods. This four cylinder powerplant generates 182 horsepower and 177 lbs. ft. of torque which is then transferred to the front wheels via the six-speed automatic transmission system.

2017 Kia Sportage engine

The SX, on the other hand, gets a more powerful turbocharged engine that has a displacement of 2.0L. The output – 260 horsepower and 269 lbs. ft. of torque produced gets routed to either the FWD or the AWD via the same six-speed auto.

It only takes the front-wheel drive SX model 6.5 seconds for a 0-60 mph acceleration, and 7.3 seconds for the all-wheel drive version.

2017 Kia Sportage Price & Release Date

2017 Kia Sportage release date

The new 2017 Kia Sportage will probably hit showrooms towards the end of 2017. As for its price, expect the SUV to cost you an MSRP beginning from $22,150.

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2017 Kia Sportage exterior

2017 Kia K900 – Release Date, News and Rumors

The 2017 Kia K900 is a premium luxury sedan that ensures all of its occupants get all the luxury trappings without breaking the bank. However, it suffers from lack of engineering and refinement sophistication offered by its costly rivals, nonetheless, it’s a legitimate luxury sedan that offers similar comfort, size, and quality at a rock-bottom price. The Kia K900 USA release date should be expected sometime in the first half of 2017.

2017 Kia K900 auto show, side view, red color

Some of the highlights that define the Kia K900 2017 include a generous warranty coverage, lots of value in terms of interior features and technologies, whisper-quiet cabin, and a soft ride quality.

2017 Kia K900 rear view, taillights and tailpipe

Much might be said about the new vehicle but the most significant reason that makes many ponder the K900 is its value proposition. For an MSRP starting from $50,000, you get a wealth of standard equipment and spacious interior accommodations fit for a King. In fact, there’s no other luxury sedan within that price range that can match what the K900 offers. It’s unparalleled.

2017 Kia K900 silver color, side view, alloy wheels, headlights

Alas, let’s call a spade a spade. There are a bunch of reasons why people rush to get the pricier alternatives instead of the K900. First is, of course, the badge. The marque has undoubtedly come from a long way, nevertheless, it is playing on a totally different court, one that features all the stars such as Mercedes-Benz, Lexus, Audi, and others. Despite the premium price that you pay to drive one of these vehicles, there are lots of values you get including an overall refinement, driving dynamics, interior quality, superior performance, and feature content. Sit behind the wheel of any of these models and you’ll quickly realize why the K900 costs that less.

2017 Kia K900 side view, white color, alloy wheels

If you’re completely sold out on prudence, some of the rivals in this class to consider include the Lexus LS 460, Audi A8, BMW 7 Series, and the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. The Lexus LS 460 price starts from an MSRP of $72,520, and for that you get an impressively smooth ride quality, a strong reputation for reliability, painstaking construction, smooth ride quality, and opulent backseat. The 2017 LS 460 release date should be expected sometime in the second quarter of 2017.

2017 Kia K900 spy photos rear view

2017 Kia K900 Review of Trims

Three trims are available for the 2017 Kia K900: Luxury V6, Premium V6, and Luxury V8. Slight changes on the trim lineup may be experienced on its release date.

2017 Kia K900 Changes on Exterior & Interior

2017 Kia K900 front angle, headlights and grille

Some of the standard accessories available on the base Premium V6 model include automatic xenon headlights, front and rear parking cameras, keyless entry and ignition, a hands-free power liftgate, LED running lights and foglights auto-dimming rearview mirrors, eighteen-inch wheels, a panoramic sunroof, and power-folding outside mirrors.

2017 Kia K900 interior, leather seats

The Kia K900 interior gets you a tilt and telescopic steering wheel, a leather upholstery, driver memory settings, an eight-way power front seats, heated outboard rear seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, a 14-speaker sound system, a 9.2” central infotainment system, a media player interface, a navigation system, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, ventilated and heated front seats, and a rear USB charging port.

2017 Kia K900 interior, steering wheel, dashboard, lcd screen

Opting for the 2017 Kia K900 Luxury V6 gets you a heated steering wheel, upgraded leather upholstery, wood and metal trimmings, a credit-card-sized key fob, nineteen-inch wheels, rear-cross traffic alert, a surround-view parking camera, an automatic emergency braking system, a four-way passenger lumbar, a heads-up display, and LED headlights.

2017 Kia K900 auto show, rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Kia K900 Specs For The Engine

Two engine beneath the hood of the 2017 Kia K900 is the source of motivation for the vehicle. It comes equipped with a 3.8L V6 engine rated at 311 horsepower and 293 lbs. ft. of torque, pairing is done with the rear-wheel drive and the eight-speed automatic system.

2017 Kia K900 engine

More gonzo is offered by the 2017 Kia K900 Luxury V8 that gets a 5.0L V8 rated at 420 horsepower and 376 pounds-feet of torque. This power allows the vehicle to run from 0-60 mph in just 5.7 seconds.

Fuel economy with the RWD V6 returns 17/26/20 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 15/23/18 mpg with the RWD V8. There is no AWD option.

2017 Kia K900 Release Date & Price

2017 Kia K900 release date

Rumors within the media and industry circles allege the vehicle will probably go for sale sometime in the first half of 2017.

The 2017 Kia K900 price starts from an MSRP of $50,000

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2017 Kia K900 front view, grille and alloy wheels

2017 Kia K900 interior, gear shift knob

2017 Kia K900 interior, leather back seats

2017 Kia K900 trunk

2017 Kia Sedona Release Date, Specs and Review

While retaining Kia’s traditional pricing and style, the fresh 2017 Kia Sedona offers plenty of upscale style and features. We highly recommend it for anyone looking for value, serene cabin, sedan-like cockpit and dashboard, and a versatile and practical second-row seat designs. We should look forward to its release come June next year.

2017 Kia Sedona side view, alloy wheels and grille

While the minivan model has endured much ridicule for years unending, the Sedona is probably the best thing that promises to shape the future of minivans. The 2017 Sedona comes with classy-looking gauges, easy to use console-mounted shift lever, and lots of extra storage space apart from the conventional copious volumes a minivan is expected to offer.

2017 Kia Sedona front view, headlights

Interior wise, you get soft-to-touch materials and comfortable seats. The “Slid-and-Stow” second-row middle seats makes possible a seating capacity for eight. With a minivan like Sedona, you won’t have to worry about inadequate head-and legroom despite having three rows of seats as is often the case with large SUVs.

2017 Kia Sedona side view, alloy wheels

With 33.9 cubic feet of cargo volume available for your luggage, there is virtually nothing to complain about during log trips and vacations. Still not enough? Well, you can still free up an additional 45 cubic feet of space when the rear seats are folded into the floor.

2017 Kia Sedona rear view, taillights

Nevertheless, the Sedona scores poorly in terms of fuel ratings relative to its rivals. Therefore, it will be worthwhile to look around before deciding to make the purchase once it is available. The 2017 Honda Odyssey although coming with a steeper price, offers a laudable fuel economy rating than the Sedona. One of our favorites and arguably one of the best minivan to have is the 2017 Toyota Sienna, it runs neck and neck with the Odyssey but its SE trim offers one of the best features you can get with a minivan.

2017 Kia Sedona black color, side view, alloy wheels, headlights

Lastly, you can check out the Dodge Grand Caravan for 2017. It offers an attractive pricing and value. When all is said and done, the Sedona remains the best choice for those seeking for an antidote to soul-sucking minivan-itis.

Trims Available – Kia Sedona

Once available, the Sedona for 2017 will be offered in five trims: SX-L, SX, EX, LX, and the base L.

Interior Review & 2017 Kia Sedona Exterior Colors

With the base L model, you get standard dual gloveboxes, a driver height adjustment, 17-inch alloy wheels, air-conditioning, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, a split-folding third row seat, second-row Slide-n-Stow collapsible seats, cruise control, stain-resistant fabric upholstery, and manual front seats.

Electronic features include Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a USB port, a CD player, a four-speaker sound system, and a media player interface.

2017 Kia Sedona steering wheel, dasboard, lcd screen and gear shift knob

The LX trim offers Kia’s Uvo eServices emergency communications, a rearview camera, a 4.3” infotainment display, exterior power-folding mirrors, two extra speakers, voice controls, an eight-way power driver seat, roof rails, headlight LED accents, and tinted rear windows.

Opting for the EX gets you keyless ignition and entry, front heated seats, two extra USB ports, HD and satellite radio, automatic climate control, a refrigerated lower glovebox, an eight-speaker Infiniti audio system, power sliding doors, an adjustable-height electronic liftgate, 18-inch alloy wheels, HD radio, rear sunshades, and foglights.

2017 Kia Sedona interior, leather seats

The SX will pack driver memory settings, a 115-V power outlet, voice controls, an 8” infotainment display, an eight-way passenger power seat, four-way power driver lumbar, an upgraded gauge cluster, LED taillights, selectable drive modes, ventilated front seats, rear-cross traffic alerts, and a blind-spot monitoring system.

2017 Kia Sedona front view, headlights and alloy wheels

At the top of the trim lineup is dual power sunroofs, extendable leg rests, second-row lounge seats, upgraded leather upholstery, front and rear parking sensors, 19-inch wheels, airplane winged headrests, and a heated steering wheel.

2017 Kia Sedona Engine Specifications

All the 2017 Kia Sedona models come equipped with a 3.3L V6 engine rated at 276 hp and 248 lbs. ft. of torque under their hoods. This power is routed to the front wheels via the standard six-speed automatic transmissions system.

Installation of the optional hitch allows the Sedona to achieve a maximum towing capacity of 3,500lbs.

2017 Kia Sedona engine

Eight seconds is all that you need to accelerate to 60 mph. This is an average acceleration for the class, but we hope Kia will announce an additional powerplant soon with better ratings.

The L, LX, and EX trims are estimated to offer EPA fuel consumption ratings of 18/24/20 mpg in the city/highway/combined. The SX betters the figures by 1 mpg except in the city.

Date Of Release & Price – Kia Sedona For 2017

We should look forward to its release come June next year. Granted its improved features and technologies, a price increment over the outgoing model isn’t foreseeable considering the stiff rivalry in the segment. So, a base MSRP of $26,400 is likely.

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2017 Kia Sedona rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

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