Monday, May 9, 2016

2017 Kia Sportage SX 2.0L Turbo FWD Tested: Slightly Less Power, More Polish

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-Every once in a while, a mainstream automaker turns out an unexpected sleeper, an under-the-radar vehicle with the power to dispatch flashier rides pulling away from a stoplight. Sleepers come in many forms, but few offer better cover than compact crossovers. The 2006–2012 Toyota RAV4 with the optional 268-hp V-6 engine was a good example, as were the stick-shift, turbocharged Subaru Forester XT and Kia’s previous-generation Sportage SX with its 260-hp turbo four. Toyota’s fire-breathing RAV4 was extinguished in 2012 and the Forester is now stuck with a CVT, but Kia’s hot turbocharged SX trim level is back and in form following the Sportage’s redesign for 2017, and for the first time we’ve tested it without the optional all-wheel drive. READ MORE ››


from Car and Driver Blog http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/2017-kia-sportage-sx-20l-turbo-fwd-test-review


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