2018 Kia Sportage Adds More Than a Few Upgrades for the Model Year

Kelley Blue Book surely appreciates it right out the gate, rating the new Sportage at a laudable 8.9 out of 10 and claiming the new Kia SUV remains "proof of how far the Korean company has come in the last two decades." Fresh off of last year's redesign, it's easy for us here at Koons Kia of Woodbridge to see why.

The auto research and appraisal expert was quick to highlight 2018 Kia Sportage not only for its value, but also for the well-equipped interior and excellent warranty coverage that continues to keep the compact SUV "competitive with the likes of the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, Ford Escape," and other small crossovers in the segment. KBB even found a few favorite aspects in the small SUV's technologically advanced touchscreen navigation system and its host of available amenities otherwise the wheelhouse of luxury vehicles: climate-controlled seating, a heated steering wheel, premium harman/kardon audio, and a power liftgate. Of course, these weren't to mention the stellar 2018 TOP SAFETY PICK rating 2018 Sportage received from the IIHS, an enduring Kia hallmark.

Our Woodbridge, VA Kia experts can certainly think of a few more upgrades to appreciate. For starters, 2018 Kia Sportage LX showcases upgraded cloth seating treated for durability with YES Essentials fabric. A newly available LX Technology Package brings driver-assist convenience to the trip, too, incorporating Blind Spot Detection and Rear Cross Traffic Alert, a Lane Departure Warning System, and Autonomous Emergency Braking, among other elements. Plus, the available LX Popular Package offers a burgeoning UVO3 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system complete with Android Auto for smartphone integration as well as eServices telematics.

Step up to 2018 Kia Sportage EX, and you'll find Blind Spot Detection and Rear Cross Traffic Alert standard, alongside the inclusions of heated and power-folding exterior mirrors with turn signaling and a striking high-gloss black aesthetic. An optional EX AWD Technology Package builds in the comfort of heated rear seats, while a brand-new EX Sport Appearance package makes the new Kia Sportage look the athletic part.

These aren't all to which you have to look forward in our line of new Kia Sportage SUVs here in Woodbridge. Make a day trip of coming to visit us here at 14208 Jefferson Davis Hwy, and we'll give you the full tour.

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