2016 Kia Sportage - Columbus OH


Has the 2017 Kia Sportage SUV Won Any Awards?

After its major redesign for the 2017 model, the fourth-generation Kia Sportage started turning heads and catching eyes in a way that its more practical and modest predecessor was never able to. Add to its stunning new design style a retuned All-Wheel Drive system, tons of new standard and available features, and a peppy turbocharged engine that makes this affordable small crossover feel just as fun and engaging as a luxury SUV.

That may be why the 2017 Kia Sportage is ramping up awards and accolades faster than Kia can expand its trophy cabinet.

Awards for Quality and Value

Kia has ranked highly on the J.D. Power Initial Quality Survey (IQS) the last few years, proving that the automaker's goals of year-over-year improvement in quality is paying off. But the Sportage isn't just some wallflower in the lineup: the 2017 model is collecting quality and value awards of its very own:

  • Kelley Blue Book: 2017 12 Best Family Cars
  • Kelley Blue Book: 2017 Best Buy Award Winner
  • Edmunds.com: 2017 12 Best Small All-Wheel-Drive SUVs Under $35,000

Awards for Safety

While everyone loves a feature-packed crossover, safety is always important. The 2017 Kia Sportage has also been awarded for its impressive driver assistance and safety features:

  • IIHS: 2017 TOP SAFETY PICK for 2017 Sportage
  • IIHS: 2016 TOP SAFETY PICK+ for 2017 Sportage with optional front crash prevention
  • NHTSA: 5-Star Overall safety rating with 2017 Sportage AWD

Get a feel for the highly-awarded new 2017 Kia Sportage for yourself, by visiting Ricart Kia near Columbus to take a test drive.



Ricart Kia

4255 S. Hamilton Rd.
Directions Groveport, OH 43125

  • Sales: 614-836-6507
  • Service: 614-836-6300
  • Parts: 614-836-6400

Model Options and Trim Levels

The 2016 model offers choice of three distinct trim level options: the Sportage LX, EX, and SX. The affordably-priced entry-level model boasts a 2.4-liter engine for impressive fuel economy, LED positioning lights for confident illumination, and standard Bluetooth wireless tech with controls mounted right on the steering wheel. The mid-level Sportage EX brings savvy performance up a notch, adding rear-camera display for easy parking and backing up, leather-trimmed and heated seats for a comfortable drive on chilly mornings, and a rear spoiler and roof rails for that total, sporty look. Want pure power? Upgrade to the top-of-the-line Kia Sportage SX, with a standard 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder creating an exhilarating 260 horsepower. Standard features on this handsome crossover include a panoramic sunroof, Infinity Premium Audio, and voice-command navigation system.

Explore 2016 Kia Sportage Models for Sale in Columbus

If you think this rugged new subcompact crossover could be a good fit for your lifestyle, we encourage you to check out our available inventory--the Sportage is such a popular item that our models don't stay on the lot for long. If you want to weigh against your other options, compare the 2016 Sportage to other new cars in Columbus to get a feel for this sleek new compact SUV, or visit Ricart Kia to see it in person.


Compare the Kia Sportage EX AWD vs Honda CR-V EX AWD

  • Same trim level name, big difference in interior features; the Sportage EX offers standard equipment like automatic climate and dual-zone temperature control, leather-wrapped steering wheel, leather-trimmed seats, satellite radio, and optional navigation. You won't find that in the mid-level CR-V.

  • When comparably priced to the CR-V, and both equipped with all-wheel drive, the Sportage does cost about $50 more--but with such a huge excess of features superior to the Honda, that seems like an investment Mr. Ulysses S. Grant would want to make.

  • The Honda CR-V maxes out around 185 horsepower from its standard engine; now, that is about five measly horsepower more than the Kia Sportage. Unless, that is, you upgrade to the available 2.0-liter turbo in the Sportage SX--with 260 horsepower, you'll be leaving the CR-V in the dust.

With more fun, style, and performance for the money, competitive pricing, and solid All-Wheel Drive at your command, the new Sportage stands strong against the boxy CR-V. Come to Ricart Kia to see just why for yourself.

Compare the Kia Sportage EX AWD vs Ford Escape SE 4WD in Columbus

  • When comparably equipped with all-wheel drive on a mid-level trim, the new Sportage is nearly $3,000 less than its counterpart, the Ford Escape. That's a lot of money that could instead go toward a down-payment on a well-equipped new Kia.

  • The Sportage EX dominates over the Escape SE with standard features: heated front seats, leather trim, dual-zone automatic climate control, auxiliary jack for easy access to music, auto-dimming rearview mirror, windshield de-icer. The benefits seemingly don't end!

  • Want power? You've got power in this Kia crossover. The Sportage LX and EX offer 182 horsepower, while the stunning Sportage SX brings 260 horsepower--both powertrains soundly beat out the performance options in the Escape.

The Sportage is more powerful, more affordable, more stylish, and better equipped than the Ford Escape--is it really even a contest? Take a test drive, and you let us know.


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