Just because you’re driving an SUV doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a great fuel economy. The Kia Sportage is designed to sip gas with a bevy of features which actively work to reduce your fuel usage.
We want to help you find the Kia vehicle that fits your lifestyle here at Hutchinson Kia of Macon. That’s why we’ve brought you this guide to show you how the Kia Sportage can help Macon, Perry, and McDonough drivers.
Continue your research by reading our 2020 Kia Sportage Review
Kia Sportage: 2 Fuel-Sipping Engines
The first step to building a fuel-efficient Kia car is equipping it with just the right engine. This SUV comes standard with a 2.4L Inline 4-Cylinder engine with 181 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque. You’ll have no trouble getting up to an EPA-estimated 23 city/30 highway MPG1 using the front-wheel drive driveline.
In case you’re after a bit more speed, there’s the available 2.0L Turbocharged Inline 4-Cylinder engine. Delivering up to 240 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque, this engine is sure to make your drives a blast. Best of all, you can expect up to an EPA-estimated 20 city/28 highway MPG1 from this engine.
Standard 6-Speed Transmission
To help bring out the full potential of your engine, this SUV is designed with a standard Electronically Controlled 6-Speed Automatic Transmission. By making use of a high gear count, you’ll be able to reach higher gears faster, helping to reduce your fuel usage.
Of course, if you want to have full control over when your Kia car shifts, the Kia Sportage offers a standard Sportmatic® system. To add a sportier feel to your ride, you can switch into a manual mode which enables you to shift gears on demand. If you want a more economical drive, simply upshift sooner to reach the higher gears so you can really ease off your fuel.
If you don’t want to have to shift yourself, you can still achieve an impressive fuel economy by turning on the standard Eco drive mode. Set this on and your Kia car will work to upshift in the most economical way possible, so you save gas when you need to.
Carefully Crafted Aerodynamics
Building a fuel-efficient SUV is about more than just equipping it with an efficient powertrain. This Kia vehicle offers good looks and sporty performance all thanks to the use of an aerodynamic-focused design. With smooth contours all along the body of this SUV, wind rolls over your Kia car so your engine doesn’t have to work as hard.
With less resistance against your engine, it doesn’t take as much energy for your engine to reach higher speeds.
Take the Kia Sportage Out on a Ride
Macon, Perry, and McDonough drivers eager to find fuel-efficient utility will find what they’re looking for in the Kia Sportage. With its fine-tuned engine and economical transmission, we’re eager to show you more of what this SUV can do at Hutchinson Kia of Macon.
If you’re ready to see what this Kia vehicle has in store for you, come take a test drive with us today!
1 EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle’s condition.