South Korean carmaker Kia refreshes on its 2014 Sportage, giving it several design enhancements as well as the installation of a number of convenience features. The 2014 Sportage could be availed in three trims – LX, EX and SX. Starting with its exterior, the 2014 Kia Sportage now dons a new grille design as well as new fog lamps on the EX trim. It now dons high beltline, sweeping angles and pronounced wheel flares for a more aggressive stance.
The compact crossover sports a spearing shoulder line throughout its length – linking the available HID headlamps and LED tail lights. For enhanced ride quality and more dynamic handling, the 2014 Sportage now features standard high performance dampers across all trim levels. Driver comfort is enhanced thanks to a tilt and telescopic steering column that comes as standard across all trims. Passenger comfort is likewise enhanced thanks to standard rear ventilation and reclining outboard seats.
The EX trim of the 2014 Sportage boasts of additional features like standard heated front seats, Infinity Premium Audio, auto-dimming mirror with Homelink and heated outside mirrors.
A customer could avail of a Premium package that includes ventilated front seats, navigation with SiriusXM Traffic and leather-trimmed seats as well as panoramic sunroof, smart key with push button start, and power-folding outside mirrors.
Available as a package for the LX and coming as standard for the EX and SX models is the UVO eServices system which now boasts of a new telematics suite enabled by an exclusive, free smartphone app providing in-vehicle connectivity experience.
UVO -- short for "Your Voice" -- through Advanced Voice Recognition technology, allows drivers to control music and mobile phone operations using just their voices. When equipped with UVO eServices, the 2014 Sportage also features a Rear Camera Display with a Back-Up Warning System and auto headlamp system. Sportage now offers three powertrains: the 2.4L GDI I4 for the LX and EX, and the 2.0L Turbo GDI for the SX.