2017 Kia Sportage Named As 2017 Best New Compact SUV

Jan 06, 2017 06:00 AM EST | jonathan aguilar

The 2017 Kia Sportage is the fourth generation of the popular compact SUV in the market. With its progressive features and craftsmanship, the car has gone on its way to the top of its class being hailed as the Best New Compact SUV by Cars.com.

With this accolade, The 2017 Kia Sportage has also been nominated to the prestigious Cars.com Best of 2017 Award. "With all of the improvements made for the 2017 model year, it's hard to ignore the Sportage," said Orth Hedrick, vice president for product planning at Kia Motors America. "Instead of bland utility, the Sportage combines distinctly European and sporty styling with an impressive level of craftsmanship and surprising features, all for an excellent value. To be recognized by the experts at Cars.com as 'Best Compact SUV' and as a 'Best Of' nominee represents how far the Kia brand has come in its continued commitment to world-class quality and top-notch design."

Kia Motors looks forward to the 2017 Best of Awards which is annually hosted by Cars.com. There are several categories of cars to be honored, namely, Best Pickup Truck, Best Family car, Best Eco-Friendly Car, Best Luxury Car, Play Car of the Year, and Best of 2017.  

Kia Motors hopes the 2017 Kia Sportage will bag the Best Of 2017 Award. The 2017 Best Of Awards will be held at Detroit as part of the North American International Auto Show, on January 8-22, 2017.

Patrick Olsen, Car.com editor-in-chief said that the Kia Sportage got their nod as the 2017 Best Compact SUV because of features fit for a luxury vehicle, easy-to-use technology, spacious interior and classy styling. The compact SUV category is highly competitive and Kia Sportage has shown it can compete with the best the car industry can offer.

The 2017 Kia Sportage is equipped with the front crash prevention structure, vast improvements in steering and suspension components and and an intelligent All Wheel Drive dynamics. With these features and its 2 liter turbocharged engine, the 2017 Kia Sportage deserves the 2017 Best New Compact SUV honors. 

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