Autotrader recently released their 2017 Must Test Drive List and the Kia brand is proud to announce that the 2017 Kia Sportage is included on this list. Want to know more about this vehicle and why it made the list? Keep reading for additional information.

This list is chosen by Autotrader editorial experts, encouraging consumers to test drive these top vehicles before they make their final decision. Vehicles must be a current of next model year and available to purchase when the awards are announced. They must also score higher than a 3.5 on Autotrader’s five-point scale.

Autotrader honored the 2017 Kia Sportage because “it’s so good at so many things.” They specifically cited the wide range of options when it comes to packages, trims, and pricing. They also liked the look of the vehicle as well as the comfort of the interior.

This vehicle is also an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Top Safety Pick +, which means it offers a variety of standard features to keep you and your precious cargo safe. It is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four engine that produces 240 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque.

“Winning an Autotrader 2017 Must Test Drive Award is further testament to the transformation of the Kia brand and marks another accolade for the [Kia] Sportage, our longest-running nameplate,” said Orth Hedrick, vice president, product planning Kia Motors America (KMA).  “[Kia] Sportage balances world-class craftsmanship and outstanding design, while delivering a host of standard features at a low starting price.”

You are welcome to check out the 2017 Kia Sportage or other new and pre-owned Kia vehicles at Folsom Lake Kia near the Sacramento, CA area. Our sales representatives can help you find the vehicle that is your perfect fit. We look forward to seeing you soon!