Very rarely would you expect a compact crossover to feel very sporty to drive. That’s why it’s quite a treat to be behind the wheel of the 2016 Kia Sportage. With a 182-horsepower 2.4L engine, it offers pure driving bliss and a notably smooth ride. What makes it a pleasure to drive is the technology behind it.
The Sportage is a remarkable all-wheel drive vehicle thanks to its Dynamax feature. It is a highly advanced system that helps distribute power to the appropriate wheels based on the traction needs. Through its electronic sensors and control unit, the system proactively anticipates the driver’s needs and continuously analyzes the data. This results in a stable driving experience whatever the driving condition is.
The 2016 Sportage comes with a six-speed automatic transmission comparable to some of the most luxurious sports cars out there. At automatic mode, going from one gear to the next is not a workout since it provides smooth shifting all around. For drivers looking for a sportier driving experience, switch to automatic mode for the clutch-free manual shifting. Both modes are available because of the Sportmatic transmission design.