Kia Sportage SX (2011) [Reviews]

On the heels of his 2011 International Truck of the Year recognition ICOTY jury, announced the Kia Motors America (KMA), the launch of the all-new 2011 Kia Sportage SX compact CUV is expected to arrive in dealerships later this month. As part of Kia's design-led transformation, Kia Sportage become a strong player in the Kia range, providing power and fuel economy first class. SX models are a solid and up the ante with a more powerful four-cylinder turbo engine, exterior styling enhancements and unique interior options. For 2011 Sportage SX FWD (FWD) has a starting manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $ 25 795, while all-wheel drive (AWD) models are equipped with a starting MSRP of $ 27,295.

The Kia Sportage SX ends in 2011 as a second car Kia Optima Turbo in the U.S. to feature the powerful 2.0-liter Theta II turbocharged GDI and adds exterior and interior of the unique features and luxury appointments to provide consumers with high performance and high value CUV. In combination with a highly efficient six-speed automatic transmission, the new Kia Sportage SX 256 horsepower while maintaining the best fuel economy in its class of 27 miles per gallon on the highway, better than any other turbo equipped compact CUV on the market today. In addition to improvements in the powertrain, which employs Kia Sportage SX sport suspension features firmer shocks and rate of strut for improved handling and dynamic performance compared to non-SX models.
"Sportage offers the ideal combination of performance, fuel efficiency and usefulness of requiring a compact CUV buyers," said Michael Sprague, Director of Marketing and Communications Director, KMA. "With the addition of more powerful GDI turbo engine, unique interior appointments and a better performance, Kia Sportage SX makes the CUV already attractive even more fun to drive."

Outside, the SX models will receive a unique 18 "alloy wheels, signature grille SX, dual exhaust, and a special half threshold lists. Complement external updates SX-specific interior appointments, increasing the complexity of the interior spaces, including the threshold standards aluminum, and an elegant new indicator cluster controls. Available exclusively Sportage SX, orange and blue interior color packages offer more interior color options for potential buyers. pack includes orange orange stitching on the steering wheel, center console and seats, combined with the 'orange door panels and ventilation holes. unique blue seat fabric patterned blue interior and is included as part of the blue color of the package.

More powerful, fuel efficient engine SX

Kia Motors 2.0-liter Theta II turbocharged GDI engine offers significant performance with a powerful turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces up to 256 horsepower and 264 lb.-ft. of torque. The Kia Sportage SX turbo design uses a double entry, providing greater combustion efficiency, more available power at low rpm and reduce turbo lag compared with traditional solutions only scroll turbo systems.
Twin-scroll design with two valves actuated exhaust inlet is responsible for feeding the exhaust stream through separate paths through the turbine. By using a common manifold, the exhaust cylinder separate travel more efficiently through the turbine of the turbocharger, to avoid disruption. The result is a system that improves efficiency and the pressure distribution, lowers the exhaust temperature and the cylinder and prevents the loss of exhaust energy. The volume of air in each cylinder is increased, resulting in more power.

Kia Sportage LX and EX trim comes standard with a 2.4-liter DOHC 16-valve four-cylinder engine with variable valve timing continuously (CVVT), giving more power (up to 176 hp) and improved fuel economy (22/31 city / highway) than the 2.7-liter V6 engine above.

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