2011 Kia Sportage SX Turbo Rolls Review

March 5th, 2011 by By auto # Kia

The Sportage has become a strong player within the Kia lineup and the turbocharged version looks like it will be no exception. The Sportage SX offers a lot of pep and 27 mpg highway. Kia Sportage SX joins the 2011 Kia Optima Turbo as a second vehicle in the U.S., a major feature of Theta II 2.0-liter turbo GDI engine and adds a unique external and internal features and luxury appointments to provide consumers with benefits high and high value CUV. Along with high-efficiency six-speed automatic transmission, the new Kia Sportage SX offers up to 256 horses, while maintaining best in class fuel economy of 27 miles per gallon highway, better than any other turbo-equipped compact CUV on the market today . In addition, powertrain improvements, the Kia Sportage SX uses a sport-tuned suspension with firmer shocks and cross-treatment rates and dynamic performance than the non-SX model.

Claiming it’s the most fuel-efficient turbo crossover on the market, Kia is rolling out the 2011 Sportage SX compact CUV later this month. The turbocharged Sportage SX gets its power from a Theta II 2.0-liter turbocharged direct-injection four-cylinder. It features up to 256 horsepower while boasting 27 miles per gallon on the highway.  Kia Motors Theta II ’2.0-liter GDI Turbo powerful engine offers remarkable performance in-line four-cylinder turbo engine that produces up to 256 horsepower and 264 pound-feet of torque. Kia Sportage SX turbo uses a twin-scroll design, which offers improved combustion efficiency, the availability of low-end power and reduces turbo lag compared to traditional single-scroll turbo. Kia Sportage LX and EX trim comes standard with an engine 2.4-liter DOHC 16-valve four-cylinder with Continuously Variable Valve Timing (CVVT), which offers more power (up to 176 hp) and better fuel economy (22 / 31 city / highway) than the previous 2.7-liter V6 engine. Two versions of the Sportage SX will be offered. The front-wheel drive will start at $25,795, and the all-wheel drive will start at $27,295.

“In addition to power-train enhancements, the Sportage SX employs sport-tuned suspension featuring firmer shock and strut rates for improved handling and dynamic performance over non-SX models,” Kia said in a statement. Exterior updates to the Sportage SX include 18-inch alloy wheels, a signature SX grille, dual exhaust, and special side sill moldings. Kia will also offer orange and blue interior color packages on the Sportage SX. “The orange color package includes orange stitching on the steering wheel, center console, and seats coupled with orange accents on the door panels and air vents,” Kia said, while the blue color package offers a “unique blue patterned cloth seat and blue interior accents.”

“Sportage offers an ideal mix of performance, fuel efficiency, and utility for the discriminating compact CUV buyer,” said Michael Sprague, vice president of marketing & communications for KMA. “With the addition of a more powerful Turbo GDI engine, unique interior appointments, and improved performance, the Sportage SX makes an already appealing CUV even more fun to drive.”

Kia Motors Theta II ’2.0-liter GDI Turbo powerful engine offers remarkable performance in-line four-cylinder turbo engine that produces up to 256 horsepower and 264 pound-feet of torque. Kia Sportage SX turbo uses a twin-scroll design, which offers improved combustion efficiency, the availability of low-end power and reduces turbo lag compared to traditional single-scroll turbo. Kia Sportage LX and EX trim comes standard with an engine 2.4-liter DOHC 16-valve four-cylinder with Continuously Variable Valve Timing (CVVT), which offers more power (up to 176 hp) and better fuel economy (22 / 31 city / highway) than the previous 2.7-liter V6 engine.




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