The vehicle shopping process includes a number of important decisions, from choosing between used and new to picking a make and model that suits you. Additionally, you must determine which trim level has the features and capabilities that meet your needs. In order to assist drivers who are interested in the 2017 Kia Sportage, we have compiled some of the key differences and similarities between the LX and EX trim levels.
Differences between the Sportage LX and EX
|Sportage LX||Sportage EX|
|Fuel Economy (FWD)||23 city, 30 highway mpg||22 city, 29 highway mpg|
|Wheels||17-inch alloy||18-inch alloy|
|Smart Power Liftgate||Not available||Optional|
|UVO eServices with Android Auto™ & Apple CarPlay™||Optional||Standard|
|Seat Trim||Woven cloth||Leather|
|Heated Front Seats||Optional||Standard|
As you can see from the table, the Sportage EX, along with a higher starting price, offers more advanced elements throughout the interior and exterior. The Sportage LX, on the other hand, is more affordable and slightly more efficient than the EX. In addition to the features mentioned above, the 2017 Kia Sportage EX offers a few other standard components that are either optional or unavailable on the LX trim.
Standard on 2017 Sportage EX
- Roof rails
- Heated outside mirrors
- 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with power lumbar support
- Leather-wrapped steering wheel and gearshift knob
- USB 2.1 charger port
- Push Button Start with Smart Key
[ Read more: What’s new on the 2017 Kia Sportage? ]
Similarities between the 2017 Kia Sportage LX and EX
Despite their differences, the 2017 Kia Sportage LX and EX also share quite a few of the same elements. For starters, both are equipped with a 2.4-liter I-4 engine that is able to deliver 181 horsepower and 175 lb-ft torque. Both models also come with a rear spoiler, projector beam headlights, LED daytime running lights, rear camera display, and Bluetooth® wireless technology hands-free connectivity, among many others,
Drivers near Moosic, PA who would like to get a firsthand look at the differences and similarities between the 2017 Kia Sportage LX and EX can schedule a test drive with our team at Performance Kia.