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2017 Sportage Wins Best Buy Award from KBB

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2017 Kia Sportage SX Turbo

2017 Kia Sportage SX Turbo

Kelley Blue Book (KBB) recently announced their annual list of winners for the 2017 model year and the all-new 2017 Kia Sportage took home the top honor for the small SUV/crossover segment. The Sportage joins an elite group of 12 KBB Best Buy award winners this year.

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“The new-for-2017 Kia Sportage offers versatility, ease-of-use and laudable utility in a fun-to-drive package,” said Jack R. Nerad, executive editorial director and executive market analyst for Kelley Blue Book.  “Its value-price and the length and comprehensiveness of its warranty were also keys to its 2017 Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Award win in the red-hot Small SUV/Crossover category.”

2017 Kia Sportage

Inside the 2017 Kia Sportage

New features on the 2017 Sportage include LED fog lamps and an upgraded fuel economy of 23 mpg city and 30 mpg highway. Drivers can enjoy a range of other standard features as well, depending on which of the three trims (EX, LX, and SX Turbo) they choose from. It’s no surprise that the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ winner took home this KBB award as well, with a 59.3% increase in year-over-year sales.

“The all-new 2017 Sportage has improved in all the right areas, from its expressive styling and functional interior to its refined performance,” said Orth Hedrick, vice president, product planning KMA. “To be recognized by the experts at Kelley Blue Book as a Best Buy among some of the toughest competition demonstrates the all-new Sportage is a breed apart from the CUV segment.”

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Over 300 new vehicles were tested and examined by KBB to determine the winners and they clearly made the right choice with the 2017 Kia Sportage.

Gallery: Get a closer look at the 2017 Sportage