There’s a Lot to Love about the 2018 Kia Sportage

While we’re fans of all the vehicles in the Kia lineup, perhaps none other gets us as excited as the Kia Sportage. It’s easily one of the most compelling values of all the new models we sell at Mike Shaw Kia.

What makes the 2018 Kia Sportage so great?

For starters, it’s a compact crossover. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you already know that crossovers are red-hot. Everyone loves the versatility, car-like maneuverability, and great fuel efficiency they provide. As for the 2018 Kia Sportage, it’s definitely a rare find in this segment.

The interior of the Sportage is on-par with many luxury models. You read that correctly. We’ve put Kia and luxury in the same sentence. The cabin on the Sportage really is that impressive in its design and features.

Unlike some other compact crossovers out there on the market, the 2018 Sportage is also available with an incredible peppy turbocharged engine option. It makes navigating the highways and interstates around Portland and Kingsville, TX a fun and thrilling experience.

Want to learn more about the 2018 Kia Sportage?

While we could go on and on about the amazing aspects of this vehicle, you really need to see it in person. Just head over to our Texas Kia dealership located at 6802 S. Padre Island Dr, Corpus Christi, TX 78412.

We’ll have the 2018 Kia Sportage ready and waiting for you to drive when you arrive at the store. We’ll also show you some amazing special offers that are available on the Sportage and all the rest of our new Kia vehicles.

Our goal at Mike Shaw Kia is to save you more when you buy or lease, and for you to enjoy the whole experience from the moment you walk through our showroom doors.

The Amazing Interior of the 2018 Kia Sportage

Premium features that you would typically expect only on a luxury vehicle. That’s what you’ll find inside the 2018 Kia Sportage. The options included heated/ventilated seats, panoramic sunroof, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and many others.

One of the unique aspects of the 2018 Sportage interior is that everything is laid out to be “driver-centric.” It’s evident in subtle touches like the angled console and easy to use features. Kia truly kept the operator of the vehicle first and foremost in mind when they engineered the cabin.

That’s not to say that passengers get short shrift in the 2018 Sportage. It’s incredibly roomy for a compact-sized crossover. If, however, you’re more concerned with hauling cargo than people, then the 2018 Sportage has you covered there, as well. 60/40 flat folding rear seats and a dual-level cargo floor give you the freedom to haul tons of gear.

Kia Drive Wise technology is also available on the 2018 Sportage. This includes driver assistance features like Autonomous Emergency Braking, Blind Spot Detection, Lane Departure Warning System, and Parking Assist.

A Look at the Exterior of the 2018 Kia Sportage

We can’t top what Kia had to say about the exterior style of the 2018 Sportage when they remarked that it “defies conventions with an elegant, extroverted exterior distinguished by sweeping curves, sleek lines, and thoroughly contemporary features.”

That’s quite a mouthful, isn’t it? Bottom line is that this is a seriously sharp-looking vehicle. You can take your pick from seven different exterior paint colors on the 2018 Sportage:

  • Snow White Pearl 
  • Sparkling Silver 
  • Mineral Silver 
  • Pacific Blue
  • Hyper Red 
  • Burnished Copper
  • Black Cherry

Performance/Engine Review of the 2018 Sportage

There are two engine options to choose from in the 2018 Kia Sportage lineup. The LX and EX models come standard with a 2.4L GDI (Gasoline Direct Injection) engine that delivers 181 horsepower and 175 lb-ft torque. The SX trim in the 2018 Sportage lineup has a 2.0L Turbocharged GDI engine that amps horsepower up to 240 and torque to 260 lb-ft.


Available Technology Options

  • 7-inch Touchscreen
  • UVO Infotainment System
  • Harman/Kardon Premium Sound System
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Steering Wheel Mounted Phone/Audio Controls
  • USB Port
  • Optional Panoramic Sunroof

Available Safety Features

  • Parking Assist w/Front & Rear Sensors
  • Blind Spot Detection
  • Lane Change Assist
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Autonomous Emergency Braking
  • Lane Departure Warning System
  • Rear Camera Display
  • Dual Front Advanced Airbags
  • Dual Front Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Full-Length Side Curtain Airbags
  • Rollover Sensor
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Traction Control System
  • Electronic Brake-Force Distribution

Reasons to Buy, Lease or Service at Mike Shaw Kia

Our staff is committed to provide you with excellence service whether your visit to us entails getting a new or used vehicle, or having routine maintenance performed on your car. We have customers come to us from all over Texas who know they will get a great deal when they do business here. Come see why we are one of the fastest growing Kia dealerships in the state!


Mike Shaw Kia

6802 S Padre Island Dr, Corpus Christi, TX 78412

Mike Shaw Kia 27.697490, -97.347780.