Is a Kia Sportage a 4x4?
Added: 03 December 2018
The Kia Sportage offers an SUV option that you're sure to want to consider when you are shopping for a new vehicle. This sporty car underwent a dramatic redesign in 2015, and since then has been a very popular vehicle for drivers of all types. The Sportage comes in a variety of configurations, allowing drivers to choose a model that best suits their needs. Each newer version improves on the last, keeping things fresh and offering a tempting choice to shoppers.
Is the Kia Sportage a 4x4?
What many people will want to know when looking at an SUV is whether it is a four-wheel drive or if it has just front-wheel control. The good news about the Kia Sportage is that it offers both options, so buyers can decide which is best for their needs. If you want a car with the style of an SUV but don't require the extra control offered by a 4x4, you can opt for the two-wheel choice. If you are looking for something that can handle a bit rougher terrain or perhaps adverse weather, the four-wheel option is available for your consideration too. Whether two or four-wheel drive is standard depends on the engine/gearbox selected, with 4x4 standard if you want more power.
Two-wheel Drive Option
When faced with two options and one that arguably gives you more power and control, it might seem that the better choice is obvious. However, there are some excellent advantages to choosing the two-wheel Kia Sportage option if you don't need the 4x4. Of course, the two-wheel drive Sportage offers you a cheaper choice. The less powerful engine options offer two-wheel drive, while the more powerful engines can be paired with four-wheel drive. Opting for a less powerful engine if you don't need the extra power can save you some major money.
A front-wheel drive is more space efficient and gives great traction when climbing because the engine's weight is over the front wheels. Unless you think that you need to the extra power and control that comes with a four-wheel drive vehicle, the Kia Sportage options with two-wheel drive are likely to be suitable for you.
Four-wheel Drive Option
On the other hand, you might decide that a four-wheel drive model of the Sportage is the better choice for you. The four-wheel drive is optional for the Sportage, although it becomes standard with the more powerful engine choices. The benefits of selection the four-wheel drive option could be enough for you to select the more robust choice. If you drive off-road, down winding country lanes, up and down steep heels or over any other challenging terrain, it could be the right decision for you. It can also be a great choice if you often tow a trailer, caravan or perhaps even a horse box.
Chapelhouse Motor Group is a leading provider of Kia models across the Northwest. Contact us about whether the two-wheel or four-wheel drive Kia Sportage option is right for your needs, and our expert team will help.