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2014 Kia Sportage: A Closer Look at Farmington's Favorite Compact SUV

At CarSmart Of Farmington, nestled in the heart of Farmington, Missouri, we understand that choosing the right SUV can be a pivotal decision. That's why we're excited to delve into the 2014 Kia Sportage, a standout choice in the compact SUV market. Known for its striking design and robust performance, the Sportage offers an exceptional blend of style and utility, making it a top pick for vehicle enthusiasts from Farmington to Fredericktown, Ste. Genevieve, and beyond.

2014 Kia Sportage at CarSmart Of Farmington

Performance & Efficiency: Power That Meets Every Drive

Powertrain Options for 2014 Kia Sportage

The 2014 Kia Sportage presents two dynamic engine options to cater to a variety of driving preferences:

  • 2.4-liter four-cylinder: This engine generates 182 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque, providing solid power for your daily commutes and weekend adventures.

  • Turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder: Exclusive to the SX trim, this engine boasts 260 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque, offering exhilarating performance for those who crave a spirited drive.

Fuel Economy

Fuel efficiency is crucial for our clients in areas like Park Hills, Hillsboro, Festus, and De Soto. The front-wheel-drive models equipped with the base engine achieve an EPA-estimated 24 mpg combined. The more powerful turbocharged SX trim maintains competitive fuel economy, making the Sportage a wise choice for both power and efficiency.

Safety and Tech: Ensuring Your Peace of Mind

Advanced Safety Features

Safety is a priority at CarSmart Of Farmington, and the 2014 Sportage doesn't disappoint. Equipped with antilock disc brakes, traction and stability control, front-seat side airbags, and side curtain airbags, it's designed to keep you safe. The Uvo telematics system enhances security with features like emergency assistance and stolen vehicle tracking.

Driving and Handling

The Kia Sportage is renowned for its sporty handling and engaging driving experience. While the ride quality is on the firmer side, it ensures that you have precise control over rough surfaces, ideal for the varying roads around Bonne Terre and Farmington.

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Enhancing Your Drive

When you're in the market for your next vehicle, consider features that enhance both comfort and convenience. Heated seats, for example, are a must-have for those chilly mornings in Farmington, providing a cozy start to your day. They're not just about warmth; heated seats can also help soothe backaches during long drives.

Satellite radio is another fantastic feature that can transform your daily commutes into a more enjoyable experience. With satellite radio, you're not limited to local stations. Instead, you can access a wide range of channels, from music and news to sports and entertainment, ensuring there’s always something to match your mood.

Don’t overlook the importance of fog lights, especially if you find yourself driving in low visibility conditions. Fog lights can significantly improve your safety by enhancing your visibility on the road. They’re particularly valuable in areas like Ste. Genevieve and Bonne Terre, where foggy mornings can be a common occurrence.

Considering these features is not just about luxury; it’s about making smarter choices for your comfort and safety. While these options might slightly adjust your monthly payments, the benefits they offer during your vehicle ownership can be invaluable. Always discuss with your CarSmart Of Farmington representative how different features can impact your monthly payments, ensuring you find the perfect balance between comfort, functionality, and affordability.

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Interior Comfort and Cargo: Elegance Meets Practicality

Elegant Design and Features

Step inside the 2014 Sportage and you'll be greeted by a contemporary layout and high-quality materials. Innovations like Uvo voice commands and touchscreen navigation make each journey more enjoyable and intuitive.

Space Considerations

The spacious front seats and reclining rear seats provide comfort, although the cargo space is slightly less generous than some competitors, a consideration for those prioritizing storage.

Model Variants: Tailored to Your Needs

The Sportage comes in three trim levels: LX, EX, and SX, each designed to match different needs and budgets. Whether you're looking for essential comforts or luxurious additions, there's a Sportage that's right for you.

FAQs about 2014 Kia Sportage

Q: How does the 2014 Kia Sportage fare in safety evaluations?

A: The all-wheel-drive version of the Sportage earned a commendable five-star overall rating from the NHTSA and has received high marks in several IIHS crash tests, highlighting its robust safety profile.

Q: What warranty does the 2014 Kia Sportage carry?

Q: Are the rear seats suitable for adults on longer trips?

Inside 2014 Kia Sportage at CarSmart Of Farmington


With its eye-catching design, powerful engine choices, and comprehensive safety features, the 2014 Kia Sportage is an excellent choice for anyone at CarSmart Of Farmington looking for a dependable and stylish compact SUV. Its blend of performance, style, and value sets it apart in the crowded SUV market, especially for those in Farmington and surrounding communities like Fredericktown and Ste. Genevieve. Visit us at CarSmart Of Farmington to discover why the Kia Sportage might just be your next vehicle adventure.

Financing and Warranty: Making Your Dream Car a Reality

At CarSmart Of Farmington, we believe everyone deserves a chance to drive their ideal vehicle. That's why we offer financing solutions for all credit situations, whether you're rebuilding your credit or have a stellar credit history. Our flexible financing options are designed to make your car-buying process as smooth and stress-free as possible.

Lifetime Powertrain Warranty

We stand behind the quality of our vehicles. Most of our cars, 10 years or newer and with less than 100,000 miles, come with a FREE Lifetime Powertrain Warranty. This warranty is our promise to you that the vehicles we sell are of the highest reliability and quality.

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Custom Vehicle Sourcing

Can't find the Kia Sportage or any other specific vehicle in our current inventory? No problem! CarSmart Of Farmington has established extensive relationships with dealers and auctions nationwide. We go the extra mile to locate the exact vehicle you're looking for, ensuring that you don't have to settle for anything less than your perfect match.

Take the Next Step

Ready to find your next vehicle? Visit CarSmart Of Farmington's website today to explore our current inventory and learn more about our financing options and warranty. Don't miss the opportunity to drive away in your dream car with the support of a dealership that cares. Visit us today!

About The Author

Kevin Schingeck, born and raised in the heart of Missouri, has established himself as a trusted authority in automotive sales and financing over an illustrious 13-year career. As the General Manager of both our Farmington and Jackson, Missouri locations, Kevin's extensive knowledge extends beyond just sales, excelling in connecting customers with ideal financing solutions tailored to their needs. His knack for pairing clients with the right lenders stems from a rich blend of local insights and industry expertise. For anyone seeking comprehensive guidance in the realm of vehicle sales and financing, Kevin's unparalleled experience and leadership at our dual locations stand as a testament to his dedication and proficiency.


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