Is a car too small, but you love the fuel efficiency and gas mileage? Do you want an SUV (sport utility vehicle) for the cargo space and an active lifestyle, but their size intimidates you? Well, for once, there is something that gives you the best of both worlds: a compact crossover SUV.
Compact crossover SUV’s are a great combination of a car and an SUV. They’re smaller than an SUV, but bigger and roomier than a car. The newest models are built on a lightweight car platform, and offer a sedans comfort and driving. However, the cargo space, ground clearance and all-wheel-drive choices lend a hand to its SUV qualities. And, compact crossover SUV’s are similar in cost and fuel efficiency to cars.
According to USA Today, the buyer of a compact crossover SUV was initially intended to be someone in their 20’s who was active and sporty. Today however, this includes everyone from baby boomers to smaller families. Sales of compact crossover SUV’s has increased from 20% of all SUV sales to 45%.
One such compact crossover SUV that you can find at your local new and used New Jersey Kia dealer is the Kia Sportage. The 2012 Kia Sportage starts at $18,500 with a 2-liter, 4-cylinder engine featuring aluminum and block-heads. The fuel efficiency of the Kia Sportage includes 22 miles per gallon in the city and 29 on the highway. Some of the many available highlights of the Kia Sportage include all-wheel-drive, air-cooled driver’s seats, 18-inch alloy wheels, projection headlights and LED daytime running lights and a dual exhaust. The Kia Sportage offers four model types, from the base to the LX, EX and SX. In addition there are 5 packages you can add on to your model.
For more information about the compact crossover SUV and the Kia Sportage visit usatoday.com and kia.com. To check out the 2012 Kia Sportage in person visit your local New Jersey Kia dealer, Sansone Jr’s 66 Automall!