Kia’s old but reliable mid-size SUV continues to march on as 2017 Kia Borrego. This model, also known as Kia Mohave is a mid-size SUV that originally came in 2008. The company had big ambitions with this model. Initially, it was available all around the world, but the North American market was a priority. There were various versions of this model, even with a fuel cell powertrain. However, the new model didn’t get good reception. It was quickly discontinued in the United State, only two years after its launch. A year later, it was no longer available neither in Canada. However, the company continued to offer this SUV in some other parts of the world, where it is still quite popular, due to its great off-road abilities. Thanks to its rigidity and durability, it is present on markets such as the Middle East, Central Asia, Brazil, Chile, and Russian Federation.
2017 Kia Borrego redesign
The 2017 Kia Borrego continues without bigger changes. It is a traditionally-designed SUV that comes with a conventional body on frame architecture. This brings many benefits in term of rigidity and durability. So, it is perfect for hard driving conditions, which are a common thing in countries where this mid-size SUV is still available. It’s styling completely follows its rigidity. With its boxy shape, 2017 Borrego does not much in common with newer models of the brand. Its design language belongs to some past times. Despite its lacks in terms of exterior design, it features pretty decent interior. The cabin of this SUV is pretty spacious and features good-quality materials. Besides good quality, it also comes with plenty of equipment. For example, some of the available features are things like a 10-speaker audio system, steering wheel with mounted controls, 8-inch touchscreen, instrument cluster with a color 4.2-inch screen.
2017 Kia Borrego equipment
As we already mentioned, 2017 Kia Borrego comes with a full load of features. The exact list of features could vary, depending on the market. However, most of the equipment is available on all models. Just like we said, the interior comes with plenty of conveniences, with things like 8-inch touchscreen, premium audio system, navigation, a rearview camera, leather upholstery etc. When it comes to exterior details, there are 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, chrome panels etc. The 2017 Borrego also features some advanced safety systems. Besides side, curtain and front airbags, there are also advanced systems like an around-view monitor, blind spot detection, lane departure warning, electronic stability control, hill-start assist etc..
2017 Kia Borrego engines
The 2017 Kia Borrego comes in three engine options. In most of the markets, there is a 3.8-liter V6 gasoline engine that powers the base model. This engine has a max output of 276 horsepower. There is also a diesel engine in the offer. It is a familiar 3.0-liter CRDi unit, which powers most of Kia and Hyundai models. In this version, it features a max output of 237 horsepower and 333 pound-feet of torque. Finally, there is a large 4.6 V8 Tau engine, the same that powers Hyundai Genesis. It has a max output of 361 horsepower and 324 pound-feet of torque. When it comes to the transmission, there is a 6-speed automatic for gasoline units, while diesel engine comes in a pair with an 8-speed automatic gearbox.
2017 Kia Borrego price
The 2017 Kia Borrego is available in various parts of the world. So, its price could vary, depending on the country. For example, in the Middle East, starting price goes around 22.000 dollars. On the other side, it goes around 40.000 dollars in Russia. In Brazil, base models go around 25.000 dollars.