|aka||Type aka here, not up there|
|Class||Small Crossover SUV|
|Body Style||5-Door Wagon|
|Weight||3230 - 3527 lb|
|Transmission||5-speed Manual, FWD/AWD|
6-speed Manual, FWD/AWD
6-speed Auto, FWD/AWD
2.0 litre Inline-4
1.6 litre Inline-4
2.0 litre CRDi DI turbodiesel Inline-4
1.7 litre CRDi DI turbodiesel Inline-4
161 hp @ 6200 rpm
143 lb-ft. of torque @ 4500 rpm
138 hp @ 6200 rpm
122 lb-ft. of torque @ 4500 rpm
134 hp @ 4000 rpm
224 lb-ft. of torque @ 2000 rpm
113 hp @ 4000 rpm
188 lb-ft. of torque @ 1800-2500 rpm
|Similar||Ford Escape |
Suzuki Grand Vitara
The Kia Sportage, pronounced Spor'tij in the United States and Spor'tahj in French-speaking countries (including Canada) is Kia's compact SUV. Originally, it was a mini SUV, but the second generation Sportage is a compact crossover SUV.
See Autopedia's comprehensive Kia Sportage Review.
- 1 Recent Changes
- 2 Styles and Major Options
- 3 Pricing
- 4 Gas Mileage
- 5 Engine and Transmission
- 6 Performance
- 7 Reliability
- 8 Safety
- 9 Photos
- 10 Colors
- 11 Main Competitors
- 12 Hybrid Models
- 13 Unique Attributes
- 14 Interior
- 15 Resale Values
- 16 Criticisms
- 17 Current Generation: (2011–Present)
- 18 First Generation (1995-2002)
- 19 Worldwide
- 20 Design quirks and oddities
- 21 Awards
- 22 See also
- 23 External Links
- 24 News
- 24.1 KIA GT Concept will enter in production
- 24.2 Recall roundup: 2007 – 2008 Kia Sorento
- 24.3 Did the 2013 Kia Forte leaked in these images?
- 24.4 2012 Kia Optima was launched in Europe
- 24.5 Kia to boost South Korean capacity to meet demand
- 24.6 Kia Motors posts 22.8 percent global sales growth in November
- 24.7 Kia Motors America announces record November sales
- 24.8 Chevy Cruze, Kia Soul and Jeep Wrangler among America’s 25 hottest products for 2011
- 24.9 Kia Ray will be launched on the Korean market only
- 24.10 Kia Slovak plant will raise production by 10 percent this year
Recent Changes[edit | edit source]
- The 2010 Geneva Motor Show will play host to the debut of the Third-generation Peter Schreyer-penned Sportage. Sharing the same platform as the Hyundai Tucson, the new Sportage will have larger overall dimensions than previous iterations. It is also expected to feature the same powertrain options as the Tucson (and its European tag, iX35). 
- After a two year hiatus from Kia's lineup, the Sportage returned in 2005 on a new platform. Since then, it has undergone few changes, and this remains true for the 2007 model year, in which it receives minimal exterior updates.
- For 2008, the Sportage recieves a minor facelift.
- The 2009 Sportage is set to receive a major facelift. Debuting at the 2008 London Motor Show, the new Sportage features a new front bumper clip with cleaner, better integrated air scoops and uncluttered appearance and revised headlights. Round back, the SUV has a new rear bumper clip as well as revised taillamps.
- For 2009, the Sportage receives another minor facelift and the option of a 2.0 litre Diesel engine.
Styles and Major Options[edit | edit source]
The 2007 Sportage comes in three trims: the LX, LX V6, and the EX V6. The base LX is powered by a 2.0L 140hp I-4 engine, and the two V6 trims, as their names indicate, are powered by the same 2.7L 173hp V6 engine. Also, while the LX comes standard with a 5-speed manual transmission w/OD, the two V6 trims are equipped with a 4-speed Sportmatic automatic transmission. All trims are available in either automatic full-time four wheel drive or the standard front wheel drive. For a list of safety options, see the Safety section below. Other standout features on the Sportage include:
- 16" silver alloy wheels
- 8-way driver (4-way passenger) front bucket seats
- Cloth seating and door trim
- 6-speaker AM/FM/MP3/CD audio system
- Tilt steering wheel
- Power windows, locks, mirrors
Adds to or replaces LX features with:
- Manual front air conditioning
- Cruise control
Adds to or replaces LX V6 features with:
- Premium cloth seating and cloth door trim
- Carpeted front/rear floormats
- Leather steering wheel and shift knob
- Express open sunroof
- Roll-up cargo cover
- Cargo net
- Trip computer
- Body-colored side moldings and fender flares
Pricing[edit | edit source]
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Gas Mileage[edit | edit source]
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As seen on the FuelEconomy.gov website, the City/Highway MPG averages are as follows:
Engine and Transmission[edit | edit source]
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Performance[edit | edit source]
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Reliability[edit | edit source]
Consumer Reports states that the "reliability of the Sportage is above average of late."
Safety[edit | edit source]
In safety tests carried out by the NHTSA, the Sportage returned relatively impressive results. Although no tests for rollover were not performed, all front- and side-impact crash tests earned the Sportage 5-Star ratings. Some of the standard safety equipment found on the Sportage includes:
- ABS and driveline traction control
- Electronic stability control
- Front and rear anti-roll bars
- Four wheel anti-lock brakes
- Driver/passenger front-impact airbags
- Driver/passenger seat mounted side-impact airbags
- 1st/2nd row overhead airbags
- Side impact bars
Photos[edit | edit source]
Colors[edit | edit source]
All colors are available to all trims of the Sportage, and a complete list is viewable at CarsDirect.com. Some of the possible combinations include:
- Black Cherry
- Champagne Metallic
- Royal Jade Green
- Satin Silver
- Smart Blue
- Steel Silver
Main Competitors[edit | edit source]
Hybrid Models[edit | edit source]
There are currently no hybrid models of the Sportage in production.
Unique Attributes[edit | edit source]
Interior[edit | edit source]
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Resale Values[edit | edit source]
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Criticisms[edit | edit source]
- "[the Kia Sportage] would likely benefit by offering the more powerful 200-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 option from the Santa Fe if ...[it] wish[es] to be on a par with such competition as the 200-horsepower V-6 offered in the Ford Escape and Mazda Tribute." - Car and Driver
- "Driving up the hilly streets in downtown San Francisco we found the four-cylinder Sportage LX was fine as long as you pushed the gas pedal all the way to the floor and didn't mind listening to a high-revved four banger." - New Car Test Drive
- "If you're an individual who cherishes an established nameplate, Kia lacks the long history of some other brands, despite dramatic sales growth. And though Kia has definitely made strides versus segment leaders from Toyota and Honda, the Sportage might be a shade down from them in product refinement." - Kelley Blue Book
Current Generation: (2011–Present)[edit | edit source]
Second Generation: (2005-2010)[edit | edit source]
After a 2-year hiatus, the 2005 Sportage shares its Elantra-based platform with the 2005 Hyundai Tucson. The Sportage will also have a 2.0 L Diesel engine available in the United States. Pricing is expected to start at just over US$17,000. Critics and fans of the original, pre-Hyundai Sportage complain that it is considerably larger than the original Sportage and has none of the earlier offroad capability, the two keys for its success.
First Generation (1995-2002)[edit | edit source]
Sportage was sold in either a four-door, two-door hardtop, and a two-door soft-top. The first-generation Sportage was discontinued in 2002, in favor (for the United States market) of the Sorento. The four-door model comes in just a quarter of one inch longer and the same width as the Geo Tracker, but boasts 145 hp (108 kW) and optional four wheel drive.
After the 1997 Hyundai takeover of Kia, the vehicle was produced with major defects including an axle that broke loose at high speeds, rattling exhaust heat shields, weak and often defective alternators and various other annoyances.
Worldwide[edit | edit source]
Design quirks and oddities[edit | edit source]
Awards[edit | edit source]
2010 Drive Best SUV Under $40,000
See also[edit | edit source]