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2005 Kia Sportage

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Information shown for entry-level SUV.

Fuel Economy:
City 17/Hwy 21/Comb 19 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: V6, 2.7 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Korea Country of Assembly: Korea

2005 Kia Sportage Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.8
Out of 10

Based on 319 Ratings for the 2005 - 2010 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    9.0/10
    Quality
    8.8/10
  • Reliability
    9.2/10
    Performance
    8.7/10
  • Comfort
    8.9/10
    Styling
    9.0/10

Excellent combo of quality, utility and comfort.

By on Wednesday, March 18, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 65,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Great price per mile and enjoyable ride."

Cons: "MPG only in 21 - 24 range."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Would keep this vehicle until the wheels fell off if my wife and I were not dealing with senior health problems. The built in navigation, rear view cameras and various safety sensor equipment of the current vehicles are driving assists we feel will make our driving safer and more enjoyable."

Great commuter SUV and big dog hauler!

By on Thursday, January 22, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 175,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Small, roomy, sporty, econmomical, easy to work on"

Cons: "No rearview camera 2007, roof racks noisy"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Bought mine used from a leasing agency at 20K miles, use it as a daily commuter putting 100+ miles per day on it. Great fit for me (6'2" 250 lbs) plus two big dogs. Best inside feature is that the inside folds completely flat. Only ever had one problem (not counting 2 sets of brakes and 4 sets of tires over the years)with setting rear wheel alignment- had to go to specialty shop when the "usual" places couldn't get it into specs (since brand new). EXTREMELY dependable vehicle and would buy another in a second. With the 4 cyl engine, I added a 2" towbar, towed a 15 ft boat with no problem (flatland in Florida) with only problem being lack of vehicle weight for stopping, not guts (due to gearing). Not an extremely luxurious auto but don't have to worry about dog fur and occasional errant french fry either. EXCELLENT student car, easy to park and nimble with decent looks and style. AWESOME warranty- tho I went to full synthetic oils and changes every 10K after it expired. Normal routine maintenance costs about what you'd expect at any dealership- a kick in the pants for the MANDATORY timing belt/water pump etc. service. No surprise, just a super dependable vehicle that is fun to drive- the smallest SUV I could find that would fit FOUR 6'2" guys for the hour trip to the airport without trash compacting them; and getting 26 MPG at the same time. Great crash ratings- so what's not to like?"

14 people out of 20 found this review helpful

A VERY RELIABLE AND QUALITY SMALL SUV

By on Wednesday, December 24, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 62,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Fantastic value and holds it's value."

Cons: "Center arm rest is a little too far rearward."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I have found my Sportage to be fantastic in handling in rain or snow. It rides like a much larger SUV and above all still feels like it did when it was new. No loose feel or loss of performance motor or trans. Also the KIA company has stood behind their product 100%! The quality fit and finish is remarkable for the value. I have the EX with the 2.7 V6 and get about 27 MPG on the highway and consistently over 20 MPG around town. Bottom line I will keep this SUV until the wheels fall off but I know this will never happen."

14 people out of 23 found this review helpful

Excellent Automobile

By on Wednesday, December 17, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 49,700

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Excellent auto for price and reliability"

Cons: "vision obstruction(s) no inside/outside thermomete"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"Five years old - 50000 miles - no problems - have followed recommended service intervals Dealership service department excellent"

5 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Great SUV

By on Saturday, December 13, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 154,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "smooth and fun to drive"

Cons: "No COns..."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I have all of this as a highway miles, I drove 250 miles every 2 weeks , great on highway. Giving me 25 to 27 miles per gallon on highway and 22miles in city. Lot more then the Car expect to give. Using AMSoil changing oil every 25kmiles. Great driving. Smooth as brand new SUV's."

8 people out of 10 found this review helpful

great little suv.

By on Tuesday, November 25, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 58,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "attractive vehicle, easy parking & fun to drive"

Cons: "I just need a heavier vehicle or would keep it."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I want to buy the Sorento as I need a heavier suv for my osteoarthritis. I'm 74 & still very active as much as my old body allows. I live where I must have a 4 wheele drive. This Sportage is my 2nd Kia & I plan to buy the Sorento. Great protection on all."

8 people out of 16 found this review helpful

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