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By whyno (Akron, NY) on Friday, January 07, 2011
overall rating 10 of 10rating details
"Traded in a Vibe looking to get into a small vehicle with good gas mileage. Very comfortable vehicle and averaging 26 to 27 mpg. Compared to Vibe, very roomy and very good pickup as well with the 6 speed trany, even for a 4 cyl. After research, I found this to be the best all around buy for the $$$'s with many standard features that are optional on other vehicles. Great warranty too. Yet to see on reliability but so far so good at 3k miles over a few months. Very happy thus far, good vehicle at good price."
36 people out of 36 found this review helpful
By Rob8here (MA) on Friday, August 26, 2011
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 14,000overall rating 7 of 10rating details
Pros: "Stunner, tons of features, great value"
Cons: "ride isn't the smoothest"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I love mine. I got a red EX 4WD. It's a great little car, good on gas, really good looking, lots of features for very little money. I wasn't really in the market for a small SUV, but once I drove it and started to think of the benefits of having more cargo room and 4WD, I went for it. It doesn't have the smoothest ride...definitely more of a "jeepy" feel than a sedan. The only thing I don't like about it is the middle seatbelt in the back, which is anchored to the ceiling...very strange. But for the money, I don't think there's anything close."
18 people out of 18 found this review helpful
By Stretch (NC) on Tuesday, April 17, 2012
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 1,000overall rating 10 of 10rating details
Pros: "The SX turbo is absolutely great."
Cons: "Black (leather) interior ...a bit warm"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I've had this Sportage SX for a month. I'm 6'5" and it's one of the few suv's that I can get my knees under the steering wheel. I turned in a 2007 Lexus RX350. While that was a wonderful yacht to drive, this one is fun, fun, fun. My Sportage is fully equipped and I have almost the same creature comforts as the Lexus. I can't believe how similar they are. Except for the power lift rear hatch and rain sensing windshield wipers I haven't noticed or missed any other features from the Lexus. And think of the bucks I saved! You can pick any interior as long as it is black leather. It would be nice to have a different color interior, especially in the south. But with heated and cooled driver's seat it'll do. Bluetooth, navigation and backup camera are nicely integrated. And it has a sunglasses case above the rear view mirror. A silly little item but it and the turbo sold me on it."
14 people out of 14 found this review helpful
By tony (Fargo, ND) on Monday, April 18, 2011
overall rating 9 of 10rating details
"Kia finally got the sportage right! No one wants a small, underpowred V6 with garbage gas milage in a small SUV.we buy small SUVs to get good gas milage, sit up high,and have AWD at an affordable price. The Styling is AWESOME. This looks like a spaceship compaired to the old dumpy Sportage and i think looks better than the CRV or Rav4. the EX comes nicely loaded with all you would want and the price tag...I PAID 23K for my AWD EX with a towing hitch. this thing has sat radio, bluetooth, power seats, dual climate, air filtration, voice command, 18inch wheels, led lights AND MORE!!! No compeditor can beat that! what a value, what styling, what a ride!"
13 people out of 13 found this review helpful
By Moinc (CA) on Wednesday, October 10, 2012
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 18,500overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8
"I drive this car for 2 years. no problem. very good. the only problem was with gas meter, but KIA replaced it for free. also the weak point in my opinion is cruise control buttons. On/off button did not go out. KIA replaced, then cancel button became to stuck, KIA replaced. But this is nothing for the whole car. I have 18` original wheels, so I have nothing to upgrade. I would recommend this car for tall people because you have a lot of head room as in the front seats so in the back (not all SUV have it). enough space for the legroom too. very good. Fuel efficient is medium: overage is 20,5 mi per gallon can be reached if you will use a cruise control on, and no pressing the gas."
12 people out of 12 found this review helpful