"Bought my '05 and am very happy. I have the basic model which has almost everything I need. Comfortable, Milage 25-25 mpg average. A little underpowered (2L with 5 speed) but it gets me there. tThe back seats fold completely flat and with an air mattress an average peron can sleep comfortably. Handles well and traction control impressive. Brakes and handling are good."
"I've been driving the Sportage for over 2 years now and love it! It does well in snow & rain, and we live in a very hilly rural area so it gets lots of different conditions to go through. The interior is very adaptable to any situation we need, with the fold down seats and large cargo area for a smaller SUV. We have had no mechanical problems whatsoever and have higher than average mileage on it. Highly recommended!"
"We are the original owner and all the miles are ours. Great, super dependable little SUV with surprising power and good handling on mountain roads, easy parking and around town driving, roomy interior that has held up super well...looks nearly new after all out use. Carries a lot of stuff and has always behaved really well on snow and ice. With just regular maintenance, this car easily has another 200,000 miles to drive. The only drawback is road noise at highway speed.
This trim level is nothing fancy. Fabric interior, no nav or great sound system. But over the years, it has been a great little daily commuter and dog friendly family car."