Kia Sportage

Kia Sportage

About Kia Sportage

All-new for 2017, the Kia Sportage compact SUV is sharply dressed inside and out, boasts loads of technology, safety and comfort amenities, and continues to offer one of the best warranties in the business. As a rival to best-selling crossover SUVs such as the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4 and Ford Escape, the Kia Sportage more than holds its own. Introduced over two decades ago, the Sportage is Kia's long-running nameplate, but this new, 4th-generation model is further proof of Kia’s setting the pace or at least keeping right on top of it in a competitive segment. The Sportage touts good value, great looks and a strong roster of available features, but trails others in fuel economy, especially when outfitted with the uplevel turbocharged engine.

LATEST MODEL
2017 Kia Sportage
What's new for 2017?
2017 Kia Sportage

2017 marks the fourth generation for the Sportage. Kia's compact crossover SUV is all-new, with a slightly larger exterior, roomier interior and the latest technology including Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility.

  • Expert Rating: --
  • Consumers Rating: 9.7
  • MPG 22|29
2016 Kia Sportage
What's new for 2016?
2016 Kia Sportage

Enhancements for Kia’s 2016 Sportage compact SUV are limited to some option shuffling. The EX loses its standard Infinity audio and UVO (now part of the Premium package), but gains leather seating and Smart Key with push-button start. The LX’s Popular package gains a touch-screen display and a rearview camera.

2015 Kia Sportage
What's new for 2015?
2015 Kia Sportage

The 2015 Kia Sportage is essentially the same as last year's model, which received numerous visual and mechanical enhancements.

2014 Kia Sportage
What's new for 2014?
2014 Kia Sportage

All 2014 Kia Sportages gain a new grille design, new suspension dampers, a tilt/telescopic steering wheel, rear-seat heating vents and reclining rear outboard seats. The 2.4-liter engine gets gasoline direct injection, while new options include HID headlights and ventilated front seats.

2013 Kia Sportage
What's new for 2013?
2013 Kia Sportage

Changes to the 2013 Kia Sportage include LED accent lighting on LX and EX trims, standard power-folding side mirrors on the SX (optional on EX) and a new Blue Interior Package (blue seating and inserts). The UVO infotainment system is added to the LX Convenience Package.

2012 Kia Sportage
What's new for 2012?
2012 Kia Sportage

The 2012 Kia Sportage SUV has a slight increase in fuel economy for both the 2.4-liter and 2.0-liter turbocharged engines. All models receive improved rear suspension dampers and more sound insulation, while LX trims have new 17-inch wheels and low-rolling-resistance tires. EX trims with cloth seats get a new anti-bacterial, anti-soil fabric that also repels static build-up.

2011 Kia Sportage
What's new for 2011?
2011 Kia Sportage

The 2011 Kia Sportage all-new this year, with a new look, new in-cabin technology and a new 4-cylinder that's standard across the board (with the single exception of the turbo 2.0-liter in the SX trim), with no V6 offered. Offered in both front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive (awd) versions, the 2011 Sportage also includes a multitude of segment firsts on its list of standard features.

2010 Kia Sportage
What's new for 2010?
2010 Kia Sportage

The 2010 Kia Sportage receives an "EcoMinder" indicator light on automatic transmission-equipped models that helps the driver maximize fuel economy. A new backup warning system is now offered with the EX Luxury Package.

2009 Kia Sportage
What's new for 2009?
2009 Kia Sportage

The 2009 Kia Sportage receives a slight freshening, with a new grille and headlamp treatment, color keyed front and rear bumpers and new 16- and 17-inch wheels. A navigation system is now offered and a new radio with auxiliary audio and USB input jacks, is made standard on all models.

2008 Kia Sportage
What's new for 2008?
2008 Kia Sportage

No major changes for 2008.

2007 Kia Sportage
What's new for 2007?
2007 Kia Sportage

No Major Changes for 2007.

Consumer Reviews

Nearly flawless

By on Friday, November 18, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 1,100

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Acceleration, Warranty, Safety warning features"

Cons: "Gas mileage, front headroom with sunroof"

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

"I have never owned a KIA before and we shopped over a dozen different models before settling on the 2017 Sportage Turbo SX. We were impressed with the acceleration and handling that seemed better than any of the 4 cylinder competition. It is not quite the equal of the of the Acura RDX or Mercedes GLC in comfort or acceleration, but we liked it better than the RAV 4, Ford Escape, Mazda CX5 or Subaru Forester. This top of the line model has a power liftgate (not available in the Mazda), blind spot warning that not only gives you a side view mirror visual warning, but is also audible if you signal a lane change (not found in most of the other vehicles). We also found that the connectivity to the Apple iphone easier to use and to set up than most of the competition (including the luxury brands). This vehicle falls a bit short in gas mileage, but I think that's the cost of the better performance. We thought the combination of performance, price, and warranty terms: 10 year powertrain/ 5 years non power train (except the navigation system and stereo only gets 3 years 36,000)was a strong combination. This vehicle comes in at more than $30,000, but we think we got a lot of value."

34 people out of 34 found this review helpful

I love my KIA Sportage

By on Saturday, December 17, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 1,600

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Great price, fun to drive, good looking"

Cons: "Back window is hard to squeegee below the spoiler"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

Day 4 of ownership---90 miles from home---

"I bought a base model two months ago. I am retired, and I took several fall day trips at first to get a feel for the new car. My gas mileage averaged over 30 m.p.g. the first 3 weeks/1000 miles, but now with more suburban driving/local shopping etc. it is averaging closer to 26 m.p.g. That is much better than I expected, and that's NOT even using the "eco" mode. I really like everything about the vehicle, although the change from a 2005 Mercury Grand Marquis was significant! The only things I really miss are the bench front seat and the giant trunk in the Mercury, but I'm getting used to the hatchback. The Sportage is WAY more fun to drive and a cinch to park with the back-up camera that is simple to use. I love the burnished copper color and I think this small SUV is better looking than its competitors. The 10 year power train warranty was a big selling point. I think the car feels very solid and has a comfortable interior."

15 people out of 15 found this review helpful

Day 4 of ownership---90 miles from home---

Fantastic car and brand

By on Wednesday, November 16, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 4,200

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Great price for luxury items and safety features"

Cons: "No memory seats."

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

"I had a Kia Cadenza on lease before this. The two cars may be the best two cars from one company I have had. The Cadenza was in the shop once for a back-up mirror problem that was an easy fix. I have had the Sportage for 3 months with NO problems. It rides great and has gotten over 27 mpg on the highway, much more than I was advised I would get, and I have a heavy foot. My top of the line model has basically everything I need in regards to comfort and safety equipment. I would recommend this car as my #1 choice for anybody looking for a mid-size SUV."

10 people out of 10 found this review helpful

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