2015 Kia Sportage

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2015 Kia Sportage
Pros: Strong value for the money; peppy acceleration from SX model’s 260-horsepower turbocharged 4-cylinder; generous level of standard equipment

Cons: Steep price premium for SX model; thick roof pillars compromise rear visibility; SX models ride stiffly

CG Says: Kia’s 5-passenger compact SUV sees no significant changes for 2014. Sportage’s racy styling sacrifices some outward visibility, and fuel economy falls a bit below par for the class. Otherwise, Sportage delivers a host of standard features, an impressive list of luxury options, and the bonus of Kia’s strong warranty. We especially like the high-value LX and EX models. The SX’s quicker acceleration and sharper handling are nice upgrades, but even they can’t overcome a stiff ride and significantly higher price.
The Facts
Class Compact SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Kia
Nation of Manufacture South Korea
Base Prices LX: $21,750
AWD LX: $23,250
EX: $25,150
AWD EX: $26,650
SX: $28,100
AWD SX: $29,600
Base Engine
2.4-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
180 or 182
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
19-21
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
26-28
Optional Engine
turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
260
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
19-20
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
24-26
2015 Kia Sportage
2015 Kia Sportage