Kia Sportage SX review from Consumer Reports

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Already stylish and nimble, the Kia Sportage SX top trim level adds more power with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Fancy options like a big panoramic s…


Pambos Zeniou says:

One thing i can say……………..This car its awesome……Only your
self can say whether this car or any car is good for you…….by driving
it…..and believe me when you drive this car……come back and tell me
your comments
I was watching reviews for this car for more that 2 months and only this
review and another one they had to say something negative for the
car…….and everyone here knows why you don’t need me to mention the


Ford 2013 Escape can easily beat this

usama1119 says:

They’re selling a lot more cars nowadays…so a lot of people care about
their improvement.



Christiansdad2011 says:

31,000 for a Kia. I’d never pay that for a car with their history. I’d say
It’s a bit too soon to be charging those kinds of prices.

Bobby Croghan says:

I don’t like the single color dash and interior surround. I think thats
holding Kia back from a bit more stylish interior. When everything is
black, it looks cheap.

somewhatlongdong says:

No question Kia’s vehicles are much better now then they were, they don’t
seem to have been able to earn consumer trust like Hyundai. At this price
though, it’s going to be a hard sell compared to more established brands.

Romulo Martínez says:

We love KIA Sportage… We always did my family bought 1st Sportage in
1996: I got my own Sportage in 2007, it was good for work and fun. Last
week I traded that strong and faithful SUV for the new 2013 Kia
Sportage…The car feels, looks and drives very good… but after a few
days of using it we felt really disappointed: No “useful” compartments, no
front folding seat, no “flat” bed when folding back seats (it remains in
angle), no purse hook in front, little details makes a difference

Jf Darcy says:

A good solid review

Nick Wiley says:

I wonder how roomy the back seat is… Im wondering if a toyota rav4 or a
camry would be better than this or if this is better..

arfer says:

I’ve had a 2011 Sortage for over a year now……The gripes about
visibility are valid, but that’s a trade-off for the undeniable good looks.
But the comments about the stiff ride are silly. It’s supposed to be stiff
for better handling. This is not designed to float along like a Caddy. You
either take the bumpy ride or suffer the poor handling of a soft

Brian Arnold says:

No. I think he complained about visibility out of the car. That’s an
important observation. And I agree; I test drove the Sportage and thought
visibility was poor.

yelp1000 says:

Yeah, it seems Hyundai has raised prices quite a bit as well The Genesis
coupe now tops out in the mid 30s and so does the Kia Optima! You still get
quite a lot with kias and hyundais but the value proposition is waning.

PussMag says:

Time to Update the LOGO as well, dont you think? KIA kept saying their
BRAND is PREMIUM to Hyundai, and sells for higher price, it ain’t no really
better, LOGO SAIDS IT!!

Brian Arnold says:

I agree. Their prices have gone up by a hefty 10% over the past 3 years
according to several sources. That’s too much for a brand that has poor
resale value.

Tom Cryer says:

Like normal for CR, no conclusion.

gene978 says:

Yeah it may be a bit pricy for the loaded model but after all if is a KIA!

jonajs98 says:

Subaru Forester all the way.

lucieinthesky2004 says:

Just got my 2013 Turbo Sportage and I’m absolutely thrilled about it! I
still have my 2004 Kia Sorento that I bought 8yrs ago brand new, 150K miles
+ and the sucker keeps going!!! The proof is in the pudding – I like Kia’s!

TheEchoingCalm says:

You guys never even mentioned about the performance, this thing is a blast
when you hit the pedal. All you did was bash what you did not like, stop
doing soccer mom reviews for a truck soccer moms dont even look at!

Simon Chuo says:

Kia is no longer a cheap car company, now they make expensive cars with a
cheap badge :(

dave dunn says:

Kias are not at the level yet to charge the prices they do!

gary blake says:

i love my sportage its great

heemoii . says:

yea they should change there name into something Italian and sexy, lol

rich young says:

towing with a turbo engine? what were you thinking? if you want to tow
everyone knows you need a V6 or V8 no matter how light the load. love how
people do something silly with their vehicle and then blame it on the
brand. had another person tell me recently they would never buy another
Honda but they never serviced the vehicle.

TreesOnTheBeach says:

I have an old model Sorento (2001) and although it was better than the old
crappy Kias, it is still not up there with better quality imports.

John Arredondo says:

I do like the design so far. Need a test drive know.

mlps93 says:

Mazda CX-5 is the best overall

aron john says:

Consumer reports can jump off there closest bridge ….hate these dumbass’s

aron john says:

First ….ford doesn’t give s power train warranty of 100,000. Kia does.
And fir the guy that said his toyota truck Tacoma… gets better than 29
mpg. Love to see it. And fords new escape….yeah ….sorry .. like like
crap. There is nothing attractive about it. .I don’t own a kia…..but
definitely considering it. Also….look at the optima. Oh another thing..I
think the interior of this looks awsome.

TheAviator365 says:

V nice …thanks.

thebenstrong says:

I find Hyundai to be the Kia’s Lexus and Kia to be Hyundai’s Toyota.

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