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Kia Sportage
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Car Type: Small sport-utility vehicles
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Kia Sportage Overview

The Sportage handles nimbly and has a refined powertrain. But it has a stiff ride and pronounced road noise, and acceleration is leisurely. The base 176-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder got a good 22 mpg in our tests. The top-trim SX has a stronger, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that gets 21 mpg overall, but has a stiffer ride due to different suspension tuning and tires. Base models can be had with a manual transmission, but it may be hard to find one on the lot. While the sporty styling may look appealing, it compromises cargo space and impairs the view out, especially to the rear. Cabin appointments are basic but nicely fitted. Reliability has been average.

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