Talking Cars 358: Driving the New Kia Sportage
We also answer your questions about the new Acura Integra
Main theme: Kia redesigned the Sportage for 2023. Even with a bump in the base price, it’s still one of the more affordable compact SUVs on the market today. But is it a good value? Our panelists share their first impressions of the Sportage we just bought for our test program, including its extensive list of standard safety features and a few maddening design choices.
Audience question: CR recommends waiting for a second year of a new model to give automakers a chance to work the bugs out. But if the upcoming Acura Integra is a current Honda Civic Si under the skin, is it really a “first year” car?
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