Don't expect sophistication from this small SUV. It's nowhere near as pleasant to drive as the best in this class, the Subaru Forester and Toyota RAV4. The Sportage's old-school, trucklike body-on-frame construction contributes to the uncomfortable ride and clumsy handling. A crude, slow, and noisy powertrain doesn't help. The interior feels cheap, and the rear gate is a nuisance to open.
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