The Sportage is a pleasant and well-rounded vehicle with a lot of standard features for its price, a roomy interior, good levels of fit and finish and a refined V6 powertrain. Still, it falls far short of class-leading models. In our testing, the Sportage lost points for middling fuel economy, long stopping distances and less-than-agile handling.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"gas mileage sucks"

Anonymous, ON (2009 Kia Sportage)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"The ride runs hard. You feel every bump in the road. When I have the car full, the seating is not at all comfortable for the backseat passengers."

Anonymous, CA (2009 Kia Sportage)

"The seats are very uncomfortable for long drives"

ROBIN S., TX (2009 Kia Sportage)

"Doors do not lock automatic starting to drive away.n"

DONALD H., IN (2009 Kia Sportage)

"The ONLY dislike is the road noise; I am hearing impaired and the noise is distracting."

DIANE R., NY (2009 Kia Sportage)


Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"Been very dependable for the price we paid."

ROB P., UT (2009 Kia Sportage)
No Data Available

Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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