The Sportage is a stylish and mildly sporty choice among small SUVs. Most versions are equipped with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder, and the top-trim SX version boasts a more powerful 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder. Both engines are mated to a smooth six-speed automatic transmission. Though a touch firm, the ride is composed and handling is responsive. Unlike the similar Hyundai Tucson, the Sportage benefits from the pairing of a larger engine and a conventional automatic transmission, which combine to give it smoother power delivery. While the controls are easy to use, visibility to the rear and side is hampered by the thick rear roof pillars. The rear seat is roomy and has an almost flat floor. The Sportage scored a Good in the IIHS small-overlap crash test.