Mainly unchanged for 2008, the Kia Sportage is a flexible four door, five passenger crossover SUV offered in LX and EX trims. It comes equipped with engines ranging from a 140 horsepower 2.0-liter 4-cylinder to a 173 horsepower 2.7-liter V6 mated to your choice of manual or automatic transmission. In addition to a roomy cabin, the Sportage comes equipped with a solid list of safety features and luxury amenities, including front/side-body/side-head airbags, ABS brakes, child safety rear door locks, traction control, air conditioning, cruise and AM/FM/CD audio.Read more Read less
The Kia Sportage carries over to the 2008 model year unchanged.
Safety features; value for money; interior versatility; fuel efficiency (four-cylinder).
The 2008 Kia Sportage, which is mechanically similar to the Hyundai Tucson, ranks extremely high for value, with an impressive list of standard features--especially safety-related ones--considering its low base price. Ride quality is good, the interior is very versatile, and it's also surprisingly roomy. Frugality is a strong point that extends to day-to-day operation, as its four-cylinder's fuel efficiency ranks high as well.