Kia Sportage Models and Sportage History

In 1998, Kia made numerous improvements to the safetyfeatures on the Sportage, adding all-wheel ABS, better airbags and some minorchanges to the car that included alloy wheels and better A/C. In 1999, Kiaunveiled a two-door soft top Sportage as their version of the Jeep Wrangler. The2000 Sportage offered a new stereo system, more body colors and dual airbags. 2001marked the year where Kia introduced their 100,000-mile extended Long Haul Warrantyfor the Sportage. The 2002 Sportage would offer expanded safety features andminor changes to various trims. Kia would discontinue the EX and Limited trimsthis year, too. The 2003 and 2004 Sportage model years were discontinued as thecar entered a short hiatus. A completely redesigned Sportage was released for2005. In 2006, Kia made minor changes to various trims, and added a cabin airfilter and tire pressure monitoring system as standard. Minor changes were madeto the 2007 and 2008 versions. The 2009 Sportage saw the addition of USB inputs,optional GPS and a few other minor upgrades. The 2010 model remained unchanged.In 2011, Kia introduced a newly redesigned Sportage. The 2012 Sportage offeredbetter suspension, better interior insulation and minor updates across mosttrim levels. A few changes were made to the luxury trim levels for the 2013model year.

New and Used Sportage Prices, Kia Sportage Model Years and History

The Sportage has become one of the most popular SUVs in America due its robust standard features and unrivaled bumper-to-bumper warranty.
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 5.0
Fuel Economy
 4.0
Interior Comfort
 4.0
Acceleration
 3.0
Dependability
 4.0
Handling
 4.0
Ride Quality
 5.0
Overall Rating
 4.0

The Sportage has earmarked a position as one of the cornerstones of the Kia lineup, with an impressive offering in the 2018 model.
Consumer Reviews ( 5 )
Braking
 4.6
Fuel Economy
 4.6
Interior Comfort
 4.8
Acceleration
 4.4
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 5.0
Ride Quality
 4.8
Overall Rating
 4.6

The Kia Sportage brings compact convenience to the crossover SUV with plenty of room for passengers and cargo.
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Overall Quality
 5 / 5
Overall Performance
 4 / 5
Overall Dependability
Not Available
Consumer Reviews ( 5 )
Braking
 5.0
Fuel Economy
 4.2
Interior Comfort
 4.8
Acceleration
 4.8
Dependability
 4.4
Handling
 4.8
Ride Quality
 4.6
Overall Rating
 4.4

Kia’s Sportage is back for 2016 and is better than ever before.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 5 / 5
Overall Performance
 3 / 5
Overall Dependability
Not Available
Consumer Reviews ( 3 )
Braking
 5.0
Fuel Economy
 5.0
Interior Comfort
 4.3
Acceleration
 5.0
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 5.0
Ride Quality
 4.7
Overall Rating
 4.7

Built to contend with all other crossover SUVs, the Sportage has plenty to offer and comes with a hard-to-pass-up warranty that dwarfs most other carmakers.
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Overall Quality
 5 / 5
Overall Performance
 3 / 5
Overall Dependability
 4 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 2 )
Braking
 5.0
Fuel Economy
 5.0
Interior Comfort
 5.0
Acceleration
 5.0
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 5.0
Ride Quality
 5.0
Overall Rating
 5.0

The 2014 Kia Sportage provides family crossover utility versatility with increased base level performance and a 260-horsepower turbocharged engine.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 5 / 5
Overall Performance
 4 / 5
Overall Dependability
 4 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 2 )
Braking
 5.0
Fuel Economy
 5.0
Interior Comfort
 4.5
Acceleration
 5.0
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 5.0
Ride Quality
 5.0
Overall Rating
 5.0

Largely unchanged for the current model year, the 2013 Kia Sportage is a compact crossover available with FWD and 4WD.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 5 / 5
Overall Performance
 4 / 5
Overall Dependability
 4 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 3 )
Braking
 4.7
Fuel Economy
 4.7
Interior Comfort
 5.0
Acceleration
 5.0
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 5.0
Ride Quality
 4.3
Overall Rating
 5.0

A compact crossover, the 2012 Kia Sportage is available with 4WD and capable of 30 miles per gallon, making it a sensible crossover selection.
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Overall Quality
 4 / 5
Overall Performance
 4 / 5
Overall Dependability
 5 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 1 )
Braking
 4.0
Fuel Economy
 4.0
Interior Comfort
 4.0
Acceleration
 4.0
Dependability
 4.0
Handling
 4.0
Ride Quality
 4.0
Overall Rating
 4.0

Receiving much more radical compact crossover vehicle styling, the 2011 Kia Sportage new look can now be combined with a very proactive 274 horsepower, turbocharged 2-liter engine.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 4 / 5
Overall Performance
 4 / 5
Overall Dependability
 5 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 2 )
Braking
 4.0
Fuel Economy
 4.5
Interior Comfort
 4.5
Acceleration
 4.5
Dependability
 4.5
Handling
 4.5
Ride Quality
 4.0
Overall Rating
 4.5

The 2010 Kia Sportage is a five-passenger, compact SUV which is available with FWD or 4WD and a choice between a manual or automatic transmission.
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 4 / 5
Overall Performance
 3 / 5
Overall Dependability
Not Available
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Although a small, economical SUV, the 2009 Kia Sportage is big on safety features, standard warranty, roomy interior and sporty handling.
Consumer Reviews ( 3 )
Braking
 4.0
Fuel Economy
 2.0
Interior Comfort
 3.7
Acceleration
 4.0
Dependability
 3.7
Handling
 4.3
Ride Quality
 3.7
Overall Rating
 3.7

The 2008 Kia Sportage is a compact SUV available in two trims, with a four or six-cylinder engine, and with FWD or 4WD.
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 4 / 5
Overall Performance
 3 / 5
Overall Dependability
 3 / 5
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A compact SUV, the 2007 Kia Sportage is offered in two trims with a choice of engines, transmissions, and 2WD or 4WD.
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 4 / 5
Overall Performance
 3 / 5
Overall Dependability
 4 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 6 )
Braking
 3.8
Fuel Economy
 3.2
Interior Comfort
 3.8
Acceleration
 3.5
Dependability
 4.5
Handling
 3.7
Ride Quality
 3.7
Overall Rating
 3.8

Available in two trims and with 2WD or 4WD, the 2006 Kia Sportage is a compact SUV with seating for five passengers and comes loaded with great standard safety features.
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 4 / 5
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 4 / 5
Overall Dependability
 3 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 2 )
Braking
 3.0
Fuel Economy
 2.5
Interior Comfort
 3.0
Acceleration
 3.0
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 4.0
Ride Quality
 3.5
Overall Rating
 3.5

A crossover SUV with seating for five, the 2005 Kia Sportage is back in the Kia lineup after taking a few years off.
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Braking
 4.0
Fuel Economy
 4.0
Interior Comfort
 4.0
Acceleration
 4.0
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 4.0
Ride Quality
 4.0
Overall Rating
 5.0

The 2002 Kia Sportage is a compact SUV that seats five passengers and it has received a greater amount of standard features for the new model year.
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Braking
 3.7
Fuel Economy
 3.7
Interior Comfort
 2.3
Acceleration
 2.0
Dependability
 3.0
Handling
 2.3
Ride Quality
 2.0
Overall Rating
 3.0

The 2001 Kia Sportage is a compact five-passenger SUV that is available with 2WD or 4WD, and it is available as a four-door hardtop or a two-door convertible.
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 4.0
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 3.0
Interior Comfort
 3.0
Acceleration
 3.0
Dependability
 3.0
Handling
 4.0
Ride Quality
 4.0
Overall Rating
 3.0

The 2000 Kia Sportage is a compact, five-passenger SUV which is available as a four-door or a two-door with a convertible roof section.
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A compact, five-passenger SUV, the 1999 Kia Sportage is available as a four-door or a two-door with a convertible roof section.
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