The Sportage advances Kia’s brand to the next level with an array of design enhancements as well as a host of comfort and convenience features. Building upon an award-winning platform, the Sportage now offers a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine in LX and EX trims, and a 2-liter turbocharged four in the SX trim for enhanced efficiency. Kia’s longest running nameplate has also reduced NVH—short for "noise vibration and harshness") with standard high performance dampers.
What's New for 2014
The Kia Sportage has a new grille and updated wheel designs. You will also find HID headlights and an improved Infinity premium stereo system. A new navigation system is now compatible with Kia’s UVO eServices.
Choosing Your Kia Sportage
All Sportage models feature a six-speed automatic transmission, and may be ordered with optional all-wheel drive. Three trim levels determine standard features, and which of two engines a Sportage will have:
Even for those on a tighter budget, we think the EX is a much better value than the base LX. Our pick, though, is the SX, which serves up genuine performance for a top-of-the-line price that's still in the mid-$20,000s.