The Kia Sportage remains a good choice for buyers looking for a small crossover with good design and a lot of equipment. It successfully marries a premium look with a well-packaged interior and efficient powertrains. That's why it's been a great success for Kia and remains a solid pick in the competitive -- and growing -- segment.
What's New for 2015
Changes to the Sportage for 2015 include Kia's UVO voice recognition system becoming a separate option from the LX Popular Package. On SX models, new black inserts are included on the 18-inch wheels, and keyless entry and start, power folding mirrors and navigation are now standard.
Choosing Your Kia Sportage
Buyers can opt for one of three trim levels, and there are some serious differences to consider:
The SX is quick, but it quickly gets expensive, too. The more moderately priced EX gets you a lot of features and the Premium Package is well worth the price -- you'll get a loaded compact crossover for around $30,000.