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2.9 (Fair)

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Generations

The 2019 Kia Sportage continues to offer euro-sporty styling and an impressive feature list. However, efficiency and value are lacking when stacked up next to its rivals.

2017 - 2020 Kia Sportage

3/4 Front Glamour 2020 Kia Sportage

Major changes included:

The Sportage's makeover is especially evident at the front, where a double-notched grille and large light pods provide a sportier, more expensive look. The body is slightly longer than before, which translates into a few extra inches of rear seat room. Cargo space has grown from a below-average 54.6 to a more typical 60 cubic... Read more »

2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020

2011 - 2016 Kia Sportage

3/4 Front Glamour 2016 Kia Sportage

Major changes included:

The Sportage is a five passenger vehicle that is offered in front-wheel or all-wheel drive. A 176-hp 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine is standard on the Base, LX and EX trims. A 256-hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine is standard on the SX trim and available on all other trims. A six-speed manual transmission is standard on the Base... Read more »

2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016

2005 - 2010 Kia Sportage

3/4 Front Glamour 2010 Kia Sportage

Major changes included:

Kia has finally replaced the Sportage, the model that put the Korean company on the map in the U.S. back in the mid-'90s. However, the all-new Kia Sportage is entirely different from the previous model as it is based off a car platform instead of being a traditional body-on-frame truck-based model as in the past.... Read more »

2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010

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