1998 Kia Sportage Review Ratings
Average Ratings from 3 reviews
- Build Quality:
1998 Kia Sportage Base Review
great gas milage small compact visibilty 360 deg
road noise/ exspensive on repairs/(parts) simi rough ride do to short wheel base
Economy Suv — Great first car for a first time driver/ Still compact Sorty looks/ economy SUV/ over all a good car for the price and not exspensive to insure/ could use more air bag protection and abs braking, and more features for the small family's like built in car seats option . Auxillary ear phone hook ups for rear seats for children/passengers.
Primary Use: Commuting to work
1998 Kia Sportage EX 4WD Review
Good off road driving
Terrible Gas milage
Good For Light Off Raoding After Some Up Grades. — I love my car. I have the 2.0 straight four in it. I have the auto, and that is the only thing I don't like, auto everthing. I like the standard tranny better, and the electric windows drive me nuts. I do not like the stock rims. I put 4.5" offset spoked rims on it painted black. I want to put HID lights on it, and paint the inside of the headlights black. Perfomance - Good. If you rev just a little bit before take off it will burn rubber till you let up on the gas. Braking is good. I like that the back brakes lock up befor the front ones. Handled realy crappy when I got it. On gravel/ off road it would drift real bad at any speed. I put wider rims on it, and it stopped. Build Quality - Kind of cheap. the bumpers are loose, and I had to rebuild the front end. Needs new shocks. Appearance - Crappy from the factery. i put the 4.5" offset rims on it, and it looks ok now, but really needs 6.5" offset rims. Cost Of Ownership - Gets crappy gas mileage considering the size of the engine. Parts are way expansive. Fun Facter - Car will go anywhere a four wheeler will go.
Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)
Reviews From Other Years
Don't Love, Don't Hate...
I think I have a bad taste in my mouth about these vehicles because the first one I purchased was a lemon. It was purchased back by the dealer and that's how I acquired this one. It's okay, but it's... Read More
Prepared To Be Shocked
The build quality shocked me for the make. brilliant miles to the gallon for the size of the car. This must be the best looking crossover on the road today. stylish lines daytime running LED lights ma... Read More
Quality, Reliable. Fun Car For Great Price.
This Sportage is very well engineered, comfortable, competent, and roomy, while still getting 20 - 23 mpg. Acceleration is above average, braking and overall handling is outstanding. Performs exceptio... Read More
If You're Looking For A Little Suv, I Think You'll Like The Sportage.
It's a great vehicle for the money. I get about 21 mpg around town. We have not taken it out on a long trip as yet. There is plenty of leg room in the back seat. The back seats fold down easy to make... Read More
Its Good For Some People And Not For Others.
hmm whell u should drive it then you can judge it because judging a car depends on ur previous car (last car u owned)... but overall its a good car cauze its cheap and an SUV and got good look.. Read More
I Love It, For A 4 Cylinder Suv/cuv A Very Nice Ride
Good Vehicle, Cyrrently In A Work In Progress Mode, Has Underglow, 18" Motegi DP12 Rims Sitting On 225/50/18 Uniroyal Tigerpaw AS65's, Great Fuel Economy For A Smaller SUV. Fun Little Vehicle Overall,... Read More
Served Our Children Well. Was There What We Needed It For
No issues with the vehicle. Well maintained. It's a good student car for short trips to high school and running errands for parents. You can park it anywhere. Great Color for night driving. Reflectiv... Read More
Great Suv For Family Needs
I like the comfort level and appearance of this car, it's also pretty easy to keep clean. It has plenty of storage. Gas mileage is decent. I've really enjoyed this SUV, and it has gone above and beyon... Read More
Drives well, comfortable, no blind spots, great gas mileage, there has been two recalls on this vehicle, both items have been fixed, This is great for hauling things the rear seats fold down along wit... Read More
I Like It, If It Lasts I Will Love It
Don't know a thing about them yet. Time will tell hoping its dependable. I love it so far. Drives great, appearance is good. No squeaks or rattles. breaks great. So far it does what I need it to do. G... Read More