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Kia Sportage Model Overview

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Kia Sportage Questions

Tom Sanfilippo
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Sudden Acceleration Of A 2012 Kia Sportage

Sudden, involuntary acceleration has happened on our 2012 Kia Sportage, I was unable to control it and crashed into a concrete wall and parked car while parking and applying the BRAKE. FORTUNATELY n...

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nickellynn
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Getting High Voltage Code

have a 2000 kia sportage in driveway! starts (sometimes) then dies and gives a high voltage code! unsure what to check to fix this issue?

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mbrl
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Can I Lock My Car And Leave My Dog In Boot Area

i am going on holiday and will be taking our dog with us. Is it possible to leave the dog in the car and lock the car without alarm going off. The dog will be in the boot area behind a grill

71 views with 4 answers (last answer 2 days ago)
cowcowcot
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How Do I Install Turbo

i have a 1999 kia sportage base 4 door 4x4 and was wondering how do i install turbo on this car. i already found a racing turbocharger for this car but i never put turbo on before.

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cowcowcot
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What Size Tires Do I Get For My Rims

I have 20x9 rims and i want hankook low profile tires ordered for it I have the money but i dont what size that whould be

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Older Kia Sportage

1998 Kia Sportage Overview
1998 Kia Sportage
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1998 Kia Sportage reviews:
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1997 Kia Sportage Overview
1997 Kia Sportage
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1997 Kia Sportage reviews:
3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars
1996 Kia Sportage Overview
1996 Kia Sportage
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1996 Kia Sportage reviews:
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1995 Kia Sportage Overview
1995 Kia Sportage
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1995 Kia Sportage reviews:
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About the Kia Sportage

Kia introduced its first SUV in the U.S. back in 1995.  The Sportage was its second car offering here after the Sephia, and in similar fashion, Kia employed a gradual rollout strategy for the compact SUV, starting in the Western states.  
For its first generation, from 1995 to 2003, the Sportage was considered a mini SUV and came in either front-wheel or four-wheel drive.  The 2WD came with a 2.0-liter, 94-hp I4 engine, while the 4WD upped that horsepower to 130-hp with the same engine.  It was meant to be a budget SUV, not particularly built for power or off-road capability.  Even today, the 4WD does not include low-range gearing and should not be used on dry pavement.
The original Kia Sportage had few standard features, beyond power locks and windows, but it came well equipped in matters of safety.  ABS and traction were always standard, as were airbags.  In 1998, the Sportage was the first of any vehicle to include front knee airbags.  For these reasons alone, safety and economy, the Sportage was popular with families on a budget, though quality and reliability were issues.
The Sportage took a two-year break after 2003 and reappeared in 2005 with an all-new unibody design.  Similar to Hyundai's Tuscon, it was longer and wider than the original Sportage, offering more interior space, and was now rebadged as a crossover SUV.  You now had a choice of either an I4 or a more powerful V6 engine, and performance and handling was greatly improved.  Standard features were plentiful, even in the base models.  Not only did the rear seats fold flat, but the front passenger seat folded as well, to allow more cargo space.  As always, safety was of primary importance, and ABS, traction and stability control were standard across the line, as were six airbags.
The new Sportage is much more stylish and a better value than its predecessor, and combined with Kia's famous warranty offers, low price tag, and high safety ratings, is proving to be a much tougher competitor in the compact SUV segment.