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Kia Sportage Model Overview

New Kia Sportage

2014 Kia Sportage Overview
New 2014 Kia Sportage For Sale
MSRP: $21,600 - $28,400
Invoice: $20,727 - $26,504
Used 2014 Kia Sportage For Sale
Avg. Used Price: $25,811

Kia Sportage Questions

Radcliph
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How Do I Get The Door Locks To Stop Clicking?

The power door locks will not stay locked. They keep clicking unlock, even when they are already unlocked. Happens when car is running and not running. Constant clicking. The power door lock key fo...

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flipjay
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Can I Sell A Car In California Without A Working Seatbelt

I would like to sell my 2001 kia as a private seller and I live in California.....one of the cars front seat belts does not work is it leagal for me to sell it so long as I disclose that information...

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rpathey
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Is It Necessary To Remove The Dirveshaft To Replace The Clutch On A 2007 Sp...

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kiasportage
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How Do I Replace The Exterior Driver Side Front Door Handle On 2008 Kia Spo...

I think it involved removing interior panel of door (not sure how to do this).

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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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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
8 pictures
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.