2000 Kia Sportage Trims and Specs

Base Convertible
Original MSRP: $14,445
3 national listings
Airbags Dual front airbags · Driver knee airbags
Brakes Power
Convenience Features Center Console · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 4.77
Instrumentation Tachometer
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Tires and Rims 15 Inch Wheels · Tire type
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger
Price $14,445 MSRP
Body Style Crossover
Engine 2.0L 130 hp I4
Seating 4
Fuel Economy
16MPG city
20MPG highway
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$14,445
Invoice$12,724

Transmission

Drivetrain RWD
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
16MPG city
20MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesOptional

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningOptional
Leather Seats--
Power SeatsPassenger: Optional
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--

Engine

2.0L 130 hp I4
Power 130 hp @ 5,500 RPM
Torque 127 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating4 seats
Fuel Tank Volume14 gal
Front Legroom41.3 in
Back Legroom31 in
Wheelbase92.9 in
Length156.4 in
Width68.1 in
Height65 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume13 cu ft
Standard Payload838 lbs
Maximum Payload838 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity2,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity2,000 lbs
Adding a touch of outdoor sportiness, the 2000 Kia Sportage Convertible is a 2-door, rear-wheel drive version of the compact SUV, with an open-air option over the rear seats, while the ... Read More
Adding a touch of outdoor sportiness, the 2000 Kia Sportage Convertible is a 2-door, rear-wheel drive version of the compact SUV, with an open-air option over the rear seats, while the front seats remain covered with a fixed hardtop. Otherwise, the 2000 Sportage Convertible is similar to the base models in terms of features, but it does not offer a roof rack, for obvious reasons. The wheelbase is smaller, meaning a more cramped backseat, and the cargo area holds anywhere from 13 cubic feet to 39 (with the rear seats folded), a full 16 inches less than in the 4-door.
Powered by a 2.0-liter, 130-hp DOHC I4, the 2000 Sportage Convertible comes only with a 4-speed automatic transmission. Full power features, a security alarm, intermittent wipers, a tachometer, and dual front airbags and a knee airbag for the driver are included. A rear spoiler is not available, but you can add cruise control, a CD or cassette player, remote entry, 4-wheel ABS, and air conditioning. The soft top is moderately easy to remove, though it requires removing the rear window as well, which can be cumbersome, say drivers. They like the handling, tight turning ratio, and sporty style for a low price. Drawbacks include an underpowered engine, cupholders that block controls, and problems with the power windows.
Base 4WD Convertible
Original MSRP: $14,945
1 national listing
Adds to Base Convertible:
No additional major features.
Airbags Dual front airbags · Driver knee airbags
Brakes Power
Convenience Features Center Console · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable
Drivetrain 4WD Type: part time · Axle ratio: 4.77
Instrumentation Tachometer
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Tires and Rims 15 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger
Price $14,945 MSRP
Body Style Crossover
Engine 2.0L 130 hp I4
Seating 4
Fuel Economy
18MPG city
21MPG highway
Drivetrain 4WD

Price

MSRP$14,945
Invoice$13,058

Transmission

Drivetrain 4WD
5-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
18MPG city
21MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesOptional

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningOptional
Leather Seats--
Power SeatsPassenger: Optional
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--

Engine

2.0L 130 hp I4
Power 130 hp @ 5,500 RPM
Torque 127 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating4 seats
Fuel Tank Volume14 gal
Front Legroom41.3 in
Back Legroom31 in
Wheelbase92.9 in
Length156.4 in
Width68.1 in
Height65 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume13 cu ft
Standard Payload838 lbs
Maximum Payload838 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity2,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity2,000 lbs
The 2000 Kia Sportage 4WD Convertible is a compact 2-door SUV that seats four people in two rows. A soft top over the rear seats can be removed, leaving a fixed hardtop over the front ... Read More
The 2000 Kia Sportage 4WD Convertible is a compact 2-door SUV that seats four people in two rows. A soft top over the rear seats can be removed, leaving a fixed hardtop over the front seats. Part-time 4WD capability with low-range gearing allows the 2000 Sportage 4WD Convertible to go off-road for more sporty adventure. Drivers say it handles equally well in the snow and in rough weather conditions. Built on a truck platform, the 2000 Sportage 4WD Convertible is powered by a 2.0-liter, 130-hp DOHC I4 engine, matched only with a 5-speed manual.
Standard equipment is minimal (no air conditioning), but includes dual front airbags and a driver's knee airbag, full power features, intermittent front wipers, a security system, a new driver's side footrest, and 15-inch alloy wheels. This helps keep the base price down on the 2000 Sportage 4WD Convertible. Spending a little more gets you air, a CD or cassette player, keyless entry, cruise control, and 4-wheel ABS brakes. A roof rack is not offered on the convertible. Owners like the size, for easy city maneuverability, and the 4WD performance. Affordability is also a big draw. Downsides include a sluggish engine, some road noise, and frequent repairs.
Original MSRP: $15,545
2 national listings
Adds to Base Convertible:
No additional major features.
Airbags Dual front airbags · Driver knee airbags
Brakes ABS: rear-only · Power
Convenience Features Center Console · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 4.77
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Spare Tire Mount Location: outside
Tires and Rims 15 Inch Wheels · Tire type
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger · Tinted
Price $15,545 MSRP
Body Style Crossover
Engine 2.0L 130 hp I4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
18MPG city
21MPG highway
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$15,545
Invoice$13,441

Transmission Options

Drivetrain RWD
5-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
18MPG city
21MPG highway
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
16MPG city
20MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningOptional
Leather SeatsOptional
Power SeatsPassenger: Optional
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--

Engine

2.0L 130 hp I4
Power 130 hp @ 5,500 RPM
Torque 127 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume15 gal
Front Legroom44.5 in
Back Legroom31.1 in
Wheelbase104.3 in
Length170.3 in
Width68.1 in
Height65 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume25.8 cu ft
Standard Payload860 lbs
Maximum Payload860 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity2,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity2,000 lbs
One of Kia's first U.S. vehicles back in 1995, the 2000 Kia Sportage STD sees few changes this year. The base version of this four-door, rear-wheel drive compact SUV comes with a 2.0-l... Read More
One of Kia's first U.S. vehicles back in 1995, the 2000 Kia Sportage STD sees few changes this year. The base version of this four-door, rear-wheel drive compact SUV comes with a 2.0-liter, 130-hp, 16-valve DOHC I4 engine and choice of 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic. It rides on 15-inch steel wheels and features two rows of seats for four people. The rear row folds nearly flat to expand the 26 cubic foot trunk to 55 cubic feet. Headroom is roomy for this class of SUV, even with the raised rear seats.
Dual front airbags and an industry-leading driver's knee airbag are standard in the 2002 Sportage STD, along with full power features, tilt steering, power steering, intermittent wipers, a tachometer, and a security system. Rear-wheel ABS is included, but 4-wheel is optional. Other options add on air conditioning, cruise control, remote entry, a CD or cassette, and a rear window wiper. A rear spoiler and roof rack are also available. Problems with the power windows, brake wear, and transmission are common on the 2000 Sportage STD, and drivers wish it had more power for acceleration. On the plus side, they like the style, roominess (for a compact), handling, and low price for an SUV.
Base 4WD
Original MSRP: $16,745
4 national listings
Adds to Base Convertible:
No additional major features.
Airbags Dual front airbags · Driver knee airbags
Brakes ABS: rear-only · Power
Convenience Features Center Console · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable
Drivetrain 4WD Type: part time · Axle ratio: 4.77
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Spare Tire Mount Location: outside
Tires and Rims 15 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger · Tinted
Price $16,745 MSRP
Body Style Crossover
Engine 2.0L 130 hp I4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
18MPG city
21MPG highway
Drivetrain 4WD

Price

MSRP$16,745
Invoice$14,670

Transmission Options

Drivetrain 4WD
5-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
18MPG city
21MPG highway
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
17MPG city
20MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningOptional
Leather SeatsOptional
Power SeatsPassenger: Optional
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--

Engine

2.0L 130 hp I4
Power 130 hp @ 5,500 RPM
Torque 127 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume15 gal
Front Legroom44.5 in
Back Legroom31.1 in
Wheelbase104.3 in
Length170.3 in
Width68.1 in
Height65 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume25.8 cu ft
Standard Payload860 lbs
Maximum Payload860 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity2,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity2,000 lbs
The 2000 Kia Sportage STD 4WD provides off-roading capability with its part-time, driver-engaged 4WD that includes low-range gearing. Drivers say it handles well in snowy conditions as... Read More
The 2000 Kia Sportage STD 4WD provides off-roading capability with its part-time, driver-engaged 4WD that includes low-range gearing. Drivers say it handles well in snowy conditions as well. Much like the rear-wheel drive version, the 2000 Sportage STD 4WD has a 130-hp, 2.0-liter DOHC I4 and standard 5-speed manual, with a 4-speed auto tran optional. The 4WD adds tinted glass and 15-inch alloy wheels.
Air conditioning is only optional on the 2000 Sportage STD 4WD, but standard equipment includes power windows, locks, and mirrors, a tachometer, tilt steering wheel, and intermittent front wipers. A rear window wiper is extra. Dual front airbags and a driver's knee airbag are also included, along with rear-wheel ABS brakes. 4-wheel ABS will cost you more. Rear seats fold nearly flat for more cargo area (55 cubic feet), and an optional roof rack gives you more versatility. New this year is a footrest for the driver, to improve comfort on long rides. Other options include keyless entry, cruise control, a rear spoiler, and a CD/cassette player. Drivers like the affordability and the easy maneuverability for city driving. The small size lets this SUV fit in smaller parking spaces. But the 2000 Sportage STD 4WD is plagued with problems with brake rotors, power windows, and other mechanical repairs.
Original MSRP: $17,845
1 national listing
Adds to Base Convertible:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning
Airbags Dual front airbags · Driver knee airbags
Audio System Single disc in-Dash CD · AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: rear-only · Power
Comfort Features Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Center Console · Cruise control · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 4.77
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power
Roof Roof rack
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Spare Tire Mount Location: outside
Tires and Rims 15 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Privacy glass · Rear defogger · Rear wiper · Tinted
Price $17,845 MSRP
Body Style Crossover
Engine 2.0L 130 hp I4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
18MPG city
21MPG highway
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$17,845
Invoice$15,680

Transmission Options

Drivetrain RWD
5-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
18MPG city
21MPG highway
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
16MPG city
20MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsOptional
Power SeatsPassenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player

Engine

2.0L 130 hp I4
Power 130 hp @ 5,500 RPM
Torque 127 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume15 gal
Front Legroom44.5 in
Back Legroom31.1 in
Wheelbase104.3 in
Length170.3 in
Width68.1 in
Height65 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume25.8 cu ft
Standard Payload860 lbs
Maximum Payload860 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity2,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity2,000 lbs
Loaded with a few more features, the 2000 Kia Sportage EX is the top-end trim for this compact SUV. Equipped with rear-wheel drive and build on a truck platform, the 2000 Sportage EX i... Read More
Loaded with a few more features, the 2000 Kia Sportage EX is the top-end trim for this compact SUV. Equipped with rear-wheel drive and build on a truck platform, the 2000 Sportage EX is a capable utility vehicle whose small size makes it adaptable to city driving and parking. A 2.0-liter, 130-hp I4 engine and choice of 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic sits under the hood, delivering about 18/23 mpg. Two rows of seats fit four, and the rear seats split-fold to expand the 25 cubic foot trunk to nearly 55 cubic feet. The rear seats also sit up higher for a better view. A roof rack is standard on the EX.
New this year is a standard CD player, which joins air conditioning, full power features, 15-inch alloy wheels, a security system, tachometer, and intermittent wipers in the list of standard equipment. On the EX only, you also get cruise control, rear-wheel ABS brakes, and leather wheel and shifter trim. Passenger safety is handled by the dual front airbags and segment-unique driver's knee airbag. Like the base model, options include 4-wheel ABS, keyless entry, a rear spoiler, and keyless entry. An EX-only option is leather seats. For its low price, drivers like the features, headroom, 4WD capability, easy handling, and style of the 2000 Kia Sportage EX. They don't like problems with the brakes, inadequate tires, and power window failure, and wish gas mileage were better and the cupholders didn't block the air vents and controls.
Original MSRP: $19,045
2 national listings
Adds to Base Convertible:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning
Airbags Dual front airbags · Driver knee airbags
Audio System Single disc in-Dash CD · AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: rear-only · Power
Comfort Features Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Center Console · Cruise control · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable
Drivetrain 4WD Type: part time · Axle ratio: 4.77
Instrumentation Tachometer
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power
Rear Seats Type: split-bench
Roof Roof rack
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Spare Tire Mount Location: outside
Tires and Rims 15 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Privacy glass · Rear defogger · Rear wiper
Price $19,045 MSRP
Body Style Crossover
Engine 2.0L 130 hp I4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
18MPG city
21MPG highway
Drivetrain 4WD

Price

MSRP$19,045
Invoice$16,600

Transmission Options

Drivetrain 4WD
5-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
18MPG city
21MPG highway
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
17MPG city
20MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsOptional
Power SeatsPassenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player

Engine

2.0L 130 hp I4
Power 130 hp @ 5,500 RPM
Torque 127 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume15 gal
Front Legroom44.5 in
Back Legroom31.1 in
Wheelbase104.3 in
Length170.3 in
Width68.1 in
Height65 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume25.8 cu ft
Standard Payload860 lbs
Maximum Payload860 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity2,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity2,000 lbs
Adding part-time, driver-engaged 4WD with low-range gearing to the 2000 Kia Sportage EX 4WD lets this compact SUV live up to its sport-utility name. Snowy paved roads or bumpy unpaved ... Read More
Adding part-time, driver-engaged 4WD with low-range gearing to the 2000 Kia Sportage EX 4WD lets this compact SUV live up to its sport-utility name. Snowy paved roads or bumpy unpaved back roads are handled equally well, and the 2000 Sportage EX 4WD also offers a lot more standard equipment than the base models. It is powered by the same 130-hp, 2.0-liter, DOHC I4, and comes standard with a 5-speed manual, rear-wheel ABS brakes, 15-inch alloy wheels, and dual front airbags and driver's knee airbag. A 4-speed auto tran and 4-wheel ABS are optional.
Additions this year include a driver's footrest and a standard CD player. The EX also features air conditioning, cruise control, and a roof rack (optional on the base) and leather interior trim, along with intermittent front wipers, a security system, full power features, a tachometer, and tilt steering wheel. The roof rack expands on the 55 cubic feet of cargo area (with the split-folding rear seats down). A rear spoiler, leather upholstery and keyless entry are some luxurious extras. Though owners of the 2000 Sportage EX 4WD like its low sticker price, it does not retain its value and any savings are offset by lengthy repairs. Inadequate brakes and tires hamper the decent 4WD, and the engine needs more power. Drivers do like the style, maneuverable size, and roominess, however.