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2006 Kia SportageReview
Smittie56 writes:
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I bought mine new and had it til my son wrecked it in Jan 2017. Best purchase ever! Nothing went wrong in my Kia, just regular maintenance. Gas mileage not so great. I had the 6 cylinder 4 door automatic. Drove to Calif and Nevada (from Wa state) several times. Had some road noise, I wish the heater had more oomph in the foot area; air conditioner was A-1. I give the 2006 Kia Sportage 500 stars! I loved my Sportage so much I am looking for another one just like it!The optional netting for the cargo area is another fantastic idea, can be used many ways.I would add the little water guards that go over the tops of the windows if I ever get to buy another Sportage.Best car EVER!!!!!!

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2006 Kia Sportage LXReview
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Noisy But Dependable, Roomy Small Suv. —

I bought this car brand new in 2006. We have 90K miles on it, and have spent money only on routine maintenance items to keep it running. It has plenty of cargo room in the back for packing luggage for a long trip, groceries, and for our 90-lb. labrador retriever to lay down. This model is a five-speed 4-cylinder engine, so gas mileage is better than I expected for an SUV (close to 28 mpg HWY). Since this is a 5-speed manual transmission, acceleration is quite easy, even when running the air conditioner. For a base model and being a 5-speed, there are many unexpected options: cruise control, automatic windows and locks, front and side airbags. My favorite feature is the air bag weight sensor in the passenger's seat that will turn off the front passenger airbag if the individual sitting in the passenger's seat is under 100 lbs. This allowed for booster seats and smaller children to sit in the front at times. Handling and breaking are as expected. If I could change anything, I would find a way to reduce the road noise and get a different colored interior. Black interiors are way to hot in this part of the country.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Gas mileage, roomy, a lot of options for a base model, routine maintenance only, handles great.

Cons: Road noise

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2006 Kia Sportage LX V6 4WDReview
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Good Car For Good Money — good car over all, powerful, looks good inside and outside compear with price and model, back view looks better than front but new models are amazing my adive to buy 2400cc or 2700 like mine which is very strong. but its good for spare parts.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: engn.  power

Cons: nothing

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2006 Kia Sportage LX V6 4WDReview
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Awesome!! — I love the four wheel drive :) Gas mileage is kind of sucky, but no major problems...just regular maintenance so far! Needed tires and oil changes so far. And we need to charge air conditioner but that is all! Yay!

Pros: Great storage!

Cons: Gas mileage could be better!

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2006 Kia Sportage LXReview
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My Kia — I was born to drive an SUV! Its smooth and fascinating. My kia performs amazingly just not on broadway. The brakes are in great shape and I love the fact I can get into the back by opening the window. There is lots of space and my Kia helped me move. I love my Kia!

Pros: the size and gas

Cons: needs a navigation system

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2006 Kia Sportage EX V6Review
acowan1221 writes:
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Easy To Handle And Good Looking Too — Love the interior and exterior of the car. Handles like a dream. I get many compliments on the car.

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2006 Kia Sportage LX Review
Lori says:
vs2011 Kia Sportage LX AWD
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Power Ranked 2011 Kia Sportage LX AWD better.
"Both of these vehicles have four cylinder engines. However, the 2011 definitely has the pickup of a larger engine."
Looks/Style Ranked 2011 Kia Sportage LX AWD better.
"The 2011 has a more modern style."

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Reviews From Other Years

2023 Kia Sportage Reviews

Review By Guru9RSCFL

Love the vehicle. I don’t think it will lock if you step outside the vehicle and it is on. Read More

Review By DYSki

This car is great, for me. I was previously driving a 2011 Mazda 2, which was still running great at 128k miles. I took my time test driving different brands and models all the while watching youtube ... Read More

2022 Kia Sportage Reviews

Review By Guru9PZDJ7

We had a 2019 Kia Sportage SX Turbo that we sold to buy the 2022. We loved our 2019 Sportage, but it had 65,500 miles on it and we wanted something with fewer miles. The 2022 Kia Sportage SX is the ... Read More

Review By Forest

Missing remote start. But I can live without it. Read More

2021 Kia Sportage Reviews

Review By Crystal

I wouldn’t think of buying any other suv. AWD models are a beast . After driving for about 21 years now I no longer dread it. Smooth rides and the features are awesome. Best car I’ve ever purchased. ... Read More

Review By Guru9D12SJ

Features are great..wish it had 360 camera and preset seat positions. Its just like a tuscon but I wanted the 2.0 turbo and it has awesome power. Great value for the price. Read More

2020 Kia Sportage Reviews

Review By Sheldon

Great features .. Great handle.. Fast.. swift Nice with tinted windows.. Great for the price Read More

Review By Leonard

Great 5 person car, nicely appointed. Fuel economy could be better. Did not buy yet. Read More

2019 Kia Sportage Reviews

Review By mariannkb

I loved everything abputy 2016 LX very tough and relable SUV. Black Betty weathered a CAT5 with minor scrapes and bruises in 2018. Read More

Review By GuruH39HX

I purchased a Kia SX turbo a few weeks ago and LOVE it! It has many features of a luxury car, but for a great price. The turbo, for being an SUV type vehicle is actually very good. I wish I would h... Read More

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