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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

2021 Kia Sportage Reviews

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 Michael

Great small SUV. Lots of features for the price Read More

Review By Guru9Z36SS

Ive only had the car for a day but liking it so far. Gas mileage isnt as good as our Honda CRV but its a nice riding vehicle. Read More

2019 Kia Sportage Reviews

Review By Jennifer

Wonderful car! Looking forward to driving it for a long time. Read More

Review By Brian

Great car. Great value. Worth the money. Very happy Read More

2018 Kia Sportage Reviews

Review By Motieprime

I tried to see and buy this car. The internet salesman thwy responded to my. CarGuru I query about coming that day to see it did not tell me the car was not on the lot. The salesperson that helped m... Read More

Review By Gloria

I had a 1997 sportage and loved it till it couldn’t go anymore being a midsize sub was great for me I sat up high enough so night driving was easy I’m short but getting in and out was not a problem I... Read More

2017 Kia Sportage Reviews

Review By Guru9BX1G9

The Kia Sportage sx is a good car I have drove it for a few days now and it seems to have all the features of a premium suv I really like the panoramic sunroof and the safety features like lane keepi... Read More

Review By Guru9W6DSN

I feel like I got a great car at a fantastic price! I did my homework and feel like I can trust this brand. It is just as nice and equipped as my sisters Honda CRV. Its has a better reliability facto... Read More

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