2008 Kia Sportage 55,000 miles vs 2011 Kia Sportage 110,000miles

Asked by Mar 05, 2015 at 05:59 PM about the 2008 Kia Sportage LX 4WD

Question type: Shopping & Pricing

2008 Kia Sportage vs 2011 Kia Sportage
2011 is AWD 111,000miles
2008 is 4WD  55,000 miles

Price is about the same. I am not good with cars and this is going to be my first car. I want
a car that won't break down for next 5-7years. That is my TOP priority. I will probably drive
8,000~10,000 miles/yr. My price range is about $10,000. What is the better choice? And
Kia Sportage is reliable, right?

2 Answers

18,825

If they can provide you with the service records on the 2008, go for that, the 2009 in Consumers Reports got rated much higher than the 2011. The 2011 with 111,000 miles is a pretty high mileage car, depending on when they first purchased the car, it could be 36,000 to 40,000 miles per year. Also, you would need the service records on that as well. The 2011 model had a black start for electrical that year. Pick up the 2015 Consumer Reports April Issue this month. They don't talk about the 2008, but, they don't list it in used models to avoid either. Good luck.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.
46,365

I would do as Mark suggested. The 2008 if it has been serviced and maintained properly has more life left in it.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Get More Money for Your Car
Be seen by 20 million shoppers. Create Your Free Listing

Search Kia Sportage Questions

Kia Sportage Experts

#1 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 390
#2 Mike Salas
Mike Salas
Reputation 240
#3 Christopher Taza
Christopher Taza
Reputation 210
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Kia Sorento
488 Great Deals out of 31,487 listings starting at $1,350
Used Hyundai Tucson
203 Great Deals out of 29,863 listings starting at $1,799
Used Honda CR-V
896 Great Deals out of 61,171 listings starting at $988
Used Toyota RAV4
742 Great Deals out of 71,773 listings starting at $1,895
Used Ford Escape
1,396 Great Deals out of 93,564 listings starting at $1,250
Used Nissan Rogue
528 Great Deals out of 75,181 listings starting at $3,500
Used Hyundai Santa Fe
290 Great Deals out of 20,321 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Equinox
1,113 Great Deals out of 71,554 listings starting at $1,800
Used Kia Optima
461 Great Deals out of 30,006 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford Edge
700 Great Deals out of 50,637 listings starting at $1,500
Used Nissan Murano
314 Great Deals out of 26,504 listings starting at $1,499
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
1,029 Great Deals out of 74,887 listings starting at $750

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Kia Sportage For Sale
56 Great Deals out of 14,475 listings starting at $14,999
2016 Kia Sportage For Sale
43 Great Deals out of 1,600 listings starting at $11,768
2015 Kia Sportage For Sale
28 Great Deals out of 777 listings starting at $11,500
2014 Kia Sportage For Sale
45 Great Deals out of 1,095 listings starting at $10,995
2013 Kia Sportage For Sale
21 Great Deals out of 587 listings starting at $8,298

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.