Kia Sportage Overview

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Must-know advice before you buy, by Matthew Keegan:
  • 2017 Sportage strong seller; 2018s arriving
  • Bonus: Up to $2,000 cash on 2017s
  • Finance: 0.0% for 60 mos. on 2017s + $1,000
  • Lease: From $199 for 36 months on 2017s
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Generations

First introduced in 1993 on a platform borrowed from Mazda, the Sportage had little except a rock-bottom price to recommend it. But as Kia consistently improved the quality of its cars, the Sportage came along for the ride.

A radically redesigned Sportage emerged in 2005, and this second generation saw several changes throughout the late 2000s—all for the better. By 2009, the Sportage had become known for its reliability and safety. Now in its third generation, the Kia Sportage has earned a reputation as a dependable, affordable and innovative crossover SUV that easily stands up to the competition.

2011 - 2018 Kia Sportage
3/4 Front Glamour 2018 Kia Sportage Major changes included:

For its third generation, the Sportage received a drastic overhaul, trading in its ho-hum image for a snappy design and well-styled interior. It now keeps up with top contenders in its class, thanks to a turbocharged engine, excellent handling, and wealth of standard features. Aside from a few suspension and insulation tweaks in 2012 and a couple of headlight and side mirror details for 2013, the Sportage remains largely unchanged since its 2011 debut.

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2005 - 2010 Kia Sportage
3/4 Front Glamour 2010 Kia Sportage Major changes included:

The second-generation Sportage is available with a 2-liter inline-four engine, as well as a 2.7-liter V6 in LX and EX trims. The Premium EX V6 is appointed with full power features, optional heated leather front seats, and other convenient appointments. Air conditioning and CD player are standard on all models.

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