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Some test drivers say the front seats are comfortable, while others think they're too stiff. Most reviewers complain about the lack of rear legroom and say the Sportage's thick roof pillars create poor visibility in most directions. The 2016 Kia Sportage comes standard with satellite radio, Bluetooth and a USB port. Optional features include an Infinity premium stereo, a panoramic sunroof, a UVO eServices infotainment system, a 7-inch touch-screen navigation system, push-button start, dual-zone automatic climate control, a rearview camera and rear parking sensors. Auto writers agree that the 2016 Sportage's dashboard and climate controls are straightforward and easily accessible, and the navigation system is easy to operate. With 54. 6 cubic feet of overall cargo space, the Kia Sportage has less cargo room than most rivals. "For 2016 the Kia Sportage remains one of the most stylish and feature-rich compact-crossover SUVs one can buy. Up against the Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5 and even the new Hyundai Tucson, Kia's 2016 Sportage compact-crossover SUV plays in an increasingly crowded field. All of these competitors offer more interior room, better fuel economy and a smoother ride than the Sportage, so Kia's little SUV has to emphasize its strong points, namely its available 260-horsepower turbocharged engine and sleek exterior styling. " -- "Thanks to a fun-to-drive nature, the 2015 Kia Sportage is an entertaining alternative to other small crossover SUVs on the market. " -- "Other strengths include an available 260-horsepower turbocharged engine, which really puts the Sport in Sportage. Throw in adequate backseat room and a wealth of standard and optional features, and it's clear that the Sportage's strong first impression is just the beginning. " -- "Sportage's racy styling sacrifices some outward visibility, and fuel economy falls a bit below par for the class. Otherwise, Sportage delivers a host of standard features, an impressive list of luxury options, and the bonus of Kia's strong warranty. " -- Kia Sportage vs.
GMC Terrain: Though it's not especially agile, test drivers report the Terrain has a comfortable ride over rough roads. The base Terrain earns modestly better fuel economy estimates than the Sportage. Reviewers praise the Terrain's front and rear seats for their comfort and space. They also appreciate that the rear seats slide and recline for even more room and versatility. The Terrain's cabin is well-built and uses high-end materials, according to test drivers, and they report it has a chic design. With 63. 9 cubic feet of cargo room with the rear seats folded, the Terrain has 17 percent more cargo space than the Equinox. Kia Sportage vs. Nissan Rogue: The Nissan Rogue was a finalist for our 2015 Best Compact SUV for the Money award. The Rogue has a four-cylinder engine and earns some of the highest fuel economy ratings in the class, and Reviewers think this SUV has decent power for daily driving. The Rogue has a smooth ride over broken pavement, according to reviewers, and some say its handling is controlled. Test drivers say there's plenty of room in the Rogue's first and second rows. A third-row seat is available, but critics report it isn't very spacious. The Rogue has 70 cubic feet of cargo space with its rear seats folded, which is 15 more cubic feet than the Sportage has and represents one of the highest cargo capacities in the class. The 2016 Kia Sportage is a two-row compact SUV. It is available in three trims: LX, EX and SX. The Sportage comes standard with seating for five (two in the front row and three in the second row). LX and EX models comes standard with a 182-horsepower, 2. 4-liter four-cylinder engine, while SX models are standard with a 260-horsepower, turbocharged 2. 0-liter four-cylinder engine. All trims come standard with a six-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive, while all-wheel drive is optional. The Sportage was last redesigned for the 2011 model year and sees no major changes this year. As a result, this overview uses applicable research and reviews from the 2011 through 2016 model years.
The 2015 Kia Sportage makes its mark in a crowded peer set, as one of the most visually interesting compact crossover models. While the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4 have evolved to favor space efficiency and practicality over design, Kia manages to hold onto a little more flair in the SportageБespecially if you go by its profile and stance. Last year brought a mild exterior freshening as well as some additions to standard equipment. The grille and wheel designs were new for 2014, along with new HID headlamps and LED taillamps. It continues into 2015 unchanged, which is just as well since this is one of the more interesting designs in the segment. Kia's entry has no history of SUV roots to uphold, leaving it free to offer a more interesting driving experience in a carlike package. Off-roading isn't on the activities list for this small crossover, nor is it likely expected of its buyers. A choice of two four-cylinder engines is available. All-wheel drive is an option across the board, and comes with a differential lock that splits power 50:50 at speeds up to 25 mph. At the base level, the 2. 4-liter direct-injection in-line four makes 182 hp. The six-speed automatic isn't the quickest-shifting, but it's measured and smooth. Go for the turbocharged SX, and its 260 hp and hefty mid-range torque are enough to break the front wheels loose from a standing start or out of a tight corner. The automatic gets shift paddles for less distracted driving and better response. Cabin noise and ride quality have been weaknesses for the Sportage, compared to most other models in its class; but with Kia's introduction of more noise insulation as well as new high-performance dampers, we're hoping this will change (and we'll update our impressions here). EX and SX versions got more sophisticated shocks for 2013, which made a modest improvement. Keep in mind, the big, optional 18-inch wheels don't help. One of our other ongoing complaints with the Sportage--electric power steering that's a bit too far on the heavy and lifeless side--was addressed for 2014 with the introduction of a new multi-mode Flex Steer system.
It allows the driver to switch between three levels of steering weight, but doesn't do much if anything to improve feel. The Sportage lands at the small end of its class, and there's no magic that makes the interior feel any roomier. But there's good leg and shoulder room in front (subtract some headroom for the sunroof); and the seats themselves are well-shaped and can be air-cooled on high-line Sportages. Back-seat passengers may be a little tight on headroom and find themselves slumped forward, but Kia adds comfort for kids back there rear vents. Cargo space measures 26. 1 cubic feet, more than some luxury utes, but it's a tall space without a particularly large cargo floor, so choose your luggage wisely. Standard curtain airbags and stability control are joined by optional rear parking sensors and rearview camera, which help with the Sportage's sizable blind spots. The federal government gives the Sportage four or five stars overall, depending on whether it's equipped with front- or all-wheel drive, and the IIHS calls the Sportage a Top Safety Pick, but a 'poor' small overlap frontal result sure tempers that. Standard equipment on all three trim levels includes air conditioning; power windows, locks, and mirrors; a tilt/telescope steering wheel;б keyless entry; 17-inch wheels; Bluetooth; and USB/iPod connectivity. Moving up to more expensive models adds features like keyless start; satellite radio; and steering-wheel audio and phone controls. Top models get a cooled glove box; a power driver's seat; 18-inch wheels; leather steering wheel and shifter trim; roof rails; and a rear spoiler. Major options include leather upholstery, seat heaters; and cooled front seats. A navigation system with UVO eServices is available on the base LX trim and standard on EX and SX models, and includes a rearview camera.