Kia Sportage is a five-seat compact vehicle in the SUV category. For the 2016 model year, there are three trim-lines to choose from with two different gas engines that produce from 182 to 260 horsepower. EPA-estimated annual regular gasoline expense is $2,050 to $2,250, which over the course of five years will cost you $2,500 in extra fuel spending. It has a 5-stars overall crash safety rating by NHTSA.
2016 Sportage has a relatively short wheelbase ( 103.9 in) and a wider body structure compared to vehicles of similar length and class. It is relatively lighter with curb weight of 3280 - 3585 lbs.
2016 Sportage seats five adults. It has larger than average room for first-row passengers on one measurement, legs. When it comes to second-row passenger room, Sportage has larger than average room for second-row passengers on two measurement, shoulders and head. Cargo volume behind second-row seats is smaller than the average among its peers with 26.1 cu. ft.
2016 Sportage LX
2016 Sportage EX
2016 Sportage SX
|Engine||2.4L Inline-4||2.4L Inline-4||2.0L Inline-4 Turbo|
|HP||182 hp||182 hp||260 hp|
|Drivetrain||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|City||21 MPG||21 MPG||20 MPG|
|Highway||28 MPG||28 MPG||26 MPG|
|Combined||23 MPG||23 MPG||22 MPG|
|Annual Fuel Cost||$2,050||$2,050||$2,150|
2016 Sportage SUV comes in three trim levels, with an average price that is $619 less compared to its rivals. With a lighter body, and on average more powerful engine, Sportage
2016 Sportage SUV has a 5-star NHTSA overall crash safety rating, which is higher than the average among other competing models. Furthermore, it has higher than average ratings for all three crash tests: Front, Side, and Side Plole. Customers have filed twenty-nine complaints, which is less than the average for its rivals. There is also one recall issued by Kia, which by itself is a relatively low number.