The 2013 Sportage is a 4-door, 5-passenger UT, available in 7 trims, ranging from the Base FWD to the SX AWD.... More Info
Upon introduction, the Base FWD is equipped with a standard 2.4-liter, I4, 176-horsepower engine that achieves 20-mpg in the city and 27-mpg on the highway. A 6-speed m transmission with overdrive is standard. The SX AWD is equipped with a standard 2.0-liter, I4, 260-horsepower, turbo engine that achieves 20-mpg in the city and 25-mpg on the highway. A 6-speed a transmission with overdrive is standard. hide
Popular Trim: Base FWD
About Kia Sportage
The 2013 Sportage is a 4-door, 5-passenger UT, available in 7 trims, ranging from the Base FWD to the SX AWD.
Upon introduction, the Base FWD is equipped with a standard 2.4-liter, I4, 176-horsepower engine that achieves 20-mpg in the city and 27-mpg on the highway. A 6-speed m transmission with overdrive is standard. The SX AWD is equipped with a standard 2.0-liter, I4, 260-horsepower, turbo engine that achieves 20-mpg in the city and 25-mpg on the highway. A 6-speed a transmission with overdrive is standard.
Pros Stylish, practical, MPG
Cons died 3 times in 10 months, rough ride, poor steering, lousy tires
Purchased as New
I know I don't speak for the majority but I got a lemon when I bought my 2011 Kia sportage EX, it left me stranded 3 times in the 10 months I owned it, one time on a dirt road in the mountains, Kia Roadside was worthless and I had to call AAA who actually could figure out where I was and retrieve my car, 3 strikes and your're out, traded for a Ford Taurus which I loved, just traded that for 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe, keeping fingers crossed it doesn't turn into a Kia nightmare. FYI...MoreHide
Pros Sporty looks, UVO Radio, lighting, engine performance, luxury car features
Cons Fuel economy, thin doors, cheap materials, cartoon sounding horn, dark interior
Purchased as New
The old expression "you get what you pay for" doesn't necessarily apply to Kia. Their brand has really improved the last few years and the Sportage SX is testament to their focus on engineering, style and value. After test driving several of the EX models first, the performance of the SX turbo model is vastly different. The 280 horses are a dream to have in almost every situation and it makes the Sportage a lot more fun to drive. So far I have had no mechanical problems. As others have said, sight lines are limited due to the large body pillars, but the backup camera is a great feature. And by attaching a small blind spot mirror to both sides of the car, I have no problem seeing other drivers. My gripes are minor but one of them is the cheap feeling of the doors. They close smoothly but are very thin and light. They just feel inadequate and I hope I never have to see how they do in a crash. While MPG is acceptable, my lead foot is only eeking out about 18 MPG in the city. That's probably because I mash the accelerator frequently in order to feel the joy of the turbo. For a 4 cylinder car I expected better mileage. I'm also disappointed that black leather was the only interior option for SX. It just makes everything feel smaller and closed in. Opening the twin sun roofs helps, but I wish a tan or light gray option had been offered. I absolutely hate the horn. It makes a weak sounding 'meep' and I can barely hear it. Not that I want to be a frequent horn blower, but with the number of distracted drivers on smartphones these days, I like being able to remind people that the light turned green. If Kia had not had the SX version with it's high performance engine I probably would not have purchased a Sportage. Nut all in all a great little crossover SUV that should keep me happy for a few years....MoreHide
Pros Good fuel economy and looks
Cons Small back window but the backup camera does help
Purchased as Used
I purchased this car used. I had a Mazda Tribute and it was a nice but it drove like a truck. My wife has a Honda CRV and I wanted something like that but not the same. The Sportage does the job and the fuel economy is great.
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