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1997 Kia Sportage
|Performance. engine is very powerful and fuel - efficient.||Seat sliding is not power; it's manual|
|Sporty look - -looks like a more expensive vechicle||No lumbar adjustment for driver.|
|Comfortable to drive -especially on long trips||View out of rear windshield is poor|
|Turbo engine. no hesitation when i need to merge into heavy traffic||No leather seats available|
|Horsepower for this class of vehicle||Steering wheel angle is horrendous. bad position makes it hard to drive|
|Roomy interior with plenty of cargo space||Poor suspension: feel every bump in road|
|Road handling in adverse conditions||Highway driving - the interior of vehicle gets loud - from the pavement.|
|All the extra features for the price||Back seats do not lie down flat for easier packing|
|Backup camera is very useful and precise||Front and rear visibility while parking|
|Awd - automatically comes on when needed. can also turn on manually.||4-cylinder engine needs more power|
The 1997 Sportage is a 4-door, 5-passenger sport-utility, available in 4 trims, ranging from the 4X2 to the EX 4X4.
Upon introduction, the 4X2 is equipped with a standard 2.0-liter, I4, 130-horsepower engine that achieves 19-mpg in the city and 22-mpg on the highway. The EX 4X4 is equipped with a standard 2.0-liter, I4, 130-horsepower engine that achieves 19-mpg in the city and 23-mpg on the highway. A 5-speed manual transmission with overdrive is standard on both trims, and a 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is optional.
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