2013 Kia Sportage Reviews, Pictures and Prices | U.S. News Best Cars

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Kia Sportage Review

The 2013 Kia ranks 8 out of 22 Affordable Compact This ranking is based on our of published reviews and test of the Kia Sportage, as well as reliability and data.

The 2013 Kia Sportage is

Though not as comfortable or spacious as SUVs in the class, the 2013 Kia stands out with a strong score, attractive styling, handling and plenty of standard

Reviewers say that the 2013 Kia ’s base four-cylinder provides enough power for about any driving situation. most reviewers prefer the turbocharged four-cylinder engine, they say makes the 2013 one of the quickest SUVs in the segment. A manual transmission is standard and a automatic is optional.

Test drivers haven’t much about either though one critic comments the automatic offered smooth, shifts. While auto say that the Sportage’s firm means that it isn’t the compact SUV in the class, they note that the 2013 offers composed handling rivals like the Jeep can’t match.

Inside, the offers less cargo and space than a number of in the class. Some reviewers say the Sportage’s seats are uncomfortable, and rivals like the Subaru and Honda CR-V have back-seat passenger space. a few test drivers note the Sportage’s stylish exterior and thick roof pillars a toll on outward visibility, and the cabin, while stylish, use higher-quality materials.

Despite these complaints, the comes with more features than many in the class, and reviewers point out its electronic features are easy to The 2013 Kia Sportage comes with USB and Bluetooth connectivity, options include heated seats, push-button start, dual-zone automatic climate and a panoramic moonroof.

Sportage’s racy styling some outward visibility, and economy falls a bit below par for the Otherwise, Sportage delivers a of standard features, an impressive of luxury options, and the bonus of strong warranty. — Guide If maximum interior a smooth ride and good visibility are important factors in car-buying decision, the 2013 Kia probably won’t float boat. Best look to a Forester or Honda CR-V. Kelley Blue Book time around, the third-generation offers a near-ideal balance of and substance, with an eye-catching and a lively driving character many of its competitors can’t — Edmunds (2012) also loved the Sportage’s as-tested price, lofty of equipment, and standout styling. Motor Trend (2012)

Other Cars to Consider

If you the Sportage’s car-like ride, but a compact SUV with a spacious seat, consider the Subaru XV It’s not as powerful as the Sportage, but the XV gets great fuel and comes with all-wheel as standard equipment.

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The Ford offers a comfortable back good fuel economy and cargo space than find in the Sportage. Additionally, say that the Escape’s nimble and car-like ride make it one of the fun-to-drive SUVs in the class.

Compare the Sportage, XV Crosstrek and

Details: 2013 Kia Sportage

The Kia Sportage seats five and has front-wheel drive. A 2.4-liter engine and a six-speed manual standard, while a six-speed transmission and all-wheel drive are The 2013 Sportage is available in LX, EX and SX trims.

Each trim to the Sportage’s list of standard The SX trim also includes a powerful 2.0-liter turbocharged engine. Aside from the of optional power-folding side the Sportage sees few changes for

As a result, this overview applicable research and reviews 2011 and 2012, as well as the model year.

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Review Updated: 10/8/13

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