Search Results for: Sportage

The surge in demand for compact SUVs means this segment will continue to expand and evolve. A great example of this came from the LA Auto Show, where compact SUVs dominated the landscape of the new vehicle offerings. Furthermore, Ford announced recently it will enter the compact segment with its EcoSport model while other manufacturers …

Rating 55/100 Background Kia often imbues its vehicles with a sporty vibe, and that’s certainly apparent with the aptly named 2016 Kia Sportage. Throughout the production of this current generation, the Sportage has delivered both nimble handling and strong performance. The turbocharged power plant in the Sportage SX is the standout, with 260 horsepower and …

Rating 70/100 Background When the Kia Sportage made its U.S. debut almost 20 years ago, it tried to take on traditional sport-utility vehicles head-to-head with its serious four-wheel-drive capability. Before long, however, Kia realized that the growing number of buyers was really looking for more than just physically smaller versions of familiar full-size SUVs. They …

Rating 58/100 Background Almost every carmaker has at least one small crossover SUV in its showroom, so what makes the 2014 Kia Sportage worth a look? Well, to name three attributes, we’d say head-turning looks, strong performance and plenty of desirable standard features and options. With its sharply styled front end and muscular fenders, the …

Rating 60/100 Background Just like people, vehicles have personalities ranging from bland and boring to stylish and entertaining. If you accept that premise, it’s safe to say the 2012 Kia Sportage comes down on the "cool kid" end of the continuum. Part of the appeal of this small crossover SUV is simply that it’s such …

Rating 68/100 Background Nowhere is it written that a crossover SUV must be bland and uninspiring, yet it seems that America’s streets and highways have taken a turn toward dullsville as crossover sales march forever upward. In response, Kia has decided to inject this segment with a much-needed boost of adrenaline with its fully redesigned …

Rating 62/100 Background Let’s be clear right up front: The 2010 Kia Sportage is a good little crossover SUV. The only problem is that the hyper-competitive compact crossover segment is one of those places where being good might not be quite good enough.The Sportage’s long-standing midpack status dates all the way back to the model’s …

Rating 47/100 Background Being the first in something doesn’t necessarily guarantee commercial or critical success. The first-generation Kia Sportage was one of the original urban-friendly, small sport-utility vehicles, but it didn’t exactly light the sales charts afire at the company’s quarterly meetings. Soon after the Sportage debuted the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4 sprang up …

Rating 75/100 Background Before CR-V and RAV4, there was Sportage. Yep, believe it or not, the Kia Sportage was one of the first small import SUVs sold in the United States. However, being first doesn’t always lead to sales success. While Honda and Toyota’s models have gone on to become incredibly popular, the first Sportage …

Rating 68/100 Background First introduced to the U.S. in the early ’90s, the Kia Sportage is one of the company’s best-known models. Originally a truck-based body-on-frame SUV with smallish dimensions, the Sportage received a redesign two years ago that brought it fully up to date with a car-based structure and Kia’s typical emphasis on value. …

The 2017 Chevrolet Trax is the perfect embodiment of what has made compact SUVs some of the most sought after vehicles. The Trax delivers robust styling, nimble performance, and a low starting price, placing it on par with what you would pay for midsize sedans like the Chevrolet Malibu. Best of all is the value …

Consumer insight is a good resource to use when buying a new SUV. After all, who better to know the SUV than someone who has it? With this in mind, Kelley Blue Book ranked the top rated SUVs of 2017 based on consumer reviews. Here’s a closer look at some of the models that made …