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Kia Sportage:Review the specs, features and pros & cons

Kia Sportage side view
Kia Sportage angular front perspective
Kia Sportage angular rear perspective

Overview of the Kia Sportage

Learn about the Kia Sportage

Kia Sportage Summary

A well-known compact crossover SUV, the Kia Sportage has received consistent praise for its safe design and spacious, comfortable interior. While its highly reliable, keep in mind that the Sportage isn’t the best in terms of fuel economy. But many find that this is compensated for by the car’s low price point, which has given the Sportage a reputation as one of the most affordable compact SUVs on the market. As a result, the Kia Sportage is a good fit for families, purchasers on a tight budget and drivers who prioritize comfort and safety over engine power.

Pros and cons of the Kia Sportage

  • Long list of premium features
  • User-friendly dash layout
  • Spacious passenger seating
  • Limited cargo space behind back seats
  • Early turbo engines lack power
  • High fuel consumption
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.

Safety ratings of the Kia Sportage

Safety ratings provided by NHTSA

  • Number of airbags6

Specifications of the Kia Sportage

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats5
  • Doors5
  • Fuel typeGas
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • City consumption10.1 - 10.8 L/100km
  • Highway consumption7.6 - 9.1 L/100km
  • Width-
  • Length4485 mm
  • Trunk space798 L
  • Cargo space1703 L
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims available with the Kia Sportage

What is a trim? Trims are different options of the same car with different features and equipment. The specs depend on the trim you choose.This variant of the Kia Sportage 2017 - present is available in 1 trim:

LX trim features and specs

Frequently asked questions about the Kia Sportage

Dimensions of the Kia Sportage

Vehicle dimensions
YearHeight fromWidth fromLength from
Exact values depend on trim choices.
20211635 mm4485 mm

Towing capacity of the Kia Sportage

Unbraked is when the trailer being towed does not have its own braking system. Braked is when the trailer being towed has its own braking system.
Braked and unbraked towing capacities
YearUnbrakedBraked
Exact values depend on trim choices.
2021454 kg907 kg