Kia Sportage

The Kia Sportage proves that good things do come in small packages! With an appealing, compact design this award winning auto differs from most other sport utility vehicles on the market. The Korean automaker first rolled out the Sportage for the 1995 model year, and although it has since undergone major changes to improve cosmetic and standard features, the Sportage has maintained its superior durability and craftsmanship throughout the years. In 2005, the Sportage returned to the market, following a two year absence, better than ever before with an all new design. In addition to looks and dependability, the Kia Sportage offers an exceptional value. Thus, the desire to own a sporty, powerful and safe SUV can become a pleasing reality, even for budget conscious individuals. The Kia Sportage's long list of standard features comes as a surprise to most, given its inexpensive price tag. Power windows and door locks, and AM/FM stereo and compact disc player can be found in all versions of the Sportage. In addition, a variety of possibilities exist between the different transmissions and trims available. The LX I4 trim is built with a five speed manual overdrive transmission, while a four speed automatic overdrive transmission is found in all others. Buyers also have the opportunity to choose from two or four wheel drive, regardless of the trim they select. Purchasers of the VX V6 trim have the option of adding a cassette player to their Sportage, and those who buy any of the Ex trims will find this to be a standard feature, along with a sunroof. For a more upscale feel, the EX also has optional leather seating. Cruise control is an added convenience that is part of the VX V6 and EX. The LX I4 has optional air conditioning; however, in all other trims, A/C is part of the standard package. Safety is also made a top priority in the Sportage, with anti lock brakes, driver-passenger air bags, and traction and stability controls across the board. The Kia Sportage is a quality, dependable vehicles with a wide variety of options, perfect for those who want everything that a typical sport utility vehicle has to offer, without an expensive price.