2013 Kia Sportage

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2013 Kia Sportage
Available in 7 styles:  2013 Kia Sportage 4dr FWD shown
Starting MSRP
$19,000–$28,400
Estimated MPG

20–21 city / 25–30 hwy

Summary

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Vehicle Overview

This small crossover represents another salvo directed at the likes of Honda, Toyota and Ford. The five-seat Sportage has a range of four-cylinder engines, including a turbocharged version. Competitors include the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4 and Ford Escape.
New for 2013
Power-folding side mirrors, LED accent lights and a sun visor extender are now standard on all 2013 Sportages.
Exterior
Redesigned for 2011, the Sportage has much crisper sheet metal than the model it replaced. The front end is dominated by a black grille bordered by angular headlights that creep up the front fenders. A subtle crease accents the side doors, and sharply angled rear roof pillars draw your eyes to the back of the crossover. Exterior features include:

  • LX models have body-colored door handles and supplementary turn signals in the side mirrors
  • Seventeen-inch rims are standard on the LX
  • The EX is fitted with 18-inch alloy wheels and adds body-colored heated side mirrors, roof rails and chrome trim, including a chrome-bordered grille

Interior
The Sportage has room for five people, and it has a 60/40-split folding backseat. Standard features include cloth seat upholstery, air conditioning, a CD stereo with auxiliary and USB ports, Bluetooth connectivity, a tilt steering wheel and height-adjustable front seats. Interior features include:

  • Available telescoping steering wheel
  • Available keyless entry 
  • Available dual-zone air conditioning 
  • Available cooled glove box 
  • Available power driver's seat 
  • EX and SX come with Uvo, Kia's entertainment and communication system  
  • Available leather-trimmed upholstery 
  • Available heated and ventilated front seats
  • Available panoramic moonroof

Under the Hood
The Sportage's base engine is a 176-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder. A 260-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder with direct injection is also available. Transmission choices include a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic with a clutchless-manual mode. Mechanical features include:

  • Front-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is available
  • Standard hill start assist, which holds the Sportage when starting on an uphill grade
  • Standard hill descent control, which automatically limits vehicle speed during steep descents

Safety
Safety features include:

  • Antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system 
  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats 
  • Side curtain airbags for both rows 
  • Active front head restraints
  • Available rear parking sensors

 


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