By Jennifer Newman on August 3, 2012
With its sleek design both inside and out, the 2012 Kia Sportage scores high on the cool factor, but it didn’t do well with Cars.com Family contributor Carrie Kim. This mom of one was unimpressed by the Sportage’s small cargo area that could only handle her daughter’s stroller or a load of groceries — not both. She also felt cramped in the cabin and had difficulties seeing out the small rear window.
Assistant Managing Editor Jennifer Newman is a certified car-seat technician. A mom of two, she owns a 2013 Subaru Outback crammed with sports gear. Email Jennifer