(4.5) 2 reviews
MSRP: $3,491$3,491
Body Style: Sport Utility
Combined MPG: 20-21
Engine: 128-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: 4x2
Seats: N/A
1996 Kia Sportage


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The adage ''you get what you pay for'' never was more true than for the Kia brand of vehicles from South Korea. You don't pay much for a Kia. And in terms of quality, you don't get much, either. The Sportage is the second Kia I've tested this year; earlier I spent a week driving the Sephia sedan. As with the Sephia, the Sportage has a very pleasing, contemp... Read full review for the 1996 Kia Sportage

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What a deal way back when

by spirit lake cpo from Spirit Lake IA on November 7, 2010

I bought my 96 Sportage used from an elderly retired military officer in 1998. It had 14,000 miles. It now has more than 130,000 and it's still my only mode of transit short of two legs. I've been coa... Read Full Review

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