• MSRP: $1,206$4,798
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 20-21
  • Engine: 130-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: 4x2
  • Seats: 5
1997 Kia Sportage

1997 Kia Sportage Reviews

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We've been hunting for the baby sport-ute equivalent of a Swiss army knife. You know, a practical, affordable tool with lots of "surprise and delight" features, as the marketing folks like to say. Unfortunately, the 1997 Kia Sportage 4x4 has more "surprise and disappoint" features - the puzzling addition of a driver's side "knee bag," but the lack of a passenger air bag, for instan... Read full review for the 1997 Kia Sportage

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