(2.0) 4 reviews
MSRP: $1,000$1,000
Body Style: Sport Utility
Combined MPG: 21
Engine: 130-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: 4x2
Seats: 5
1998 Kia Sportage


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So attractive, so appealing, so stylish, you'd think Chrysler Corp., the industry's reigning design guru, shaped the sheet metal on the Kia Sportage, one of the few affordable, small, sport-utility vehicles on the market. The lines are clean and crisp, yet bold. The Toyota RAV4 looks plump and the Honda CR-V looks sterile by comparison. The Sportage offers four-wheel-drive fo... Read full review for the 1998 Kia Sportage

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Terrible hunk of junk

by Brian Y from Bronx on November 2, 2012

This thing is hands down the worst car I have ever had. This kia won't run for me for longer then a few days at a time before something major decides to go out, and even when it does run it sounds ter... Read Full Review

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When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

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