Just shy of excellent!
Visibility and handling are great as is the cargo area. I knew, when I bought it that it was not a sports car so I don't treat it like one. Mine is a little high on the suspension, but driving, professionally, for 30 yrs, I understand the machine and hazards, therein. In short: it is, exactly, what I expected. No complaints, whatsoever.
A real solid Junker
I'd say it's a great first car for someone who just got their license. Great fuel economy. Excellent visibility. Handling is way too soft for someone to even be willing to try making a turn above 10 mph, and its actually quite a robust car despite lacking performance. I've driven mine every day for a year now and the only thing I've done to it is change out the brakes. But I must say that the stock tires suck; change those if you don't want to hydroplane at 35 mph.
Kia Sportage 4x4 Base
One of the worse cars I've owned. Only thing that is less reliable than this was my 68 Suburban. 1. Poorly designed engine (I-4) Oil Filter is squeezed in right under the Tank assy Surge, 3 Different Belts, and poorly placed Air Intake. 2. Poorly designed interior, It was ok but the console would squeak when the car hits a bump or just driving down the road, The rear windshield wiper fluid reservoir is hovering over the Right rear speaker and the extension used to "Convenience" you can easily be pulled out while filling. 3. No Power. 0-60 with the pedal to the floor takes an apx. 20 secs /w K&N air filter, changed oil & Transmission Fluid within 50 miles, 1/4 tank of gas. You accelerate even slower with a full tank (makes sense but shouldnt matter in a car.) 4. Poorly Designed Frame, Yes the standing height is an advantage at some points but when the wind blows, your all over the road. I like the style of it; compact but plenty of room for passengers. 5 You repair one part and two others break. It seemed that Every part I had replaced 2 more mechanical problems would occur. Just none stop with this car. Do not waste your time with this junk on wheels.