• (5.0) 6 reviews
  • MSRP: $2,637$8,453
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 21-24
  • Engine: 173-hp, 2.7-liter V-6 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: 4x4
  • Seats: 5
2005 Kia Sportage

Our Take on the 2005 Kia Sportage

Our Take

What We Don't Like

  • Some engine noise at higher speeds
  • Moderate passing/merging acceleration
  • Four-cylinder performance potential

Notable Features

  • Reintroduced for 2005
  • Larger than its predecessor
  • Four-cylinder or V-6
  • Manual or automatic
  • Stability system standard
  • Six airbags standard


Our Expert Reviews

Ten years ago, Kia Sportage was a pioneer among sport utilities, blazing the trail for a whole generation of compacts. Undeniably cute and appealing, Sportage was a major hit among young drivers, who found a lot to like about its styling, four-wheel drive and, primarily, modest price tag.But the little truckette had significant warts: harsh ride, dicey handling, cramped interior and limited cap... Read full review for the 2005 Kia Sportage

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Consumer Reviews


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loven it.....

by looked a lot from syracuse,n.y. on June 8, 2011

learned to appriciate this suv much faster than my other....when your without for so long you realize what you missed.....

6 Trim Levels Available

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Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 3 recalls for this car.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,800 per year.

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