6 reviews
2005 Kia Sportage
2005 Kia Sportage
Available Price Range $2,492-$8,372 Trims6 Combined MPG 21-24 Seats 5

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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Love this little SUV

by Stephen from Salt Lake City, UT on June 3, 2011

I originally owned a 2002 nissan frontier but when the first of our kids arrived my wife made me trade it in. I wanted something 4wd and able to tow since i lost my truck she wanted it to fit the kid(... Read Full Review

6 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

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.

It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


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Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 3 recalls for this car.

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