Kia Sportage

2006 Kia Sportage

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  • (4.6) 29 reviews
  • MSRP: $2,251$9,187
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 21-24
  • Engine: 173-hp, 2.7-liter V-6 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: 4x4
  • Seats: 5
2006 Kia Sportage

Our Take on the 2006 Kia Sportage

During Kia's early years in the U.S. market, the South Korean automaker offered two models: the Sephia sedan and the Sportage sport utility vehicle. A new Sportage debuted for the 2005 model year, joining the company's larger Sorento SUV. Because Kia and Hyundai share corporate parentag... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

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

Notable Features

  • Reintroduced for 2005
  • Larger than its 1995 - 2002 predecessor
  • Four-cylinder or V-6
  • Manual or automatic
  • Stability system standard
  • Six airbags standard

2006 Kia Sportage Reviews

Consumer Reviews


Average based on 29 reviews

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Excellent Value/Driveability Combo

by NCSenior from Raleigh, NC on May 6, 2009

We bought our 2WD 6Cyl EX back in Nov. '05 and have been more than pleased with it in all ways. Very reliable, high utility, good comfort and fun to drive. I would like better than our 20 mpg all arou... Read Full Review

6 Trim Levels Available

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2006 Kia Sportage Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports


There is currently 1 recall for this car.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,400 per year.

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