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2006 Kia Sportage

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Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Seating capacity

171.3” x 66.7”


Front-wheel drive



The good:

  • Manageable size
  • Safety features
  • Fuel economy with four-cylinder
  • Ride comfort
  • Visibility
  • Front-seat space
  • Good resale value

The bad:

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

2 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

  • LX


  • EX


Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2006 Kia Sportage trim comparison will help you decide.

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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

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.5
  • Interior 4.6
  • Performance 4.5
  • Value 4.8
  • Exterior 4.6
  • Reliability 4.7
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Most recent consumer reviews


Reliability is Awesome.

I bought this truck back in 2020 used for $3500.00. I had to do some work to it but only because the previous owner didn't do much work to it. Maintenance that is. I can say with only doing regular maintenance I am very happy with the reliability of this truck I can always count on it. I wish it was a little bigger but I fit in it just fine. I love the stereo factory speakers sound amazing to me. I would recommend this vehicle to anyone who wants a truck but not a huge truck and to drive in comfort. It has great pick up and can fly pretty fast down the rode. Reliability is Awesome...


5000 Miles so far no problems.

great little car torquey have driven through deep snow and grass at the same time never slips. 2/3 inches of snow on road never slipped or lost traction. now looking for another


Good gas mileage

Good deal for 100,000 mileage compared to 200,000 Honda CRV …….for same money. No rust at all. I believe it has quality of Toyota or Honda.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Kia
New car program benefits
60 months/60,000 miles
60 months/100,000 miles
120 months/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/60,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
6 years or newer/less than 80,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12,000 miles
10 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
165-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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