2006 Kia Sportage

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23 reviews
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Available Price Range $3,507-$9,543 Trims6 Combined MPG 21-24 Seats 5

Our Take on the 2006 Kia Sportage

Our Take

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 y... 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


Consumer Reviews

4.5 out of 5

Based on 23 reviews

Best Value Car I have ever owned

by Sackadough from Medina, Ohio on February 15, 2008

We bought our Kia Sportage after our brand new Jeep Liberty needed the engine rebuilt after 10,000K. We tested many similar cars including the Toyota Rav4. The sportage had a better ride, WAY better $... 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.


Crash-Test Reports


There is currently 1 recall for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

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