Best Bet
(4.6) 25 reviews
MSRP: $2,480$9,476
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

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 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

Reviews

Consumer Reviews

4.6

Average based on 25 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 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.

Safety

Crash-Test Reports

Recalls

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.

Safety defects and recalls explained

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