2010 Kia Sportage

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$16,995

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2010 Kia Sportage
2010 Kia Sportage

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Low base price
  • Decent ride quality
  • Turning circle
  • Seat-folding operation
  • Manageable size
  • Reliability and warranty

The bad:

  • Front-seat comfort
  • V-6 gas mileage
  • Small cargo area
  • So-so crash-test ratings
  • Highway passing power

2 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

  • LX

    $16,995

  • EX

    $21,995

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2010 Kia Sportage trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Four-cylinder or V-6
  • Manual or automatic
  • FWD or AWD
  • Standard stability system
  • Seats five

2010 Kia Sportage review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview
The Kia Sportage is a compact SUV that competes with other small SUVs, such as the Jeep Compass and Ford Escape. Because Kia and Hyundai share corporate parentage, the Sportage is related to Hyundai’s Tucson.

The Sportage is offered with front- or four-wheel drive in LX, LX V6 and EX V6 trim levels.

New for 2010
An illuminated visor vanity mirror and an eight-way adjustable driver’s seat are standard for all trim levels, and automatic transmission models gain an EcoMinder indicator, which glows green to denote efficient driving. Rear parking sensors are a new option.

Exterior
Styling is highlighted by twin roof bars integrated into sloping D-pillars, which are outlined by black moldings. The top-hinged tailgate contains a flip-up window, and the spare tire mounts under the floor.

  • Available 16- or 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Standard power mirrors
  • Optional heated mirrors
  • Optional rear spoiler
  • Optional sunroof
  • Optional fog lamps
  • Optional front windshield de-icer

Interior
The Sportage seats up to five and has a height-adjustable center console.

With Kia’s Drop & Fold rear seating system, the seat cushion lowers and the backrest folds flat, yielding 66.6 cubic feet of cargo space. To accommodate long items, the backrest of the front passenger seat folds down.

  • Standard cloth seats; optional leather upholstery
  • Standard satellite radio and USB jack for MP3 players
  • Standard power windows and locks
  • Standard keyless entry
  • Standard cruise control
  • Optional leather-wrapped steering wheel and gearshift
  • Optional heated front seats

Under the Hood
A five-speed manual gearbox is standard in the base four-cylinder, and all V-6 models come with an automatic transmission.

  • 140-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 136 pounds-feet of torque
  • 173-hp, 2.7-liter V-6 with 178 pounds-feet of torque
  • Standard front-wheel drive
  • Optional full-time four-wheel drive

Safety
Standard safety features include:

  • Front-seat-mounted side airbags
  • Side curtain airbags that cover all seating rows
  • Four-wheel antilock brakes
  • Traction control
  • Electronic stability control

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.5
  • Interior design 4.7
  • Performance 4.2
  • Value for the money 4.8
  • Exterior styling 4.5
  • Reliability 4.2

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Suprisingly Great Value

The car was a perfect first car to own; peppy and fuel efficient. Easy to drive, could handle snowy and icy hills in winter w/ 4WD. Aux feature a big hit for modern music preferences. Excise tax and insurance very affordable.

4.9

Just bought it and I’m in love with it!

This car met all my needs. It is my first car and I’m in love with it. I bought it used but even then I still think it’s a really good car.

4.4

My 3rd Kia

I trust the reliability of the vehicle. It's comfortable and as good technology. I feel confident getting a 2014 with 25,000...feels like new to me!

See all 6 consumer reviews

Warranty

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

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