2010 Kia Sportage

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Key Specs

of the 2010 Kia Sportage. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

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

Notable Features of the 2010 Kia Sportage

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

2010 Kia Sportage Overview

By Cars.com Editors
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 leathe...
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



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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.2)
Performance
(4.0)
Interior Design
(4.5)
Comfort
(4.2)
Reliability
(3.8)
Value For The Money
(4.8)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

My 3rd Kia

by ro-riffic from Littleton on April 28, 2017

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! Read full review

(5.0)

Great car for the money!

by Lela from Parker,Colorado on April 22, 2014

Very good vehicle-good MPG for 4 wheel drive, plenty of power in the mountains. Cloth interior alittle cheap-stains easily. NIce design and good interior space. Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2010 Kia Sportage currently has 1 recall

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2010 Kia Sportage has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    120 months / 100,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 60,000 miles

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Kia

Program Benefits

164-point inspection, Carfax vehicle history report, 10-year/unlimited mileage 24-hour roadside assistance including trip-interruption services and lockout assistance

  • Limited Warranty

    10 years / 100,000 miles

    10-year/100,000 mile powertrain limited warranty; towing/rental/travel breakdown benefits; eligible for additional comprehensive mechanical failure. Comprehensive: 12 months/12,000 miles from date of purchase.
  • Eligibility

    Under 5 years / 60,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 164 point inspection and reconditioning.

    See inspection details.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Sportage received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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