• (4.2) 4 reviews
  • MSRP: $5,138–$10,922
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 20-22
  • Engine: 173-hp, 2.7-liter V-6 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: 4x4
  • Seats: 5
2010 Kia Sportage

Our Take on the Latest Model 2010 Kia Sportage

What We Don't Like

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

Notable Features

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

2010 Kia Sportage Reviews

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

4.2

Average based on 4 reviews

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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!

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6 Trims Available

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2010 Kia Sportage Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

Recalls

There are currently 2 recalls 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

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,900 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

60mo/60,000mi

Powertrain

120mo/100,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

60mo/60,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

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.

Powertrain

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.

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).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

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.

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