(4.3) 51 reviews
MSRP: $7,416$16,676
Body Style: Sport Utility
Combined MPG: 23-26
Engine: 170-hp, 2.4-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
Seats: 5
2011 Kia Sportage

Our Take on the 2011 Kia Sportage

Our Take

Kia is furiously remaking its lineup and the redesigned 2011 Sportage small crossover represents another salvo directed at the likes of Honda, Toyota and Ford. Featuring all-new styling, the Sportage also has a new range of four-cylinders, including a turbocharged engine. It will be offered in ba... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Short side windows reduce visibility
  • Large rear doors might be difficult to open in tight spaces

Notable Features

  • Redesigned for 2011
  • Newly available turbo four-cylinder
  • Six-speed manual or automatic
  • Available UVO connectivity system
  • FWD or AWD

7 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.