2011 Kia Sportage consumer reviews

$18,295 starting MSRP
side view of 2011 Sportage Kia
81% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.4
  • Interior design 4.5
  • Performance 4.1
  • Value for the money 4.3
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 4.4
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5.0

2011 KIA SPORTAGE LX 132,000 MI.--NEVER A PROBLEM

I will buy another one if and when this one starts to cost me money. It's almost 2021 and this car has never given me any grief, everything runs great, I make sure I change my oil on time and do my maintenance on time. (knock on wood) this is the only car that has lasted without costing me an arm/leg in problems.

4.6

2011 Kia Sportage - used

We really like this cute little car. I would recommend getting one with a turbo so the acceleration is there when you need it. I like the design and all of the features. If anything to improve the sound system that came with this one is average at best. Not sure if they offer an upgrade.

4.9

Most stylish SUV I've ever owned!

I love the looks, the feel and the performance of this car! It is an A in every area. Navigation, leather, moonroof, loaded. Excellent price.

4.9

Best Bang for My Buck

I have had this car for a few days, and after reading the reviews it appears I have the upgraded model with leather seats and panoramic sun roofs. I had to get a new car due to 2009 Nissan Rogue going kaputz, and so far I am very pleased. I was nervous as it is a little smaller than what I am used to, but is has been fantastic. I love the extra compartments and the multiple outlet plugs so all of my passengers can charge their phones. I love how the address book can hold multiple addresses, making it seamless when needing directions. For a 2011 I was amazed by how many features it includes. The gas mileage and trunk are not as good as what I am used to, but nevertheless they are decent and definitely not hurting my wallet or my grocery outings. It does drive a little stiffer, but not by much. Having driven several other similar vehicles this one drives much smoother and you don't have to brake hard. The smaller windows and mirrors have been taking some time getting used to, so be prepared for some blind spots at first until you really get those mirrors adjusted in the perfect spots. This car includes bluetooth, heated seats, sunroof(s), spacious and comfortable front and back seats. I am 5'8" and I can extend comfortably in the front and the back seat, it includes 4 power outlets, and an aux capability, handfree controls, and extra storage in the back seat and trunk. Strongly recommend. In the Washington rain and hills it drove perfectly! I felt safe and secure, and as much as loved my 2009 Nissan Rogue, that car was very top heavy and could often times be frightening when driving curves. I do not have that problem with this car. For everything this car is fantastic.

5.0

So far a great dependable vehicle

I love the vehicle, the style, and the fact that it’s dependable so far. It’s very dependable and I love the look and style. I think it’s a perfect car for anyone.

5.0

Extremely reliable!

I bought this 2011 Kia Sportage eX, used in 2014. It was a very pretty small suv, with leather heated and cooled seats, a beautiful panoramic double moon roofs, pretty 20 inch rims, just a pretty car, the ride wasn’t the best, it kind of felt like a Jeep Wrangler, bumpy.. but overall, this car was extremely reliable, I had only one problem with my 5 years of owning it , and it was a simple sensor replacement. I purchased it at 27,000 miles and sold it at 143,780 miles, and still running excellent. Kia is a great car. Tgat Telluride sure looks amazing!!

1.9

Under $75K and just spent $4,500 to repair

This car was great until transmission issues started. First replaced a sensor, then replaced the transmission within 3 weeks had to replace the transmission again. Still didn’t fix the issue. Had to replace the computer system (which took 5 weeks to get) beyond broke and frustrated. I will NEVER by a KIA again.

4.6

2011 Kia Sportage Review

The car is sporty. Miles range from 18-28 depending on weather and if driving on the highway. I have been very happy with this vehicle with the exception of often you can smell tire or brake burn when I get home from my transport. I don't know what this is, It's done it since I bought the vehicle. It even did it after new tires and brakes. This is the only thing I don't like about this vehicle. I did have a push start issue once, but after a recall, it was fixed. It would be nice if it got better gas millage. On the average I'd say 22 mpg. We just switched to a synthetic oil and a higher quality oil filter to see if that helps.

4.9

Bang for the buck is great!

I initially purchased by SX because it was affordable and came with upgrades I wanted. However, what a hoot to drive! The turbo is a must have because it makes this little SUV drive like a sports car. Combined with leather, panoramic sunroof, heated and cooled seats...it's just such a great deal. I have never had this in the shop for issues either and it is 8 years old now.

5.0

Perfect reliability, good fuel economy & power.

My family owns 3 of these (FWD, AWD, turbo AWD). They've been trouble-free. Mine has 45,000 miles; the others have 90,000 and 160,000. No problems, excellent power for its size. Everything has been durable. I'm only selling mine because I bought a new hybrid.