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2012 Kia Sportage Consumer Reviews

4.4
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Excellent Features

by from Washington, DC on September 15, 2011

We went shopping for a Soul. As the model year was switching over, there was a shortage of '11 Souls and no new '12s yet. We hopped in a Sportage to give it a try and fell in love. We liked it so muc...
We went shopping for a Soul. As the model year was switching over, there was a shortage of '11 Souls and no new '12s yet. We hopped in a Sportage to give it a try and fell in love. We liked it so much that our roughly $20k Soul budget ballooned to about $26k after picking out the right Sportage. But for the extra dough we got a larger vehicle, dual sunroofs, dual zone A/C, leather, UVO, and features that we just weren't expecting of a Kia. About 3 weeks later, we are still in our Honeymoon period, I guess. No faults yet. Street parking would not be great (small rear window) but the back-up camera and sonar sensors are fantastic. FYI, the ride is pretty "sporty", meaning rough. But we prefer that over the other CUVs riding like over-stuffed couches on wheels. The interior is great but I would ding the black leather interior for being a little monochrome. The other color option is a little more neutral and varied. It's still really nice though, and the 2 sunroofs help add light. And props to whoever thought to add the cooled front driver's seat option. It works really well. All-in-all, we are quite satisfied with our purchase. Didn't plan on purchasing something this expensive, but after one test drive we were definitely sold.
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Never looked back trading Dodge Charger LOVING IT!

by from Irving, Texas on October 12, 2011

It has so much pep and is just a cool ride. I love the interior and exterior of my base model 2012. I just have 900 miles on it and will find any excuse to take her for a ride. One of my best picks fo...
It has so much pep and is just a cool ride. I love the interior and exterior of my base model 2012. I just have 900 miles on it and will find any excuse to take her for a ride. One of my best picks for SURE!
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Built Solid & Fun to drive

by from Ne on January 7, 2012

I need a car that will save me from the pump. I have a 2000 V8 Ford explorer bought it new. Tired of spending to much on gas, So I decided to look for a smaller SUV. I choiced KIA because of the warra...
I need a car that will save me from the pump. I have a 2000 V8 Ford explorer bought it new. Tired of spending to much on gas, So I decided to look for a smaller SUV. I choiced KIA because of the warranty they offered. My son works with BMW company but he also recomended us this Kia sportage because of the quality and looks.Now after driving 3 hours just to pick up my New KIA sportage 2012 Signal Red..I love it love it love it. Fun to drive alot of bells & whistles on it inside even in LX FW... Speaking about attraction, yes I got alot of attention....When I drove up the hill..This baby just zoom zoom zoom with no problem..
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Fun Fun Fun kia

by from Milwaukee, WI on January 29, 2012

I purchase a 2012 Kia Sportage with a 2.7 liter 4 cycl. 176 horse power, I've had this vehicle for over three months and it has over 11000 miles on it. This vehicle handles very well in snow and it do...
I purchase a 2012 Kia Sportage with a 2.7 liter 4 cycl. 176 horse power, I've had this vehicle for over three months and it has over 11000 miles on it. This vehicle handles very well in snow and it does not burn as much gas on the interstate, I average about 24 mpg. It is the most comfortable and spacious vehicle I have ever own. If you are in the market of purchasing a new vehicle I would definately recommend the kia sportage. I pray that Kia and Hyundai continue to keep up the good work.
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Kia Sportage

by from Central Illinois on September 25, 2011

It is a nice car - comfortable, I like the style, good mileage. This is the 2nd in 6 months. My wife totaled the first one and she walked away from the accident. I like the interior setup for the driv...
It is a nice car - comfortable, I like the style, good mileage. This is the 2nd in 6 months. My wife totaled the first one and she walked away from the accident. I like the interior setup for the driver. I've no complaints, but I like to keep cars until they drop. I hope it is as reliable as a Honda or Toyota.
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Really like this car...

by from Astoria, OR on November 10, 2011

This 2012 Kia Sportage is a far cry from previous years. It's feature-rich, drives with total ease, and looks terrific going down the highway. My first attraction to the car-maker was its great warran...
This 2012 Kia Sportage is a far cry from previous years. It's feature-rich, drives with total ease, and looks terrific going down the highway. My first attraction to the car-maker was its great warranty. The coverage is unbeatable...then, after seeing and driving the vehicle, I was sold. I had the first seriously positive buying experience with the woman who sold me this car. She knew her stuff, treated me with respect, and added friendliness and humor into the process. But maybe all this isn't specific to Kia...maybe I just sort of lucked out on that aspect of the deal. I would definitely recommend this car - and I've owned over 30 new cars over my adult lifetime!!
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Love My Sportage!!

by from Durham, NC on April 9, 2012

I highly recommend the Kia Sportage. I shopped around and compared the small SUVs and this was by far the best value for the money. It is a pleasure to drive.
I highly recommend the Kia Sportage. I shopped around and compared the small SUVs and this was by far the best value for the money. It is a pleasure to drive.
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Love my Sportage!

by from Mesa, AZ on January 23, 2012

I think the 5 stars says it all! I loved my Sorento 5 years ago or so, and I love my Sportage now. I downsized as my kids are now grown and have their own wheels and I don't need to be taxi mom any mo...
I think the 5 stars says it all! I loved my Sorento 5 years ago or so, and I love my Sportage now. I downsized as my kids are now grown and have their own wheels and I don't need to be taxi mom any more, though I can drive them around comfortably in my Sportage when an occasion to arrives. Love love love it!
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Awesome SUV!

by from Sun City West, AZ on June 4, 2012

I've owned two Sportages ('95 & '02) and a Sorento ('06), all purchased new, prior to buying my 2012 Sportage SX Turbo. This is by far my favorite! Great performance and handling with the turbo! Super...
I've owned two Sportages ('95 & '02) and a Sorento ('06), all purchased new, prior to buying my 2012 Sportage SX Turbo. This is by far my favorite! Great performance and handling with the turbo! Super styling inside and out! Has all the bells and whistles and two sunroofs! Love it and highly recommend it. And you can't go wrong with the warranty!
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Real nice SUV

by from bridgewater, new jersey on March 24, 2012

Driving around the 2012 sportage EX is a blast ! Very nice ride but also FUN to drive. I don't need another new SUV to be like my older SUV, just transportation... Really love this Sportage. Don't rea...
Driving around the 2012 sportage EX is a blast ! Very nice ride but also FUN to drive. I don't need another new SUV to be like my older SUV, just transportation... Really love this Sportage. Don't really understand all the negative comments about rear view blind spots ? Thats why the cars have sideview mirrors which on this one give you great views on the rear.. And comes with a back up camera.. I really think people are looking for something to complain about and this is the only little thing they can. I have been around cars and working at dealers for 40 plus years so I know what a good car is and this is one. Please go test drive one and then tell me about this car. Happy motoring !
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