2013 Kia Sportage Consumer Reviews

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2013 Kia Sportage
4.4
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So much bang for your buck

by from New Jersey on August 6, 2012

Overall a great suv. The SX packs quite a punch. Fully loaded, navigation system, stereo sound, panoramic sunroof adds to the interior and exterior look. Absolutely a great sporty suv. Great gas milea...
Overall a great suv. The SX packs quite a punch. Fully loaded, navigation system, stereo sound, panoramic sunroof adds to the interior and exterior look. Absolutely a great sporty suv. Great gas mileage ,and still has a260 hp. Such a smooth ride. KIA is definitely the next up and coming car company, great prices, great looks, with a lot of features,and the safety features are amazing , and a great warranty.... Love it so much that I purchased a second one for my wife.
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2013 Sportage

by from Kent WA on December 4, 2012

Always liked the way this car looks. Love the interior color and fabric. Serious dead spot in the acceleration at freeway speeds 50 and 60 mph. Gas mileage is disappointing, going to the gas station m...
Always liked the way this car looks. Love the interior color and fabric. Serious dead spot in the acceleration at freeway speeds 50 and 60 mph. Gas mileage is disappointing, going to the gas station more than I like. The a/c smells like a wet dog. Big supports for the windshield create large blind spots. Still, I like my car.
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Bragging Rights . . .

by from Utah on February 21, 2013

I purchased a 2013 Sportage EX (AWD) because the SX Turbo was nowhere to be seen at the time (they don't stay around). I loved the vehicle and was willing to settle for the 2.4 L engine (although I ha...
I purchased a 2013 Sportage EX (AWD) because the SX Turbo was nowhere to be seen at the time (they don't stay around). I loved the vehicle and was willing to settle for the 2.4 L engine (although I had driven the Optima SX Turbo and thought I could never drive a normally aspirated engine again). Then came available the black cherry beauty Sportage SX unexpectedly at my local Kia dealership. I immediately traded my EX in, with a little $$ hit sorry to say, but I have not regretted it one bit. The SX turbo is awesome and a blast to drive. The sport handling is better also than the EX. Performs excellent with inclimate weather. The bottom line is that this car rocks and has all you need, inside and out, with exhilarating performance and technology. If you can find one or wait for one, spend the little extra money for the SX turbo package. I am grateful to Kia for raising the bar for the consumer. You won't find a better all around package for the value anywhere, period."
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My first Kia passes the test

by from Charlotte, NC on June 20, 2013

The old expression "you get what you pay for" doesn't necessarily apply to Kia. Their brand has really improved the last few years and the Sportage SX is testament to their focus on engineering, style...
The old expression "you get what you pay for" doesn't necessarily apply to Kia. Their brand has really improved the last few years and the Sportage SX is testament to their focus on engineering, style and value. After test driving several of the EX models first, the performance of the SX turbo model is vastly different. The 280 horses are a dream to have in almost every situation and it makes the Sportage a lot more fun to drive. So far I have had no mechanical problems. As others have said, sight lines are limited due to the large body pillars, but the backup camera is a great feature. And by attaching a small blind spot mirror to both sides of the car, I have no problem seeing other drivers. My gripes are minor but one of them is the cheap feeling of the doors. They close smoothly but are very thin and light. They just feel inadequate and I hope I never have to see how they do in a crash. While MPG is acceptable, my lead foot is only eeking out about 18 MPG in the city. That's probably because I mash the accelerator frequently in order to feel the joy of the turbo. For a 4 cylinder car I expected better mileage. I'm also disappointed that black leather was the only interior option for SX. It just makes everything feel smaller and closed in. Opening the twin sun roofs helps, but I wish a tan or light gray option had been offered. I absolutely hate the horn. It makes a weak sounding 'meep' and I can barely hear it. Not that I want to be a frequent horn blower, but with the number of distracted drivers on smartphones these days, I like being able to remind people that the light turned green. If Kia had not had the SX version with it's high performance engine I probably would not have purchased a Sportage. But all in all a great little crossover SUV that should keep me happy for a few years.
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'13 Kia Sportage LX AWD

by from Syracuse, NY on November 20, 2015

Bought this car with 45,000 miles on the odometer. Coming from a 2006 Volkswagen Passat, which I've been trying to get rid of for a while, couldn't be more pleased with the car and whole car buying ex...
Bought this car with 45,000 miles on the odometer. Coming from a 2006 Volkswagen Passat, which I've been trying to get rid of for a while, couldn't be more pleased with the car and whole car buying experience. The new ground clearance is nice. AWD will help in the winter. They put brand new tires on the vehicle at the time of purchase. Has a decent amount of power for a 4 cylinder. Still have the rest of the 10 yr/100,000 mile warranty . I plan on keeping this car for a very long time. Highly suggest anyone buy this car
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boought it used

by from Harrison Twp, MI on August 24, 2015

Went car shopping on a Friday 2 weeks ago and only looked at 2 SUV's. My wife wanted a Jeep Patriot until I pulled in next to our Sportage. When she saw it she said "I want that one". 2 days after we ...
Went car shopping on a Friday 2 weeks ago and only looked at 2 SUV's. My wife wanted a Jeep Patriot until I pulled in next to our Sportage. When she saw it she said "I want that one". 2 days after we bought it we traveled 600 miles in 1 day and averaged 32.2 mpg. The next day we turned around and came home averaging only 29.8 mpg because I had my foot in it pretty good. In the city I get 27.5 mpg. I love the look, feel and comfort of this SUV, coming from a 2011 KIA Soul I feel like I'm driving my apartment there is so much room. You will enjoy owning the Sportage, I know cause I'm very picky about what I drive.
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best car i have ever owned

by from middletown, NY on December 10, 2013

I brought my kia sportage 13 mnths ago I use it going to work and just getting around, excellent gas mileage, love the xm radio do wish the jukebox held more songs. safety is excellent. recently was h...
I brought my kia sportage 13 mnths ago I use it going to work and just getting around, excellent gas mileage, love the xm radio do wish the jukebox held more songs. safety is excellent. recently was hit on an icy day, although my car was totaled all I walked away with was a simple bruised hand due to the air bag deployment. no other injuries to myself. cant wait to get another kia sportage.
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Super car

by from Homosassa fl. on January 18, 2013

Everything about this car is great, the exterior looks are very dynamic looking, the interior feels like you're in the cockpit of a fighter jet, if you have been driving a luxury sedan that takes away...
Everything about this car is great, the exterior looks are very dynamic looking, the interior feels like you're in the cockpit of a fighter jet, if you have been driving a luxury sedan that takes away the driving experience come over to a Kia Sportage.....reliability wasn't checked as I have not driven it for to long, but the warrantee with Kia is fantastic....
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Very Impress and Love it!!

by from Elk Grove, IL on November 20, 2012

I bought 2013 LX AWD from schaumburg Kia and boy this car is amazing. I've had it for 3 weeks and already drove 600 miles (cant leave it parked!!). I average 23.5 mpg highway / city and its great for ...
I bought 2013 LX AWD from schaumburg Kia and boy this car is amazing. I've had it for 3 weeks and already drove 600 miles (cant leave it parked!!). I average 23.5 mpg highway / city and its great for AWD. The 5 year bumper to bumper warranty is amazing. No worries about repair cost for a long time. Thanks Kia... Heard rumors that car sort of drives rough on the road. To me, the car takes over the road. Hands free device and radio button all on steering wheel and that said; Kia's first priorty are customers safety. Plan on getting Optima 2013. Well done Kia!
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So far so good.

by from Wisconsin on July 3, 2013

I've only had my Sportage for a month, so I don't feel qualified to write a review. I test drove a few small SUVs and checked reviews and available vehicles on line for several months before purchasin...
I've only had my Sportage for a month, so I don't feel qualified to write a review. I test drove a few small SUVs and checked reviews and available vehicles on line for several months before purchasing this one. So far I really like it, it's fun to drive, has a few nice upgrades and has surprising power for a small engine. ( I had a 2003 Chevy Blazer with a 4.3) so I'm amazed that this one seems to have the same get up and go. It's definitely not a luxury ride but for the price it covers what I really need, reliable and AWD are more important to me living up here where the winters are long and the snow is deep.
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