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2014 Kia Sportage

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$21,600

starting MSRP

Key specs

Base trim shown

SUV

Body style

24

Combined MPG

5

Seating capacity

174.8” x 64.4”

Dimensions

Front-wheel drive

Drivetrain

Overview

The good:

  • Modern design
  • Standard USB port and Bluetooth connectivity
  • Available panoramic moonroof

The bad:

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

3 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

  • LX

    $21,600

  • EX

    $25,000

  • SX

    $26,900

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Notable features

  • More powerful base engine
  • Revised exterior styling
  • Available turbo four-cylinder
  • Available Uvo connectivity system
  • FWD or AWD

2014 Kia Sportage review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

This small crossover represents another salvo directed at the likes of Honda, Toyota and Ford. The five-seat Sportage offers a choice of four-cylinder engines, including a turbocharged four-cylinder. Competitors include the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4 and Ford Escape.
New for 2014
The Sportage’s base 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine now makes 182 horsepower, and styling revisions to the crossover include a new grille design, new wheels, high-intensity-discharge headlights and LED taillights. The suspension gains high-performance dampers, too. Other new features include an Infinity premium stereo, ventilation for the front-passenger seat, Uvo eServices, a new gauge cluster design and a 4.2-inch screen.
Exterior Highlights

  • Available spoiler
  • Available trailer hitch receiver
  • Available fog lights
  • Available panoramic moonroof

Interior Highlights

  • Seats five
  • 60/40-split folding backseat
  • Cloth seat upholstery; leather available
  • Air conditioning
  • CD stereo with MP3 and USB ports
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Tilt steering wheel; available telescoping steering wheel
  • Height-adjustable front seats
  • Available navigation system
  • Available cooled glove box 
  • Available power driver’s seat 
  • Available heated and ventilated front seats

Under the Hood

  • 182-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Available 260-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder
  • Front- or all-wheel drive 
  • Hill start assist, which holds the Sportage when starting on an uphill grade
  • Hill descent control, which automatically limits vehicle speed during steep descents

Safety Features

  • Antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system 
  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats 
  • Side curtain airbags for both rows 
  • Active front head restraints
  • Available backup camera

 

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.5
  • Interior 4.6
  • Performance 4.4
  • Value 4.5
  • Exterior 4.8
  • Reliability 4.6
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Most recent consumer reviews

2.0

Terrible choice

I brought mine brand new , and I have had several major issues. I am on the third motor in this car. There have been several recalls and the dealership’s normally take between 60-and 90 days for repairs. This is by far the worst purchase I could have made .

1.0

Horrible car

I bought a 2014 used kia sportage in 2015 have had nothing but trouble already had to replace my ac unit , power windows not working right, i was on my way home from florida to georgia and i broke down they told me i need a new engine . My car is only 8 yess old also has a knocking sound they said nothing is wrong with my car. And not of this is covered under warranty so here i sit in georgia with my car in florida i will never recommend a kia EVER

5.0

Love my Sportage!

2014 Sportage SX is an outstanding vehicle, has almost every a fully-loaded Audi does. I've had no issues over 68k miles, car is tight, has no squieks or rattles anywhere. The local Kia dealership has excellent people and great service.

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Safety

Based on the 2014 Kia Sportage base trim.
Combined side rating front seat
5
Combined side rating rear seat
5
Frontal barrier crash rating driver
5
Frontal barrier crash rating passenger
4
Overall frontal barrier crash rating
5
Overall rating
4
Overall side crash rating
5
Risk of rollover
17.4%
Rollover rating
4
Side barrier rating
5
Side barrier rating driver
5
Side barrier rating passenger rear seat
5
Side pole rating driver front seat
5

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Kia
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
60 months/60,000 miles
Corrosion
60 months/100,000 miles
Powertrain
120 months/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/60,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
6 years or newer/less than 80,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12,000 miles
Powertrain
10 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
165-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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