• (4.5) 35 reviews
  • Available Prices: $11,328–$21,676
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 21-24
  • Engine: 182-hp, 2.4-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
  • Seats: 5
2014 Kia Sportage

Our Take on the Latest Model 2014 Kia Sportage

What We Don't Like

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

Notable Features

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

2014 Kia Sportage Reviews

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

(4.5)

Average based on 35 reviews

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Sits comfortable and is not too big or small.

by Goat from Del Rio on October 16, 2017

I really like the body style and the fact that is sits up off the road therefore easier to get in and out.

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6 Trims Available

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Wondering which configuration is right for you?
Our 2014 Kia Sportage trim comparison will help you decide.
 

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2014 Kia Sportage Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Kia Sportage EX

Front
P
Head Restraints and Seats
G
Moderate overlap front
G
Roof Strength
G
Side
G

IIHS Ratings

Based on Kia Sportage EX

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
G
Hip/thigh
G
Lower leg/foot
M
Overall evaluation
P
Retraints and dummy kinematics
P
Structure and safety cage
P

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
G
Overall Rear
G
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
G

Moderate overlap front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
G
Left Leg/Foot
G
Overall Front
G
Restraints
G
Right Leg/Foot
G
Structure/safety cage
G

Other

Roof Strength
G

Side

Driver Head Protection
G
Driver Head and Neck
G
Driver Pelvis/Leg
G
Driver Torso
G
Overall Side
G
Rear Passenger Head Protection
G
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
G
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
G
Rear Passenger Torso
G
Structure/safety cage
G
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Kia Sportage EX

Overall
Overall Front
Overall Side
Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Kia Sportage EX

Overall
Overall Front
Overall Side
Overall Rollover Rating
Driver's
Passenger's
Side Barrier
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole
Side Pole Barrier combined (Front)
Side Pole Barrier combined (Rear)
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Recalls

There is currently 1 recall for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $2,200 per year.

Save on maintenance costs and do your own repairs.

Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

60mo/60,000mi

Powertrain

120mo/100,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

60mo/60,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

Other Years