2014 Kia Sportage

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2014 Kia Sportage
2014 Kia Sportage

Key specs

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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

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  • LX


  • EX


  • SX


Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2014 Kia Sportage trim comparison will help you decide.

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 design 4.6
  • Performance 4.5
  • Value for the money 4.6
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews


So much easier on gas then any other I've owned.

I love everything about my KIA, it's roomy, gets good gas mileage, it runs great and looks sharp. My last vehicle I only got 11.3 miles to the gallon. So far this week I have not needed to stop at the gas station once. I'm Loving it!


The SX is the best value in this class

Horsepower and torque for the SX are unparalleled. The pano sunroof, ventilated seats and automatic rear view mirror button make this feel more entry-level luxury. The Subaru XT fails to match. Ride height distinguishes it from competitors and it is a smooth, thrusty-peppy, non-CVT vehicle! A rarity in this affordable class.


A Fun vehicle to drive

Overall a good vehicle, there are other vehicles that have have more storage available in the interior. It suffices for my needs and is an affordable and dependable vehicle.

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