2014 Kia Sportage
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Overall a good car.

by from Shelbyville, Kentucky on February 10, 2017

I just purchased a 2014 KIA Sportge. It hd just a little over 27,000 miles on it. Overall, I do like this car. It's comfortable and fun to drive. I do thing it's underpowered and seem to struggle to g...
I just purchased a 2014 KIA Sportge. It hd just a little over 27,000 miles on it. Overall, I do like this car. It's comfortable and fun to drive. I do thing it's underpowered and seem to struggle to get up to highway speed. But, once it gets there, it does fine. Getting into the car can be somewhat of a challenge. The way the car's bod slopes; I keep bumbling, my head when entering and exiting the car. It is roomy inside and I love the styling. It is terrible on gas millage. I just didn't see why it can't do better on it's mpg. Also, the engine is a little noisy when you are outside of the car and it's running. I don't notice it when I'm inside the car. I do like the KIA brand. I also own a KIA Soul that continues to be a great car. My wife has taken it over and loves it. Also, the service at my dealership is super and is one of the reasons I bought mother KIA. KIA could address some of the negatives of this car and would have a great seller on it's hands.
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Good little SUV with some practicality flaws

by from Florida on May 29, 2014

I rented the base model Sportage for a 1600 mi road trip and was able to see how the vehicle performs in many driving conditions. The seats are comfortable, there's plenty of room, and my overall dri...
I rented the base model Sportage for a 1600 mi road trip and was able to see how the vehicle performs in many driving conditions. The seats are comfortable, there's plenty of room, and my overall driving experience was good. The car handles well at speed on the highway, gets decent gas mileage ( averaged 28.3 on the highway doing 70-75mph ) Road noise was also on the low end of moderate ( probably more in favor of good tires then vehicle sound dampening ) Some flaws I noticed was viewing angle out of the rear view mirror. For some reason, no matter my seating position, I was always looking down, out of the back of the car. This isn't bad around town, but on the open road you can't see whats behind you until the cars begin to get close. I'm 5,10 and could see this being an even bigger problem with tall people. The engine lacks in power around 60mph. I noticed quite a few times I would have to floor it to get up a small hill and maintain anything above 55mph. The A/C vents in the back don't really push any air. Even at max fan-speed you can barely feel the air in the back. The car handled gravel roads and ditches pretty well. A bit stiff for off-road but it was manageable. All in all it's a decent car, but lacks in some simple areas.
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Buy mine on January and is awesome

by from Miami on June 27, 2014

i'm not a Hyundai fan, but in this moment i'm a Kia fan Lots of power, gadgets, , convenient Price, roomly, , is bigger than it looks, , in fact , i'm happy with this mini suv. I'm a f150 owner and ...
i'm not a Hyundai fan, but in this moment i'm a Kia fan Lots of power, gadgets, , convenient Price, roomly, , is bigger than it looks, , in fact , i'm happy with this mini suv. I'm a f150 owner and i prefeer to drive this toy
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Love it

by from Alabama on April 21, 2015

love the style of the 2014 body! It looks mean! The rims are so up to date. So roomy inside. The only improvements I see that could be made are the material the inside door panels are made of, easy to...
love the style of the 2014 body! It looks mean! The rims are so up to date. So roomy inside. The only improvements I see that could be made are the material the inside door panels are made of, easy to scratch, and too much road noise. Would love to have one just like the 2014 w/o road noise!
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Great car that can handle big men

by from Fort Lauderdale on August 11, 2014

Love my new KIA sportage. Every day I discover something new. The speech command is great for making basic calls and radio choices. Pressing your Siri button will do everything else! The light accents...
Love my new KIA sportage. Every day I discover something new. The speech command is great for making basic calls and radio choices. Pressing your Siri button will do everything else! The light accents around the cup holders and other items are just cool. Speed is great - excellent pickup and great turn radius. On top of all the it has cool led light on the front and back ... But the best part... I'm 6'3" and after getting everything just right I still had room to push the seat back. Plus it just feels great to drive - feels solid.
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My new vehicle

by from Phoenix, AZ on March 31, 2014

Really comfortable for the driver and the passengers. Great gas mileage and not bad looking. I hate car dealers, but went through the Costco car buying service and got a pretty good price without the ...
Really comfortable for the driver and the passengers. Great gas mileage and not bad looking. I hate car dealers, but went through the Costco car buying service and got a pretty good price without the hassle of negotiating.
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UPDATE. Be carefully with this SUV

by from Florida on December 21, 2016

My opinion about this car has changed since my previous review. Over 20000 miles, this car began to present a problem with the transmission, which is very disengaging, in such a new car. The problem w...
My opinion about this car has changed since my previous review. Over 20000 miles, this car began to present a problem with the transmission, which is very disengaging, in such a new car. The problem was that sometimes I stopped the car in a stop sign or a light, and when I tried to move it again, I accelerated, but the car barely moved, after about 30-40 seconds, I could feel like a blow or jolt and then the transmission responded and the car start to move normally again. After reporting the problem 3 times on Kia dealers, they finally replaced the transmission. I do not know if it was bad luck or low quality Kia, but I definitely choose to replace this car with another make and model; and at this point I recommend a lot of caution to all buyers who are considering buying a Kia.
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Does not recommend this car

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Fun car

by from Seattle,WA on June 22, 2014

We like our new KIA. It looks good and feels good to drive. Easy to get in & out of. It has many features & the location of the command buttons is convenient. It would be nice to have a video to expla...
We like our new KIA. It looks good and feels good to drive. Easy to get in & out of. It has many features & the location of the command buttons is convenient. It would be nice to have a video to explain all the functions and how to use them. Like the 3 steering selections and the option to shift with the auto Transmission. It's peppy and comfortable. Great brakes! Love the Warrantee. Tony Slow
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Second sportage I've owned!

by from pa on August 24, 2014

I Love the sportiness of this awd vehicle.Its really fun drive also. zippy!!! Great in snow. In a few years probably get another.
I Love the sportiness of this awd vehicle.Its really fun drive also. zippy!!! Great in snow. In a few years probably get another.
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Huge Surprise

by from OH on May 7, 2014

Was happy to turn in my 2011 Accord Ex-L! Got the SX Turbo. Love it. Handles like a fast 6 cylinder!
Was happy to turn in my 2011 Accord Ex-L! Got the SX Turbo. Love it. Handles like a fast 6 cylinder!
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