2015 Kia Sportage consumer reviews

$21,900–$23,400 MSRP range
side view of 2015 Sportage Kia
87% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.5
  • Interior design 4.4
  • Performance 4.5
  • Value for the money 4.5
  • Exterior styling 4.6
  • Reliability 4.5
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I purchased my 2015 slightly used with 8K miles on it. I added the 10 year/100K bumper to bumper warranty. I have gotten as much as 30mpg on the highway and average overall around 24 city/hwy. The vehicle is a compact wonder still capable of holding a lot of cargo like my 12" telescope that fills up just about every nook and cranny at 5' in length and 20" in diameter, tube only + the mount. Steering and braking are very solid and accurate. The vehicle drives more like a sports car than a compact SUV. I like the split shift where I can leave it in automatic or manually shift, thus saving breaking on downhill grades. One has to remember to put it back into drive again though but I understand there is an over rev limiter on the vehicle. It's reasonably quiet, nice stereo system that still takes CDs a +, I have driven this now for 6 years and put only 33K total miles on it. It's a vehicle that will hold its value and is mostly for pleasure. It has a hitch on it that comes in handy for a small utility trailer or a very light lake fishing boat. I'll keep it for a very long time!


Most reliable car Ive owned

Handles well, feels great, does everything I need to do, in comfort and style. I would highly recommend the Kia Sportage to anyone who looking for a new or upgrading their car.


First car my daughter has purchased.

I am very happy with my purchase. It is Very clean and well maintained. The price was within my budget which is always concerning. Thank you!!


Very reliable and affordable daily driver

Car has met all expectations and exceeded many too. I have used the car in the mountains, on the beach and across country and never have had an issue with it.


This is my 2nd Kia Sportage!

This is my 2nd Kia Sportage! Now we have 2 at home. We like the way it drives and it is comfortable to ride in.


I love Lola (my cars name)

This SUV has all the bells and whistles I need to be happy. She handles nice and drives smooth. She looks really good with her new car lashes too!! I am very satisfied with this vehicle.


The worst car I've owned in my life.

With only 80,000 miles on it my Kia Sportage blew the motor. I brought it to service and wasnt given the customer service I deserved. Once I told them that my cars engine blew at 80,000 miles they had the audacity to tell me that was good, as if they were almost impressed by such subpar lackluster durability. I have a 2000 GMC Savannah which I put 250,000 miles on the original engine and 400,000 on the original transmission! I took great care of the sportage, and never missed a oil change or maintenance it the same way I took care of my GMC Savannah. The difference is simple: the quality in Kia is non existent. I didnt need a 100,000 mile warranty to protect my GMC: The overall workmanship and quality in my GMC vehicle is what keeps me reassured. They give you a 100,000 mile warranty because those crappy Kia cars dont stand the test of time. I've had nothing but issues with my Kia and I wouldn't recommend a Kia vehicle to my worst enemy. Kia vehicles are low quality, the salespeople at Delray Kia dont care about the customers that have already purchased a vehicle, and the service area is just as bad. I work for myself and drive constantly and wasnt even offered a loaner vehicle. This is by far the worst place to shop and Kia is the worst car company to buy from. That warranty is just them covering their own xxxxx because if it didnt exist, we customers would be stranded without a functioning car and stuck paying the loan from the bank. Please listen to me, buy anything else a huffy would be more reliable.


Great car

It's my wife's car but I like driving it. It's like a little bulky tank - I actually like it more then new body design that came out recently. Very reliable, after 5 years ni issues whatsoever.


New to us, so jury is still out

We like it so far. Going from an old Stratus fleet vehicle to the Kia, it seems like a luxury vehicle. We like how it drives, decent power, good room for passengers. Styling in this class of vehicle is generally weird but the Sportage is not bad. The front seats are okay. Visibility out the back takes extra caution and getting used to it. The biggest concern is potentially engine longevity. There is a campaign/recall for a software program that monitors the engine and cuts power if it detects a problem. It is not known how many engines have failed. We didn't find out about this until after we bought it! So far so good and hopefully we won't have a problem. We like it but don't know if we would recommend it.


Check engine light came on after the1st 1000 miles

Consently I am having to have the check engine light looked at . Owned the car for year and I have taken it in to the dealership 5times.