• (5.0) 20 reviews
  • MSRP: $22,150–$31,490
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 21-24
  • Engine: 182-hp, 2.4-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
  • Seats: 5
2016 Kia Sportage

Our Take on the Latest Model 2016 Kia Sportage

What We Don't Like

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

Notable Features

  • Compact crossover SUV seats five
  • Choice of four-cylinder engines
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Panoramic moonroof available
  • Ventilated front seats available

2016 Kia Sportage Reviews

Vehicle Overview

This small crossover is another competitor to the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4 and Ford Escape. The five-seat Kia Sportage offers a choice of four-cylinder engines and is available with front- or all-wheel drive.
New for 2016
A rear camera is a new feature in the optional LX Popular Package. New standard features for the EX trim level include leather seats and keyless access with push-button start. The SX adds leather, ventilated front seats, a panoramic sunroof and a Homelink transmitter.
Significant Standard Features

  • 182-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Five seats
  • 60/40-split folding backseat
  • Air conditioning
  • Cruise control
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • 260-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder (SX)
  • All-wheel drive
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Navigation system
  • Backup camera
  • Power driver's seat
  • Heated and ventilated front seats

 

Consumer Reviews

(5.0)

Average based on 20 reviews

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Reliable Car all 4 season

by IrisW from Clevland Ohio on November 18, 2017

I love my sportage ..its comfy and have plenty space for storage when going on vaccation..After i recommend this car to friend she bought the.same car

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6 Trims Available

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Wondering which configuration is right for you?
Our 2016 Kia Sportage trim comparison will help you decide.
 

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2016 Kia Sportage Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Kia Sportage EX

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

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

Small overlap front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
G
Hip/thigh
G
Lower leg/foot
M
Restraints and dummy kinematics
P
Small overlap front
P
Structure and safety cage
P
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.

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $1,400 per year.

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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