2016 Kia Sportage

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$22,150

starting MSRP

2016 Kia Sportage
2016 Kia Sportage

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Modern design
  • Interior quality
  • Front-seat headroom
  • Luxury features available

The bad:

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

3 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

  • LX

    $22,150

  • EX

    $25,350

  • SX

    $29,990

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2016 Kia Sportage trim comparison will help you decide.

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 review: Our expert's take

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

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior design 4.6
  • Performance 4.5
  • Value for the money 4.5
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

LOVE MY NEW RIDE!

This vehicle handles so great; very easy and comfortable! There is plenty of leg room and passenger room. The dash is easy to navigate and a really fun vehicle to drive. I LOVE it! And, so does my co-pilot, 26 year old son with Down Syndrome -- it met his approval too!

4.7

GLC - Great Little Car

Purchased CPO - Certified Pre Owned - from a dealer. Needed a vehicle to tow an aluminum boat. Traded in a Soul. EX trim level provided all of the bells and whistles we wanted. And, included AWD that I wanted for launching and retrieving the boat. Drove it from Florida to the Grand Canyon and back. Really appreciated the heated and ventilated leather seats! The only downside is relatively poor gas mileage. Got 30-31 on the highway at 70 mph - which was not better than our Chrysler Town & Country with a larger engine moving more weight. (But it did best the T&C around town.) Sold it after we were both retired, stopped boating, and only need one vehicle. In my opinion, Sportages are undervalued. If you need a vehicle like Honda CR-V, Toyota Rav4, etc, suggest you consider a Sportage. Not as good resale value and fewer mpg, but you can save money on the purchase price.

3.4

not very happy with anything at motor world

cars good. finance and repair are shady, they finagled somehow that only ALLY finance would finance my car. What a joke, should have know this place isn't on the up and up.

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Kia
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
Powertrain
10 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
165-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
View all cpo program details

Have questions about warranties or CPO programs?

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