2018 Kia Sportage

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Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

176.4” x 64.8”


Front-wheel drive



The good:

  • Performance with turbocharged engine
  • Accurate steering with good feedback
  • Backseat comfortable for adults
  • Enormous moonroof available
  • Center console ergonomics

The bad:

  • Stubby exterior styling
  • Adaptive cruise control not offered
  • Price of SX Turbo
  • Hesitant acceleration from a standstill with AWD
  • Less cargo room than class leaders

3 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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Notable features

  • Five-seat compact SUV
  • Choice of two four-cylinder engines
  • Automatic emergency braking available
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity available

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior 4.8
  • Performance 4.8
  • Value 4.8
  • Exterior 4.9
  • Reliability 4.8
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Most recent consumer reviews


More unreliable than my uncle

Everyone who buys a Kia is a weirdo. Bought one as a beater to see what was behind the ugliness and why so many people loved them and found out that there is nothing but unreliability. I wish everyone would know that Kia is a Korean car brand and is very cheap and unreliable. Don't listen to all the other reviews, as a mechanic, I see Kias with every problem imaginiable.



2018 Kia Sportage EX AWD with Appearance PKG. Smooth right height fun driving vehicle! Bought this used 1.5yrs ago and It drives super quiet and smooth. I changed up the front projector lights to white bright LEDs and I get tons of compliments on its looks. People love my exterior and love the inside room and layout. Gas miles at 18mpg city and 23hwy. Not awesome but driving this car is awesome! When you buy this vehicle you have to get the All Wheel Drive. It's a must!! Skip out on the turbo.


Great Car

I have enjoyed my kia sportage. It is reliable, and I love the heated front seats. I also like the fact that the heat can be controlled on the driver side and the front passenger side independently. It has great space in the front and back. It has a backup camera, which is a great safety feature. You can turn the awd off and on. This helps with gas mileage. I do recommend that you use a good grade of regular gas to increase gas mileage. I have found that Shell, ExxonMobil, and Costco do well in my Kia sportage. My only complaint is that the gas mileage could be a little better. However, if you use quality gas, you can better gas mileage. Overall, l would recommend the Kia Sportage.

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Based on the 2018 Kia Sportage base trim.
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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
6 years or newer/less than 80,000 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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