2018 Kia Sportage

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2018 Kia Sportage
2018 Kia Sportage

Key specs

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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

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Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2018 Kia Sportage trim comparison will help you decide.

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

2018 Kia Sportage review: Our expert's take

What it is: The five-seat Sportage was redesigned last year with a sporty look, upgraded interior materials and beefed-up safety systems and tech features. The Sportage offers front- or all-wheel drive, and competitors include the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4 and Ford Escape.

The base LX trim gets updated cloth upholstery, and a new LX Technology Package includes blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning, automatic emergency braking and power-folding side mirrors with integrated turn signals.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.9
  • Interior design 4.9
  • Performance 4.8
  • Value for the money 4.8
  • Exterior styling 4.9
  • Reliability 4.9

Most recent consumer reviews


A very reliable car I leased.

This car met all my needs for commuting back and forth to work. I was leasing a Sportage ex good looking awd car. It had all the special features but a hard ride with the 18 low profile tires!


It is just what I was looking for, so comfortable

I needed a vehicle that was just the right height for my bad back and knees. I’m handicapped so it was very important in my purchase of a vehicle. Love my new Sportage


quiet, roomy, great mileage

The Sportage is the Rondo re-worked, and we still own a Rondo, which runs great and has over 400,000 miles on it! Hoping the Sportage does as well. It's so similar to the Rondo, and quieter. Loving it.

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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
10 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
165-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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Have questions about warranties or CPO programs?

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