Kelley Blue Book Value®
$4,659 - $6,105
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Tested
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
19 City / 23 HWY
Horsepower
140-173
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$4,659 - $6,105
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Tested
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
19 City / 23 HWY
Horsepower
140-173
Seats
5

Kia Sportage Models & Trims

Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

2006 Kia Sportage Owner Reviews

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82 Reviews
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Pretty good vehicle, but I wouldn't buy another Kia.

I bought the vehicle used and it had multiple problems within the first few months of buying it. The most major problem was the big main pulley that is located at the front of the engine literally fell off. Fortunately, I did not wreck the car when it lost power-steering. Kia's warranty did not cover the expensive repair because they said that the main pulley was not part of the drivetrain. I had problems with the windshield wipers freezing and not working when I was driving in freezing rain and snow. Once the problems were ironed out it has been a good car. My favorite thing about it is the seat height is really easy for me to enter and exit the car. It is the worst car I have ever driven for having the windshield fog up. The heat and air are very good.. This Kia Sportage gets about 20 mpg, which I think is pretty poor mileage for that small a vehicle. I find the seats comfortable, but it hurts my husband's hips and back to ride in it especially if he is driving. My final thoughts, in general I have had good service from this vehicle and have 150,000 miles on it, but I would not buy another Kia.

- Pauline W

The Kia Sportage is both luxurious and versatile

The 2006 Kia Sportage is great for families and people who want a lot of room without feeling like they are hauling around a huge car. It drives pretty smoothly and has a nice black leather interior. It comes with a rear view camera for reversing, and it's incredibly convenient, especially for doing things like parallel parking. It seats up to five people, and it's well-suited for children. It's incredibly comfortable, and the front seats have heating and cooling which is great for winter and summer when the temperature changes are most drastic. Most of the features on the driver's dash are digital, including the speedometer and the status of the gas tank. It also tells you how many miles are left with the remaining gas in your tank, which is helpful because it helps you gauge when you need to get gas.

- Emma S

Kia Sportage. An excellent car for a variety of uses.

The Kia Sportage is a perfect mid-size vehicle. It is tall enough that you can see up high over other traffic, but it is not difficult to actually get into. It has the perfect amount of space to haul/pack a variety of items. If you run out of room, it also has a roof rack for extra storage. The Kia Sportage is versatile for different terrains. I have driven and parked on muddy fairgrounds and have never been stuck. It drives well and accelerates and brakes easily. All of my passengers have commented on how 'smooth' the ride is. The only complaint about this brand is that the parts are expensive to fix. Also, my tire pressure gauge/mechanics are not always accurate. I have taken it to multiple places and nobody seems to understand why this feature does not operate correctly.

- Sarah B

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$4,659 - $5,918
$4,920 - $6,105

Horsepower

Horsepower
173 hp
140 - 173 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.7L DOHC MPFI 24
2.0L DOHC MPFI 16
2.7L DOHC MPFI 24
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof

Alarm

Alarm
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.1 in.
42.1 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40.7 in.
40.7 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
37.2 in.
37.2 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.4 in.
39.4 in.

Entertainment

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
103.5 in.
103.5 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
35.4 ft.
35.4 ft.

Length

Length
171.3 in.
171.3 in.

Width

Width
70.9 in.
70.9 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3351 - 3527 lbs.
3230 - 3527 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
173 hp
140 - 173 hp

Torque

Torque
178 ft. lbs.
136 - 178 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
200 lbs.
150 - 200 lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
17.2 gal.
15.3 - 17.2 gal.

Combined

Combined
21 mpg
21 - 25 mpg

City

City
19 mpg
19 - 22 mpg

Highway

Highway
23 - 25 mpg
23 - 27 mpg
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Optional

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
Not Tested

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety