2006 Kia Sportage Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$4,614 - $6,362
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Available
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
19 City / 23 HWY
Horsepower
140-173
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$4,614 - $6,362
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Available
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
19 City / 23 HWY
Horsepower
140-173
Seats
5

Ranks #10 By Owner Reviews

Kia Sportage Models & Trims

LX Sport $5,045 - $6,362*
Horsepower: 140 hp - 173 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4, Gas V6
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6.5 in. - Alloy
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
EX Sport $4,614 - $6,143*
Horsepower: 173 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6.5 in. - Alloy
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.26

66 Reviews

44% 38% 18% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

The Kia Sportage I own has served me well requiring only regular expenses.

It is reliable and comfortable to me. I dislike that there is only one CD at a time that it holds, wish it had a back up camera and other luxuries. It is already starting to rust really bad. It does not have a high resale value. The gas mileage is average but it does better than the Jeep liberty that I had before this. It sits lower to the ground than most SUVs, but that is both a positive and negative. Less chance of roll over but more splashing from other cars.

- Catherine C

Roomier than expected and reliable.

I love my Kia Sportage. It has been mostly reliable although after 12 years I have had to replace struts and there were wiring issues that recently appeared. The Sportage is cozy like a car but sits higher like a SUV. There is a lot of hauling space since even the front passenger seat folds all the way down. The car does seem to fog up a lot more than our other cars and there has been a problem with the esc light.

- Kathleen J

Good for basic car, with good gas mileage.

I purchased my car used, it is a very comfortable car, nice design. Some problems I have faced with the car are that the air conditioning and heating do not always blow air very hard. It also makes screeching sounds when I have to make sharper turns. Additionally, the steering wheel sometimes does not want to turn. Overall, this car is a great basic car and gets great gas mileage.

- Erin F

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Compare Models & Key Features

Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Front Drivers side wheel at profile.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$5,045 - $6,362
$4,614 - $6,143

Horsepower

Horsepower
140 - 173 hp
173 hp

Engine Type

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

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Not Available
Standard

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Standard

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Not Available
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Not Available
Standard

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Standard
Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Not Available
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

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
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Navigation & Communication

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Not Available
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P215/65R16
P235/60R16

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
3230 - 3527 .lbs
3351 - 3527 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
140 hp
173 hp

Torque

Torque
136 ft. lbs.
178 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
150 - 200 .lbs
200 .lbs

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder, 4 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
4 Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
4 Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
15.3 gal.
17.2 gal.

Combined

Combined
22 mpg
22 mpg

City

City
19 mpg
19 mpg

Highway

Highway
24 mpg
24 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

Tow Hooks
Standard
Standard

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Not Available
Optional

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Not Available
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

Assistance

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
Not Available

*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

JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall

  • Mechanical

  • Powertrain Quality

  • Body & Interior Design

  • ‌Features

*JD Power Circle Ratings