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.