2011 Kia Sportage Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$7,751 - $13,481
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Available
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
21 City / 29 HWY
Horsepower
176-256
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$7,751 - $13,481
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Available
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
21 City / 29 HWY
Horsepower
176-256
Seats
5

Ranks #15 By Owner Reviews

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2011 Kia Sportage If...

If you're on a modest budget, but still want all the capability, space and comfort that a compact SUV can provide, the 2011 Kia Sportage has a low entry price and an impressive list of standard features. Also, some may find its distinct looks more attractive than those of the Sportage's competitors.

Kia Sportage Models & Trims

Base Sport $7,751 - $9,734*
Horsepower: 176 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 17 in. - Aluminum
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
LX Sport $8,848 - $10,837*
Horsepower: 176 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 17 in. - Aluminum
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 $11,068 - $13,481*
Horsepower: 176 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 18 in. - Aluminum
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
SX Sport $9,811 - $12,322*
Horsepower: 256 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Gas I4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 18 in. - Aluminum
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

4.34

83 Reviews

51% 36% 11% 1% 1%

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

Reliable, spacious, and cute as a bug's ear

My Kia Sportage is comfortable, reliable, and gets pretty awesome gas mileage. I have never had to worry about it, and I drive a 100 mile round trip commute every day. Does great in snow, and the AWD can kick in automatically if it senses the traction is a little off; it has saved me in the rain a few times. Any passengers in the backseat have always been surprised by the amount of leg room without compromising the depth of the seat and it has great space in the way back too. Overall, it was a great purchase and I'm very happy with this car.

- Lisa B

My Kia Sportage is the best car I have ever owned!

Kia is a very reliable and affordable car. Lots of upgrades are standard. Double sunroofs, power seats, power side mirrors, AWD, heated front seats, GPS, satellite radio, rear view camera and more. My vehicle has never had any mechanical issues. I have only taken it in for regular maintenance, oil changes, and yearly inspections. It was used for the last 8 years commuting in the Washington dc area, which is the worst traffic on vehicles wear and tear. Yet my Kia Sportage is still beautiful and running great!

- Deb S

I love that the windows have power lock for the back seats.

It has a wonderful back up camera which really comes in handy when you have children and /or pregnant! The seats are very comfortable and the back seat is very roomy. The back latch is very easy to open and has a plastic pad over the carpet just in case you want to take the dogs for a ride. The front seats are very spacious. You can control the radio at the touch of your fingers on the steering wheel. It has Audio hook up to your phone. You can make personal calls through the speaker system.

- Mikaela M

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Compare Models & Key Features

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Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$7,751 - $9,734
$8,848 - $10,837

Horsepower

Horsepower
176 hp
176 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.4L DOHC 16
2.4L DOHC 16
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm

Alarm
Not Available
Standard

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Not Available
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Not Available
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Not Available
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Not Available
Standard

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.4 in.
41.4 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.1 in.
39.1 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
37.9 in.
37.9 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.5 in.
38.5 in.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Not Available
Optional

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Not Available
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P215/70R16
P225/60R17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
103.9 in.
103.9 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
34.7 ft.
34.7 ft.

Length

Length
174.8 in.
174.8 in.

Width

Width
73 in.
73 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3157 .lbs
3186 - 3355 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
176 hp
176 hp

Torque

Torque
168 ft. lbs.
168 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
200 .lbs
200 .lbs

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
14.5 gal.
14.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
25 mpg
26 mpg

City

City
21 mpg
22 mpg

Highway

Highway
29 mpg
30 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Not Available
Standard
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

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Not Available
Optional

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

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

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
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

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall

  • Mechanical

  • Powertrain Quality

  • Body & Interior Design

  • ‌Features

*JD Power Circle Ratings