Kelley Blue Book Value®
$7,619 - $13,954
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
20 City / 27 HWY
Horsepower
176-260
Seats
5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$7,619 - $13,954
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
20 City / 27 HWY
Horsepower
176-260
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.7 Overall Score
Performance 3.6 Comfort 3.5 Styling 3.6 Value 4.0

Editor's Overview

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Kia Sportage Models & Trims

2012 Kia Sportage Owner Reviews

4.33

73 Reviews

47% 40% 14% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

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

Light weight but goes through heavy winter storms and not getting stuck.

The Kia Sportage is very reliable in terms of it being all wheel drive. I have only had one major problem with the sensors in the back notifying me when I reverse. There are times when it alerts me that I am about to hit something but in reality, I am not. We have gone to get it fixed, but the problem keeps reappearing. Other than that, the Kia Sportage is comfortable because of the size of the SUV. It works well throughout winter storms and has great gas mileage. Overall, I recommend Kia Sportage to families or even college students who drive a lot and need to save money on gas.

- Alex V

Great car but had one big issue.

During a visit to san Diego my motor gave out. I heard an awful noise coming from the car. I had to get it towed all the way back to Los Angeles. I took it to Kia the following Monday and luckily for me the car was still under warranty because I needed a whole new engine. They gave me a rental car while they found an engine for my car and it took they over a month to get it. Turns out I wasn't the only one with that problem because there was another car with the exact same problem waiting for an engine.

- Niki D

A silver 2012 SUV that is perfect for the family & a great first car for a teen.

Car broke down last month due to a blown fuse in the alternator and caused so many problems for the coming week. Jump starting didn't work and had to get a tow truck. Comfort is great in the car except some front seat passengers occasionally complain. Other than last month the car has always been pretty reliable and dependable. Except for the key - the battery seems to die so fast like three times in six months and sometimes even the manual insert option in between the seats does not always work.

- Rachel R

Ranked #9 Compact SUVs by Owners

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$7,619 - $9,582
$9,749 - $11,712

Horsepower

Horsepower
176 hp
176 hp

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional

Engine Type

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

Convenience & Comfort

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass

Power Steering

Power Steering

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

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional

Dimensions

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 Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
200 .lbs
200 .lbs

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
14.5 gal.
14.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
10 - 14 mpg
21 - 29 mpg

City

City
20 mpg
20 - 21 mpg

Highway

Highway
27 mpg
27 - 30 mpg

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety