Kelley Blue Book Value®
$15,192 - $20,582
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
19 City / 26 HWY
Horsepower
180-260
Seats
5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$15,192 - $20,582
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
19 City / 26 HWY
Horsepower
180-260
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.1 Overall Score
Performance 3.5 Comfort 3.4 Styling 4.2 Value 4.4

Editor's Overview

Most buyers look to a compact crossover SUV for a roomy interior, added ground clearance, and good cargo handling for a reasonable price. But the 2015 Kia Sportage does something else: I...

Kia Sportage Models & Trims

2015 Kia Sportage Owner Reviews

4.31

103 Reviews

48% 38% 14% 2 star 0% 1%

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

High quality vehicle without the high end price tag.

I am the first titled owner of the vehicle, it was a test drive model. So basically, it was new. I have loved this vehicle since the test drive. This is my first Kia vehicle. It rides like a much higher end vehicle, it is like floating on a cloud. You don't feel bumps in the road and it handles beautifully. All of the equipment for the driver can be fully adjusted. The seat has an adjustable lumbar support, goes up, down, back and forth. The back of the seat adjusts also. It also has a heating and cooling system so the leather is never hot and sticky or freezing cold. The passenger seat has this also. The steering wheel is telescopic. Of course the rest of the seating in the vehicle is superb to. It has Bluetooth, GPS, stereo, CD, and many other features I have not even learned to use yet. The back seat has it is own ac vent and adjustment. I get great gas mileage even in the city. I get about 25 mpg on the highway. This is my first SUV to. I love having the extra space in the rear of the vehicle instead of a trunk. It is so much nicer not to have to bend over to load and unload. Mechanically, I have had no problems with the vehicle. I haven't had anything done except oil changes and tire rotations in the mechanical department. But I did get rear ended last year and the other car was going about 40 mph. The rear of my vehicle did sustain damages but not as bad as I would have imagined a that speed. It actually came through it quite well. And I was alright, it definitely protected me. So, to wrap this up, I would recommend the Kia Sportage to anyone looking for a comfortable, dependable, midsize SUV. I love mine and if I ever need to replace it, I would get a newer model of the same.

- Kimberly B

2015 Kia Sportage: Great Small Family SUV

My Sportage is very comfortable, reliable and easy to maneuver. It drives like a car but has the trunk and leg room of an SUV. It has rear air vents, which is a must with children. The ac did have to be replaced in my third year of owning it but it was still under warranty so it was covered. The gas mileage could be a little better but it is still much better than some other SUVs out there. The blind spot can be hindering but if you're aware of it, it's overcomeable. Overall, it's a great smaller family car. It's taken us on several road trips and we've been very comfortable in it. The Bluetooth works great! The radio buttons on the steering wheel is wonderful too.

- Meredith E

It has been very reliable. No mechanical issues at all

I do like the long term warranty. It was one of the major things that influenced my decision to buy this vehicle. I do wish it had more user friendly features with regards to electronics and syncing devices. I as well am not a fan of the radio system, as the presets are too hard to use. I do like the style of the vehicle and it's reliability. The price was a bit higher than I expected for KIA. Overall I do like my vehicle. They should however, have included a compass and temperature in the dashboard functions.

- Cinnamon W

Ranked #16 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
$15,192 - $17,533
$17,833 - $20,582

Horsepower

Horsepower
180 - 182 hp
180 - 182 hp

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.4L GDI DOHC 16V I4
2.4L GDI DOHC 16V I4 W/SULEV
SUPER ULTRA LOW EMISSION VEHICLE (SULEV)
2.4L GDI DOHC 16V I4
2.4L GDI DOHC 16V I4 W/SULEV
SUPER ULTRA LOW EMISSION VEHICLE (SULEV)
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional

Alarm

Alarm

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Optional
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System

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
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control

Dual Zone

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror
Optional

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
103.9 in.
103.9 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
34.8 ft.
34.8 ft.

Width

Width
73 in.
73 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3280 - 3426 .lbs
3280 - 3426 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
180 - 182 hp
180 - 182 hp

Torque

Torque
176 - 177 ft. lbs.
176 - 177 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
2000 .lbs
2000 .lbs

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
200 .lbs
200 .lbs

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
Optional
Optional

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
15.3 gal.
15.3 gal.

Combined

Combined
20 - 27 mpg
20 - 27 mpg

City

City
19 - 21 mpg
19 - 21 mpg

Highway

Highway
26 - 28 mpg
26 - 28 mpg

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Optional

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

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