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.