Kelley Blue Book Value®
$19,259 - $26,228
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
21 City / 25 HWY
Horsepower
181-240
Seats
5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$19,259 - $26,228
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
21 City / 25 HWY
Horsepower
181-240
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.4 Overall Score
Performance 4.2 Comfort 3.9 Styling 3.8 Value 4.5

Editor's Overview

The Kia Sportage was all-new last year, and Kia has set to enhancing its subcompact-crossover SUV with upgrades to help it keep up with competitors like the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4 and F...

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2018 Kia Sportage Owner Reviews

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161 Reviews
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Fantastic vehicle! Looking forward to driving it for some time to come.

I have had my Kia Sportage since October 2018. I am absolutely in love with this vehicle. I have never had a vehicle with keyless entry and start before and it is absolutely fantastic. I never have to worry about being in a parking lot late at night and I can't find my keys at the bottom of my purse. The heated seats and steering wheel was absolutely worth the extra. The folding side mirrors on the vehicle make grabbing fast food a breeze without worrying about spacing from the window. The folding side mirrors are also great in small parking spaces, you don't have to worry if you have enough space to walk because they give you that little extra. The back seat is very roomy, I have 2 dogs that both fit in the back with enough space for both of them. The center console is large enough that I can put an entire box of facial tissues in it with more room to spare for any other belongings. I think it is very generous with its garage door programming options, you can program three different doors. The stock windshield wipers did not seem to last as long as others I have had, but that is a very simple fix. I wish the back storage area was a little larger, but I can fit most things I need in there with no problems. I would have liked to be able to lower the back seats all at once, instead you have to go around to both sides of the vehicle to lower each individual seat with its lever, but again, just a minor inconvenience. All in all a wonderful vehicle that I hope to use for a very long time.

- Stephanie H

The Kia Sportage is overall a very strong and durable car.

Overall, the Kia Sportage is a very good car! I had snow tires to improve its performance even more, however; the stock tires did very well as well. The engine is incredibly powerful for being a stock car. The seats in mine are black cloth and they are very comfortable. There are not heated seats in the version I have, however; it is available in a higher option. The stereo is very impressive for being a stock car, and it has a touch screen radio. It also has a backup camera for a very good safety feature. This car has 5 seats, and it has a very large trunk for optimal storage. The back seats are also very spacious, and it provides large amounts of leg room. One problem with the Kia Sportage is, it does not get great gas mileage. However; there are three different modes you can drive in and that will affect your gas mileage. There is normal, eco, and sport. Eco is the best one for the environment, but it runs your engine a little bit more, sport provides a quicker acceleration off the line, but it does not get good gas mileage. Finally, the regular mode goes only off of the engine and it gets roughly 23 miles per gallon. Another feature that this car has is the ability to be in manual or automatic. It has the traditional automatic option where the car will shift gears for you. It also has the ability to shift into a partial manual car. There is no clutch, but you do have to switch gears in order to not overheat your engine or stall your car.

- Andrea G

The Kia Sportage: a fashionable approach to safety.

The Kia Sportage is a reliable vehicle with a number of great features, including a built-in GPS system, a high-quality stereo system, climate control front seats, an adjustable sunroof, and ample trunk space. The vehicle is comfortable to drive, with an easy-to-adjust driver's seat and accessible controls. The Sportage features many important safety features which can detect nearby vehicles and pedestrians and detect lane changes and oncoming traffic. A rear backup camera is included as well. In addition to front and side airbags, the vehicle includes a rollover sensor and a brake assist system. Features such as the automatic trunk door make grocery shopping a breeze. The interior is high-quality, comfortable, and durable, featuring adjustable seating, cup holders, and even a USB port to charge your mobile devices. With up to 30 miles per gallon, the Sportage is relatively efficient for a vehicle of its kind. Overall, the Kia Sportage is a safe, efficient, and reliable vehicle.

- Emma H

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$19,259 - $21,478
$23,457 - $26,228

Horsepower

Horsepower
181 hp
237 - 240 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.4L GDI DOHC 16V I4
2.0L GDI Turbo I4
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof

Alarm

Alarm

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Optional

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.5 in.
41.5 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.3 in.
37.6 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
38.2 in.
38.2 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.1 in.
37.9 in.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Optional

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Optional

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror
Optional

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
105.1 in.
105.1 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
34.8 ft.
34.8 ft.

Width

Width
73 in.
73 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3305 - 3448 lbs.
3666 - 3765 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
181 hp
237 - 240 hp

Torque

Torque
175 ft. lbs.
260 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
1650 lbs.
1650 lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
165 lbs.
165 lbs.

Turbocharged

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
16.4 gal.
16.4 gal.

Combined

Combined
23 - 27 mpg
22 - 24 mpg

City

City
21 - 23 mpg
20 - 21 mpg

Highway

Highway
25 - 30 mpg
23 - 26 mpg

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Safety Features

Features

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

HID Headlights

HID Headlights

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Optional

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Optional

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Optional

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