2018 Kia Sportage Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$20,298 - $28,325
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
21 City / 25 HWY
Horsepower
181-240
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$20,298 - $28,325
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
21 City / 25 HWY
Horsepower
181-240
Seats
5

Ranks #16 By Owner Reviews

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 Ford Escape. New this year is a technology package for LX models that adds blind-spot detection and lane-departure warning, while the EX now gets those features and more standard.

Kia Sportage Models & Trims

LX Sport $20,298 - $22,983*
Horsepower: 181 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7 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 $24,254 - $27,467*
Horsepower: 181 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 18 X 7 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 Turbo Sport $24,450 - $28,325*
Horsepower: 237 hp - 240 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 19 X 7.5 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

4.62

113 Reviews

67% 27% 5% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

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

Kia Sportage 2018- great vehicle for single person or small family.

No problems at all, second time upgrading to a Sportage. Love that it tells you the tire pressure and when it is due for service. Super comfortable, smooth drive. Love the backup camera. The easiness of the Bluetooth system and switching back and forth between radio and iPhone is perfect. The back seats recline slightly which passengers during road trips have loved. The storage space in the trunk and under the trunk is perfect for hauling beach gear, jumper cables, etc.

- Kristin B

We love our Kian Sportage.

Our vehicle has not had any problems since we bought it. We love the safety features. We have heated seats in the front and back. We also have ac seats, and a heated steering wheel. Our car has all wheel drive, and it has blinking lights on the side mirrors when a car is passing us on the left and on the right. This helps so you do not change lanes when you cannot see a car coming around you. Our car also beeps if you go over the centerline on the road.

- Ann B

Excellent safety features and the manufacturer warranty is great. I feel like it was a great value for what I paid.

It's very comfortable to ride and drive especially with headroom if you're taller but the vehicle is not unmanageably large. It has a lot of safety features and is aesthetically pleasing. It has decent cargo space and even the backseat of fairly roomy. The only thing I'm not that happy with is the fuel economy. This is the first time I've driven anything larger than a compact car and was nervous at first but now I'm very comfortable driving it.

- Rebeca A

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$20,298 - $22,983
$24,254 - $27,467

Horsepower

Horsepower
181 hp
181 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

Engine Type

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

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Not Available
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Not Available
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
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
Standard
Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Not Available
Optional

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.5 in.
41.5 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.3 in.
37.6 - 39.3 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
38.2 in.
38.2 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.1 in.
37.9 - 39.1 in.

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Optional
Standard

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Optional
Standard

AC

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Optional
Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Not Available
Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Leather

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional
Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Not Available
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Standard

Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats
Not Available
Optional

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
Not Available
Optional

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate
Not Available
Optional

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror
Optional
Standard

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Standard
Standard

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P225/60HR17
P235/55HR18

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
105.1 in.
105.1 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
34.8 ft.
34.8 ft.

Length

Width

Width
73 in.
73 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3305 - 3448 .lbs
3305 - 3448 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
181 hp
181 hp

Torque

Torque
175 ft. lbs.
175 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
1650 .lbs
1650 .lbs

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
165 .lbs
165 .lbs

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Not Available
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
16.4 gal.
16.4 gal.

Combined

Combined
25 mpg
25 mpg

City

City
22 mpg
22 mpg

Highway

Highway
28 mpg
27 mpg

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Standard
Standard

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
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

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Not Available
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Optional
Standard

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Optional
Optional

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Optional
Standard

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall

  • Front

  • Side

  • Rollover

*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