the mpg on this suv are unbelieveable! the cars manuel says 19 but i actually tested it. filled my tank completely full & clocked the miles until my gas light came on. the end result 24mpg!!!! not freeway miles either!! coming from a 2 door honda civic i was spoiled on mpg BUT low & behold im still very spoiled! &now im driving an suv!!! love my kia!! in 2 years id like to upgrade to kia sorento!!! This manufactorer knows how to make a mom & wife very happy!!! ty carmax for matching me up with The Perfect Car for ME!!! ps. the question "value for the money," only got 3 stars because my interest is so high! if i was to keep this vehicle to the end of my contract id be paying over $30k for a sticker price of $13995! so ill b upgradi g in 2years!!! lol
Perfect for my daily commute - handles well, plenty of power for getting around, well appointed, and gets good mileage (27-28 combined) in ECO mode. Roomy enough with the seats down to bring home 10 bags of mulch from the local hardware store. I consider this to be the hatchback I have always wanted, with the added advantage of a higher ride height.
I purchased my Kia Sportage about seven weeks ago and I am pleased with its overall performance so far. It has a peppy 2.0 liter four cylinder engine and I have been averaging about 24 miles per gallon around town. I haven�t driven it over the road for long distances yet so I don�t have an average fuel usage for road trips yet. The vehicle is not a heavy body style so it doesn�t give you the feeling of a heavier vehicle, but the front wheel drive is very responsive on the road. This is a great little run about type vehicle and is fun to drive. The driver�s seat and front passage seat are roomy and the bench style rear seat is roomy for two adults or three kids. There is a lot of cargo room when you put the rear seat down. I don�t think I would have purchased this vehicle new, but as a used vehicle it works well for me and my driving needs. It is comparable to the Toyota Rav4 and Honda CR-V but at a lesser price tag. Kia�s reputation has come a long way over the past four years and there new car line is extremely popular. I usually keep my vehicles for ten years or more and shoot for a minimum of 150,000 miles before getting into another vehicle so I�m expecting this Kia Sportage to last a long time. Only time will tell!