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2012 Kia Sportage review

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Kia Sportage highlights

Customer rating

Mileage (EPA estimate)

20 city, 25 highway, 22 combined

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What is new for the 2012 Kia Sportage?

  • Sportage trims have been upgraded with Rear View Camera, Leather Seats, and Smart Key as standard equipment this year.
  • Tow Hitch features are now available as options on select trims.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

The 2012 Kia Sportage is a small SUV that has tons of features. Customers love the gas mileage and the roomy interior. The car is also great on rough terrain.
4
Excellent

RepairPal gave the Kia Sportage an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Kia Sportage 7th out of 29 among Compact SUVs.

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Kia Sportage features and specs

Base 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Manual Transmission
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Traction Control
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Running Boards

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size

2.4L

Horsepower

176

Torque (ft-lbs)

168

Engine type

Gas

Fuel capacity

14.5

Wheelbase

103.9"

Overall length

174.8"

Width

73"

Height

64.4"

Leg room

F 41.4"/R 37.9"

Head room

F 39.1"/R 38.5"

Front tires

P215/70R16

Rear tires

P215/70R16

Seating capacity

5

Max towing capacity

300/2000 lbs.

Transmission

Manual 6

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