The 2012 Kia Sportage, all-new for the first time since 2005, represents the latest move by the South Korea car maker in its drive to become a household name, if not a regular dinner guest, in U.S. new car-buying families. And as far as conveniently sized, sporty crossover utility vehicles go, Kia has executed well.
With gas prices showing no signs of retreating, Kia’s engine masters have stepped up by obtaining better fuel economy and more horsepower out of a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine than the previous model’s 2.7-liter V6 produced. According to the EPA, the 2011 Kia Sportage earns a City/Highway rating of 21/28 miles per gallon (substantially reduced from the 2010 Sportage V6’s 18/21 mpg). Helping those ratings is that, depending on the model and features, the 2011 Sportage weighs 100-200 pounds less than the 2010 version.
Sportage EX add dual zone climate control with ionized air filter; power driver’s seat including lumbar; telescoping steering wheel; auto headlamps; leather trimmed steering wheel and shift knob; lighted vanity mirrors; cooling glove box; solar glass; floor mats; and P235/55R18 tires on alloy wheels.
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