Thursday, August 12, 2010

2010 Kia Sportage surprises many with upscale features

2010 Sportage surprises with its style and refinement

The 2010 Kia Sportage ranks 17 out of 24 Affordable Compact SUVs. This ranking is based on our analysis of 49 published reviews and test drives of the Kia Sportage, and our analysis of reliability and safety data.

The Sportage is a great value within its class. The "2010 Sportage surprises with its style and refinement".
Also consider the Hyundai Tucson, the Sportage's platform-mate, which boasts slightly better fuel economy.

The 2010 Sportage comes in base LX or EX trim, along with optional all-wheel drive. Test drivers praise the Sportage's handling and V6 engine option. Luckily, a V6 option only tacks on $1,000 to the Sportage's base price

The 2010 Kia Sportage surprises many with upscale features, easy-to-use controls, and comfortable seating. It stops just short of looking cheap, but overall, Sportage trails most of its rivals.,says Consumer Guide. The 2010 Kia Sportage does quite well in federal government crash tests, but doesn't fare well in insurance industry crash tests. The Sportage's safety equipment includes electronic stability control.

The 2010 Kia Sportage reliability score shown is the Predicted Reliability rating provided by J.D. Power and Associates. This score is based on trending the past three years of historical initial quality and dependability data from J.D. Power's automotive studies, specifically the Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) and the Initial Quality Study (IQS). Like Hyundai, Kia offers a class-leading five-year/60,000-mile limited basic warranty as well as a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty

Wherever you find fun – downtown or upcountry – Kia Sportage is ready to answer the call. Available in five distinct models, from the LX to the exceptionally well equipped LX-V6 Luxury, Sportage draws attention with its robust design cues and standard 16" alloy wheels, and is available with a choice of four-cylinder or V6 power. It’s also marking Kia’s 10th year in Canada with an exclusive Kia Sportage Anniversary Edition for 2010. When you need cargo room, Sportage delivers with standard flat-folding rear seats and up to 1,887 litres (66.6 cu. ft.) of load space.

Kia Sportage puts the fun in driving with its nimble handling and responsive 4-cylinder and V6 engine choices. Sportage comes with six airbags, a four-wheel-disc anti-lock braking system (ABS), electronic stability control (ESC) and a traction control system (TCS) as standard equipment.

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