Kia Sportage EX AWD

Jan 24, 2011
Outside Magazine
Kia Sportage EX AWD

Kia Sportage EX AWD    Photo: Photo courtesy Kia

THE SELL: A midsize, all-wheel-drive SUV with heated and air-cooled leather seats, a huge sunroof, seating for five, and a booming sound system—all priced thousands less than comparable rides.
THE TEST: The sleek and uncluttered interior has the look and feel of a higher-end brand, and the gas mileage is impressive—I managed to get almost 25 mpg while tooling around Denver. Once the road tilted up, however, the small 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine, with its scant 176 hp, left me wishing for more power.
THE VERDICT: The Kia is not built for serious off-roading, but for hauling cargo in virtually all conditions, it shines—especially at this price. $29,295; 21 mpg city/28 hwy;

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