Kia Sportage

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Kia Sportage Review

History of the model

1995 Debut of the model.

Kia Sportage

2012 Kia Sportage

1999 Facelift. New version convertible soft-top.
2001 New 2.7-liter diesel, V8-engine provides more power.
2004 Debut of a whole new generation model in September.
2007 New, more powerful two-liter diesel engine with 140 hp. village
Unlike bath Carnival, Kia Sportage is a very sought after model in the secondary market. Many fans of off-road vehicles, choosing this particular SUV because of the low price and the good level of equipment.
Recommended engines

Two-liter gasoline engine with 118 hp. s Four engine smoothness, but relatively subdued performance, cost around 12 liters per 100 kilometers.
Two-liter diesel with 83 hp. Four Diesel village who works extremely rude and stingy temperament low of about ten l/100 km.

Kia Sportage

2012 Kia Sportage

Exemplary damages for Kia Sportage

wear of suspension
problems with brakes
problems with the system of fuel injection for diesel engines
corrosion on the exhaust system

Pros: roomy interior, high capacity, good behavior in harsh terrain, safe driving, extensive standard equipment, a good body design also available as a convertible (the first edition)

Cons: – dull dynamics, comfort is limited (for Sportage 1), weak brakes, gaps in quality of workmanship, high cost and low powered (for four cylinder petrol engines)

All modifications and engines Kia Sportage was first produced far

1994 – 1999

Sportage 2.0i SOHC – 5 doors / Jeep 95 hp Manual
Sportage 2.0i 16V DOHC – 5 doors / Jeep 128 hp Manual

1996 – 1999

Kia Sportage

1996 Kia Sportage

Sportage 2.0i 16V DOHC – 5 doors / Jeep 128 hp Automatic transmission

1997 – 1999

Sportage 2.0 TD – 5 doors / Jeep 83 hp Manual

1999 – 2000

Sportage 2.0 TD – 5 doors / Jeep 83 hp Manual

1999 – 2002

Sportage 2.0 16V DOHC – 5 doors / Jeep 128 hp Automatic transmission

1999 – 2003

Sportage 2.0 16V DOHC – 5 doors / Jeep 128 hp Manual

2000 – 2002

Sportage Wagon 2.0 16V DOHC – 5 doors / Jeep 128 hp Automatic transmission

2000 – 2003

Kia Sportage

2002 Kia Sportage

Sportage Wagon 2.0 16V DOHC – 5 doors / Jeep 128 hp Manual

2004 – present

Sportage 2.0 CVVT 4WD – 5 doors / Jeep 141 hp Manual

2004 – 2005

Sportage 2.0 CRDi 4WD – 5 doors / Jeep 112 hp Manual
Sportage 2.0 CRDi 2WD – 5 doors / Jeep 112 hp Manual
Sportage 2.0 CRDi 4WD – 5 doors / Jeep 112 hp Automatic transmission

2004 – 2007

Sportage 2.7 V6 4WD – 5 doors / Jeep 175 hp Automatic transmission
Sportage 2.0 CVVT 2WD – 5 doors / Jeep 141 hp Manual

2005 – present

Sportage 2.0 CRDi VGT 2WD – 5 doors / Jeep 140 hp Manual
Sportage 2.0 CRDi VGT 4WD – 5 doors / Jeep 140 hp Manual

2005 – 2007

Sportage 2.0 CRDi VGT 2WD – 5 doors / Jeep 140 hp Manual
Sportage 2.0 CRDi VGT 2WD – 5 doors / Jeep 140 hp Automatic transmission

2007 – present

Kia Sportage

2008 Kia Sportage

Sportage 2.0 CVVT 2WD – 5 doors / Jeep 141 hp Manual
Sportage 2.0 CRDi VGT 2WD – 5 doors / Jeep 140 hp Automatic transmission

Comments from owners of Kia Sportage

On average, its users KIA SPORTAGE very practical. Give it a very high score for its reliability and sturdiness., However their opinions differ. Read below about KIA SPORTAGE, to see what problems the users and how they can be solved.

Its users find it very efficient., But they are not unanimous. They find it very cheap. You can look for instructions in the KIA SPORTAGE to ensure that you do

Car – bad image, but with great ergonomics .. relatively cheap spare parts, very robust, weak gasoline engine (2.0 – 95 hp) is generally reliable and accessible.

Colleague available. As changes took tank because it was rotten. Change something related to 4×4 car. Change and trivial things, and have not had any problems. Aside rust is satisfied. Making it mostly winter (live in small mountain region) because you spend serious. I would personally looking Forrester.

KIA-was clearly not! If you drove will immediately convinced. V4 engine with ACE is not an alternative. Boldly can head to Forrester, while you can use it as a primary drive.

I have a post on the old Kia Sportage (1994-1999 Model) 2.0 95 horses. Rust your bike is greedy, but not as tough as they say, comments on suspension, speeds common problems. A little snow / wet roads without 4X4 is great fun. The interior is a Japanese horror movie (80’s) translated into Korean.

Kia Sportage

Kia Sportage Tuning

My wife used KIA SPORTAGE 2.0 CRDI from 01.07.2005 year. So far it has gone over 168,000 km and is mainly used in urban and extra urban areas and very rarely OFFROAD. We are very pleased and we had no problems. I want to emphasize that, until now there have been no repairs except services that are always on time. Fuel consumption in urban areas is about 10 l / 100 km – LT 11/100 km. I never managed to see cost below 9 liters / 100 km. Cost is an issue but it is not a prerequisite to be compared to Captiva! Terribly bad car! Bought my nephew because he Captiva 150 hp (compared to Kia Sportage – 115 hp) seemed a big advantage, but horror in the first month! Build quality and interior Kia is much better! There is almost no speed advantages of Kia and after less than two years and mileage of 28,000 km sell it, give it as a 15.000 eur (had paid more than 30.000 eur). I’d never bought a Chevrolet Captiva!

Everyone has their own taste and preference. I think the new Kia Sportage is a nice car. There is an aggressive and attractive appearance. Inside is also nice. Ultimately not buy a car because strangers. Buy a car you liked yourself. The new Kia Sportage is not off-road car, so you do not necessarily have to drive 4-wheel. If I had to choose between Renault Laguna 3 and the new Kia Sportage, will choose Kia Sportage.

I have direct experience of the old Sportage. It is many times a passable by a Mitsubishi Pajero. Arranging it in a class with Suzuki Vitara, but in my opinion more than passable Vitara.

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