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Kia Sportage Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.0 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 94 hp @ 5000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 17/22 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1996 Kia Sportage

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  • What's New for 1996

    The world's first knee airbag arrives in conjunction with a driver airbag, and a two-wheel-drive edition is available this year. A spirited twin-cam engine arrived late in 1995, and cured Sportage's power ills.

Full 1996 Kia Sportage Review

What's New for 1996

The world's first knee airbag arrives in conjunction with a driver airbag, and a two-wheel-drive edition is available this year. A spirited twin-cam engine arrived late in 1995, and cured Sportage's power ills.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Fun to drive

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Vehicle: 1995 Kia Sportage

I love my Kia sportage. It is fun to drive and I have put 21,000 miles on it in the last 11 months. It now has 157,000 miles on it and never had a minites trouble out of it. Signed Frankie Goff




What a car!

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Vehicle: 1995 Kia Sportage

Bought this car at 60,000 miles, worked on rural mail route for 2 years - can honestly say never had an bit of trouble except passenger power window doesn't work from that side, but from my side. A bit rusty, front bumper peeling (after wreck was repainted - poor job), had a serious head-on and I drove away, pick-up was totaled. I love this vehicle - now have 175,000 miles - gets 24 mpg on highway. Yes, my check engine light flickers on for no reason?, has lost some of it's power, I believe I could drive it another 50,000 miles! Will have to change ball joints by then. Maybe I've just been lucky!!!




The best kept secret in

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Vehicle: 1995 Kia Sportage

I don't know why I didn't hear of Kia as the alternative to the Hondas, Toyotas, and Nissans for reliable gas- saving, economical cars, but I'm sure glad I found my Sportage. It's simple, never breaks down, comfortable for both my behind and my bank account. I got mine for $5500 with 100000 miles at the time a comparable Honda or Nissan would have cost me twice that.



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Fun versatile runabout/suv

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Vehicle: 1995 Kia Sportage

Considering the low price I paid new for this vehicle it has been great value as well as comfortable convenient and fun to drive. I like the interior layout which is more like a car than a truck and the higher seat position is perfect for me not too high like many trucks or too low like all cars. It's ideal for a single person or couple plus gear to go and explore the great american west. Gets reasonable highway mileage but can go anywhere.




Fun little 4x4

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Vehicle: 1995 Kia Sportage

Noisy but it's an SUV. It serves its purpose. It has plenty of torque for light off road fun.




Kia crap 4x4

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Vehicle: 1995 Kia Sportage

I have not had my Sprotage for very long, and hopefully I will be able to find someone dumb enough as I was to sell it to. It stalls out when at stoplights, transmission will not shift into high gear when cold, and the computer went out also. Save yourself a lot of trouble and do not by anything made by Kia.



Talk About The 1996 Sportage

1996 Kia Sportage Discussions See all Started By

jenabugg420
jenabugg420
11-10-2007
1996 sportage will run until it gets warm, then won't. Could it be a sensor? Any ideas?...


harley19
harley19
02-05-2009
1996 kia sportage, 4 wheel drive doesnt work, i can hear the transfer case going in but it doesnt get to the front wheels, any help...


13rannon
13rannon
12-29-2008
My fuel tank is leaking on my 2000 Kia Sportage. I printed out the Service Campaign 1996-2002 Sportage Fuel Tank Inspection .PDF and took it to both my local dealers....



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