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Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
Kia Sportage Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.0 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 130 hp @ 5500 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 17/21 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1999 Kia Sportage

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Both the convertible and four-door models offer excellent standard features for a low price.

  • Cons

    Not quite as capable off-road as the comparably priced Toyota RAV4.

  • What's New for 1999

    A new two-door convertible model joins the four-door Sportage in 1999. The convertible comes in either a 4x2 layout with automatic transmission or a 4x4 layout with five-speed manual transmission. It also boasts dual front airbags and a driver-side front knee bag.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



1999 kia sportage

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Vehicle: 1999 Kia Sportage 2dr SUV

I just had to post this to you people who are unfortunate enough to own a 99" kia you more than likely having problems. If your car is loosing power giving different codes one thing that really should be replaced is the throttle position sensor it for some odd reason this was never a code after replacing aic,coils,plugs,batteries, and fuel pump with no changes and then by accident I bumped the tps and voila the kia is a new car to drive. Good luck



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Best first car!

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Vehicle: 1999 Kia Sportage 2dr SUV

I bought this car as my first car a little over three months ago. I am the third owner and two boys attending college had it before me. It is in good shape. I had to replace the brakes and front row seat-belts, but other than that it was in great condition. It had its rattles and noises, but for its age it is fairly quiet.




Too many issues

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Vehicle: 1999 Kia Sportage 2dr SUV

For being an older car, it is still fun to drive but I have paid too much for repairs. It has been in the shop numerous times for the check engine light and has never been diagnosed. It accelerates slowly and sometimes the transmission has problems (I forgive this due to age). BOTH the driver and passenger seatbelt have broken. I have also had to replace the soft top and the cd player has never worked correctly. It's hard to fit people in the back seat and also hard to put stuff in the back since the window is attached to the door. Other than that I've had a lot of fun driving it and still get people telling me how 'cute' it is. And I get 21 mpg for mixed highway and city.




Way too many issues

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Vehicle: 1999 Kia Sportage 2dr SUV

I would never repurchase this car or the make. Thank God it's gone!




A sad little tin can.

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Vehicle: 1999 Kia Sportage 2dr SUV

Defroster and AC weak. Engine underpowered (do NOT try to merge!) Rear wheel drive makes snow a headache. Fuel mileage averages a sad 20 MPG. Very difficult to get in/out of back seat. The manual “Convertible top” is very difficult to get on/off. Can’t open back door w/o partially removing back window. Poor sound & heat insulation (even for a “rag-top”.) On mine the wheel bushings wore out quickly, the spare tire mount eventually pulled the back door out of alignment & the fuel door release cable broke This “SUV” appears designed for warm-weather street driving. (ala South- Cal) NOT cold weather OR actual off- roading.




I love my sportage

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Vehicle: 1999 Kia Sportage 2dr SUV

Even though i have't had my Sportage that long is has been very good to me. I drove it from south florida to up north to pensacola with not one problem. I got it at a steal under 4000 and it runs like i bought it new. So i would recommend to anyone who is thinking of buying one to go ahead and buy. Nice little SUV.



Full 1999 Kia Sportage Review

What's New for 1999

A new two-door convertible model joins the four-door Sportage in 1999. The convertible comes in either a 4x2 layout with automatic transmission or a 4x4 layout with five-speed manual transmission. It also boasts dual front airbags and a driver-side front knee bag.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 17
  • cty
/
  • 21
  • highway
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