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Kia Sportage Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.0 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 130 hp @ 5500 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 18/21 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2000 Kia Sportage

  • There are roomier, more refined sport-utes on the market, but the Sportage will appeal to those who want to get into an SUV without getting into high payments.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Low price, Lotus-tuned suspension, high fun factor.

  • Cons

    Anemic engine, cheap interior materials, limited rear seat room.

  • What's New for 2000

    Kia ushers in the 2000 Sportage with a new sound system, dual airbags, new colors and some additional equipment, but keeps last year's MSRP.

Full 2000 Kia Sportage Review

What's New for 2000

Kia ushers in the 2000 Sportage with a new sound system, dual airbags, new colors and some additional equipment, but keeps last year's MSRP.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Never own a kia ever

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Vehicle: 1999 Kia Sportage

My 1999 Kia Sportage hasn't been anything except a total hassle since I bought it used 2 years ago. In the 2 years Ive owned the vehicle Ive had in out of the shop maybe 6 months the whole time. I just had a total overhaul done on it. They rebuilt the engine a new heater core break work YOU NAME IT and it has been done. The mechanic calls me today and tell me that its STILL sputtering and if its to the fuel pump then I am back to square one with this worthless vehicle. Ive put 5 grand into this car hoping everytime I WILL B REPAIRED and its yet to run correctly. I don't know when I will get it back on the roads if EVER.



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Owner of a great sportage!

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Vehicle: 1999 Kia Sportage

Purchased my 99 Sportage used in 2005 with 83k miles. Over the past 7+ years of ownership, I can honestly say this - most reliable car I have EVER owned! Only had a few maintenance issues (timing belt @ 125k miles plus gaskets, wires, belts and tires) Today I have 220k miles and still going strong. I will not get rid of it, absolutely a good car/suv and will definitely buy another KIA!



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Best first car!

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Vehicle: 1999 Kia Sportage

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.



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99 sportage

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Vehicle: 1999 Kia Sportage

I bought this vehicle anticipating some repairs due to its age and miles. I did replace the front hubs with manual hubs which are easy to use. Also, replaced the cat converter. I am averaging 25 mpg but I don't speed. Drove through a few nasty snow storms and it did well. AC and heat work well but radio reception is poor. Easy to park and drive on narrow streets where I live. Gets better mileage than my friends AWD Subaru. Its price was lower than other small SUVs and I believe that I got my moneys worth.



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1999 kia sportage ex

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Vehicle: 1999 Kia Sportage

I decided to write a review, after coming across this site. Im the original owner of my sportage that just turned 191,000 miles. It has had usual repairs and maintenance. The only costly repair was the 4x4 hub upgrade. Found out you can install manual hubs cost $120. Other than that it still has the original engine and trans. I get almost 23 mpg with A/C on and averaging 70 mph. Sometimes they build lemons. Other times the repair facilities don't know what they are doing,throwing parts at it. Sorry to hear about the bad sporatges. But I plan on keeping mine until it breaks in half.



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Will never buy another kia...ever!

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Vehicle: 1999 Kia Sportage

I bought this car with 71k miles thinking the low miles for 10 year old car would be a good thing. The mileage makes no difference when the car itself is such a lemon. Kia engineered the Sportage to have absolutely no pep, no style, cannot make it through 4 inches of snow even with studded snow tires, and gets bad gas mileage. There is no redeeming quality that compensates its weaknesses. I would trade horsepower for gas mileage or for getting through snow. I've owned little cars that handled and went through snow with no problem. It's ridiculous this 4WDR SUV wont go up a small hill on a dirt road with studded snows. I absolutely HATE this car so much that I will never buy another Kia.



Talk About The 2000 Sportage

2000 Kia Sportage Discussions See all Started By

lestat78us
lestat78us
03-07-2006
I saw a 99 sportage with 72k on the engine. There is some minor body work to be done and needs a new heater core. Is $2000 a fair price or is there something wrong that I'm missing? Also, anybody know...


rkeeling
rkeeling
03-07-2009
I am rebuilding a 2000 Kia Sportage engine. I know,,,hooray. At any rate, I had taken the block in to be boiled and the head to be resurfaced, valve seals, etc. any way when I picked up my stuff when ...


lmp4
lmp4
10-10-2007
I would not have imagined that should be included in the "perfect Sportage owner maintenance book" ...but after investigating a fuel leak I endured for some time (Sportage 2000), here are a ...



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