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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 17/20 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

Review of the 2001 Kia Sportage

  • For young families and active singles looking to own a sport-ute without getting into financial servitude, the Sportage is worth a look.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Budget price, impressive equipment levels, stout construction, high fun factor.

  • Cons

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

  • What's New for 2001

    Kia's Long Haul warranty, introduced late in model-year 2000, provides powertrain coverage for 10 years or 100,000 miles, while a new…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (56 total reviews)

18 of 18 people found this review helpful

Why all the bad reviews?

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Vehicle: 2001 Kia Sportage 2WD 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 4A)

I love my Sportage and plan on keeping it for another 8 yrs or so. I also had issues with the power windows and 'chirping' fan belt but I also had an excellent Dealer to deal with who actually honored my warranty. When I drive in the snow, I can pass ANY car on the road with flying colors!



1 of 11 people found this review helpful

Rip off

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Vehicle: 2001 Kia Sportage 4WD 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 4A)

Timing belt broke at 105,000 miles and I'm being told that after the belt breaks while driving it ruins the engine. Nice to know after it breaks that when this happens it is self destruction. Basicly made to be a disposible vehicle.




Horrible

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Vehicle: 2001 Kia Sportage 4WD 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 4A)

i have owned my 2001 kia sportage for about a year. and it's my 1st car. i have had the worst experience with it. it has now been in the shop for 3 months. first it was the alternator and battery. then a fuse and still isn't fixed. I have taken it to more then one shop and no one can find the problem! not to mention the visor broke off and the cup holder broke. which is really sad because i love this car its fun to drive good on gas. but overall has been a horrible car to have.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 17
  • cty
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  • 20
  • highway
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Full 2001 Kia Sportage Review

What's New for 2001

Kia's Long Haul warranty, introduced late in model-year 2000, provides powertrain coverage for 10 years or 100,000 miles, while a new Limited trim level includes lots of standard goodies over the already well-equipped Base and EX versions.

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kialemon2001
kialemon2001
05-28-2012
I bought my Kia Sportage 2001 at a third party auction. Big mistake, you cant drive it around. The mechanic said the engine light was the Crank Sensor, I couldnt even make it threw a street light. I h...


iluvmysephia1
iluvmysephia1
10-13-2001
owner/vehicle get acquainted stage with my 2001 Sportage 4x4 right now. We're bonding! Don't let your dirty minds get the best of you boys! I'm talkin' serious driving and enjoying. I read where Kia ...


riomike
riomike
02-09-2006
that in my 8 years of owning 5 kias (1998 Sportage, 2001 Rio, 2002 Spectra, 2004.5 Spectra and 2006 Rio5) I have never had a mechanical problem. Only problems I had were:...