by Jaxnurse on Nov 21, 2008 Vehicle: 2005 Kia Sportage LX Fwd 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
Bought this only a week ago for my teenage daughter, but have driven it enough to say that I absolutely love it. It's fun to drive, very perky for a 4 cyl. It's a basic model, so had a keyless remote installed for $100, but that's OK. I don't miss the bells and whistles at all, as it's got all you need. The stereo is nice, the AC kicks, the steering is tight and it brakes on a dime. I feel this car is save for my daughter, and that says a lot. I'm thinking of buying one for myself next year when I get rid of my Nissan!
by marco on May 25, 2008 Vehicle: 2005 Kia Sportage LX Fwd 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
This is the best small SUV in terms of quality/price rapport. It's very silent and offers a smooth ride. It's also stylish. It's not a sport car and it is perfect for a small family. My biggest complain is about fuel economy. I measure gas consumption many times and in the city the car gives 16 mpg, although in the highway it is just fine: 27 mpg.
by sportage on Jan 3, 2007 Vehicle: 2005 Kia Sportage LX Fwd 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
This is the second Sportage that I have purchased and have enjoyed everything about both cars. The first was a 2000 model and was very happily surprised when the 2005 model came out. Purchased in a hurry and have not been disappointed. Would recommend this car to anyone.
by Pam on Nov 1, 2006 Vehicle: 2005 Kia Sportage LX Fwd 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
This is my first import and love it. I as unhappy with GM, Ford, and Chrysler so went import. I have not had any problems with my Kia, great driving, handles great. Even in snow, the Sportage handles very good. Gas mileage could be better, something for Korea to work on.