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Kia Sportage Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.0 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 140 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 20/25 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

Review of the 2005 Kia Sportage

  • Thankfully sharing nothing with its predecessor but its name, the new Sportage offers compact SUV buyers a modern runabout in a stylish and roomy package.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Generous passenger and cargo space, stylish and functional interior, standard side and head curtain airbags, hard-to-beat warranty, standard ABS and stability control.

  • Cons

    Down on power and cargo capacity versus its competitors.

  • What's New for 2005

    An all-new Sportage returns after a two-year hiatus. It's now a car-based SUV intended to compete with the Honda CR-V and Toyota…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (8 total reviews)


My kia

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Vehicle: 2005 Kia Sportage LX Fwd 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

I needed and inexpensive vehicle quickly. I was plesantly surprised with my Sportage. I get about 20 MPG with the six cylinder engine.




Love this little suv!

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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!




Great car

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Vehicle: 2005 Kia Sportage LX Fwd 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

Purchased it new. Have had 3 years. No problems! I even tow motorcycle with it. Love it!




Great car!

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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.




Great little suv

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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.




My first import and love

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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.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

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  • 25
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Full 2005 Kia Sportage Review

What's New for 2005

An all-new Sportage returns after a two-year hiatus. It's now a car-based SUV intended to compete with the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4.

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