My wife purchased a Sportage after considering the PT Cruiser, CR-V, RAV- 4 and Tucson. The Sportage has excellent fit and finish and seem high quality. It resembles its previous version in name only. I know of no other vehicle offer as much for so little. We'll see over the long run. Kia is now squarely middle class.
Standard six airbags, electronic stability control, traction control and four wheel disk ABS. It looks great!