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09 Kia Sportage long term review
By acer on
2009 Kia Sportage LX 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
Purchased new in April of 09,21000 miles later no issues. Great small suv. NH winters can be rough, have driven on unplowed roads with 2 feet of snow and had no problems getting through on stock Kumo tires. Solid as the day i bought. MPG is 25-27 city/hwy. The lx 4 cylinder is basic and functional the inside, w/4 cylinder a great commuter car. Excellent Family work horse. Exterior finish is excellent. Looked at the subaru, but sportage was roomier, cant beat the warrenty.
4wheel drive, folding rear seats which also recline; tailgate also allows you to only openup the rear window, sirus radio, 5 star crash rating all around, Great warrenty, interior finish is excellent, reasonable gas mileage for a 4wd. Room storage for all your gear.
INterior lights that come on when you remove the key; exterior temp gauge, engine temp gauge, Dash is very plain, arm rest that was more functional, steering wheel controls