Purchased this vehicle 10/18/11 for my wife because we are expecting and wanted a safer SUV than her previous compact car.
The features/price is great! The ride is very stiff, but we were expecting that going in.
I personally think that the pickup is really good considering that it is a 4cyl. We have had some problems though,
the brake light switch needed to be replaced because vehicle wasn't shifting out of park every time.
I think this is a common problem.
Also the transmission jerks at very random times.
I think that this is a very isolated incident.
I still give it 4 1/2 stars, the problems IMO were isolated, I don't think that these problems exist with other Sportage owners.
The standard bluetooth compatibility is a wonderful feature, we use it 90% of the time for streaming music from Pandora radio.
The safety ratings are 5 star. Very nice interior, doesn't look cheap like other models in it's price range.
Exterior is very stylish.
The electronic steering is a nice feature.
Overall nice drive.
It would have been nice to add some things that I felt should have been standard such as a cargo cover and automatic head lights.