2012 Kia Sportage Consumer Review: Nice car, shame about the ride
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2012 Kia Sportage - Consumer Review

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LX 4dr SUV (2.4L 4-cyl. 6-speed Automatic)

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful
Nice car, shame about the ride.
By bbillyo on

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2012 Kia Sportage LX 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)

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I like the Sportage. It looks good, is well built and the engine seems good. Fuel economy is very good if you are light footed. I get 33mpg at 65mph on the free way and about 24mpg on the school run. I want to love it but it's just too hard a ride especially on New England's appalling roads. I come from a relatively poor European country and the roads were nothing like these. A pothole was a rarity that you would call the police about! You feel every bump and road seam. Road noise is also a problem - a lot louder than my old 2005 Sportage EX. Handling is very good for a SUV. Steering is a bit weird -the self centering is very biased to the center which causes a torque drag on the wheel.

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Looks. Stereo is good. Mileage is good.

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Suspension is too hard.
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