When the Kia Sportage made its U.S. debut, it tried to take on traditional sport-utility vehicles head-to-head by offering serious four-wheel-drive capability. Before long, however, Kia realized that buyers were really looking for more than just physically smaller versions of familiar full-size SUVs. They wanted a vehicle that combines the practicality of the sport-utility body style with the more civilized ride and handling qualities of a passenger car.
The Kia Sportage crossover SUV lives up to its name with its sharp steering and athletic handling that make it more engaging than most other vehicles in its class. Generally, you won't find the words "sporty" and "crossover" used in the same sentence, but the Sportage has a more responsive and fun-to-drive character than you might expect. It also gives you sleek styling, an extensive list of standard features and options and a price tag that typically undercuts the compact crossover competition.
Read the most recent 2017 Kia Sportage review.
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