The 1996 Kia Sportage is offered in the following submodels: SUV. Available styles include EX 4dr SUV, 4dr SUV, and EX 4dr SUV 4WD. Sportage models are available with a 2.0 l-liter gas engine, with output up to 130 hp, depending on engine type. The 1996 Sportage comes with rear wheel drive or four wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 5-speed manual. The 1996 Sportage comes with a basic warranty, a roadside warranty, and a powertrain warranty.
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Review I have owned this car for six years now. It has never once left me stranded. If you treat this car well it will run. Repairs I have done were normal considering the age. Timing belt, front wheel bearings, harmonic balancer, starter, fan clutch, brake drums and other scheduled maintenance. This car has lasted multiple cross country road trips and does exceptional on the highway. Even now, with it being 12 years old I get 23mpg city and 30mpg hwy. The new model sportage is put to shame by this. People mention to me my car doesn't accelerate fast. I don't mind this because I'm not a fast driver. I like that it's high enough that you can step into it not stand up or stoop down.
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1996 kia sportage EX 4dr SUV, 5-speed manual, regular unleaded 19 combined MPG 17 city MPG/22 highway MPG
1996 kia sportage 4dr SUV, 5-speed manual, regular unleaded 19 combined MPG 17 city MPG/22 highway MPG
1996 kia sportage EX 4dr SUV 4WD, 5-speed manual, regular unleaded 18 combined MPG 16 city MPG/20 highway MPG
What options are available on the 1996 Kia Sportage?
Available Kia Sportage 1996 Submodel Types: SUV
Available Trims: LX, EX, SX, Base
Exterior Colors: Black Cherry, Mineral Silver , Clear White, Sparkling Silver, Pacific Blue, Hyper Red, Twilight Blue, Bright Silver, Signal Red, Burnished Copper, Snow White Pearl, Sand Track, Sage Green, Satin Silver, Volcanic Red, Steel Silver, Smokey Brown, Royal Jade Green, Smart Blue, Champagne Metallic, Verdant Green, Techno Orange, Black, Natural Olive, White
Interior Colors: Black cloth, Black leather, Black premium cloth, Alpine Gray cloth, Gray cloth, Gray leather, Beige cloth, Gray premium cloth, Alpine Gray premium cloth, Beige leather, Alpine Gray leather, Black, Brown leather, Beige, Brown
Popular Features: Fold Flat Rear Seats, Rear Bench Seats, Stability Control, Alarm, Tire Pressure Warning, Aux Audio Inputs, USB Inputs, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Bluetooth, Trip Computer, Back-up camera, AWD/4WD, Auto Climate Control, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Heated seats, Power Driver Seat, Leather Seats, Electronic Folding Mirrors, Parking sensors, Sunroof/Moonroof, Keyless Entry/Start, Apple Carplay/Android Auto, Blind Spot Monitoring, Cooled Seats, Navigation, Post-collision safety system, Lane Departure Warning, Pre-collision safety system, Power Liftgate/Trunk, Upgraded Headlights, Upgraded Stereo, Remote Start, Towing Hitch
Engine/Mechanics: 4, 6 cylinders
Transmission: AUTOMATIC, MANUAL
Fuel Types: regular unleaded
Drivetrains: all wheel drive, front wheel drive, four wheel drive, rear wheel drive