1997 Kia Sportage Consumer Review: Sales Car

1997 Kia Sportage - Consumer Review

Average Consumer Rating

16 Total Reviews

EX 4dr SUV (2.0L 4-cyl. 4x4 5-speed Manual)

Build Quality
Reliability Value
Sales Car
By John Mahon on


1997 Kia Sportage EX 4dr SUV 4WD


I bought my Kia new. During the first 6
months I had a few problems. The air
bag lights would not go out. I brought
the vehicle for service about 6 or 7
times and finally they fixed it.
Overall the vehicle has been reliable.
I had the front bumper repainted(the
paint flaked off) However, I used the
vehicle for a sales position. I drove
all over New Mexico, Utah, Idaho,
Arizona, Wyoming, and Texas in this
vehicle. The only thing I did was
replace the brakes and change the oil.
The vehicle ran great until 90,000
miles and then I had to replace the
timing belt.

Best Features

Reliability, Compact Style, Smooth Ride

Worst Features

More Power, Rear Door hatch, and Folding rear seats.
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