2005 Kia Sportage Consumer Review: Well Kept Secret

2005 Kia Sportage - Consumer Review

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EX 4dr SUV (2.7L V6 4-speed Automatic)

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Well Kept Secret
By EGR on


2005 Kia Sportage EX Fwd 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 4A)


I feel like I've discovered one of the best kept secrets of the automotive world in the Kia Sportage EX. I bought this vehicle in 2WD with the luxury package and couldn't be happier with it. OK, it could use a little more horsepower, but what it has is certainly adequate. What has really surprised me, though, is the overall fit and finish of the vehicle. I own three Honda Accords and the Kia is right up there with the Hondas. The Kia is well laid out; driver and passenger ergonomics are excellent; driving position is very comfortable; and the vehicle is plenty roomy on the inside, while relatively small on the outside. I like this more than the 2001 Pathfinder I owned for one year.

Best Features

Fit and finish; comfort; user friendly controls; and interior design.

Worst Features

Thirty additional horsepower which could, somehow, be retrofitted to my vehicle. ;)
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