2012 Kia Sportage Consumer Review: 800 miles and a cross-Florida

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800 miles and a cross-Florida trip in, great car
By mattitude on


2012 Kia Sportage SX 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


Picked up a Signal Red Sportage SX w/ premium package 5 days ago, and the next day took it on a 450 mile trip for the holidays. Vehicle is great overall. We cross-shopped the SX with every single competitor, and found this to be the best value and most exciting vehicle. The second choice would have been a RAv4 but it was exceedingly boring.

We're big fans of the UVO system. I had read complaints about system speed on 2011 models - I'm not sure if they updated the hardware, software, or both, but in our experience so far it's been very speedy. Bluetooth works wonderfully and the radio does everything we want it to. Out of space but word of advice - don't get the NAV, stick with the UVO base.

Best Features

Tons of features that were well thought out and driver-focused, quiet, beautiful sunroof/moonroof, comfortable seats, smooth transmission, effective traction control which handles, 10/100 warranty for a turbo, interior space, LED daytime running lights, UVO system, cooled glove box for storing drinks on trips.

Worst Features

Limited sound adjustment options on radio, accelerator design (floor mounted) reduces resting space for feet while cruising, lighting package is neat but overpriced by $100, telescoping steering wheel would go a long way.
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