2018 Kia Sportage SUV


$23,600 - $34,400
2018 Kia Sportage
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Pros

  • Smooth ride quality
  • Spacious seating front and rear
  • Attractive dashboard layout with many appealing features
  • Quiet interior at highway speeds

Cons

  • Relatively modest cargo capacity
  • Fuel economy isn't as good as some top rivals

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Features & Specs

LX 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)LX 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A)EX 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A)EX 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)SX 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)SX 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
Starting MSRP$23,600$25,100$27,900$26,400$34,400$32,900
MPG262223252123
Seating555555
Transmission6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic
Fuelgasgasgasgasgasgas
Horsepower181 hp @ 6000 rpm181 hp @ 6000 rpm181 hp @ 6000 rpm181 hp @ 6000 rpm237 hp @ 6000 rpm240 hp @ 6000 rpm

Safety

Our experts’ favorite Sportage safety features:

Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB)

Detects pedestrians and stopped or suddenly slowing vehicles. Warns the driver and automatically brakes if needed.
Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS)

Warns the driver if the Sportage drifts out of its lane without the driver using a turn signal.
Blind-Spot Detection System (BSD)

Monitors your blind spots and alerts you to other vehicles through lights in the side mirrors.

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

    Overall4/5
    Driver4/5
    Passenger5/5
  • Side Crash Rating

    Overall5/5
  • Side Barrier Rating

    Overall5/5
    Driver5/5
    Passenger5/5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front Seat5/5
    Back Seat5/5
  • Rollover

    Rollover4/5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover15.5%

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    G
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    G
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    G
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    G
    Good
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    G
    Good

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A surprising 5 star car, with some caveats
PROS: Truly a good looking and unique looking SUV in a field of station wagon looking models. Great features including a very well laid out and intuitive control system. For example, turning on the rear wipers initiates a status change on the dash info area letting you know the wiper change. Parking assist beeping uses the stereo system so you know where the obstruction is without even looking. Every feature (almost) is customizable, if you don't want the auto liftgate, for example. A very fun car to drive, which is a hard to put on paper feature. Also an easy to follow feature and model set, compared to say the RAV4 which has (if you can believe) 10 different models that cannot even all fit on a screen to tell which is which. The visibility is astounding and the sunroof is almost like a convertible. And on the Turbo model the power is unreal, almost feels too fast for an SUV, but again fun to drive. CONS: The biggest con is the MPG, which is truly crap. However, even the much heralded Subaru Forester is just 5MPG higher than the Kia which translates to about $200/year. Not nothing but not worth paying thousands more for the Subaru. The reality is that car companies should not be crowing about 5MPG here and there, most SUVs get crap MPG. In 2018 MPG should all be in the 30s or 40s and not crowing about tiny differences in MPG. OTHER: I am a bit confused about the features that are available worldwide that are not standard throughout. Such as heated front windshield, heated rear seats, wireless charger, auto parking assist (SPAS system), etc depend not on what you spend but where you live....seems odd. Storage is an odd thing to complain about in this SUV because it is one of the smallest SUVs in it's class. It of course won't store more than a car that is a foot longer, but it's also going to be easier to maneuver. Kia also included a unique "Auto Hold" feature that keeps the brake applied when at stop lights to avoid foot fatigue or accidental rear endings...but oddly you have to turn it on manually every time you start the car. So there are quirks but they are minor in a sea of great. NOTE: I have only owned the SUV for a few weeks so I can't comment on the reliability but I will if something noteworthy occurs.
Sportin' a Premium Sportage
Purchased a pacific blue/beige interior AWD SX, a bit over a month ago, after shopping for a replacement for my wife's 180,000 mile 2007 Mitsu Endeavor SE AWD. We checked out/test drove the Mazda CX5 GT, Subaru Outback Limited 2.5, Ford Escape, and Nissan Rouge before making a decision to buy the KIA. We didn't test drive the Honda CR-V or a Chevy Equinox/GMC Terrain because she wasn't fond of their appearence (the CRV exterior looks low rent with all the plastic looking chrome stuck all over it). There were multiple things that sold us on the KIA over the others. The first of which was the premium, well designed interior that has more than enough room for us empty nesters. The interior quality and materials any better than any new Buick. There's enough room for a 6 foot + passenger to sit behind 6'1' me with no front seat position compromises. The second thing is how the KIA performs and feels. I feels solid like it is made out of one hunk of metal. No flexing or squeaking over bumps. It rides like a good german car. There's no float, it feels planted and its seriously quiet. KIA has come a very long way over the last 5 or 6 years. Acceleration to 60mph is sub-seven seconds and engine has very good low to mid-range torque. The last thing of note that sold us on the Sportage is its unique looks. It has a good stance and the satin finished and gloss black highlights compliments its shape nicely.I also own a 2012 KIA Forte5 SX which is my work commuter. It's been very reliable over the 75,00 miles I've driven it. Just normal maintenance and tires. But the difference between it and the Sportage fit and finish and build quality wise is nuts. There are couple things its missing that would of put the second cherry on the sundae. It lacks memory seat and mirrors and radar cruise.
Luxury in a Spunky mid range SUV.
I've shopped for an SUV since 2016 (in prep for my move to snow country). I was set on the Subaru Forrester originally so why did I buy the KIA? In a nutshell... Comfort, warranty & pricing. I drove the Sportage LX AWD 1st, then the Forrester. Compared to the Sportage, the Forrester felt like a sturdy work horse (acceleration was better but road noise, comfort & sound system were so-so). Acceleration was important but Subaru would not budge on the 38K sticker price so I went back to KIA and drove the Sportage SX Turbo GDI AWD. The zippy Turbo, Luxurious interior, sound system and low road noise made it a slam dunk. I felt so pampered. I drive a lot on rural roads so acceleration (for passing) is a MUST and the SX gets 5 stars. For an SUV, it has a tight turning radius, low road noise, Car Play Hands Free and a wonderful sound system. The only things that do not surpass the Forrester are the mileage and visibility. (the Subaru made me feel a little exposed and vulnerable with all that glass tho). This SUV really feels like a luxury car. It has 3 drive modes (ECO, sport and normal). I've only used sport mode for the snow so far so cannot rate the 4 wheel drive lock feature. Speaking of the 4 wheel lock, it should be on the dash, not on the console. I've set my purse on it and accidentally turned it on twice. I'd like the front windows of the KIA to be higher at the curve because I hit my head a couple times when I got in (my legs are short and I like to sit high so I have the seat lifted to its max and almost all the way forward). My brother, however, is a large 6'2" and had no problem when he adjusted the seat down and back. His wife commented that the back seat is a lot more comfortable than her brother's Honda CRV. When I can keep my foot out of it, I can get descent mileage but most of my road trips have mountains and rural roads so not the optimum conditions for maximizing the MPG (28 is the best, 23 worst). The car MPG gauge is pretty close to the calculated mileage if you zero it between fill-ups. The stirring wheel controls are very driver friendly and intuitive. (trip instrumentation, cruise controls, hands free etc) but I am not crazy about the Navigation system. The graphics and screen size are awesome and the route guidance accurate but controls are not at all intuitive. The Nav system also only lets you save 10 favorites. The backup camera shows the vehicle angle in red plus where you will go (in yellow) if you do not adjust. Still haven't figured out the radio. I learn a little more each trip but may have to resort to reading the Nav system & Multi Media manuals to get the full benefit. I've only had this car a month so I really can't rate reliability but I have put 2500 on the odometer in road trips and this car is great to drive. I highly recommend the Sportage SX Turbo GDI AWD.

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I'm Edmunds editor Brynn McKinnon and this is a rundown of the features you'll find in the 2018 Kia Sportage the Sportage is a well-equipped good-looking and comfortable riding compact SUV that comes with a strong warranty the base LX trim gets you respectable features for an affordable price but you'll probably want a few comfort and safety options fortunately the options list is short the mid grade II X is the sweet spot offering an upgraded entertainment system and more standard safety features like blind spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert the top-line SX comes fully loaded with a powerful turbocharged engine regardless of which trim you choose all-wheel drive is a $1,500 option you get 30 point 7 cubic feet of space behind the rear seatbacks witch trails class leaders by about 4 to 6 cubic feet while folding down those seat backs opens up a similarly modest 60.1 cubic feet the back seat is remarkably roomy for a compact crossover to six footers can fit without issue a second row USB port and 12-volt power outlet are standard on all Sportage --is there are three available entertainment systems with five inch 7 inch and 8 inch display sizes only the latter to support Android auto and apple carplay so be prepared to upgrade if you prioritize phone integration major controls are clearly labeled and easy to use and the quality of the interior gives an above-average impression for the class it's pretty quiet too you can get safety tech like adaptive cruise control lane departure warning blind spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert on any trim level [Music] kia sportage is top competitors include Honda CRV Mazda cx-5 and Ford Escape bottom line from its well-appointed and roomy interior comfortable and quiet ride and plentiful standard features the Sportage deliver strong value that makes it worth your consideration [Music]

2018 Kia Sportage Features Rundown

The 2018 Kia Sportage is an appealing pick for a compact crossover SUV. It puts an emphasis, however, on passenger comfort and entertainment over Costco-friendly utility. In this video, we highlight the key features that matter most. From mpg, interior space and technology to design and comfort, these pros and cons will help steer you toward a perfect car.

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Black Cherry 2018 Kia Sportage LX AWD 6-Speed Automatic Electronic with Overdrive 2.4L I4 DGI DOHC 16V AWD, ABS brakes, Alloy wheels, Auto Dimming Mirror w/Homelink & Compass, Automated Emergency Braking, Blind Sport Detection (BSD), Carpet Floor Mats, Dual Illuminated Visor Vanity Mirrors, Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control, Electronic Stability Control, Exterior Parking Camera Rear, Front fog lights, Heated Front Bucket Seats, LX Popular Package, LX Technology Package, Power door mirrors, Power Folding Mirrors, Radio: AM/FM/SiriusXM, Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), Remote keyless entry, Roof Rails, Split folding rear seat, Steering wheel mounted audio controls, Traction control, UV-Reducing Solar Control Glass, Windshield Wiper De-Icer.Recent Arrival!

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Herson's Kia includes a Two year or 24,000 mile maintenance package with every new Kia purchased or leased. The maintenance package includes oil changes and all regularly scheduled maintenance according to the vehicles maintenance minder system. This offer is exclusive to Herson's Kia. For more details visit our website www.hersonskia.com or call 301-340-3100 and speak to our service consultants.

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Check out this 2018! Packed with features and truly a pleasure to drive! The engine breathes better thanks to a turbocharger, improving both performance and economy. Kia prioritized fit and finish as evidenced by: heated and ventilated seats, blind spot sensor, and power seats. Smooth gearshifts are achieved thanks to the 2 liter 4 cylinder engine, and all wheel drive keeps this model firmly attached to the road surface. Well tuned suspension and stability control deliver a spirited, yet composed, ride and drive Our experienced sales staff is eager to share its knowledge and enthusiasm with you. We'd be happy to answer any questions that you may have. We are here to help you.

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Pacific Blue 2018 Kia Sportage EX AWD 6-Speed Automatic Electronic with Overdrive 2.4L 4-CylinderOur Promise - Simple. Honest. Fair. Here at Kia of Waldorf we have been in business for over 40 years! Our Bayside For Life program includes Oil Changes, Tire Rotations, Car Washes and more! With a 4.7 out of 5 DealerRater rating our reputation precedes us! We would be honored to gain your business and trust. Give us a call! Recent Arrival!Online prices include all available rebates which creates the most competitive price. Not all customers qualify for all rebates. We will work with each customer to get to the very best price available to them. Includes Bayside For Life Oil Changes, Tire Rotations, Car Washes, Earn Points, and more Call For Details. **We make every effort to provide accurate information, but please verify options and price before purchasing. All vehicles are subject to prior sale. The ""E-Price or Internet Price"" is quoted to give you the best possible deal. Some quotes include all available rebates and incentives and does not include taxes, tags, freight, dealer processing fee and dealer installed options. Special financing is available on some vehicles in lieu of certain rebates and incentives. Not all customers will qualify for all incentives. Additional savings may be available due to changing programs. Rebates and Incentives are subject to change at any time. See dealer for details. Occasionally, pricing and data errors and omissions may occur on various vehicles and offers. Upon notification, such errors and omissions will be promptly removed or fixed. Inaccurate prices and data errors and/or omissions do not constitute valid prices or retail offers. $400 - Military Program. Exp. 07/31/2018, $2,500 - KIA Customer Cash. Exp. 07/31/2018 Bayside for life Platinum rebate - $1,000 towards trade in for our Platinum members

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This vehicle won't be on the lot long! A great vehicle and a great value! Kia infused the interior with top shelf amenities, such as: blind spot sensor, rear wipers, and more. It features all-wheel drive versatility, an automatic transmission, and a 2.4 liter 4 cylinder engine. We'd also be happy to help you arrange financing for your vehicle. Call now to schedule a test drive.

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2018 Kia Sportage Black Cherry LX 3.20 Axle Ratio, 4-Wheel Disc Brakes, 6 Speakers, ABS brakes, Air Conditioning, Alloy wheels, AM/FM radio: SiriusXM, Brake assist, Bumpers: body-color, Cargo Net, Carpet Floor Mats, Cloth Seat Trim, Delay-off headlights, Driver door bin, Driver vanity mirror, Dual front impact airbags, Dual front side impact airbags, Electronic Stability Control, Exterior Parking Camera Rear, Four wheel independent suspension, Front anti-roll bar, Front Bucket Seats, Front Center Armrest, Front fog lights, Front reading lights, Fully automatic headlights, Illuminated entry, Low tire pressure warning, Occupant sensing airbag, Outside temperature display, Overhead airbag, Overhead console, Panic alarm, Passenger door bin, Passenger vanity mirror, Power door mirrors, Power steering, Power windows, Radio: AM/FM/MP3/SiriusXM, Rear anti-roll bar, Rear seat center armrest, Rear window defroster, Rear window wiper, Remote keyless entry, Security system, Speed control, Speed-sensing steering, Split folding rear seat, Spoiler, Steering wheel mounted audio controls, Tachometer, Telescoping steering wheel, Tilt steering wheel, Traction control, Trip computer, and Variably intermittent wipers.Bob Bell your Baltimore Nissan Kia Dealer serving all of Maryland is proud to be an automotive leader in our community. Since opening our doors 25 years ago, we have maintained our solid commitment to our customers, offering a wide selection of Nissan cars, trucks and SUV's at Great Low Prices. Bob Bell Nissan Kia. We are an easy drive from Belair, White Marsh, Timonium and are just minutes from anywhere on the Baltimore Beltway. If you need Financing we'll help you find an affordable loan that works for you! We offer bad credit car loans and first time buyer car loans.

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You win!!! Real gas sipper!!! 25 MPG Hwy!!! Want to stretch your purchasing power? Well take a look at this respectable 2018 Kia Sportage LX!!! All Wheel Drive. Optional equipment includes: (0 P) Black Cherry, Carpet Floor Mats, Cargo Mat, Cargo Tray...

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Black Cherry 2018 Kia Sportage EX AWD 6-Speed Automatic Electronic with Overdrive 2.4L I4 DGI DOHC 16V AWD, 18 Alloy Wheels, ABS brakes, Auto-Dimming Rear View Mirror w/HomeLink, Automated Emergency Braking, Automatic temperature control, Blind Spot Sensor, Cargo Net, Carpet Floor Mats, Electronic Stability Control, EX Premium Package, EX Technology Package, Exterior Parking Camera Rear, Front & Rear Park Assist System, Front dual zone A/C, Front fog lights, Heated & Vented Front Bucket Seats, Heated door mirrors, Heated Rear Seats, Heated Steering Wheel, High Beam Assist, Leather Seat Trim, LED Interior Lighting, Panoramic Sunroof, Power door mirrors, Power driver seat, Radio: AM/FM/MP3/SiriusXM, Remote keyless entry, Smart Power Tailgate, Steering wheel mounted audio controls, Traction control, Turn signal indicator mirrors.Recent Arrival!

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Mineral Silver 2018 Kia Sportage EX AWD 6-Speed Automatic Electronic with Overdrive 2.4L I4 DGI DOHC 16V AWD, 18 Alloy Wheels, ABS brakes, Auto-Dimming Rear View Mirror w/HomeLink, Automated Emergency Braking, Automatic temperature control, Blind Spot Sensor, Cargo Net, Carpet Floor Mats, Electronic Stability Control, EX Premium Package, EX Technology Package, Exterior Parking Camera Rear, Front & Rear Park Assist System, Front dual zone A/C, Front fog lights, Heated & Vented Front Bucket Seats, Heated door mirrors, Heated Rear Seats, Heated Steering Wheel, High Beam Assist, LED Interior Lighting, Panoramic Sunroof, Power door mirrors, Power driver seat, Radio: AM/FM/MP3/SiriusXM, Remote keyless entry, Smart Power Tailgate, Steering wheel mounted audio controls, Traction control, Turn signal indicator mirrors.Recent Arrival!

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Pacific Blue 2018 Kia Sportage EX AWD 6-Speed Automatic Electronic with Overdrive 2.4L 4-Cylinder AWD, 18 Alloy Wheels, ABS brakes, Auto-Dimming Rear View Mirror w/HomeLink, Automatic temperature control, Blind spot sensor: Blind Spot Detection warning, Electronic Stability Control, EX Premium Package, Exterior Parking Camera Rear, Front dual zone A/C, Front fog lights, Heated door mirrors, Heated front seats, Heated Steering Wheel, Leather Seat Trim, LED Interior Lighting, Panoramic Sunroof, Power driver seat, Radio: AM/FM/SiriusXM, Remote keyless entry, Steering wheel mounted audio controls, Traction control, Turn signal indicator mirrors. Priced below KBB Fair Purchase Price!Recent Arrival!

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Sparkling Silver 2018 Kia Sportage SX AWD 6-Speed Automatic Electronic with Overdrive 2.0L I4 DGI Turbocharged AWD, 19 Alloy Wheels, 8 Speakers, ABS brakes, Auto High-beam Headlights, Auto-dimming Rear-View mirror, Automatic temperature control, Blind spot sensor: Blind Spot Detection warning, Brake assist, Electronic Stability Control, Exterior Parking Camera Rear, Four wheel independent suspension, Front dual zone A/C, Front fog lights, Garage door transmitter: HomeLink, Heated & Ventilated Front Bucket Seats, Heated door mirrors, Heated steering wheel, Leather Seat Trim, Navigation System, Power door mirrors, Power driver seat, Power moonroof, Power passenger seat, Radio: AM/FM/MP3/SiriusXM, Remote keyless entry, Speed-sensing steering, Sport steering wheel, Steering wheel mounted audio controls, Traction control, Turn signal indicator mirrors. Priced below KBB Fair Purchase Price!Recent Arrival!

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Sparkling Silver 2018 Kia Sportage SX AWD 6-Speed Automatic Electronic with Overdrive 2.0L I4 DGI Turbocharged AWD, 19 Alloy Wheels, 8 Speakers, ABS brakes, Auto-dimming Rear-View mirror, Automatic temperature control, Blind spot sensor: Blind Spot Detection warning, Delay-off headlights, Electronic Stability Control, Exterior Parking Camera Rear, Front dual zone A/C, Garage door transmitter: HomeLink, Heated & Ventilated Front Bucket Seats, Heated door mirrors, Heated steering wheel, Leather Seat Trim, Leather Shift Knob, Navigation System, Power driver seat, Power moonroof, Power passenger seat, Radio: AM/FM/MP3/SiriusXM, Remote keyless entry, Split folding rear seat, Sport steering wheel, Steering wheel mounted audio controls, Traction control, Turn signal indicator mirrors.Recent Arrival!

Fully redesigned last year, the 2018 Kia Sportage is an attractive and well-rounded compact crossover SUV that puts an emphasis on passenger space and driving enjoyment. Though its look doesn't drift too far away from its predecessor's, its refinement and comfort have been considerably upgraded, making for a much more appealing entry into a very competitive segment.

The 2018 Sportage offers a choice of two four-cylinder engines. The base 2.4-liter has 181 horsepower, while the optional turbocharged 2.0-liter engine cranks it up to 240 hp. A six-speed automatic transmission is standard either way. Fuel economy isn't that great, with the 2.4-liter engine topping out at an EPA-estimated 26 mpg combined and the turbo-four dropping to 23 mpg combined. That's with front-wheel drive, mind you. Those numbers sink if you opt for all-wheel drive. Happily, both engines are smooth and quiet, but as you'd expect, the turbo is more fun.

Even with AWD, the Sportage isn't an ideal off-roader. In Kia's words, it's a vehicle that was "conceived for urban adventures." Still, AWD offers that extra margin of safety and sure-footedness, especially in bad weather. You'll just have to weigh the significance of the fuel-economy trade-off.

Inside, the Sportage features luxury-class undertones, especially at the top of the model range. But materials quality is quite nice even in the base Sportage, and the cabin stays respectably quiet at speed. The optional 7- or 8-inch touchscreen is easy to use and offers full smartphone connectivity with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. 

Cargo space is considerably less than what most competitors offer. On the upside, rear seat space is surprisingly generous, with more than enough room for a pair of 6-footers or a rear-facing child seat. The openings for the rear doors are also large, and that makes getting in and out easier.

The 2018 Sportage is decidedly a step up from its predecessor, and we think it's nice enough to merit close consideration from fans of other brands. Let Edmunds help you figure out which version of the 2018 Kia Sportage is right for you.

2018 Kia Sportage SUV Overview

The 2018 Kia Sportage SUV is offered in the following styles: LX 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A), LX 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A), EX 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A), EX 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A), SX 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A), and SX 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A).

What do people think of the 2018 Kia Sportage SUV?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2018 Kia Sportage SUV and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2018 Sportage SUV 4 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2018 Sportage SUV.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2018 Kia Sportage SUV and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2018 Sportage SUV featuring deep dives into trim levels including LX, EX, SX, etc. with careful analysis around pricing, features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving and performance. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Read our full review of the 2018 Kia Sportage SUV here.

Edmunds Scorecard

Overall3.5 / 5.0

Driving

3.0 / 5.0

Acceleration3.0 / 5.0
Braking3.5 / 5.0
Steering3.5 / 5.0
Handling3.5 / 5.0
Drivability4.0 / 5.0

Comfort

4.0 / 5.0

Seat comfort3.0 / 5.0
Ride comfort3.0 / 5.0
Noise & vibration4.0 / 5.0

Interior

3.5 / 5.0

Ease of use3.5 / 5.0
Getting in/getting out3.5 / 5.0
Roominess4.0 / 5.0
Visibility3.0 / 5.0
Quality3.5 / 5.0
Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

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2018 Kia Sportage SUV SX 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)

The 2018 Kia Sportage SUV SX 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $35,390. The average price paid for a new 2018 Kia Sportage SUV SX 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is trending $4,942 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $4,942 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $30,449.

The average savings for the 2018 Kia Sportage SUV SX 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is 14% below the MSRP.

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We are showing 10 2018 Kia Sportage SUV SX 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2018 Kia Sportage SUV EX 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A)

The 2018 Kia Sportage SUV EX 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $29,105. The average price paid for a new 2018 Kia Sportage SUV EX 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A) is trending $4,983 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $4,983 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $24,122.

The average savings for the 2018 Kia Sportage SUV EX 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A) is 17.1% below the MSRP.

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We are showing 53 2018 Kia Sportage SUV EX 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2018 Kia Sportage SUV LX 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A)

The 2018 Kia Sportage SUV LX 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $26,275. The average price paid for a new 2018 Kia Sportage SUV LX 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A) is trending $4,637 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $4,637 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $21,638.

The average savings for the 2018 Kia Sportage SUV LX 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A) is 17.6% below the MSRP.

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We are showing 19 2018 Kia Sportage SUV LX 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2018 Kia Sportage SUV LX 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)

The 2018 Kia Sportage SUV LX 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $24,725. The average price paid for a new 2018 Kia Sportage SUV LX 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A) is trending $4,151 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $4,151 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $20,574.

The average savings for the 2018 Kia Sportage SUV LX 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A) is 16.8% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 11 2018 Kia Sportage SUV LX 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2018 Kia Sportage SUV EX 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)

The 2018 Kia Sportage SUV EX 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $27,605. The average price paid for a new 2018 Kia Sportage SUV EX 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A) is trending $2,791 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $2,791 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $24,814.

The average savings for the 2018 Kia Sportage SUV EX 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A) is 10.1% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 4 2018 Kia Sportage SUV EX 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

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2018 Kia Sportage SUV Listings and Inventory

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