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2011 Kia Sportage SUV

2011 Kia Sportage Review

(3 Stars)  New look, new attitude

Reviewed by Automobile Magazine on

Overview
The Sportage has been Kia's small SUV since it was introduced in 1995. It was a small SUV, which could be taken off road and offered a lot of practicality at a great value. The early Sportages weren't really standouts however, but much of this was corrected after a three year hiatus to design the second generation Sportage. The second generation was bigger and more carlike with a total redesign that left it somewhat less at home off road and didn't do much to help the styling of the vehicle.

The 2011 Sportage addresses the styling issues and have greatly improved the looks of the vehicle. The newest Sportage promises a larger vehicle, with a more refined, car like ride. Its new four cylinder engine is more powerful than the outgoing engine and a still more powerful 2.0 liter, turbocharged version of the four cylinder will be following shortly. All of this and Kia promises that the new model will have further improved fuel economy despite being larger and more powerful than its predecessor.

A wide selection of interior amenities is also promised for the 2011 model.

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2011 Sportage Base Sport Utility Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 2.4L in-line four-cylinder DOHC with variable valve timing
Unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: EPA (08):, 21 MPG city, 29 MPG highway, 24 MPG combined and 348 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
14.5gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 176 hp @ 6,000 rpm; 168 ft lb of torque @ 4,000 rpm

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'11 Kia SUV Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Cruise Control
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Power Locks
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Power Outlet(s)
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Tilt
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Trip Computer
  Interior  
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Cup Holders
  Safety  
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Brake Assist
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Driver Air Bag
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Head/Curtain Airbag
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Hill Decent Control
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear Airbag
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Rear Curtain Airbag
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Folding Rear Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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Compact Disc Player
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Satellite Radio
  Technology  
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Blue Tooth Compatible
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
  Trucks and Towing  
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Tow Hooks
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