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2011 Kia Sportage Base Sport Utility

2011 Kia Sportage Review

(3 Stars)  New look, new attitude

Reviewed by Automobile Magazine on

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 Base Sport Utility Standard Equipment

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