Kia Sportage

Price $21,995 – $37,395
Fuel consumption 6.5 – 10.3 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 80%(view ratings)
Thanks to its bold and aggressive exterior, the Kia Sportage quickly won the hearts of many drivers. The front-wheel drive model features a 176-hp 2.4L engine, while the all-wheel drive versions offer the option of a 260-hp 2.0L turbo. Six-speed manual and automatic transmissions are available, depending on the trim. Finally, cargo space ranges from 740 to 1,547 litres.

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PreviewsFive Things to Know About the 2019 Kia Sportage
The compact SUV segment is extremely popular in Canada, and we expect that it will continue to grow as consumers trade in their compact and midsized cars. It’s thus crucial for each manufacturer to offer at least one in its lineup, and at Kia, it’s the Sportage that fills this …
Special Events2017 Canadian Car of the Year Awards: the Small Utility Vehicle Category
Last week, more than 65 journalists from across Canada gathered at TestFest, the annual intensive vehicle-testing even organized by the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC). Amongst the eight categories this year, a very important one is Small Utility Vehicle, which rounds up new or significantly redesigned models in popular …
First Drives2017 Kia Sportage: Threatening the Top Contenders
When Kia decided to revitalize its product line, the young Korean brand turned to Peter Schreyer, who was, at the time, designing new Audi vehicles. Schreyer took the job and agreed to give the brand’s cars and SUVs a new look, but only on one condition: if the overall quality …
Spotlight onWe’re about to get our hands on the 2017 Kia Sportage
In order to stay competitive in the small SUV segment, a manufacturer must make a splash year after year. They often redesign their models after only a few years on the market, and it’s pretty rare to see a vehicle being sold for more than five years without receiving a …
First Drives2017 Kia Sportage: Maturity Kicks In
DEATH VALLEY, California – Most launches we get invited to emphasize the redesigned car or truck’s power, style and technology. We’ll drive the vehicle on windy roads or a racetrack in order to determine how well it handles. However, for the next-generation of the Sportage compact crossover, we got to …
Spotlight on2016 Kia Sportage: We're Driving It This Week
Kia ’s compact crossover will receive a full redesign for the 2017 model year, and will make its global debut at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show on September 15th. However, The Car Guide will be heading down to California this week to take a closer look at the new Sportage …


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New Models2023 Kia Sportage: More Juicy Details are Confirmed
After releasing the first pictures of the new, fifth-generation Sportage a few weeks ago, Kia is now sharing more details and there is plenty to cover. Set to go on sale next year as a 2023 model, the redesigned Sportage is completely different from its predecessor and also much more …
New Models2023 Kia Sportage Unveiled With Spectacular New Style, Interior
Kia has just released the first official pictures and details of the next-generation Sportage , which will launch in global markets a few months from now. It’s expected to arrive in Canada next year as a 2023 model. The Korean compact SUV sports a spectacular new design that’s mostly the …
New ModelsAll-new Kia Sportage Teased a Few Weeks Ahead of World Debut
[[UPDATE-06/01/2021: The world premiere has been announced for June 8.]] Following its cousin, the Hyundai Tucson , the Kia Sportage is about to get a complete makeover. The fifth-generation model promises to put on quite a show. The Korean automaker today revealed early images that offer a preview of the …
RecallsKia Follows Hyundai’s Lead With Engine-related Recall
We suspected Kia would follow the lead of Hyundai , which earlier this week announced a recall on nearly 150,000 vehicles in Canada to update the engine control module. It’s now official: close to 80,000 Kia vehicles in the country will be recalled as part of a similar “Product Improvement …
NewsIs This Actually the New 2022 Kia Sportage?
The current-generation Kia Sportage is four years old and a brand new model is coming for 2022. Similar to its cousin, the Hyundai Tucson , it will receive a complete makeover. And we finally have a preview of what it will look like. Following spy shots of camouflaged prototypes being …
NewsKia details redesigned 2017 Sportage
We now know more about the redesigned 2017 Kia Sportage , with the automaker detailing what's new in its fourth generation, including a slightly longer wheelbase and overall length. The 2017 Sportage gets a 1.2-inch stretch in its wheelbase, to 105.1 inches, with overall length increasing 1.6 inches to 176.4 …


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Did You Know: High-strength steel
The body of the all-new 2017 Kia Sportage is now comprised of 51 per cent high-strength steel, three times more than the previous model. Kia, along with its corporate partner Hyundai, is the only automaker in the world that produces its own steel, and has steadily increased the use of …
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MOTORING TV: Compact Crossover of the Year for 2017
Motoring TV recently held its 1 hour Car of the Year Special on the TSN network where we picked the best in class for 2017. Here are the nominees and winner in the Compact Crossover category. (This segment originally appeared on Motoring TV 2017 episode #6) …
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Review: 2017 Kia Sportage
It has been 17 years since the Kia Sportage first hit the Canadian market. A lot has changed since then, with the all-new 2017 Sportage showcasing some unique looks and plenty of technology to match. The Motoring TV team was in British Columbia to take a closer look at the …
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Review: 2017 Kia Sportage
The original, according to Graeme, ranked as one of the worst vehicles to hit North American roads. Each successive generation has improved and this 4th generation Sportage is larger, more refined and lists a host of new technologies. Graeme takes it for a run. (The segment originally appeared on Motoring …