Tests and Features

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 Contenders4.5/5
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 In3.5/5
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 …
Test Drives2015 Kia Sportage SX Luxury: Template For Small SUV Success4.0/5
The last few years have afforded families with an embarrassment of compact crossover riches. The 2015 Kia Sportage is a perfect example of the highly evolved state of the small people mover segment, a stylish, comfortable, and practical vehicle that also happens to be reasonably affordable. The Sportage is also …
First Drives2011 Kia Sportage: All the ingredients!4.5/5
For many years, Kia has been trying to become a manufacturer that has more than just low-priced cars. But no matter what the Korean manufacturer does, if their products aren’t up to snuff, there’s no way they can reach this objective. Fresh off the recent introduction of several interesting new …
Test DrivesThe 2010 Kia Sportage: Jack of all trades
The Kia Sportage has had to deal with a lot of different weather conditions since it appeared on the scene at the end of last November. As though someone had flipped a switch, there was snowfall after snowfall from the moment the vehicle arrived. Week after week, there was always …
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