Last post on Dec 31, 2012 at 10:45 AM
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#140 of 149 Suspension ?
Apr 26, 2011 (12:36 pm)
From the different review sites I keep hearing how the ride in the Sportage is too stiff. Since I am often overwhelmed by the newness of a vehicle this is something I might misjudge. Especially if I did not test drive on the right roads. Can any one offer a comparison between the new Sportage LX and a Toyota Rav. Will the Sportage really be a harsher ride??? thanks. Also, what are the spring season MPG readings? I do a fair amount of highway driving and hate to settle for less than 28 highway with a combined 25... fingers-crossed.
#141 of 149 Re: 2011 Sportage Turbo [maringa]
May 15, 2011 (4:21 am)
My wife just bought the Sportage SX in Mineral Gray. She was originally looking for an EX AWD in the same color but the dealer couldn't locate or trade it so we stepped up to the SX Turbo. Originally thought it would be more car than she needed but it must have been fate because the SX is so much peppier than the EX in addition to better handling when you compare the two. KIA has a winner with the Sportage. I'd recommend it to anyone looking for a CUV in this segment. The only thing I don't like about the Sportage SX is that she won't let me drive it.
May 15, 2011 (2:28 pm)
Sportage - LX, EX
Standard 17-inch alloy wheels (LX; previously optional)
Available UVO in-car hands-free entertainment and communication system package (optional EX and SX)
New YES-Essentials seat treatment (integrated new anti-soiling, anti-static, and antibacterial fabric properties)
Added low washer fluid warning (with Supervision meter cluster only)
Added standard floor console and cup holder rubber mat
Added folding key (with keyless entry vehicles only)
#143 of 149 Keeping away from Kia?
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May 23, 2011 (1:38 pm)
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#144 of 149 2011s are History
May 24, 2011 (3:06 pm)
2012s are being built and will be shipped soon.
#145 of 149 Re: EX AWD Cost [jjmets]
Jun 18, 2011 (4:07 am)
No dealer should be quoting prices above the MSRP. Check out a dealer in the Boston area. I bought an SX and it was way below MSRP and it was in Mineral Gray which is one of the colors that are in the most demand.
#146 of 149 2011 Kia Sportage SX Turbo
Aug 01, 2011 (4:17 pm)
As an FYI I was able to secure a new Mineral Silver 2011 Kia Sportage SX Turbo at about 12% below the MSRP... With the 2012 version starting to appear it looks like a good time to pick up one of the remaining 2011... even if there are few if any rebates. My walk out price was abt $2,000 less then the MSRP and that included the states 6% tax.
#148 of 149 Re: 2800 miles and what I would like to see from Kia [regy65]
Jan 17, 2012 (8:02 pm)
well its been a year now and 11000 miles on it, the new intake is doing well even though I see the misfire code now as a software problem in the tsb page. So far so good , still a rough ride my wife calls it a jeep style ride. I will be back again for yearly reviews on this vehicle. have a great day
#149 of 149 Re: 2800 miles and what I would like to see from Kia [regy65]
Dec 31, 2012 (10:45 am)
Hey me again, update on sportage at 19000 miles so far so good, just a stiff ride with alot of front end suspension noise still, might have to get it checked out!