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2011 Kia Sportage

At a Glance

Pricing $18,995 - $30,295
Drive Types FWD, AWD
Engines 2.0l I4 T, 2.4l I4
Transmissions A6, M6
Fuel Economy 21-22 (city), 25-31 (highway)

Our Ratings

Velocity Index 65

Overview Information

The Sportage is Kia's entry-level compact SUV vehicle. Where the original Sportage was a body-on-frame truck-based SUV, the modern Sportage is stylish crossover vehicle that compares favorably to a wide range of vehicles from the Honda CR-V to the Chevrolet Equinox. Available in FWD and AWD configurations, Sportage LX and EX models are powered by a 2.4l 4-cylinder engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Sportage SX models equip 2.0l turbocharged four-cylinder for a serious bump in power to 256-bhp. The Sportage is unmatched in style with a distinctive look that is unmistakable for other vehicles. Vehicles in this segment offer a fair amount of utility for the money. The rear seats fold flat creating a long load floor. Priced from $19,000, the Sportage is also a good value.

What Changed:

All new for 2011, the Sportage has dramatic new styling. The new model is longer and wider than its predecessor. A 2.4l four-cylinder engine is now the standard powertrain. Teamed with six-speed manual and automatic transmissions, the fuel economy of the new model improves significantly. The SX performance model is powered by a turbocharged 2.0l four-cylinder rated at 256-bhp.

Official Word:

On the heels of its 2011 International Truck of the Year recognition by ICOTY jurors, Kia Motors America (KMA) today announced the launch of the all-new 2011 Sportage SX compact CUV, scheduled to arrive in dealer showrooms later this month. As part of Kia's design-led transformation, the Sportage has become a strong player within the Kia line-up, offering power and class-leading fuel economy1. SX models take a solid foundation and up the ante with a more...Read.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Sportage 2.4l I4 (176-bhp) M6 FWD 21/29/25 52 $18,995
Sportage LX 2.4l I4 (176-bhp) A6 FWD 22/31/26 48 $20,295
Sportage LX 2.4l I4 (176-bhp) A6 AWD 21/28/24 55 $21,795
Sportage EX 2.4l I4 (176-bhp) A6 FWD 22/31/26 52 $23,295
Sportage EX 2.4l I4 (176-bhp) A6 AWD 21/28/24 59 $24,795
Sportage EX Premium w/ Leather 2.4l I4 (176-bhp) A6 FWD 22/31/26 52 $26,295
Sportage EX Premium w/ Leather 2.4l I4 (176-bhp) A6 AWD 21/28/24 59 $27,795
Sportage SX 2.0l I4 T (256-bhp) A6 FWD 22/27/24 58 $25,795
Sportage SX 2.0l I4 T (256-bhp) A6 AWD 21/25/23 65 $27,295
Sportage SX Premium w/ Leather 2.0l I4 T (256-bhp) A6 FWD 22/27/24 58 $28,795
Sportage SX Premium w/ Leather 2.0l I4 T (256-bhp) A6 AWD 21/25/23 65 $30,295