The four wheel drive has been replaced twice.
Wiring has either burned out or gone bad in some form or another, such as the radio and dome lights going out, then coming back on. Windshield wiper blades have turned on for no reason.
The alarm doesn't sound sometimes when the doors are locked with the remote.
The fan settings have stopped working in the second and third position.
The paint is failing and the frame that carries the spare is rusting and tainting the paint on the bumper.
Rims are already pitted.
Lousy placement of the cupholders and cruise control buttons.
I can go on and on, but in general, this SUV sucks, there's a reason they give you a sick warranty.
I take really good care of my cars, I don't have a lot of money so I try to make things last as long as possible. There is no way I or any Sportage owner can be held responsible for the stuff that goes wrong with this car. Mine is only three years old and has 22,000 miles on it and the four wheel drive has to be replaced again! It left me stranded in a snow storm without it just when I needed it the most, and YES, I do engage it once a month and if it rains bad. This car is so cheaply made and I don't feel safe in it at all.
I keep it in a garage, the dealer's garage that is, because that's where it seems to spend most of it's time.
Please, don't buy this care without reading more reviews on it!
I feel bad for everyone who owns one.
I think the people who like and have had no problems with it just got lucky, or live in the south where they don't need an SUV. Let's see what they say in a few thousand more miles.