2006 Kia Sportage LX Luxory Package 2.6 V6 from North America
Nothing wrong so far.
I bought my 2006 Sportage just 6 month ago. This is an amazing vehicle that perfectly combines comfort, security and fun driving. It is also a good looking vehicle with the right size (for me at least). Nevertheless the big test for it was yesterday and I have to say it passed it with the highest qualification possible.
I live in Winnipeg, Canada; as you know,up here we have severe winters. Yesterday we had one of those winter storms; we got a lot of snow and chilly temperatures. The condition of the road was pretty bad, very slippery and therefore treacherous, making the driving very difficult. My 2006 Sportage did so well in the middle of that madness, where many other vehicles, including big trucks, ended up in the ditch, or worse, in other car's rear bumper. The ABS systems worked perfectly, giving me the confidence to hit the brake hard and get the car stopped in a relatively short space. I used the 4 wheel drive lock in the most difficult parts and it did very well also. The Electronic Stability Control kept me in the track even on very slippery curves. It was very useful, also the Steptronic transmission, because it let me shift freely depending on the condition of the road.
Well, in general it was a very good experience that I think proves the quality of this vehicle.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 31st October, 2006