2007 Kia Sportage Reviews

2007 Kia Sportage V6 from North America

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired12000 miles
Most recent distance32000 miles
Previous carSaturn SC

Summary:

Reliable, dependable and safe!

Faults:

We've owned this car for 13 months, and we've only done standard maintenance on it; no problems whatsoever.

General Comments:

This car feels sturdy when driven, which is very helpful in snow.

Leather seats are cheaply made.

V6 gets about 22 mpg on the highway, which is a disappointment.

Good heating and AC system.

I feel safe in this car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 4th December, 2011

2007 Kia Sportage LX 4 cylinder from North America

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 4 cylinder Automatic
Distance when acquired10 miles
Most recent distance39700 miles
Previous carChrysler 300M

Summary:

Has served me well for 3-1/2 years

Faults:

The rear brakes will squeak loudly as the wheels rotate anytime you've had to make a sudden, hard stop unexpectedly. The noise stops as soon as you put your foot on the brakes, but very loud and embarrassing squeaking as the wheels go round. This will typically continue for 1 or 2 days.

General Comments:

Very dependable, and has never been down for repairs.

Handles well. Would much rather have the 6 cyl. model, as the 4 cyl. is very poor on uphill climbs.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 15th February, 2011

2007 Kia Sportage CRDI 2.0 diesel from Australia and New Zealand

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 2.0 diesel Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired70 kilometres
Most recent distance45000 kilometres
Previous carIsuzu Bighorn

Summary:

Safe, modern, reliable and versatile - but probably boring

Faults:

Ignition immobiliser failed at about 42000 km.

General Comments:

Plenty of power, never feels laboured, but not a sprinter.

Versatile - big enough to carry a reasonable load - with good folding seats etc, but small enough to be a city car and park easily.

Tows my boat and climbs up snowy mountain roads.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th November, 2010

2007 Kia Sportage LX 2.0 from North America

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 2.0 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired17000 miles
Most recent distance29000 miles
Previous carKia Optima

Summary:

Value priced warrior

Faults:

Had to replace the wiper motor, was replaced for free under warranty. Just replaced the tires because we took a trip.

General Comments:

Very good car avg 25 miles to a gallon.

It has an awful lot of room with rear seat folded.

It could use a few more horsepower.

The driving position fits just right, this is the kind of car that you seem not to tire of driving.

A small complaint is the car metal is a little thin, so it seems easy to dent, say in a parking lot.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th May, 2009

2007 Kia Sportage LX 2.7 V6 from North America

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.7 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired20 miles
Most recent distance1000 miles
Previous carHyundai Sonata

Summary:

You should get one

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

I'd heard the engine was underpowered, but decided to test drive one anyway. The V6 has adequate power however and the ride is very nice for a 4WD SUV.

Cornering is great, braking is even better. I have had to use the 4WD in about 1 ft of fresh snow and it was no problem at all. Also plowed though piles of snow to get in driveways that were 2 feet high with no problems.

My dealership offered free scheduled maint for the life of the car (means all fluid changes, filters, adjustments, belts, timing belts, brake pads, tune ups, and various other items are free for as long as I own the car!)

Add to all this I got 5 year 0% financing. Oh yeah!

As a side note, the keys do not contain any security devices so having a replacement set costs about $1.50 and having a remote starter installed didn't require any by-pass.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th December, 2007

30th Jun 2010, 01:04

Well, it's now almost 3 years into ownership. All I have had to do is replace the brakes at 25,000 miles. I agree that is a little soon to need to do all 4 wheels, but outside of that, this car has been great.

My only other issue is with the dealer who went out of business so his "as long as you own it warranty" is void. I always figured he offered it knowing he would go out of business.

Anyway, I still love this car and it has 29000 miles now.

20th Sep 2010, 15:54

I have a 2007 2.0 Sportage, and it has been a reliable car. No problems so far, currently have 20,000 miles.

There is one recall; the brake switch, which the dealer replaced right away.

It could use more power, but I have a baby and I do not need to speed now, and the price is reasonable. If you wanted more power, get the V6 engine. It's comfortable to drive and has great mpg; 19 city, 25 on the highway.

Average review marks: 9.0 / 10, based on 8 reviews