2007 Kia Sportage Reviews - Page 2 of 2

2007 Kia Sportage LX 2.0 from North America

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Distance when acquired4 miles
Most recent distance2990 miles
Previous carChevrolet Venture

Summary:

Great car choice with excellent value!

Faults:

One of the three power outlets did not work at delivery.

General Comments:

Great car. I was surprised that a 2.0 Liter SUV could have power enough to drive 80mph on the Interstate, and still get 29 mpg.

Kia have done their homework to determine what American drivers need, and provide it at a reasonable price. My LX model has power windows, door locks, and remote mirrors. The eight way adjustable drivers seat is comfortable.

My family of 4 have taken two long trips of 500+ miles and were pleased with the performance and comfort.

The manual 5-speed was fun to drive through the curves and mountains of Kentucky.

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

Review Date: 5th August, 2007

2007 Kia Sportage LX V6 AWD 2.7L V6 from North America

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.7L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired100 kilometres
Most recent distance15000 kilometres
Previous carChevrolet Cavalier

Summary:

The best small SUV you can get for your hard earned $$

Faults:

Nothing serious has gone wrong with the Sportage. The only "thing" so far is the rear windshield wiper broke under 3 feet of wet snow. Unless you live somewhere where you are likely to get over 3 feet of wet snow in a day (and not wipe off your vehicle) this wouldn't happen!

No other problems! Great so far!

General Comments:

Tons of features for little money. Very safe, handles well, feels more secure to drive than our old vehicle, though not as sporty feeling. Definitely more sporty looking though!

Lots of space. This vehicle seems well thought out and inspired. The extra V6 power is appreciated, although we pay for it through mediocre fuel efficiency.

The 4WD is a must for us, as is the safety of the 6 airbags and stability control. We live in the north and this vehicle has already trucked through immense snowstorms, mud, water up to the wheel wells, and of lots of highway driving.

We really appraciate the extras: 4-wheel disc brakes (excellent braking), electronic stability control (it works well and saves lives), seats that connect and lay down into beds, well used space, bag hooks, individual reading lights, and so on.

The Kia basically has the features of a 40k vehicle, and we got our Kia for $27k.

Prior to buying I test drove small SUVs from GM (equinox), Ford (escape), Toyota (RAV4), Subaru (Forrester), and Suzuki (Grand Vitara). The Kia is more inspired and cheaper than the Ford and GM, and is simply less expensive than the asian makes. All of the competition cost between $32-37k for a similair vehicle trim! Thats $5-10k more!

The best vehicle in class for the money.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th June, 2007

2007 Kia Sportage Kia 4x4 2.0 from South Africa

Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired100 kilometres
Most recent distance424 kilometres
Previous carVolkswagen Polo

Summary:

Very luxurious for the price

Faults:

No safety:

All 5 the doors open at once when you unlock the car? Why??? Can it be fixed.

General Comments:

Nice and comfortable.

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

Review Date: 11th May, 2007

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