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2013 Kia Sportage (continued)


2013 Kia Sportage

The Kia Sportage is a compact sport-utility that's refined, comfortable, well-developed and sharp-looking. The standard engine delivers respectable power, more than respectable fuel economy and a competitive price. correspondent Tom Lankard filed this report from San Francisco; John F. Katz contributed to this report.

Model Line Overview

Model lineup:Kia Sportage ($19,000); LX $21,200); EX ($24,200); SX ($26,900)
Engines:176-hp 2.4 liter inline-4; 260-hp 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4
Transmissions:6-speed manual; 6-speed automatic
Safety equipment (standard):frontal airbags, front seat-mounted side-impact airbags, full-coverage curtain airbags with rollover sensor; electronic stability control with traction control, ABS, EBD, brake assist; tire pressure monitoring system
Safety equipment (optional):backup warning sensor; rearview camera; all-wheel drive
Basic warranty:5 years/60,000 miles
Assembled in:Hwaseong, South Korea

Specifications As Tested

Model tested (MSRP):Kia Sportage EX AWD ($25,700)
Standard equipment:air conditioning, power steering, power disc brakes, power windows, power locks, console, cruise control, message center, trip computer, floor shift, back-up warning system, fog lamps
Options as tested (MSRP):Navigation Package ($1,200) includes navigation system, rearview camera, SiriusXM Traffic; Premium Package with leather ($3,100) includes leather seat trim, heated front seats, air-cooled driver seat, push-button Start, Panoramic sunroof, power folding heated mirrors, Supervision gage cluster cargo cover, auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink and Compass; Towing package ($400)
Destination charge:($800)
Gas guzzler tax:N/A
Price as tested (MSRP): $31,200
Layout:all-wheel drive
Engine:2.4-liter dohc 16-valve inline-4
Horsepower (hp @ rpm):176 @ 6000
Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm):168 @ 4000
Transmission:6-speed automatic
EPA fuel economy, city/hwy:20/27 mpg
Wheelbase:103.9 in.
Length/width/height:174.8/73.0/64.4 in.
Track, f/r:63.5/63.6 in.
Turning circle:34.7 ft.
Seating capacity:5
Head/hip/leg room, f:39.1/53.7/41.4 in.
Head/hip/leg room, m:N/A
Head/hip/leg room, r:38.5/49.1/37.9 in.
Cargo volume:54.6 cu. ft.
Towing capacity:2000 Lbs.
Suspension, f:independent, MacPherson strut, coil spring; gas-charged shock absorbers
Suspension, r:independent, multi-link, coil springs, gas-charged shock absorbers
Ground clearance:6.8 in.
Curb weight:3355 lbs.
Brakes, f/r:ventilated disc/ventilated disc with ABS, EBD, Brake Assist, Hill-start Assist, Downhill Brake Control
Fuel capacity:15.3 gal.

Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle.
All prices are manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSRP) effective as of July 05, 2012.
Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges. N/A: Information not available or not applicable.
Manufacturer Info Sources: 800-333-4542 -

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