2013 Kia Sportage

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Pros:  Styling; warranty; powerful and efficient turbo 4-cylinder in SX; premium features; price.

Cons: Stiff ride; short on cargo space and rear headroom; backseat lacks slide/recline feature.

Body Styles, Trims & Options
The five-passenger 2013 Kia Sportage is available in four trim levels- Base, LX, EX and SX. Standard equipment on the entry-level Base includes 16-inch alloy wheels, front LED accent lights, full-power accessories, a 60/40 split-folding rear seat, leather-wrapped armrests, Bluetooth®, steering wheel-mounted Bluetooth®/audio/cruise controls and a 4-speaker sound system with door-mounted tweeters, satellite radio and USB/auxiliary input jacks.

The LX will give you 17-inch alloy wheels and add features like power mirrors with turn signal indicators, and remote keyless entry. An available Convenience Package will get you roof rails, a rear spoiler, heated mirrors, a cooling glove box, a UVO Powered by Microsoft® Infotainment System, a rearview camera and a back-up warning system. A navigation package can also be added and includes a navigation system with Sirius XM Traffic™ and a premium audio system an external amplifier and subwoofer.

Steeping up to the EX will add standard 18-inch alloy wheels, chrome exterior accents, amenities from the LX Convenience Package, dual-zone automatic climate control, a power-adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar support, an auto-folding rear seatback and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob.

Three packages are available for the EX trim. The EX Premium Package adds a panoramic sunroof, power-folding heated mirrors with turn signal indicators, leather upholstery, heated front seats, an air-cooled driver’s seat, push button start and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. The Navigation Package adds a voice-command navigation system with a color touch screen. The Blue Package adds a unique interior trim on the door panels, dashboard and cloth seats however this package is not available when equipped with the Premium or Navigation Package.

The top-of-the-line Sportage SX tacks on LED daytime running lights, unique exterior treatments, leather upholstery and push-button start. The Navigation Package as mentioned earlier is also available on the SX. An SX Package will add features from the EX Premium Package that is not standard on the SX. These items include a panoramic sunroof, power-folding heated mirrors with turn signal indicators, heated front seats, an air-cooled driver’s seat and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.

Safety
Standard safety features includes six airbags with a side curtain roll-over sensor, 4-wheel antilock brakes, brake assist, hill decent and hill start control, traction and stability control and a tire pressure monitoring system.

Warranty Information
Kia has a lot of confidence in both the quality and endurance of its new vehicles, and it shows. They stand behind their new vehicles with an industry -leading warranty to help bring owners peace of mind. Every new Kia comes with an impressive 10-year/100,000-mile Limited Powertrain Warranty, a 5-year/60,000-mile Limited Basic Warranty, a 5-year/100,000-mile Limited Anti-Perforation Warranty and a 5-year/60,000-mile 24-hour Roadside Assistance service.

To learn more about the Kia Rio and everything that it has to offer, visit your Kia dealer today to speak with an experienced professional and schedule a test drive.

MSRP 

Available Trims MSRP
2013 Sportage Base $19,000
2013 Sportage LX $21,200
2013 Sportage EX $24,200
2013 Sportage SX $26,900
Similar Vehicles  MSRP
2013 Ford Escape $22,470
2013 Honda CR-V $22,795
2013 Toyota RAV4 $22,650

 Engines, Transmissions, & EPA Ratings

Trim

Engine

Drivetrain

Transmission

Fuel Economy (city/highway)

Base

 2.4-liter 4-cylinder

FWD

6-speed M/T

20/27

LX & EX

2.4-liter 4-cylinder

FWD

6-speed A/T

21/30

LX & EX

2.4-liter 4-cylinder

AWD

6-speed A/T

20/27

SX

2.0-liter Turbocharged 4-cylinder

FWD

6-speed A/T

21/28

SX

2.0-liter Turbocharged 4-cylinder

AWD

6-speed A/T

20/25

 

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