2013 Kia Sportage Sport Utility Crossover
Benefits of Driving a 2013 Kia Sportage Sport Utility Crossover
The recently redesigned Sportage has quickly become one of the leaders in its class of compact SUVs, thanks to its stylish design, generous feature set, connectivity and entertainment systems and strong value for the money. Despite its compact size, the new Sportage is of a size that's large enough for a growing family of four, yet it still fits into a compact-car parking space. The Sportage's 4-wheel drive system combines the best of both worlds with a true locking center differential as well as car-like on-road all-wheel drive finesse.
What's new for 2013?
The Kia Sportage gets only a few changes for 2013. Power folding mirrors are now standard across all trims while EX and LX models get new LED accent lights. The SX also gets lighting improvements with LED daytime running lights. Also new for 2013 is a funky blue interior package for EX models featuring blue cloth seats and a black headliner.
- Fuel efficiency
- connectivity and entertainment features
- spacious, versatile interior
- ride quality and cabin refinement
- strong warranty
- value for the money
The Sportage is offered in Base, LX, EX and SX models. All but the SX come with a 176-horsepower, 2.4L 4-cylinder engine. The SX comes with a direct-injected 2.0L 4-cylinder that makes a very competitive 260 horsepower. All Sportages are available in either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive and with either a 6-speed manual transmission or 6-speed automatic.