2013 Kia Sportage

If you are looking for a crossover that is distinctive looking, boasts good fuel economy is fun to drive, can fit two extra large car seats and a huge double stroller, than the 2012 Kia Sportage may be the crossover for you!

2013 Kia Sportage

The Sportage gets a whopping 27 highway miles per gallon which is super high for a crossover. You will get around 20 if all your driving is city. During my test drive I got 24 miles per gallon which allowed me to use only a half a tank during my one week test drive, in which I used the Sportage and only the Sportage to run all my errands!

The Sportage ranks 6 out of 21 when it comes to Affordable Compact SUVs but the interior feature make you feel like you are driving one of the most expensive ones. Features I have come to love like rear-camera display, voice-command navigation, steering wheel mounted controls, push button start, auto dimming mirrors and cooling glove box make this crossover sensible for a mom to drive!

2013 Kia Sportage

I really enjoyed cruising around in the Sportage. The 176 horsepower engine really gets up and goes when you  need it to. But it also is a super safe vehicle! It features standard stability control, six airbags (front, front side, full-length side curtain), four-wheel antilock disc brakes and active front head restraints. It was a standout in government crash testing, scoring a perfect five stars overall in both front and side impacts. Likewise, the independent Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded the Sportage its highest rating of “Good” in all categories.

Space of course is very important to me. I was not able to fit three across in the Sportage, but I was able to fit two huge seats in the back seat with easy! Both kids had plenty of foot room and because the vehicle is higher off the ground than the car I am used to driving getting them in and out of their seats was so easy!

2013 Kia Sportage

The trunk of the Sportage is huge! With the rear seat up the Sportage features 26.1 cu ft of space and if you need more room the second row folds down to give you a whopping 54.6 cu ft!


2013 Kia Sportage

The Kia Sportage I test drove had a price tag of 30,800.00 and came with features such as power folding, heated outside mirrors, push button start, headed and air cooled drivers seat, cooling glove box, back up warning system and navigation system! You can learn more about the 2013 Kia Sportage or schedule a test drive by visiting Kia.com!

Special thanks to Kia for letting me test drive the Sportage for a week.


  1. We have the 2012 Kia Sorento and it is one of the best vehicles I have ever owned. The Sportage looks a tad smaller but just as wonderful.

  2. harmony B says

    Would put this on my list of vehicles to look at

  3. Sherri Lewis says

    Thank you for the review… I will be in the market for a new vehicle in the near future. I need something that is either a hatchback or has plenty of trunk space.

  4. Jo-Ann Brightman says

    I like that it was a standout in gov’t testing and has both heated and cooling seats.

  5. A friend has a Kia and raves about it. I love this model though, the styling is me.

  6. Looks like a good car. And I like that Kia is more affordable than other brands

  7. Holly Storm-Burge says

    I have always liked these; they are a great mix of sedan and SUV without the gas guzzling.

  8. Erika B says

    I love Kia, all of their vehicles are so sharp looking. They’re safe and innovative

  9. I LOVE the GPS built right into the dash. It looks so stunning.

  10. Thomas Murphy says

    I have a 2012 Kia Sorento and love it! Thanks for the review

  11. Love this suv!

  12. Sandy Cain says

    I like the fact that it got 5 stars ***** in the government safety tests. All those airbags! I would feel very safe driving my family around in this. Plus, it’s a cute car!

  13. Sandy Cain says

    We had a KIA a while back – it looked really smail, but my 6 foot tall SO had no trouble at all getting in or out. And you really can’t beat the mileage! But I’m most impressed by the safety features!

  14. Sandy Cain says

    Wow, I wish I was in the market for a new car! This is really cute, gets great mileage, and you can fit a ton of stuff in it. Love the safety features the best!

  15. Nice looking car and I love the built-in GPS. My husband and I are both directionally challenged. The safety ratings are awesome – that’s critical in any vehicle we consider.

  16. marissa lee says

    this is going to be on my list of cars to look at…going to be needing a bigger one soon.

  17. Karen Glatt says

    This Kia is a nice classy looking car that would fit my whole family and has plenty of room for bringing home a lot of groceries. I like the silver color and that it gets good gas mileage.

  18. Looks like a great car. I defiantly would love to get something bigger than what we have now. I have been thinking of looking into a Kia. Thanks for the review!

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