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2012 Kia Sportage – contemporary compact crossover

Thursday, May 31st 2012. | Kia

2012 Kia Sportage is one stylish (both exterior & interior) modern affordable compact SUV fitted with better practical plus better conservative than 2011 Kia Sportage the previous model. We particularly liked its powerful higher trim & efficient powertrains, multitude high-technology features, intuitional UVO’s hands-free controls, and fun-to-drive experience. Complaints summaries from some automotive press, such as: less energetic base engines, a bit stiff-legged ride, than other crossover cars it has small cargo space, and poor rear visibility. The five-seat Kia Sportage 2012 brings up four models: base Sportage, LX, EX, and SX for the lethal level.

2012 Kia Sportage
2012 Kia Sportage

2012 Kia Sportage Performance

There are two powertrains for the all-new Kia Sportage 2012:

  1. 2.4-liter DOHC with CVVT 4-cylinder engines generates 176-horsepower & 168 lb-ft of torque (standard in base Sportage, LX, & EX trim)
  2. 2.0-liter DOHC with CVVT 4-cylinder engines produces 260-hp & 269 lb-ft of torque (SX trim only)

While this compact crossover vehicles come with three transmissions:

  1. FWD six-speed manual overdrive (base Sportage only)
  2. FWD Electronically controlled six-speed overdrive with Sportmatic® (standard in LX, EX, & SX trim)
  3. DynaMax AWD full-time, electronic-control on-demand (optional in LX, EX, & SX trim)

2012 Kia Sportage Exterior

The highlight exterior features on Kia Sportage 2012 includes 16/17/18-inch alloy wheels, chrome exterior door handles, black glossy/chrome front grille, available dual body-color power heated mirrors with LED turn signal indicators, front fog lights, rear spoiler, roof rails, dual exhaust, and optional panoramic sunroof.

2012 Kia Sportage Images
2012 Kia Sportage Images

2012 Kia Sportage Interior

Later for Kia Sportage 2012 interior in highlight list show the features from Premium UVO powered by Microsoft® infotainment system, optional Navigation with Sirius Traffic™, USB/auxiliary input jacks, steering-wheel-mounted audio/Bluetooth® wireless technology/cruise-control buttons, dual-zone automatic climate control with ionized air filtration, tilt & telescopic steering column, optional auto-dimming rear-view mirror with HomeLink®, flat-woven or welding cloth seat trim, leather seat trim, auto-folding 60-40 split-folding rear seat, optional heated front seats, optional air-cooled front driver’s seat, leather-wrapped steering wheel/gearshift knob, aluminum scuff plates, and metal-paint interior trim.

2012 Kia Sportage Interior Lighting
2012 Kia Sportage Interior Lighting

2012 Kia Sportage Interior
2012 Kia Sportage Interior

2012 Kia Sportage Price

Pricing range for 2012 Kia Sportage (MSRP):

  • 2012 Kia Sportage base 2.4L I4 M/T FWD at $18,500
  • 2012 Kia Sportage LX 2.4L I4 A/T FWD at $20,800
  • 2012 Kia Sportage LX 2.4L I4 A/T AWD at $22,300
  • 2012 Kia Sportage EX 2.4L I4 A/T FWD at $23,900
  • 2012 Kia Sportage EX 2.4L I4 A/T AWD at $25,400
  • 2012 Kia Sportage SX 2.0L T-GDI A/T FWD at $26,900
  • 2012 Kia Sportage SX 2.0L T-GDI A/T AWD at $28,400

Find more itemized information about Kia Sportage 2012 or even more Kia automobiles at your official Kia Motors local dealer.

Kia Sportage 2012
Kia Sportage 2012

2012 Kia Sportage Rivals

Competitors in the class of affordable compact SUV that competes versus 2012 Kia Sportage for the examples are Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, Ford Escape, Dodge Journey, Chevrolet Equinox, and so forth.


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