A compact SUV with seating for five, the 2010 Kia Sportage is available with FWD or 4WD. The Sportage is available with a choice between two engines, a four or six-cylinder. The four-cylinder is a 2.0L which produces 140 hp and comes standard with a five-speed manual transmission. The six-cylinder is a 2.7L which produces 173 hp and is paired with a four-speed automatic transmission. The Kia Sportage is rated at 20 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway.Read more Read less
Since the Sportage got a facelift for 2009, there weren't very many changes to make for 2010. It has an EcoMinder in the dash to tell drivers when their habits are helping with fuel efficiency. An optional back-up warning system is now available as well.
Car-like handling with SUV-like practicality; excellent warranty
Kia's small utility vehicle is comparable to a Honda CR-V, but is priced about $5000 less. The EPA rates the Sportage as high as 20 mpg city/25 mpg highway for the 4-cylinder engine with an automatic transmission, and it comes with Kia's stellar 10-year/100,000-mile warranty.