The Sportage is a five passenger vehicle that is offered in front-wheel or all-wheel drive. A 176-hp 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine is standard on the Base, LX and EX trims. A 256-hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine is standard on the SX trim and available on all other trims. A six-speed manual transmission is standard on the Base model, while all other models feature a six-speed automatic transmission. Standard safety features include four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, electronic stability program, traction control, and six airbags, including side curtain airbags.
The Kia Sportage continues for 2012 with minimal changes.