First created in 1993, the Kia Sportage is a compact SUV with an excellent reputation for safety. It was named one of the most reliable cars in a 2009 Consumer Reports survey and cited as one of the "20 least expensive 2009 vehicles to insure." The 3rd generation Sportage received a Top Safety Pick rating from the U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety which requires the roof of a vehicle to withstand three times the force of the vehicle’s weight.
Like the Hyundai Tucson, which it is built off the same platform as the Sportages released from 2005 come installed with either a 2L inline-four (MT or AT) or 2.7L V6 (AT only) unleaded gasoline engine, that generates horsepower of 140 and 173 respectively, and torque of 136 and 178 respectively. The Sportage offers with fuel efficiencies ranging from 8.9km/l -10.6km/l.
On top of coming with a wealth of safety features like six airbags, three point seat belts, and ABS, the Kia Sportage has also been said to be especially of a bargain because of its Electronic Stability Program, Kia's electronic stability system which controls the direction of the car in low-traction situations and which comes standard with the vehicle.
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