KIA Sportage 2012 | Review In-ex

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Name : KIA Sportage.
Years : 2012.
Description : The Korean automobile manufacturer, KIA has released its latest car of the SUV segment, the 2012 Kia Sportage. It comes with four trims, but now we’ll review the Sportage SX. The Sportage SX is one of the muscular beasts in the class of SUVs. Kia has created a new standard of SUV and soon it will one of the best competitors in the SUV’s showrooms in 2012. It’s such as an exclusive crossover with modern design and color ascent.

   The 2012 Kia Sportage styling won’t change. It’ll keep a beltline that’s fashionably high, a roofline modishly low, and a grille and headlamps that form a scowling expression. It’s a look Kia admits appeals to men more than to women. We find the chiseled lines more appealing than the roiling-surf styling of Sportage’s underskin twin, the Hyundai Tucson from Kia’s parent company. The 2012 Sportage will retain a relatively generous 103.9-inch wheelbase (distance between front and rear axles) so it’ll easily accommodate four adults, five if the rear seaters get cozy. Sportage’s overall length, however, is among the shortest in the class. That helps create an athletic stance and aids close-quarters maneuverability but reduces cargo volume to well below that of such competitors as the Honda CR-V. The core 2012 Sportage lineup will return with Base, LX, EX, and SX models. Visual differences run to such things as additional exterior brightwork and larger wheels as you ascend the lineup. And hard to ignore is the half-necklace of LED daytime running lights. They’ve been exclusive to the Sportage EX model so far. Kia had not revealed Sportage SX styling in time for this review, but the LED running lights would seem appropriate for that model, too. Sportage is a crossover because it blends SUV cues with car-type unibody construction. This is in contrast to the heavier-duty design of truck-type body-on-frame SUVs such as the Toyota 4Runner.

 Interior KIA Sportage
Interior :
  Inside, the black interior upholstery welcomes us. The seats, steering wheel, the dashboard and gearbox are covered in black, giving it a dark and masculine image. The interior is mostly covered in nicely finished plastic, which you won’t feel it as plastic. The Sportage’s cabin has plenty space, it’s best-suited for a whole family going for a road trip. the cargo room is measured 26 cubic feet capacity. In the center dashboard, there’s an LCD housing a satellite radio, USB/iPod interface and audio system. The Bluetooth is also standard to all trims of the Sportage. KIA has teamed up with Microsoft to especially develop one of the hi-tech gadget called UVO. It’s a kind of a phone/audio connectivity that allows you to download, storage and playback music, and you can manage to store phone numbers through voice-command access.

 Exterior KIA Sportage
   Exterior :
  From the outside, the Sportage is an attractive small crossover. it keeps the beltline, the roofline is designed modishly low, to give more visibility for the driver and passengers. The 2012 Sportage’s wheelbase is measured 103.9-inch, so the car will easily accomodate 4-5 adults passengers. In fact, The Sportage’s length, comparing to Honda CR-V or Toyota Rav4, is the shortest in its class. However, it increases the capability of maneuver.
Dimensions :
•    Length : 174.8-in
•    Width : 73-in
•    Height : 64.4-in
•    Curb weight : 3311 lbs
•    Wheels and tires : 18-inch and 235/55 R18
•    Fuel-tank capacity : 58 liters

Engine KIA Sportage
Engine :
  You’ll be pleased by the 176 hp delivered by the Sportage SX, which comes from 2.4 liter four-cylinder. To produce such power, the engine has to peak until 6000 rpm. The towing power is so stunning after all. The Sportage SX generates 168 lb-ft of torque at 4000 rpm. The engine is helped by perfectly-matched 6-speed automatic transmission. The performance test results that The Sportage SX can run to 60 miles in about 6.5 seconds. The EPA fuel mileage estimated the Sportage SX spends per gallon in 22 miles in the city and 27 miles in the highway.
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