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2011 Kia Sportage

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  • conwelpicconwelpic Ontario, CanadaPosts: 600
    edited July 2010
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    Thanks Host, but I still think it could be much easier designed.

    The tray lifts out to access the spare.

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    Drivers power seat with lumbar adjustment standard on the EX Cdn model. Canadian models are not equipped the same as US models. Standard on all Canadian models are fog lamps, heated front seats, heated outside mirrors, front and rear mud flaps, windshield wiper de-icer, side mirror indicator lights, floor mats, privacy glass. Also roof rails are standard on all except the base manual model. Usually a lot of this is in different packages in the US.
  • iluvmysephia1iluvmysephia1 Posts: 5,675
    if your picture is large you can first put it in your pictures on your Carspace page here on Edmunds. That's what I do if I know the picture is gonna be too big to post here on Edmunds. After putting it on your Carspace page you can just copy it's url and paste it in here, it's easy. Then highlight the url and click on Img down below.

    Edmunds has become one of my favorite car sites to post pictures on, if not my favorite, especially when I learned I could put them down in my Carspace page-it has an automatic "trimmer" for you. :D

    2008 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS

  • conwelpicconwelpic Ontario, CanadaPosts: 600
    thanks, the site HOST gave me the details, now I'm starting to get the hang of it. However, on other sites you have the option of posting direct from your computer.

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    the storage area of the EX Cdn model. The cargo cover and luggage net are standard on this model. In the plastic bag are the carpeted floor mats which are standard on all models.

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    You can see the front and rear mud flaps which are standard on all models in Canada, also the EX comes standard with rear parking sonar. You can see the standard 17" alloys. The 18" alloys comes standard with the EX-Luxury model in Canada (which is the rim that you have generally seen on all the Sportage photographs).
  • lok888lok888 Posts: 1,750
    No pics yet. But I've read an article on insideline.com that Sportage SX (turbocharged 2.0L with 270hp) will arrive in January 2011.

    I really like the look of the new Sportage over the Hyundai Tucson. But I prefer the license plate on the tailgate like the Tucson. There is too much open space on the tailgate of the new Sportage, plus a lack of third quarter windows.
  • radiowcradiowc Posts: 16
    Thanks... me too, I am really looking forward for the Sportage SX too. I think the existing 176hp is not really strong as compare to others similar cuv with the same in-line four cylinders like Chevy Equinox, GMC terrain, etc. They all get at least close to 200hp.

    Of course if you talked about pricing and value, Sportage/Tuscon beat them all.

    Have to wait until Jan 2011, it likes 5 years to me ...LOL!

    Another reason why I am waiting for the SX cos my friend got an RDX with turbo 2.3 with 240hp SH-AWD with basic option which cost him abt 34K running premium gas. I want to tell/show him that we can get 270hp with all those goodie and yet dont have to pay 34K for it, LOL :P
  • radiowcradiowc Posts: 16
    edited July 2010
    Missing button on US model? I guess this is for the automatic folding of the side mirror right?

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  • m6userm6user Posts: 2,952
    I think I like the rims in this photo better.
  • conwelpicconwelpic Ontario, CanadaPosts: 600
    I think the existing 176hp is not really strong as compare to others similar cuv with the same in-line four cylinders like Chevy Equinox, GMC terrain, etc. They all get at least close to 200hp

    don't underrate the 2.4L you need to check out the weights of the Equinox and Terrain (3761 - 4203 lbs) with a base 2.4L engine at 182hp. The Sportage maybe 176hp but its weight is 3157 - 3488 lbs. I drive a Rondo with a 2.4L that weighs slightly more than the Sportage and its the previous version with less hp, but its plenty of power for me.
    The previous Sportage had a 2.7L V6 which produced 173hp, so I would say quite an improvement and much improved gas mileage too.

    Tucson is going in the opposite direction, their 2011 model is now being offered with a 2.0L with 165hp and 5 speed transmission, with a lower base price.
  • radiowcradiowc Posts: 16
    I think you are right, the weights of Sportage will compliment it hp due to it is lighter compare to those Chevy and Terrain. Thanks, i never noticed that... good catch. :)

    I will go for a test drive this weekend and will report back how it feel.
  • radiowcradiowc Posts: 16
    Anyone know what is the 0-60miles in second?? I heard it is abt 9s???
  • radiowcradiowc Posts: 16
    Hello All

    I forgot to ask, those who bought their 2011 sportage now...do they get free upgrades to UVO when it comes out? or You are on your own??

    Anyone?
  • m6userm6user Posts: 2,952
    Why would you expect to get it free? Hyundai and Kia have made changes or made options available "midyear" in the past and to my knowledge they have not offered any of those things free to buyers of earlier production models. Now if it was a safety related item that could be different.
  • radiowcradiowc Posts: 16
    Thanks for the comments. :)
  • radiowcradiowc Posts: 16
    Hi

    As promised, here is my first test drive of the Kia Sportage LX FWD over the weekend. This one with Nav and backup camera. My first impression, I thought this could be a so so car, but when i start to drive around the city and highway...WOw! it is really impressive. It really match those V6 engine SUV that i drove. I really like the feel and the looks of this car in person :) I play around with the auto gear shifting....it is really fun to drive.

    Here are the list i think it is lack off / down side / dislike;
    - The side mirror kind of small, especially it is pointed at the corner of the mirror and make it looks even smaller to see.
    - The back mirror is also small, but if you have backup camera, then it will be a plus, cos when i try to test the reverse parking, it is kind of difficult without the camera because of the wide body and small windows at the back, but with the camera it is easy.
    - The armrest console is too simple, instead of having a few level of compartment or partioning like other suv i drove to put your stuff.

    My major concern, (more like a safety issue) the "push/start" button. since i never used this before. When we test it during while at the "D" gear...i purposely press the "push/start" button...and the suv engine "STOP" completely???? huhhh????? WHat??? This is very scary... anyone try that??? Or it is how it work? I asked the salesman, he also not sure and he told me, he will check with his mechanic. WOW!

    Other than the above, i will give it 7.5/10 scores, else i will give 9/10. I will go back to test drive the AWD hopely next week they will be able to get the EX with AWD sportage that i want. if everything goes well, i would probably get it the price is right :)

    Hope anyone who test drove it or owned one, please leave comments or your feed back rather than just review feedback from the journalist review with i always don't trust them. :)
  • iluvmysephia1iluvmysephia1 Posts: 5,675
    edited August 2010
    but this has got to be about the best looking SUV I've ever seen. My wife and I owned a 2001 Kia Sportage 4X4 and it was solid and built like a tank, yet it was still fun to drive with the 5-speed stick. But Kia has progressed to being more of a world-class automobile manufacturer since 2001 and this new Sportage is in a class above the old "Jeep/Army" looking Sportage that we enjoyed. Got ta tell you guys this new 2011 Kia Sportage is a real knockout.

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    2011 Kia Sportage

    Being a good fan of Mitsubishi as well as Kia, this is my other favorite SUV offered to consumers at this date.

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    2010 Mitsubishi Outlander

    2008 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS

  • conwelpicconwelpic Ontario, CanadaPosts: 600
    I'm trying to understand your explanation of the ENGINE START/STOP button. Are you saying the vehicle was in motion in the Drive position when you push the button :confuse: Why would you do such a thing? That's like turning the key off while you are driving!
    You said the engined stopped when you did this and was scary - wouldn't it have been more scary if it didn't shut off?
    If you are not familiar with how it works, why would you try something like that on a test drive without first reading about it in the owners manual or knowing full well what the consequences would be (its covered from page 5/7 in the manual which you can download from KGIS). "In an emergency situation while the vehicle is in motion, you are able to turn the engine off and to the ACC postion by pressing the ENGINE START/STOP button for more than 2 seconds or 3 times successively within 3 seconds."
  • radiowcradiowc Posts: 16
    Hi!

    Yes I did that when the suv is in motion and in "D", the reason why I pressed the "Start/Stop" button cos i want to know how easy it is to kill the engine. And by testing, it is just by one very soft touch of the button and the Engine shut off completely, rather that I have to pressed down the button couples of second to kill the engine. Just like like when you try to power down your laptop. That just surprising. Well for me, definately i wont do that. Also it is not as easy as conventional key where you have to actually have to turn the key before you can do that.

    The reason why i said that, because you never know, some front passenger side idiot friend with itchy fingers/hands or drunk passenger might press that button for you without you knowing or by accident. then it may cause accident.

    Anyway....Thanks for providing me more info on the "ENGINE Start/Stop" function and show me the exact pages :) This is really very useful information for me since i never had those function before. Hahaha as usual, people always afraid to try new thing.. I guess this is just me :p

    After reading the manual, that is good... it resolved my concern now. :)

    I love this forum :)
  • radiowcradiowc Posts: 16
    Hello Sportage Owners,

    Hope you can share with us, how much did you pay for your KIA Sportage 2011?
    like the trim level, package(s) you pick? Did you pay below, or above your MSRP? or the sticker prices on the windows :)

    Thanks
  • radiowcradiowc Posts: 16
    Finally Kia Sportage lived up to it name... thanks to Peter Schreyer. :)
  • radiowcradiowc Posts: 16
    Anyone know or notice? I saw some of the video on youtube, it said the AWD only available in Dec 2010 in US?????? WHAT!!!! can someone help confirmed that? Pleaaeeeeeeeeee :confuse:
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