2013 Kia Sportage Research & Reviews

Overview & Reviews

Average Score

3.90/5 Average
21 Total Reviews
This Year's Model Updates:

For 2013, the Kia Sportage returns with a few minor upgrades including standard LED headlamp accents on LX and EX trims.

  • Powerful and efficient turbo engine in SX trim
  • Plenty of premium features
  • Intuitive controls
  • Generous warranty.
  • Sharp styling inside and out
  • More fun to drive than other crossovers
  • Less cargo capacity than other crossovers.
  • Stiff-legged ride
  • Backseat doesn't slide or recline

User Reviews:

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  • 2013 Kia Sportage - 2013 Kia Sportage
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    Great looking suv, great options standard..Remote start from factoring was a nice surprise, The UVO system is a nice feature, Ride is a little stiff but not horrible, but cornering is excellent.

  • Not covered under the great 10yr 100k warranty - 2013 Kia Sportage
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    This car has not been a bad car until the engine light appeared, P2006 is the code, runner control stuck closed. Only way to repair is replace the intake manifold which cost $800 for the part and roughly 4-5hrs labor to accomplish. Oh and this is not covered by the "Great" warranty. Our Sportage has 85k miles we are the first owners bought it with 13 miles on it, 3 years and 10 months in first major repair is not covered under the warranty.... this is why we bought the car to avoid this situation with repair costs early on. I have learned my lesson. Go with the cars that are reliable and have a good reputation i.e. Honda, Toyota. dont trust the 10yr 100k mile warranty it doesn't cover a major component to the engine.

  • Sweet ride - 2013 Kia Sportage
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    Good value

  • I would buy it all over again - 2013 Kia Sportage
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    Kia has a great warranty first and foremost. This car is stylish and convenient. For being an SUV it can make pretty sharp turns. It is spacious yet not monstrous. I am averaging about 27-29 highway and 22-23 in the city. I like the convenience of there being AC vents in the middle around the knee area so the back seat stays cool as well. It gets up and goes yet runs very quietly and smooth.

  • KIA means Killed in Action - 2013 Kia Sportage
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    The 2013 was recalled for the FCV. The new software upload killed the performance of my vehicle. My son, who's built turbo's since 1995 says this:This new Software seems to keep the turbo’s waste gate open too much during Wide Open Throttle causing the turbo not to “Spool Up” all the way resulting in boost loss, and obviously power loss. My question is, why update the software, instead of replacing a potentially faulty part that part being the FCV or Fuel Control Valve? Oh yeah, it’s cheaper than re-engineering of the faulty FCV, and replacing it with one that does not have a design flaw, better and even more expensive is, why not replace it with a tried and true fuel pressure regulator. This car is owned by a woman who used to race cars....I know the difference in turbo boost and loss.

  • I would buy it again! - 2013 Kia Sportage
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    I have only needed standard maintenance AND I have 252,000 miles. I drive for a living, averaging over 200 miles a day.

  • Better than the Audi I have owned - 2013 Kia Sportage
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    First is the cost to run. Regular Gas Vs. Hi test 0.20+@ gallon better Second Serivce done regularly at dealers 1/3 to 1/2 the cost Third Comfort is equal sound system is equal Fourth Insurance is much cheaper

  • Kia Sportage... hard to go wrong with this one... - 2013 Kia Sportage
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    The Kia Sportage 2013 ex awd is a real masterpiece for the value. What I got, for mid-20's price, is an awd vechicle with a lockable differential (not avail w/CR-V or CX-5), along with 176HP and 6 speeds (not avail w/RAV-4), along with a boatload of extras. And nice extras like: satellite radio, back-up camera, cooling glove box (for soda's), all weather mats, cargo storage cover, roof rails, on-board juke box (uvo), led lights, and much more. And if you're worried about craftsmenship, don't - because it's got a 10year, 100,000mile drivetrain warranty. Add to that the mileage I get, on ave 25mpg, and the sporty feel, and nice ride - it's a winner in my book. Yeah!

  • not sure about this car - 2013 Kia Sportage
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    terrrible mileage i have 2.0 turbo sportage. i only have 600km on it but the fuel consumption is huge, around 13 Liters per 100 km (around 18mpg). It says on the manual that there is a break in period of 5000 km, but i have big doubts that the fuel economy will improve. not sure if i recommend this car to anyone

  • Fun Family Car - 2013 Kia Sportage
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    All in all, a fun family car. Looks very cool for a mom lots of room for the family safe handles well smooth ride reliable and economical

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