Striking sheet metal and lively handling are two of the most appealing traits of the 2015 Kia Sportage. The Sportage also offers an attractive cabin that’s home to bold design cues.
The 2015 Kia Sportage is a compact SUV that seats five passengers, and it’s sold in LX, EX and SX trims. Both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive are offered.
For the 2015 model year, the Sportage carries over with no major changes.
A high beltline, broad shoulders and pronounced fenders combine to give the Sportage an athletic stance. Upswept headlights brighten the front fascia, and sculpted body panels help this Kia look polished and sleek.
Base models come with 17-inch wheels, projector-beam headlights, rear privacy glass, power-adjustable side mirrors and body-colored exterior door handles. Available features include 18-inch wheels, a panoramic sunroof, LED daytime running lights, HID headlights, LED taillights, fog lights, a rear spoiler, roof rails, heated power-folding side mirrors and chrome exterior door handles.
Design within the Sportage’s cabin is modern and assertive. There is thoughtfully placed padding in key areas, and controls are located within easy reach. The front seats are spacious and supportive, but second-row legroom is tight. With its rear seats in place, the Sportage offers 26.1 cubic feet of storage space. This expands to 54.6 cubic feet with the rear seats folded.
Standard equipment includes power windows and door locks, air conditioning, cloth upholstery, a 60/40-split folding rear seat, a six-way manually adjustable driver’s seat and a tilt-and-telescoping steering column. The range of options includes a cooled glove box, leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, a power-adjustable driver’s seat and dual-zone automatic climate control.
The Sportage offers responsive handling, and its engine range provides plenty of pep. Ride quality is firm, and while this facilitates enjoyable driving dynamics, it also allows a certain measure of harshness into the cabin. Front-wheel drive and a six-speed automatic transmission are standard, and all-wheel drive is available for those who travel through snow and rain.
Pop the hood, and you’ll find one of two engines. LX and EX models have a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that makes up to 182 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque. The trim-topping SX flaunts a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder powerplant good for 260 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque.
Fuel economy for the 2015 Sportage tops out at an EPA-estimated 21/28 mpg city/highway.
Each Sportage offers a competitive range of tech amenities. Base models come with Bluetooth connectivity, satellite radio, a CD/MP3 player, a six-speaker sound system, an auxiliary audio input jack and an iPod/USB audio interface.
Options include navigation, a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, keyless entry and ignition, a 7-inch touch screen, HD radio and a premium Infinity sound system. Driver-assistive features such as adaptive cruise control and a blind-spot warning system aren’t offered.
By Jill Leonard (Last Updated 5/23/2018)
Jill Leonard is a writer and editor based in Pittsburgh. She first started working on automotive stories at the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, where she was a copy editor for more than 15 years. Sadly, despite reading hundreds of stories about vehicles, she still struggles to get her oil changed in a timely manner.
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User Reviews for 2015 Kia Sportage
by Karen Anderson from Princeton on August 14, 2017
Great Experience took the worry about the Kia Sportage buying guessing game. Yes, I bought it. Great Features. Fun vehicle to drive.
"Love the vehicle.Great mpg. Lots of room inside vehicle. Peppy pick up. Am-FM stereo and separate CD player. Cruise and radio controls on steering wheel. Very clean inside and on body."
Very clean inside and the previous owner put weathertech floor mats in it. And she left them.
Bought from private party and the body is in better than dealer shape.
Fun to drive, and comfortable. Plenty of leg space. Rear wheel camera is fun. Adjustable seat.
Yes, two of our adult sons went to a wedding 2 hours away, and they loved all the back seat room.
Great price and lowest miles on any other vehicle we looked at. I had been looking for a month around the Princeton area. And i found this vehicle right off the bat when i was on CarSoup.com in Iran to. Great Experience.
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2015 Kia Sportage Pricing
The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) is the "sticker price" for this vehicle, including optional equipment, when it was new.
The price range for the 2015 Kia Sportage is $11,373 - $17,389.
The average selling price is $14,158.
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$21,750 - $29,600
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$11,373 - $17,389
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