The Best Cars for 2011

The Best Cars for 2011: Kia Sportage

Kia Sportage
Kia continues its quest to satisfy young, hip urban buyers looking for something different in their personal vehicle by giving the Sportage a complete makeover for the coming model year. The 2011 Sportage has been equipped with electric power steering, which improves the overall handling and boosts the fuel-economy rating of the new four-cylinder engines to 23 m.p.g. in the city and 31 m.p.g. on the highway. The exterior design moves away from the boxy styling of the past and includes versatile features like an easy-to-use rear liftgate, and the vehicle manages to provide ample cargo space despite its relatively compact size. The Sportage comes with a backup camera, a navigation system and dual-zone climate controls. Starting price is about $19,000.

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