Variety is the spice of life, and no other area of the auto industry has more to tickle the tongue than the SUV segment. The 2015 Kia Sportage is a shining example of just how many different options are presented to families seeking a practical daily driver, as even this small-in-stature people mover presents a surprisingly high level of available luxury and power at an affordable price. It's also a further indication of just how slick Kia's entire line-up has become ever since style-on-a-budget was put back on the menu by Peter Schreyer, the company's design chief for the last nine years.
The 2015 Kia Sportage delivers power and utility wrapped in a smart, compact package. While it might not reach to the same heights as segment leaders like the Ford Escape in every single department, nor have the same reputation for reliability as the Toyota RAV4 or the Honda CR-V, it's a stand-out choice in an overwhelming sea of similarly-sized options.