The Kia lineup has grown significantly over the years, but one mainstay that dates back to its earliest days in America is the Sportage small SUV. For years, the Sportage was the brand’s signature vehicle, and it remains an important part of the lineup today.
One big change since the 1990s is the Sportage’s increased product quality. It fared very well in the most recent J.D. Power Initial Quality Study, besting the Honda HR-V and Toyota C-HR among others. The Sportage also ranked well above average in the research firm’s Automotive Performance Execution and Layout study. For 2018, the Sportage receives only minor changes, since it was all-new for the 2017 model year.