Finally had to replace mine, and I got regular blades. As you know, the factory blade has an airfoil to keep the blade on the glass at road speeds. It turns out that this is required. I kept my original blade, so I got it out and checked to see if the airfoil could be transferred to the new blade - it couldn't, at least without some fabrication.
I have tried the new 'beam' blades on my previous Saturn VUE (twice) and never had any luck with them (7 or 8 years ago) as they would not flatten out enough to wipe the center of the path, so I returned them both times.
Evidently, this type of blade has been perfected, because I just put a pair on and entered wiper heaven. Smooth, quiet and they wipe the whole path clean even at freeway speeds. I picked the Trico brand because they were on special at Autozone. I think most all brands are made so the beam functions as an airfoil, but check that before buying. The beam simply has an inside curve on both sides, so you can't mount it wrong in regard to the airfoil function.
And, they look great on the Sportage while seeming to restrict visibility less than the standard type when they're working. We're still stuck with the factory replacement on the rear, though.
So, even though the two cost $29 after the discount, I'm happy that I finally get to use beam wipers.
2011 Sportage EX
FWD Auto Silver/Black