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As you will see a new sub-forum has been added to cover the upcoming MY 2011 Sportage, please use that subforum for any new threads you may want to start about the 2011 Sportage. Thanks.



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See a few pics of the first 2011 Sportage's on the ground in So Cal in the gallery area!
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In conjunction with the release of the all new 2011 Kia Sportage, Kia Motors has joined with Live Nation in a promotion that will get folks into local Southern California events such as concerts etc just for test driving the new Sportage! Customers will receive a scratch card after taking a test drive or purchase then log onto www.livenation.com/socalkia to input their unique code (limited to one code per customer for the duration of the promotion).
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Sounds like KIA Motors America are doinng a good job advertising the new models. Havn't head much here in Aussie land as yet.


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Hi Sportage fans! In case you don't already know, the 2011 Kia Sportage is now available in all U.S. states, and starts at $18,295.

More information can be found on their official website and Facebook page here:
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Kia Sportage | Facebook (be sure to "Like" it!)

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Exclamation Big Problem Right Off The Bat.....!

You can't package the leather interior with a solid roof and luggage rails, you must opt for the panoramic roof.....cool idea but not practical to force the leather with the glass roof.

I will easily jump to the Hyundai Tuscon which will allow me a leather interior together with a solid roof and rails.....

Bad marketing slip-up here...!
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Hey everyone! The 2011 Kia Sportage has been recognized as a “2010 Top Safety Pick” by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in the small SUV category. More information can be found in the press release here: Kia Media.

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2011 Sportage Test Drives

I'm interested in opinions from forum member test drives. Personally, I'm now officially waiting for the SX with the 2.0T after a test drive of a loaded EX a week ago. The standard 2.4L is pretty under powered and it's obvious the chassis can handle a lot more hp. The 2.4L GDI (Sonata engine) at the 198-200 hp rating would have actually been the best engine choice (and I believe with minor additional cost - as the new Sportage isn't exactly cheap).

I forgot to grab my tire gauge for a check of the tire pressures (most dealers are notorious for leaving the tires overinflated from the carrier). The ride was semi-harsh but may have been the psi. Body roll was nil, however and handling crisp, although the steering ratio is a little too relaxed IMO.

I get free reign on testers/loaners from my Hyundai/Kia dealer, so all the test are "sans Sales rep" and with simple "just don't total it" instructions. This allows real testing on highway off ramps, etc. My son and I both liked the interior materials, fit 'n' finish, etc...All top notch and miles ahead of Toyota and Honda products. The view out is a little constrained by the thick A-pillars and the slope of the the roof in the rear but the interior space is good and usable.

Not sure - other than styling - that it's a real great value at over $30K list for this loaded up sample. Ironically, we are comparing it one-on-one with a VW Tiguan and although you give up a lot of features in a 'similar' MSRP VW, it not as different as you'd think. Plus in the VW, you get one of the world's great engines, the 2.0T used in everything from the VW GTI to the Audi A4.

A full test of the SX with the 2.0T will determine the final review, however. Overall, the Sportage is definitely a solid ride with a lot of style in what is otherwise a boring segment.
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I have heard the VW Audi engine is very good new not so good after some milage and years, often the case, Honda tend to be the same. Very expensive maintenance on VW Audi and to a certain extent Hondas.


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Are you saying that even if you do your proper maintenence on the 2.0T (oil changes, etc) it will still have problems over time ? How many miles or years before it starts to give you problems? Is the Hyundai/Kia 2.0T currently in any other model ? I am waiting to jump on the Sportage when the 2.0T becomes available. I have never purchased a car with a turbo because I am afraid they will be a problem and very costly to repair. Should I worry about this with Hyundai/Kia turbo?? are they reliable?? And is this the twin turbo design with the turbo built right into the exhaust manifold? I saw this twin turbo motor as a cut-away motor on display at the NY auto show. Very impressive...
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