Thanks for the information, i feel like hyundai tuscon is much superior to this Kia sportage. I heard this from many korean folks as well when i was in south korea. Also dealership network for hyundai is much better than Kia, Kia dealers are slimy greedy. Why cant you give atleast the basic accessories for a discounted price?As far as overall design each car’s interior is vastly different. But they share the same infotainment and instrument cluster software with just some minor styling differences in the user interface (like colors and animations). I’ve had my hybrid since May of last year and have experienced no engine issues. Fuel economy has improved quite a bit. I did a grocery store run this morning and the trip mileage computer indicated 52 MPG. All of that was suburban driving with speeds never above 45MPH, and many downhill sections where the engine never runs. Hybrids excel in such conditions.
How about maintenance issues?
Here where I am Hyundai tuscon has a markup around 6000 $, may be thats negotiable. Mind you i am on a island so there is not much to negotiate as the dealership network is limited.