What are you looking for in a small crossover SUV?

That’s really the question you must ask before you decide and purchase.

What qualities are most important to you because goodness gracious, there is no shortage of small crossover SUVs on the market to choose from.

The Kia Sportage has been around now for over twenty years, a fact that is somewhat surprising.  What it brings to the picture is great, nimble handling and powerful engines, along with a very car-like drive and a warranty second to none in the auto industry.

Chief among its competitors is the Honda CR-V with its large interior, the Toyota RAV4, the larger Kia Sorrento, the Ford Escape, the Mazda CX-5 and the Mini Countryman.  All bring special features to the competition, but we are confident that the 2015 Kia Sportage will meet your every need.

The Kia Sportage seats five comfortably and it is offered in three trim levels, the LX, the EX and the SX.  Two engines are available.  The LX and EX come with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine good for 182 horsepower.  The SX model has a more powerful 2.-0-liter turbocharged engine that give you 260 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque.  Both engines are paired with a six-speed automatic transmission.  Front-wheel drive is standard but all-wheel drive is optional.  The SX was tested from 0-60 in a very quick 6.5 seconds.

For fuel economy, the Sportage in the LX and EX have 24 mpg combined, and the SX has 23 mpg.  Both figures are slightly lower than the competition.

Safety is guaranteed with antilock brakes, traction control and stability control.

Features include, as standard, 17-inch alloy wheels, rear privacy glass, keyless entry, air-conditioning, cloth upholstery, a height-adjustable driver seat, a 60/40 split folding and reclining rear seat, a tilt and telescoping steering wheel, full power accessories, cruise control, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity and a six-speaker sound system with CD player, satellite radio and an auxiliary  audio jack.  A full range of options are also available.

Twenty years of production means great availability of replacement parts, from new Kia parts at dealerships and auto parts stores to quality used Kia parts at salvage yards like All Import Auto Parts.   Providing quality used Kia parts is what All Import Auto Parts is all about.  We ask why pay more when quality used will do quite nicely?

Are you in the market for a quality crossover SUV? Then the 2015 Kia Sportage is worth a look and a test drive.