Good things come in perfectly sized packages. Presenting the 2013 Kia Sportage. It delivers
key performance benefits of a crossover, including agile handling and an exceptionally smooth
ride. It also offers available advanced features that range from a ventilated driver’s seat* to
UVO*1 — an in-vehicle infotainment system that lets you manage your music conveniently
and enjoy hands-free use of your cell phone.2 This means that while the Sportage is just plain
fun to drive, it’s also designed to take first-class care of its passengers. Like all Kia models,
the Sportage comes with an industry-leading 10-year/100,000-mile warranty program.3
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, * See Features and Specifications pages for availability and endnotes. *Not all optional features are available on all trims.Cover: EX WITH PREMIUM PACKAGE SHOWN. This page: SX SHOWN.
PEACE OF MIND†
The Sportage is equipped with a
An available voice-activated
Sportage features a full range of
2.4L 176-hp4 4-cylinder engine that
navigation system* lets you make
advanced active and passive safety
provides outstanding acceleration.
more efficient use of driving time.
systems. These include six airbags,6
SX models have a turbocharged
An available back-up warning
front active headrests, a Traction
2012 Top Safety Pick
2.0L GDI I4 engine that delivers an
system* 5 detects objects you might
Control System (TCS) and Electronic
INSURANCE INSTITUTE FOR HIGHWAY SAFETY
impressive 260 hp.
not see behind your vehicle.
Stability Control (ESC).
FOR THE 2013 SPORTAGE
†No system, no matter how advanced, can prevent all accidents. Always drive safely at a reasonable speed.
Substance dramatically coexisting with style. The Kia Sportage provides spacious seating
for five adults, and that’s just the beginning of its accommodating design. It has an
available power driver’s seat with lumbar support* and, for your comfort as well as your
front passenger’s, available dual-zone temperature control with an advanced, ionized
air-filtration system* that provides purified air. Equally impressive interior styling is
highlighted by a sleek, sculpted instrument panel that has a contemporary design.
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Ahead of the technological curve. The Kia Sportage has advanced
technology designed to enhance your comfort, convenience and audio
entertainment. Available features include heated front seats* a ventilated
driver’s seat* SiriusXM Traffic*7 for advance notice about traffic jams,
and a Smart Key that lets you unlock the door and start the engine with
the key in your pocket.* The Sportage also lets you enjoy streaming
audio using a Bluetooth®2 wireless technology-enabled device.
HEATED FRONT SEATS*
The available heated driver’s
The available ventilated
and front passenger’s seats
driver’s seat features
help take the chill off a cold
perforations that allow air
morning. Heating occurs
to circulate. For optimum
even before the engine has
comfort, choose from
completely warmed up.
multiple air-flow settings.
BACK-UP WARNING SYSTEM*
USB/AUXILIARY MP3 JACKS
An available sonar sensor
Now you have the freedom to
The available Smart Key remote
Available power-folding outside
system is concealed in the rear
listen to your favorite tunes
is very convenient. Even with it
mirrors let you conveniently
bumper. It activates a distinct
from your own music library. An
tucked in a pocket or purse, you
tuck the mirrors in close to the
audible warning when it detects
accessory cable integrates your
can start or stop the engine with
vehicle’s body for easy parking
an object you might not be able
iPod® mobile digital device8 with
the push of a button, or lock and
in a garage or in tight spaces.
to see behind your vehicle.5
the audio system controls.
unlock doors from outside.
SIRIUSXM SATELLITE RADIO
Get over 130 channels, including
commercial-free music, plus the
best sports, news, talk, comedy
STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS
EASY TO READ
Conveniently operate the audio
Available voice-command navigation
The available Supervision meter
Enjoy your Bluetooth®2 wireless
system and your Bluetooth®2 wireless
The available dual-zone system lets driver
includes a vivid color touch screen
cluster* enhances readability.
technology-enabled cell phone
technology-enabled devices with
and front passenger set their own temper-
and real-time highway conditions
Red lighting on all three gauges
with hands-free simplicity.
ature to create individual comfort zones.
from SiriusXM Traffic.7
provides sophisticated styling.
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Kia UVO*1 Powered by Microsoft.®9Technology keeps giving us new ways to be entertained,
stay in touch and access information. Getting to enjoy this, however, used to be complicated,
especially while driving. UVO, short for “your voice,” is an available infotainment system that
uses advanced voice-recognition technology to simplify the use of your cell phone 2 and
MP3 player. Instead of memorizing difficult voice commands and menus, UVO lets you use
your compatible cell phone2 to make hands-free calls, receive and respond to text messages,
listen to streaming audio, enjoy your personal music, and play your favorite song, artist or
genre of music — all by giving a single, intuitive voice command. With its innovative technology,
UVO makes infotainment remarkably easy to enjoy.
COLOR TOUCH SCREEN
UVO’s vivid 4.3‑inch color LCD
touch screen delivers direct
access to radio stations, music
on your MP3 player or USB
media drive, your phonebook
from a compatible cell phone2
and vehicle information.
ADVANCED VOICE CONTROL
Microsoft9 speech technology
can learn multiple users’
speaking patterns, and it
responds quickly to long
phrases. Even with Sportage’s
options, finding a song is
as easy as saying its title.
EASY FEATURE UPDATES
With its flexible Windows®9
Embedded Automotive plat-
form, the UVO system allows
you to update its features
and services conveniently.
1, 2, 5, 9, 10, * See Features and Specifications pages for availability and endnotes. *Not all optional features are available on all trims. †Simulated screen.
“Sirius channel 22”
Use your voice
“add to favorites”
UVO’s in-dash digital storage
is large enough to hold up to
700 megabytes of your favorite
music. The system lets you
load your tunes into personal
MyMusic folders and sort them
by either title or artist.
HD RADIO™ TECHNOLOGY
UVO offers available HD
RadioTM Technology10 — the
digital evolution of AM and FM
radio. It includes new features
like crystal-clear sound, new
local FM channels, on-screen
information and much more —
all 100% subscription free.
Whenever you shift into reverse,
an image from an integrated
rear camera is displayed on
the UVO screen. It lets you see
things behind your vehicle that
you might not see by looking
over your shoulder.5
There’s something new under the sun. The Kia Sportage is roomy and
versatile. The comfortable seats easily reconfigure for abundant cargo
space. Numerous compartments — even an available cooled glove box*
— help you keep your personal items readily at hand. A dramatically
designed tilt-and-slide panoramic sunroof* is also available, and it
extends along the length of the roof for you to enjoy big-sky views.
RETRACTABLE CARGO COVER*
60/40 EASY-FOLD REAR SEAT
Along with two cup holders,
The available cargo cover helps
A spacious compartment hidden
The rear seat folds down in a
the center console features a
keep your gear safely out of
beneath the cargo floor helps
60/40 split to accommodate
large bin to keep personal items
sight. A 12-volt power outlet in
you manage cargo-area clutter.
people and cargo.11 Available auto-
close at hand. The lid serves as
the side wall of the roomy cargo
The removable tray keeps any
folding seatbacks* lower with the
a comfortable padded armrest.
area is one of three in the cabin.
loose items neatly organized.
pull of a strap behind each seat.
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Driving exhilaration. The Kia Sportage is designed to let you dial up the fun factor
every time you drive. Sportage LX and EX provide strong acceleration, thanks to their
176‑hp4 DOHC I4 engine. Sportage SX, with a turbocharged 260-hp 2.0L Gasoline
Direct Injection (GDI) I4 engine, delivers even more driving excitement. With its
compact design, Sportage is engineered for agile, sporty handling, while four‑wheel
independent suspension provides a remarkably smooth and comfortable ride.
4, 12 See Specifications page for endnotes. EX WITH PREMIUM PACKAGE SHOWN.
Both the LX and EX’s 2.4L I4 engine
and the SX’s 2.0L Gasoline Direct
Injection (GDI) engine include
Continuously Variable Valve Timing
(CVVT). It automatically adjusts valve
timing to provide increased power
and reduce exhaust emissions.
SMOOTH, PRECISE HANDLING
For smooth performance, a four‑
wheel independent suspension
features front MacPherson struts
and a rear multi-link design. For
an even sportier drive, SX models
feature a sport-tuned suspension.
An available 6-speed automatic
transmission provides smooth,
virtually seamless shifting. Its
Sportmatic design allows you to
choose the automatic mode or,
for a sportier driving experience,
clutch-free manual shifting.
Sportage has front-wheel or available
Dynamax™ all-wheel drive.12 The AWD
system uses electronic sensors to
monitor road conditions, and then,
for enhanced traction and control,
helps to distribute power to the
2012 Top Safety Pick
INSURANCE INSTITUTE FOR HIGHWAY SAFETY
Crash Safety Rating13
FOR THE 2013 SPORTAGE
FOR THE 2012 SPORTAGE
ALL-WHEEL DRIVE ONLY
Active safety systems. The Kia Sportage features advanced active safety systems designed
to help give you peace of mind every time you drive.† Each one is engineered to help you
maintain control, even in challenging road conditions and in some emergency situations. These
safety systems are designed to function automatically, leaving you free to focus on safe driving.
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BRAKE ASSIST SYSTEM
If BAS detects emergency
ESC monitors your ve-
When TCS senses wheel
braking, based on how
To help maintain more
To help keep you from rolling
When descending a steep
hicle’s response during
spin during acceleration,
quickly you step on the
consistent braking as
backward when starting off on
slope, the DBC system
emergency maneuvers. It
it uses engine power and
brake pedal, it instantly
vehicle loads and weight
a steep hill, HAC automatically
automatically maintains a
then controls the engine
brake force to transfer
applies full braking force,
distribution change, EBD
holds the brake pressure for
steady speed without the
and brakes to help keep
power to the wheels that
which helps shorten your
adjusts the front-to-rear
two seconds after you take
need for you to step on the
your Sportage on course.
have the most traction.
overall stopping distance.
balance of brake pressure.
your foot off the brake pedal.
accelerator or brake pedals.
Prepared for the unexpected.Sportage’s safety systems are designed to help minimize
injury when a traffic accident is unavoidable. The front seats feature active headrests
and seat-belt pretensioners. Dual front airbags, front-seat-mounted side airbags, and side
curtain airbags for both front and rear seating positions are managed by an advanced
sensor system that can even respond in certain rollover situations.6 Sportage wraps all of
this — and you — in a protective, high-strength steel-reinforced body.
AIRBAG & SEAT-BELT
This advanced system
monitors the severity of
an impact, the presence
of a front passenger and
seat-belt use, and then
controls airbag inflation
If the airbag sensors
All doors are reinforced with
The standardized LATCH
detect an impending
In the event of certain
steel beams to help absorb
Pretensioners have been
This system includes air-
(Lower Anchors and Tethers
rollover, the system can
rear collisions, the active
impact energy and deflect
designed to tighten the
pressure sensors located
for Children) system makes
deploy the side airbags,
headrests move forward,
side-impact force. Both the
seat belts in the event of
at each wheel. If a tire
it easier to securely install
side curtain airbags and
helping to reduce the
A and B pillars are also rein-
certain collisions. This
reaches a specified low
a compatible child seat
likelihood of injury.
forced to help strengthen
helps to reduce the like-
air pressure, a warning
in any of the three rear
the body of the vehicle.
lihood of injuries.
light will alert you.14
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A passion for excellence. For decades, Kia Motors has focused on building vehicles that reflect a
commitment to quality, durability and product innovation. Today, we offer models to suit most
every driving need. The value found in every Kia vehicle has been widely recognized,15 and Kia
COMMITMENT TO AMERICA
PRIDE OF QUALITY
Kia Motors has invested over $1.1 billion in its manufacturing plant in West Point, Georgia.
Kia Motors designs and
In 2010, Kia Motors sold its
See our award-winning
Utilizing the latest manufacturing processes and state-of-the-art robotics, the plant is
develops vehicles and rigor-
3 millionth vehicle in the
website to check out
capable of producing 360,000 vehicles a year. The Sorento crossover and Optima
ously puts them to the test at
U.S.A., and it took less time
midsize sedans are currently being built at this plant.† In addition to producing high-
high-tech facilities and prov-
to reach that milestone than
packages, accessories and
quality vehicles, more than 3,000 new jobs were created at the facility plus 7,500
ing grounds worldwide. The
Toyota.17 In fact, Kia has
more. Experience 360! views,
additional jobs in the surrounding area. It’s all part of Kia Motors’ commitment to
result is a full line of vehicles
recently outsold Lexus, Subaru,
or find which of our 700-plus
America — a commitment that is sure to grow and strengthen in the years ahead.
with world-class quality.
Volkswagen and Mazda.18
retailers is nearest to you.
†Kia Sorento and certain Optima GDI models assembled in the United States from U.S. and globally-sourced parts. 3, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 See Specifications page for endnotes.
INDUSTRY-LEADING WARRANTY PROGRAM
At Kia Motors America, we believe peace of mind should come standard with every vehicle
we make. That’s why we back every model with an industry-leading warranty program.3
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24 Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, and your vehicle condition. Figures updated as of November 2012.
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