First look 2011 Kia Sportage: We are surprised by the power to surprise


The 2011 Kia Sportage EX AWD was a lot hotter than I expected. I happened to be outside as it pulled up to my driveway, and the LED daytime running lights just amped up the wow-factor by a lot. Kia’s slogan has been “The Power To Surprise” for many years now and I can happily report that I was surprised with the Sportage.

First of all, it’s a good-looking small crossover that has received a sporty, muscular upgrade from its previous model. I love the commitment to design here, Kia. Most of these smaller crossovers get a little geriatric, I mean, generic over time. No chance of that here, thankyouverymuch. But I wonder, will the LED’s impact wear off?


And what about the interior? Is it as sharp and up-to-date as the exterior? And will it come with some goodies or will it disappoint like other less-expensive vehicles out there?

Check back with to read my full review of the 2011 Kia Sportage EX AWD and find out if my initial love of the Kia wears off.

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