Should you buy a 2012 Kia Sportage?

Should you buy a 2012 Kia Sportage?


Besides Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5 … Kia Sportage is a remarkable name for those who intend to buy old multi-purpose sports cars. In particular, the old Kia Sportage 2012 is worth a reference.

An introduction to the 2012 Kia Sportage

Kia Sportage is the flagship model of the Korean automaker in the small SUV segment. Genuine distribution with 2 versions: Kia Sportage 2012 2WD and Kia Sportage 4WD in the price range of 1 billion VND, the Korean SUV faces heavyweight competitors from Japan and Korea such as Honda CR -V, Mazda CX-5, Hyundai Tucson …

Kia Sportage is Kia’s flagship line in the compact SUV segment

The 2012 Kia Sportage is one of the generations that the Kia SUV has achieved a lot of success in many countries around the world. In the Vietnamese market, Sportage attracts users thanks to its powerful, luxurious appearance, fully equipped and affordable price. That is why the 2012 Sportage is still sought today. Review old Kia Sportage 2012 to decide exactly whether to buy the old 2012 Kia Sportage or not!

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Exterior Sportage 2012

Due to using the same chassis with the old Hyundai Tucson model of the same life, the 2012 Kia Sportage specifications for the size are similar to this “brother”. More specifically, the small Korean SUV has dimensions of length x width x height of 4,440 x 1,885 x 1,635mm and a wheelbase of 2,640mm, respectively. Although the numbers are not the best in the segment, but with the muscular and aggressive design lines, the 2012 Sportage still exudes a strong and attractive appearance.

From the outside, the 2012 Sportage is not too different from the old 2011 Kia Sportage or the 2013-2014 Kia ​​Sportage. Compared to later generations, although there are many different details, but the main SUV of Kia still possesses a modern look. Featured at the front of the car is a characteristic large tiger nose grille, connected with a pair of large front lights. LED technology is equipped in the front and rear light clusters has made a luxurious and premium look in Sportage 2012.

The 2012 Kia Sportage possesses a youthful, modern and powerful look similar to the later generations

The bodywork is emphasized by aerodynamic concave lines. However, the alloy wheels are designed with 5 spoke spokes, which are quite “elegant”, not consistent with the strong overall style. The rear end is the easiest “identification” point in Sportage 2012, with rounded tail bevels, large rear lights creating a sporty feature that is hard to confuse.

In general, the “look” of the 2012 generation Kia Sportage is highly appreciated by the majority of customers, so far this SUV has not proved “out of date” compared to the “younger”. Besides, the paint and chrome-plated details are quite durable. If we meet the owner of the vehicle regularly to maintain and maintain it, it is still like new.

2012 Sportage Furniture

Step inside, interior compartment Kia Sportage 2012 “scored” by the main black-gray tones, creating a sense of luxury and modernity. The seat system is covered with high-grade leather brings a smooth feeling, but the rather “modest” size parameters make the rear seats of this SUV much narrower than many competitors. This is also a drawback of the old 2012 Kia Sportage, which makes many people skeptical when deciding to buy a car.

The “modest” rear seats are a drawback on the 2012 Kia Sportage

In return, the driver’s seat allows 8-way power adjustment, integrated heating and ventilation equipment. This is not a function any car of its era can do. In addition, the car steering wheel is designed with 4-way nodding, using EPS electric power system and integrated control keys that are extremely handy for the driver during use.

The most “attractive” point on the 2012 Sportage is the comfortable equipment. It is no exaggeration to say that Kia has equipped the “teeth” for its small SUV. More specifically, the car has CD, Radio, MP3 player with USB, iPod, Aux, and Bluetooth slots, … combined with Sub-Woofer sound for vivid sound. Two zone air conditioning system works well and is durable.

In addition, this Korean car company also provides Sportage with the most modern equipment that is not inferior to current SUVs such as: smart key, Start Stop Engine button start, full sunroof system. Panorama scene, rearview mirror in electric folding, anti-glare, …

2012 Sportage Engine Specifications

All versions of the 2012 Kia Sportage in the Vietnamese market use the same 2.0L I4 petrol engine. This engine block provides 166 horsepower power and maximum torque of 197Nm. While the Sportage 2WD version is front-wheel drive, the Sportage 4WD is four-wheel drive.

The petrol engine of the 2012 Kia Sportage is powerful, smooth and has a relatively good endurance

The 6-speed automatic transmission shifts flexibly and operates smoothly with the city roads at speeds below 60 km / h. Most users feel that 2012 Kia Sportage gives the feeling of “real” driving, good balance and good grip ability. However, compared to its rivals Toyota RAV4, the Korean SUV has a higher noise and vibration feeling when going through bad terrain.

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Engine durability is an issue that most car buyers are concerned with, especially with gasoline-powered vehicles like the Sportage because the engine is only half as durable as a diesel motorcycle. In fact, if the old 2012 Sportage that you intend to buy during use does not have to bear too much heavy load, the engine is likely to be “good”. However, if you want to know exactly, you should test drive a few rounds to feel the sensitivity and smoothness of the machine before deciding.

Safety equipment Sportage 2012

Kia Sportage 2012 is provided with a full range of safety equipment from basic to high-end. Specifically, this small SUV owns ABS anti-lock braking system, ESC electronic lever, HAC climb support, DBC downhill brake control, cruise control, reverse sensor, 2 airbags. standards,… Even at the present time, the safety system on the 2012 Sportage is still worth it.

Should I buy a used 2012 Kia Sportage?

Currently, the price of the old 2012 Kia Sportage on the market falls at around 600 million for imported cars, which are still quite new. It can be seen that, compared with the new car price of more than 900 million for future generations, the car does not lose much value.

The 2012 Kia Sportage is a safe and comfortable old car option worth considering

Overall, the 2012 Kia Sportage is a powerful, comfortable and safe SUV with a youthful, strong and attractive appearance. Not only that, with its modernity and persistence, the 2012 Kia Sportage also attracts buyers of old compact SUVs. This is an old car option worth considering in the price range of VND 600 million.

Kim Oanh

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