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Sportage: Affordable SUV with style
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The Sportage was described as attractive, modern styling, impressive list of standard features and affordable, according to one publication. - photo by VINCE REMBULAT

There’s plenty to like about the Sportage now featured at Kia Country of Manteca.

For starter, it was recently ranked among the top 10 affordable compact SUV, according to U.S. News and World Report.

The Sportage is packed with standard technological features – Bluetooth and a USB port – found in luxury compact SUVs.

With summer here, the 2012 model might be the perfect crossover for the road ahead.

It boasts a class-leading 32 miles per gallon, highway, and 25 mpg, city.

The 2.4-liter dual overhead cam, four-cylinder engine helps give the Sportage that class-leading 260 horsepower.

This attractive crossover scored high marks in reliability and safety.

Among the safety features are dual front advanced airbags, front seat mounted side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags, front active head rest, anti-lock brakes, electronic stability, and a rollover protection device.

As for reliability, the Sportage is backed by a warranty that’s one of the longest in its class. Try 10 years or 100,000 miles powertrain coverage, 24-hour roadside assistance, and rust damage warranty good for five years or 100,000 miles.

In addition, this Kia crossover is available in four trims – base, LX, EX, and SX – along with 18-inch wheels, motor-driven power steering, revised rear suspension, and more floor insulation to make for a quieter ride.

Kia Country is located at 1515 N. Main St.

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