Kia Sportage rated tops in tests by ‘Consumer Reports’

The Kia Sportage, now available at Karp Kia

The Kia Sportage, now available at Karp Kia

When it comes to the newest crop of small crossovers, the Kia Sportage comes out on top, according to Consumer Reports.

The redesigned Sportage outscored the new Mitsubishi Outlander Sport and the Nissan Juke. The three small vehicles, straddling the line between hatchbacks and SUVs, all received “very good” marks overall on road tests.

But will they last? All are too new to rate their records for reliability, CR says.

But the Sportage outmaneuvered the other two competitors because it manages to have greater interior space without losing its fun to drive character,” said David Champion, senior director of Consumer Reports’ Auto Test Center in East Haddam, Conn.

Sportage had nimble handling and an efficient powertrain. says CR:

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