The Kia brand has been available here in North America since 1992, with the Kia Sportage being introduced for the 1995 model year as the second vehicle for sale on the continent. That makes it the longest-running vehicle on the lineup, as the Sephia is no longer in production, and likely the most recognizable model the brand has ever produced. We typically have a nice variety of used Kia Sportage models for sale here at Briggs Supercenter in Manhattan, Kansas. So, if you’re in the market for a compact crossover, be sure to check it out!
As mentioned, the Kia Sportage was first introduced for the 1995 model year. Back then, it was a traditional SUV, and remained that way until transitioning to a compact crossover in 2004 for its second generation. Those old first-generation Sportage models aren’t likely to pass through our inventory, but anything is possible. The third generation kicked off in 2010, followed by the fourth in 2015 and fifth in 2021.
The current generation of Kia Sportage is available in three different variants, including the conventional gasoline model, a regular hybrid version and an exciting plug-in hybrid option as well. Available trim levels include the LX, EX, X-Line, SX, SX Prestige, X-Pro and X-Pro Prestige. The two latter X-Pro trim levels are geared towards off-road driving, ramping up their capabilities for less conventional avenues of driving.
If you’re a fan of the Kia brand, you’ll need little convincing that the Sportage is one of the best models on the lineup. But if you’re simply looking for a compact crossover and have no predisposition towards the Kia brand, you might be asking yourself why the Sportage? It has a spacious cabin, a ton of advanced technologies, an impressive suite of standard features, plus class-leading cargo space and rear-seat legroom.
If you’re convinced that the Kia Sportage is the right compact crossover for you, be sure to check out what we currently have available here in our online inventory. Whether you’re able to find the model you’re looking for or not, we want to get you behind the wheel of your next used vehicle. So don’t hesitate to get in touch with us and let us know what you need, as we’d be happy to help you find it.