Interior Design and Special Features

Step inside the 2010 Kia Sportage and you'll find a pleasing interior with seating for up to five passengers. Build quality and materials are also generally good, with the exception of a few cheap-feeling knobs and switches.

Up front, the Sportage offers head- and legroom on par with most of its competitors. The 60/40-split rear seat offers slightly less legroom, however, making it a bit of a tight squeeze for larger adults.

That split-folding rear seat design makes schlepping stuff easy. In passenger mode there are 23.6 cubic feet of cargo room behind the rear seats, while folding them forward creates a nice flat load floor with a total of 66.6 cubic feet of space. While those numbers are respectable enough, both fall a tad short of the category leaders.

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    Windshield defrosting and defogging
    Manual climate control system To defog inside windshield 1. Select any fan speed except “0”. 2. Select desired temperature. 3. Select the or position. 4. The outside (fresh) air position is ...

    Air cleaner
    Filter replacement It must be replaced when necessary, and should not be cleaned and reused. Replace the filter according to the Maintenance Schedule. If the vehicle is operated in extremely d ...

    Seat
    Driver’s seat (1) Seat adjustment, forward / backward (2) Seatback recliner (3) Seat height adjustment (4) Seat heater switch* (5) Headrest adjustment Front passenger seat (6) Seat adjustme ...