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(Jul 9, 2009)
Kia has announced the 2009 Kia Sportage compact SUV topped the compact crossover SUV category in the U.S. in AutoPacific, Inc.'s 2009 Ideal Vehicle Awards (IVA) closely following the AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Award received earlier this year.
The AutoPacific IVA awards are a quantitative measurement of how closely a vehicle matches an owner's expectations.
Sportage, noted for its passenger and cargo space as well as its off-road capabilities and impressive fuel economy, meets the needs of consumers looking for the total package at a significant value.
Sportage offers an extensive list of standard safety and convenience features, including six airbags with full-length side curtain airbags, SIRIUS Satellite Radio with three months complimentary service and USB and auxiliary input jacks, while the 2.0-litre engine delivers impressive fuel economy at (US)20 mpg (city) and (US)25 mpg (highway).
In addition to Sportage's top ranking in its segment, Kia Spectra, Optima, Sorento, and Borrego ranked among the top five in their respective categories.