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Official
Watch the BMW X1 clobber test dummies in IIHS pedestrian safety test

The pedestrian crash-avoidance systems of 11 small SUVs were tested. Nine passed.

Out of 11 crossovers tested, one model flunked every simulation.

Chicago
Kia Sportage crossover is feeling 'Sporty' with 2020 refresh

New bumpers, wheels, interior niceties on display at the Chicago Auto Show

New bumpers, wheels, interior niceties on display at the Chicago Auto Show.

Comparo
Toyota RAV4 vs. every compact SUV: How they compare on paper

How the new RAV4 stacks up to the CR-V, Rogue, Forester and everything else

How the new RAV4 stacks up to the CR-V, Rogue, Forester and everything else.

Buying Guide
Compact SUV Comparison: Specs, pics and reviews of every brand's crossover

From CR-V and Cherokee, to RAV4 and Rogue, they're all here.

From CR-V and Cherokee, to RAV4 and Rogue, they're all here.

Official
Kia unveils refreshed 2019 Sportage small crossover

European customers get a choice of two diesel mild hybrid systems

European customers get a choice of two diesel mild hybrid systems.

Spy Shots
2019 Kia Sportage crossover spied uncovered at Nurburgring

It's getting a light refresh

The Kia Sportage has only been around in its current form since about the 2017 model year, but the company is already going to release a refreshed model. The 2019 Kia Sportage small crossover has been spotted testing at the 'Ring. And there was nothing on it to keep us from seeing the changes.

Official
Kia hopping on the 48-volt ultra-mild hybrid bandwagon

It first launches on diesels in Europe

Kia has announced that it will join an expanding line of automakers, including Audi, Ram, Volvo and others, adding ultra-mild 48-volt hybrid systems to their engines. The system works like other systems in that it has a combination starter and generator connected to the engine crank via a belt. It allows the engine to be shut off earlier than simply at a stop, and provides a bit of electrical assistance to reduce how much the engine has to work on takeoff.

Spy Shots
Kia Sportage first spy shots show compact crossover gets a facelift

The 2015-introduced Sportage is due for a refresh.

Kia does a lot of development in Germany, so the numberplates are no surprise.

Comparo
2019 Jeep Cherokee vs. other compact SUVs: How it compares on paper

2019 Jeep Cherokee vs. Chevrolet Equinox, GMC Terrain, Ford Escape, Kia Sportage and Subaru Forester

Lots of power in small packages.

Featured
Best cars for $20,000

What's the best car for $20,000? We chose a handful of desirable sedans, hatchbacks and SUVs to give you a good place to start your search.

Featured
Best cars for $25,000

We chose a variety of sedans, SUVs, hybrids and even a sports car.

What's the best car for $25,000? We chose a variety of sedans, SUVs, hybrids and even a sports car to give you a good place to start your search.

Recalls
Hyundai, Kia recalling 1.2 million vehicles for seized engines

An error at the factory can cause long-term damage.

The issue affects a wide variety of models.

Podcast
Adventures in lazy badge engineering | Autoblog Podcast #505

We look back at some odd badge-engineered cars shared by various brands over the years, discuss what we've been driving, and spend your money.

First Drive
2017 Kia Sportage First Drive

Look past that funny face and Kia's new Sportage is a well-rounded, competent crossover.

There's nothing revolutionary or super exciting about the 2017 Sportage, and that's fine. Kia's midsize CUV is bound to be a hot seller.

Los Angeles
2017 Kia Sportage gets bigger and gains bulbous new duds

Kia looks perfectly positioned to capitalize on the booming crossover trend with the 2017 Sportage, which is larger and more efficient than ever before.

Official
2017 Kia Sportage hits LA in US spec

Kia is marking the US debut of the all-new, fourth-generation Sportage at the Los Angeles Auto Show, revealing all the details for the US-market model that promises to improve upon its predecessor in every way.

Frankfurt
Kia Sportage makes a funny face in Frankfurt

After an initial batch of photos showed the exterior, we managed to catch images of the new Kia Sportage's cabin as it sat on the Frankfurt show floor.

Official
Kia releases first photos of new Sportage

Kia shows the very first images of its new Sportage CUV ahead of its official debut at next month's Frankfurt Motor Show.

Teased
Next-gen Kia Sportage teased in sketches

Take a look at these sketches for to see the fourth-gen Kia Sportage ahead of its debut at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. The headlights are now swept back along the hood, and the grille is lower at the front.

Spy Shots
New Kia Sportage shots give first glimpse of interior

Spy shooters catch the next-generation Kia Sportage testing in Europe and get a shot of its interior, and now we get better proof of the similarities it will share with Kia's KX3 Concept.

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