Kia Sportage 2004

This generation of Kia Sportage has been produced from January, 2004 to December, 2008. We can provide information about 12 modifications of this generation. 2004 Kia Sportage is available with four wheel (4x4) drive (6 versions) and front wheel drive (6 versions).

This Kia is available with three petrol engines with displacement from 2.0 to 2.7 litres and power of from 141 to 175 horsepower un one diesel engine with displacement 2.0 litres and power of from 112 to 140 horsepower. All engines have a timing belt driven camshaft, which requires more frequent service than a timing chain, but replacing timing belt is less expensive, and these engines are generally slightly more fuel efficient and quieter (What is an engine chain and belt?).
The car is available with both manual (7 versions), as well as automatic (5 versions) gearbox.

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Kia Sportage 2004 average fuel consumption in combined cycle for petrol engine is from 8 to 10 litres per 100km, whereas for diesel engine - from 7 to 8 litres per 100km. The most fuel efficient Kia Sportage 2004 petrol engine version is Kia Sportage 2.0 CVVT 2WD, consuming 8 litres per 100km. While the most fuel efficient Kia Sportage 2004 diesel - Kia Sportage 2.0 CRDi 2WD for 100 kilometers consumes 7 liters of diesel.
According to user reviews, Kia Sportage real-world fuel consumption is on average about approximately for 25 percents higher as the manufacturer's claimed fuel economy (on average +31% for petrol engines and +19% for diesel engines). For a more detailed actual fuel economy of each model, select a specific Kia Sportage modification.

Kia Sportage 2004 CO2 emissions for petrol engine are from 190 to 237 grams per kilometer, whereas for diesel engine - from 184 to 210 grams per kilometer. From Kia Sportage with petrol engines the lowest CO2 emissions has Kia Sportage 2.0 CVVT 2WD which produces an average of 190 grams of CO2 per kilometer. In turn, from the Kia Sportage diesels least CO2 distributes Kia Sportage 2.0 CRDi 2WD - 184 grams per km.

The best acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h - 10.3 seconds has Kia Sportage 2.0 CRDi VGT 2WD version, conversely the tardiest one is Kia Sportage 2.0 CRDi 4WD reaching this speed only in 16.1 seconds. The maximum top speed is 180 km/h for the 2.7 petrol 6-cylinder 175 hp version (Kia Sportage 2.7 V6 4WD).

Lenght of Kia Sportage is 435 cm, it is medium size car. For comparison - Kia Sportage is about 1 cm longer than Toyota RAV4, but 2 cm shorter than Mitsubishi Pajero. Kia Sportage gross weight is from 2140 to 2270 kg (depending on modification), which is approximately the same as the average for cars of this age and class. Kia Sportage trunk space is 667 litres, by folding down all rear seats boot capacity can be increased to 1886 litres.

This Kia is in average price group - it can be purchased (in Latvia) for around 4000 €. According to user reviews, average Kia Sportage repair costs are 180 € per year. Users calculated Kia Sportage 2004 cost of ownership for this generation, got average 2600 € cost per year and 0.28 € cost per one kilometer. Fuel costs were estimated at around 50%, while repair and maintenance costs - around 23% from total. We have an excellent car cost calculator, calculate ownership costs of Kia Sportage for your situation and driving habits here! Below you will find more detailed information about Kia Sportage prices and costs.

In user reviews Kia Sportage received average grade 8.0 (from 10) it corresponds to average rate for cars of this age. All authors of reviews would recommend Kia Sportage to the friend.

Kia Sportage modifications

Modification Engine Power Consumption Gearbox Drive type
Kia Sportage 2004 2.0 CVVT 2WD Mar 2004 — Jan 2007

Most fuel efficient petrol version

2.0 Petrol 141 HP 8.0 l/100km Manual (5) Front wheel
Kia Sportage 2004 2.0 CVVT 2WD Nov 2004 — Mar 2007

Most fuel efficient petrol version

2.0 Petrol 141 HP 8.0 l/100km Manual (5) Front wheel
Kia Sportage 2004 2.0 CVVT 4WD Nov 2004 — Jan 2007

Most fuel efficient petrol version by real consumption

2.0 Petrol 141 HP 8.2 l/100km Manual (5) All wheel
Kia Sportage 2004 2.0 i 16V 4x4 2.0 Petrol 141 HP 8.2 l/100km Automatic (4) All wheel
Kia Sportage 2004 2.0 CRDi 2WD Nov 2004 — Nov 2005

Most fuel efficient diesel version

2.0 Diesel 112 HP 7.0 l/100km Manual (5) Front wheel
Kia Sportage 2004 2.0 CRDi 4WD Nov 2004 — Nov 2005

Most fuel efficient diesel version by real consumption

2.0 Diesel 112 HP 7.1 l/100km Manual (5) All wheel
Kia Sportage 2004 2.0 CRDi 4WD Nov 2004 — Nov 2005 2.0 Diesel 112 HP 8.0 l/100km Automatic (4) All wheel
Kia Sportage 2005 2.0 CRDi VGT 2WD Nov 2005 — Mar 2007

Most dynamic version - 100 km/h in 10.3 seconds
Most fuel efficient diesel version

2.0 Diesel 140 HP 7.0 l/100km Manual (5) Front wheel
Kia Sportage 2004 2.0 CRDi VGT 2WD Mar 2004 — Jan 2007 2.0 Diesel 140 HP - Automatic (4) Front wheel
Kia Sportage 2005 2.0 CRDi VGT 2WD Nov 2005 — Mar 2007 2.0 Diesel 140 HP - Automatic (4) Front wheel
Kia Sportage 2005 2.0 CRDi VGT 4WD Nov 2005 — Jan 2007 2.0 Diesel 140 HP 7.2 l/100km Manual (6) All wheel
Kia Sportage 2004 2.7 V6 4WD Nov 2004 — Jan 2007

Most powerfull petrol version (175 HP)

2.7 Petrol 175 HP 10.0 l/100km Automatic (4) All wheel
Kia Sportage service and maintenanceOil change intervals, capacities and specifications, service information for filters, spark plugs, belts etc.

Kia Sportage prices

Kia Sportage 2004 - 2008 crossover price in Latvia is from 3900 € to 4300 €.
Comparing to analogical vehicles Kia Sportage price is above average - Kia Sportage is approximately for 14 percents more expensive then average crossovers of this age (compare crossovers 2004 - 2008 prices). Despite of price above average Kia Sportage quality is not so good (see below), so this Kia may not be the best choice for this price.

YearLowestAverageHighestAvailability
Kia Sportage 2004 price 3900 € 4000 € 4300 €

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Kia Sportage reliability and quality

According to yearly reports of vehicle inspection service Kia Sportage reliability is more below average. In the roadworthiness tests in 2019 defects were detected in an average of 32.9 percent of Kia Sportage of this generation (on average 13 years old at the time of inspection). The average failure rate for a vehicles of the same age was 28.4%.

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Kia Sportage 2004 features (options)

Percentage of Kia Sportage with corresponding feature (option)

Conditioning
79%
Metallic paint
65%
Climate control
56%
Roof bars (railings)
52%
Adjustable steering wheel
51%
Heated seats
45%
Leather upholstery
37%
Cruise control
28%
Rain sensor
20%
Rear parking sensors
11%

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Kia Sportage reviews

Total 15 Kia Sportage owner reviews

Kia Sportage 2008 Petrol, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2008 (new car) Owned for:1`000 kilometers (9 years)
Average fuel consumption: 8.0 litres per 100km (10% urban driving)
Total car rating:
8
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