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2011 Kia Sportage Priced at $18,295

July 29, 2010

2011 Kia Sportage At $18,295, the newly redesigned 2011 Kia Sportage may be more expensive than the 2010 model ($1,600 more), but it's still a great deal compared to competitors Hyundai Tucson and Nissan Rouge.

The Sportage comes in three trim levels: Base, LX and EX, each with a potent 176-horsepower, 2.4-liter inline-four cylinder mated either to a six-speed manual (available only on the base model) or six-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard.

The SX trim gets a 270-hp, 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder (available later this month).

The base model comes with cruise control, Bluetooth, air conditioning, 16-inch alloy wheels and power windows, locks and mirrors.

The LX costs $20,295 and comes with all of the above options plus automatic transmission, exterior mirrors with LED turn signals, keyless entry and tinted windows.

The EX starts at $23,295 and includes 18-inch alloy wheels, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, automatic folding rear seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, air-conditioned glove box and UVO (like Ford's Sync.)

(Tack on another $695 in destination fees on all the above prices.)

My Recommendation for Car Shoppers

TrueCar, Edmunds, and 1-800 Car Show are the quickest way to see the lowest car prices in your area. These sites show you no-haggle prices from dealers closest to you - and the deals are usually really good. This should be the first step you take when negotiating your car price. Follow this up with my checklist to make sure you squeeze out every last bit of savings.

California Residents - Important:

There is a new online car buying service called Roadster, available only to California residents, which I highly recommend you try - especially if you hate the stress of haggling with a car salesman. They provide an expert concierge who negotiates the price of the car and delivers it to your home with zero hassle - you never have to interact with a dealership. Here is my in-depth review of Roadster and why I recommend it.

- Gregg Fidan

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Gregg Fidan + is the founder of RealCarTips. After being ripped off on his first car purchase, he devoted several years to figuring out the best ways to avoid scams and negotiate the best car deals. He has written hundreds of articles on the subject of car buying and taught thousands of car shoppers how to get the best deals.

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