Kia's latest nav interface has to be among the fastest-responding on the market. Although sometimes slow to reroute and issue warnings, the software programming pushes years-old touch-screen infotainment systems (ahem, Honda?) into rapid obsolescence. This system should be standard across the Sportage line, as consumers of lower-end products are placing high importance on tech features.
The Sportage is, overall, a significantly reworked upgrade over its predecessor, which I drove when it launched some years back. It's gone from frumpy to style leader, and if its chunky profile (and our car's eye-popping orange hue) is any indication of Kia SUVs to come, it could prove a serious challenge for the establishment.
Jeffrey Jablansky, Associate Editor