Building on the Sportage's already successful foundation, the 2012 model adds numerous enhancements designed to improve performance, fuel efficiency and comfort. Leveraging existing gasoline direct injection (GDI) technology, fuel economy for 2012 Sportage models equipped with a fuel-sipping 2.4-liter engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission improves by one mile per gallon (mpg) on the highway while SX models equipped with a 2.0-liter turbocharged GDI engine maintain their class-leading fuel economy ratings and achieve up to two additional mpg on the highway.