For 2012, Kia continues to build on an already capable lineup of powertrains available for the Sportage by improving fuel efficiency and adding more fun-to-drive performance. An efficient 2.4-liter DOHC 16-valve four-cylinder engine with Continuously Variable Valve Timing (CVVT) -- standard on base, LX and EX trims -- offers 176 horsepower and has been tuned to deliver a one mpg improvement on the highway over 2011 models when equipped with front-wheel drive and a six-speed automatic transmission. A standard 2.0-liter turbocharged GDI engine is available on SX models offering more power (260 horsepower) and improved fuel economy of up to a class-leading 29 mpg on the highway (a two mpg improvement over the 2011 model).

Click the attached link below to view the complete factory technical specifications of the 2012 Kia Sportage in .pdf format.