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In 2024, we made over 600 offers on Kia Sportage vehicles, with offers reaching up to $15,500.

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Determining Your Kia Sportage Trade-In Value

When it comes to trading in your Kia Sportage, it's essential to understand how its value is determined. Several factors influence the trade-in value of your vehicle, including its year, make, model, condition, mileage, and market demand. At CarBrain, our expert evaluators take all of these factors into account to provide you with a fair and accurate offer for your Kia Sportage.

If your Kia Sportage is in good condition and has low mileage, you can expect to receive a higher trade-in value. Conversely, if your vehicle has significant mechanical issues or cosmetic damage, its trade-in value may be lower. Additionally, market demand for Kia Sportage vehicles in your area can also impact its trade-in value.

Common Kia Sportage Issues

While not every Kia Sportage encounters these problems, here are some frequently reported issues:

  • Engine Problems: Some models suffer engine issues, from stalling, misfires, and engine failure, often due to excessive oil consumption.
  • Transmission Issues: Rough shifting, slipping, and gearbox failure are common, often caused by faulty torque converters.
  • Electrical Problems: Faulty batteries or alternators can lead to radio malfunctions, sensor issues, and flickering lights.
  • Suspension Concerns: Worn or broken suspension components can cause bumpy rides and affect vehicle handling.
  • Air Conditioning Troubles: Compressor problems or system leaks may impact air conditioning performance.
  • Braking Challenges: Premature brake pad wear, squealing brakes, and faulty calipers are reported issues, worsened by slow traffic or heavy towing.
  • Quality Complaints: Some owners note poor interior and exterior finishes, including faulty door handles, cheap materials, and faded paint.
  • Cooling System Issues: Leaks and problems with radiators, thermostats, and water pumps can lead to overheating.

If you're experiencing any of these Kia Sportage problems, selling it to CarBrain can be a hassle-free solution. We buy cars in any condition, including those with mechanical problems or damage. With CarBrain, you can get a fair market offer, schedule a free towing, and get paid quickly for your vehicle. Say goodbye to the headaches of dealing with repairs and sell your Kia Sportage to CarBrain today.


Our expert evaluators can help you get an accurate estimate for your cars value, FAST!


Struggling to Pay The Kia Sportage Engine Replacement Cost?

Struggling to cover the hefty Kia Sportage engine replacement cost? You're not alone. Engine repairs can be one of the most expensive maintenance tasks for any vehicle owner. But fear not – CarBrain is here to help. Instead of draining your wallet on costly repairs, consider selling your Kia Sportage to us. We buy cars in any condition, including those with engine issues. With CarBrain, you can avoid the stress and financial burden of engine replacement and get paid quickly and conveniently for your vehicle. Don't let engine troubles hold you back – sell your damaged Kia Sportage to CarBrain today and say goodbye to expensive repairs for good.

Here's a chart detailing the approximate engine replacement costs for the Kia Sportage by generation:

Engine Replacement Cost per Model Generation


Model Years

Engine Replacement Cost (approximate)

First Generation (NB-7)

1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004

$3,000 - $5,500

Second Generation (JE/KM)

2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

$3,500 - $6,000

Third Generation (SL)

2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

$4,000 - $6,500

Fourth Generation (QL)

2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

$4,500 - $7,500

Fifth Generation (NQ5)

2022, 2023, 2024

$5,000 - $8,000

Who Will Buy My Damaged Kia Sportage?

At CarBrain, we pride ourselves on simplifying the car-selling process for our customers. Here's how it works: First, get an estimate for your Kia Sportage by filling out our online form. In just 90 seconds, you can receive an instant offer tailored to your car's specific details. Our smart instant market value estimation tool takes into account various factors to generate an accurate estimate quickly. CarBrain will buy just about any vehicle under the sun. For example, we pay for:

If you're satisfied with our offer, one of our associate buyers will assist you in scheduling free towing for your Kia Sportage. We work with a network of trusted towing partners who will pick up your car at a time and location that's convenient for you. Our goal is to make the process as convenient as possible for our customers, so you can sit back and relax while we take care of the logistics.

Once our towing partner picks up your Kia Sportage, you'll receive payment on the spot. With CarBrain, selling your Kia Sportage is easy, convenient, and hassle-free.

Our process is quick and efficient, ensuring you get cash for your junk car in hand within 24 to 48 hours of accepting our offer.

Why Sell Your Kia Sportage To CarBrain?

CarBrain is the preferred choice for thousands of clients nationwide, and for good reason. Here are some of the benefits of selling your damaged Kia Sportage with us:

  • Expert Evaluations: With over a decade of experience in the industry, our team of expert evaluators specializes in assessing the value of damaged and non-running vehicles. We take into account various factors, including the car's year, make, model, condition, and mileage, to provide you with a fair and accurate offer.
  • Transparent Process: At CarBrain, transparency is key. Our online platform allows you to receive a quick and accurate estimate for your Kia Sportage's value in just minutes. There are no hidden fees or surprises – what you see is what you get.
  • Hassle-Free Service: Selling your Kia with CarBrain is a breeze. We handle all the paperwork and logistics, so you can sit back and relax. Our team is here to assist you every step of the way, ensuring a stress-free experience from start to finish.
  • Fast Payment: With CarBrain, you don't have to wait weeks or months to get paid for your Kia Sportage. We offer quick payment within 24 to 48 business hours of accepting our offer, so you can get cash in hand fast.
  • Excellent Customer Support: Our dedicated team of customer service representatives is here to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have. Whether you need help scheduling a pickup or have questions about the selling process, we're here to help.

Is Your Kia Sportage Damaged? CarBrain Will Buy It

If your Kia Sportage is facing challenges such as a blown engine, high mileage, or mechanical issues, CarBrain is your solution. Regardless of your car's condition, we're ready to make you an offer. Our secure and contact-free process ensures a seamless selling experience, allowing you to part ways with your car quickly and effortlessly.

Bid farewell to the complexities of negotiations and haggling. With CarBrain, selling your junk Kia Sportage is a straightforward process. Take the first step today with a free, no-obligation quote and discover how easy it is to sell your car with us.


Less-Than-Perfect Kia Sportages We Can Buy

2013 Kia Sportage

2013 Kia Sportage

Mileage: 96,555Location: Oil City, PA
2012 Kia Sportage

2012 Kia Sportage

Mileage: 116,000Location: Wexford, PA
2012 Kia Sportage

2012 Kia Sportage

Mileage: 103,000Location: Nampa, ID
2013 Kia Sportage

2013 Kia Sportage

Mileage: 113,000Location: North Hollywood, CA
2015 Kia Sportage

2015 Kia Sportage

Mileage: 194,000Location: Rutherfordton, NC
2012 Kia Sportage

2012 Kia Sportage

Mileage: 122,000Location: McDonough, GA
2013 Kia Sportage

2013 Kia Sportage

Mileage: 88,000Location: Tulsa, OK
2012 Kia Sportage

2012 Kia Sportage

Mileage: 106,000Location: Bellevue, WA

How Can I Sell My Kia Sportage To CarBrain?

When you're ready to trade in your vehicle, can help. First, you need to get the title transferred properly. You can learn how to do so at our title guide. Then, you should take out all items from your Sportage. Wait for the driver to arrive and haul your vehicle, hand over the keys and title, and that's all. You'll get your check right then and there.

Our meticulous evaluation system sets us apart because we are able to price out scrap vehicles or even a broken down vehicle accurately. Not everyone in our auto salvage market can do this. We include FREE pick-up and super-fast haul to our benefits too.

CarBrain Buys These Kias In Any Condition

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where Can I Scrap My Sportage With Engine Problems?

Scrapping your vehicle is effortless with CarBrain. Our FREE price engine tool can give you a fair market quote in just a couple of seconds — just fill out our instant offer form!

If you like our quote, our customer service representatives will help you arrange your FREE pick-up and title transfer. The driver will come at the scheduled time with a check on the spot. You get your check on the spot. It's that simple!

I Want To Get Cash For My Scrap Sportage. How Much Can I Receive?

A junk Sportage still has worth.

You can get cash for your junk car by getting paid for it to a buyer of scrap car like Junk vehicle purchasers can responsibly recycle the metals and pieces inside the car, including various metals and more. Your vehicle's size and where the car is currently located will both affect the offer you receive. Local market prices change often, which will affect how much you get — but generally speaking, you can get anywhere from $100 to $600 or more from your junk vehicle.

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If I Sell My Kia Sportage To CarBrain, Who Picks It Up?

CarBrain offers free pick-up across the nation for ALL vehicles we buy — you never have to worry about finding a tow truck or paying towing fees. Our car buyers will send a tow truck driver to you, and you'll get your check right then and there.

All you have to do is hand over the title and the keys to your car. If you cannot be physically present at the time of pickup, you can have anyone 18 years of age or older present to hand the signed title and your keys as well as accept the payment on your behalf. Let your customer service agent know, and we'll mail the total payment on your behalf.

You can also leave the vehicle unlocked with the signed title and your keys inside and get your check in the mail, but you must let us know beforehand. Additionally, CarBrain cannot be held liable for the vehicle if it is left unattended.

There's A Lien On My Kia Sportage's Title. Will You Still Buy It?

Check how much you owe on your Sportage. CarBrain will only buy cars with liens if our offer is equal to or exceeds the value of the lien. At this moment, CarBrain does not purchase vehicles whose value is lower than the value of the lien.

Can I Still Sell You My Kia Sportage If I Lost The Title?

Most of the time, you'll need a certified copy of the title to sell us your Sportage.

Your customer service representative can help you figure out precisely what documents are required to complete the sale. If your title is valid and in good conditions, the sale should happen rather quickly without much friction. The driver will come, hand over the check, tow the vehicle, and drive-off. And it's really that simple!

You can learn how to transfer a title with our title page.

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