My 2015 KIA drives superb, I drove from Rhode Island to Florida by myself and felt comfortable every mile. It is high up but not too high up where you have to jump down so it is accessible to a lot of people. It is very roomy inside so you won't feel claustrophobic. I am very impressed with KIA on this and it outranks all of the new Smaller SUVs at the same price range.
I test drove the Hyundai Tucson, the Toyota Rav4, the Nissan Murano and many others and the KIA Sportage surpassed them in every way.
It has the following specs that might interest you as well:
• 3 AC Inputs 2 in the front and 1 in the trunk
• Bluetooth so you can sync it with your phone for hands free dialing.
• Fantastic Fuel Economy (29 MPG Highway)
• Rear Fold Down Seats
• Lots of Trunk Space
• USB Input
• Aux Input