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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    3 out of 5 stars

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Kia Sportage (10-) 4X4
14 reader reviews for Kia Sportage Crossover.
  • 2.0 CRDi KX-2 4WD 5dr

    Stephanie Wright , Lincolnshire . Date: 10/09/2013
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      42

    My car

    I really don't know what car you were thinking of when you wrote this review, but it cannot be the KX-2. I own this car and I have to say I love it. It looks great, the amount of equipment you get on it is phenomenal for the price, the performance is excellent and it is a joy to drive. I'm not sure how you were driving it when you say there is engine and wind noise, mine is quite quiet. Let's face it, it's a DIESEL, and it isn't going to be as quiet as a petrol. The same would be true of any car, so low stars for that is unfair. I think it's a wonderful car and am very happy with it. And for a 2.0 litre diesel with quite a punch in 2nd and 3rd gears, the fuel consumption is really quite good. I'm not sure your reviewer hasn't mixed this up with another car as it sounds nothing like mine.

  • 2.0 CRDi KX-2 4WD 5dr

    Greg Morgan , RCT . Date: 27/08/2013
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      45.7

    My car

    ...if I can comment of David Macbeth's experience with his wheels, the same happened to the wheels on our car. This has less to do with perceived Kia poor quality parts and more to do with the diamond cut alloys which are becoming fashionable again (I had an AX GT in 1991 with them). However, they are prone to salt corrosion getting under the lacquer and after a few harsh winters many an Audi, BMW or Mercedes with these type of wheels will look much the same. The big difference is that when the Kia dealer replaced my set, so long as the corrosion wasn't down to obvious damage sustained they would continue to replace them until the car was 7 years old. I don't believe there is another manufacturer out there that would do that, quality or not. Even so, the lacquer on the new wheels appears thicker, and the "cut" part of the wheel is slightly further away from the edge of the rim, so I expect they will last well - but if not, back to Kia for another new set!

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