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For The 2.0-litre diesel engine combines strong performance with decent running costs, and KX-2 trim provides lots of luxury kit.

Against The engine could be a bit more flexible, and choosing this four-wheel-drive model means Sportage ownership costs more than it should.

Kia Sportage Crossover

What Car? says

2 out of 5 stars

The Kia Sportage 2.0 CRDi KX-2 is a good choice if your Sportage must have diesel power and four-wheel drive, but we prefer the cheaper – and still well equipped – KX-1 version.

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Key facts

10.9 secs
Top speed
112 mph
Average mpg
Tank range
630 miles
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Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

The Kia Sportage is aimed squarely at SUVs such as the Ford Kuga, Nissan Qashqai and VW Tiguan. As with those cars, the front-wheel-drive diesel-engined versions are the most popular, and happily they're also the best.

If you don't do many miles a year, though, we'd recommend the 1.6-litre petrol. True, it isn't as economical as the diesels and it’s not exactly quick, but it's the cheapest Sportage to buy and feels well suited to town driving.

The entry-level 1 trim is all you’ll need, too. It comes with plenty of kit, including alloys, air-con, four electric windows, a rain sensor, Bluetooth and cruise control. 2-trimmed models add parking sensors, a sunroof and part-leather seats, while 3 models have full leather, climate control and xenon headlamps.

Whichever of the engines you go for, and whether you opt for two- or four-wheel drive, you’ll have the peace of mind of a seven-year, unlimited-mileage warranty.

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