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For The engine combines strong performance with low running costs, and the Kia Sportage 2.0 CRDi KX-2 version provides lots of luxury kit.

Against The engine could be a wee 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 the version to go for if your Sportage must have diesel power and four-wheel drive, but the two-wheel drive models will be cheaper to buy and run.

What Car? readers say

3.545455


Key facts

0–60mph
10.9 secs
Top speed
112 mph
Average mpg
49.6
Tank range
630 miles
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Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

The Kia Sportage is aimed squarely at the likes of crossovers such as the Ford Kuga, Nissan Qashqai and VW Tiguan. As with those cars, the front-wheel-drive diesel-engined versions are expected to be the most popular models.

However, our favourite is the 1.6-litre petrol. True, it isn't as economical as the diesels and it’s not exactly quick. However, it’s the cheapest Kia Sportage to buy, and it feels perkier than the 1.7 diesel.

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 four 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.

Reader test team says:

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Tony Rogers

3 out of 5 stars

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Robert Goldie

4 out of 5 stars

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Had this car from new just over 2 years now. Nice to drive and good to look at, although a little firm because of 17in wheels option. Others who have…

Oliver Moreton

1 out of 5 stars

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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.…

Stephanie Wright

5 out of 5 stars
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