For The Kia Sportage looks great and is well priced and equipped. It also comes with a seven-year/100,000-mile warranty.
Against The ride is bouncy and the handling and refinement poor. Many rivals have stronger diesel engines and more practical cabins.
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The Kia Sportage looks the part, but it’s off the pace in too many areas to threaten the class leaders.
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There are 13 Kia Sportage versions available
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.
Reader test team says:
I bought my Sportage CRDi 2 last year and have racked up 6000miles in it. The car is a family car and is used on a variety of different trips from…
I absolutely love my Sportage. It's a GDi 2 and for the money you can't beat the extras that come with it. Don't find the cabin noisy, and it drives…
Would I recommend buying a Kia Sportage, 2.0, CRDI, KX3, Sat Nav, Auto, AWD = A BIG FAT YES!!! What a fantastic car! We bought one to use it as our…
I am so disappointed with this car and wished I had never seen it. The very pushy salesman insisted I would achieve 42mpg and I was looking for…