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.
The Kia Sportage looks the part, but it’s off the pace in too many areas to threaten the class leaders. By Steve Huntingford
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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.
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Excellent car. I love it.
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We reckon the Kia Sportage 1.6 GDi 1 is the one to go for. It’s the cheapest to buy, offers more flexible performance than the 1.7 diesel, and it still has the sharp looks, family-friendly cabin and extensive kit list that make the Sportage so appealing.