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.

Kia Sportage Crossover
33 5stars

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

Crossover 1.6 GDi 1 2WD 5dr £17,500
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.7 CRDi 1 2WD ISG 5dr £19,100
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.6 GDi 2 2WD ISG 5dr £19,800
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.7 CRDi 2 2WD ISG 5dr £21,200
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.0 CRDi KX-1 4WD 5dr £21,500
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.7 CRDi 3 2WD ISG 5dr £23,100
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.0 CRDi KX-2 4WD 5dr £23,600
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.7 CRDi 3 SatNav 2WD ISG 5dr £23,900
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.7 CRDi 4 2WD ISG 5dr £25,000
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.0 CRDi KX-3 4WD 5dr £25,500
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.0 CRDi KX-3 SatNav 4WD 5dr £26,300
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.0 CRDi KX-3 SatNav 4WD Auto 5dr £27,610
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.0 CRDi 181 KX-4 4WD 5dr £28,200
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5

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.

Reader test team says:

Kia Sportage Crossover 2.0 CRDi 181 KX-4 4WD 5dr

We test drive the KX3-Sat Nav as there wasn't a KX4 available and were inpressed by the overall quality and feel of the vehicle so we ordered the KX4…

Peter Curry

1 out of 5 stars

Kia Sportage Crossover 2.0 KX-3 4WD SatNav 5dr

I have had this car now for a week as a hire car, while its not a bad car its not one I would buy myself. When I picked the car up the average fuel…

RAY POOLE

3 out of 5 stars

Kia Sportage Crossover 2.0 CRDi KX-2 4WD 5dr

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…

Rob Morgan

4 out of 5 stars

Kia Sportage Crossover 2.0 CRDi KX-2 4WD 5dr

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…

Marcelle King

5 out of 5 stars
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