What Car? says

2 out of 5 stars

For It's cheap, well equipped, and flexible

Against It's cramped, short of safety kit, and poor to drive

Verdict Not a bad car but the same money will buy a much better one

Go for… 2.0 SX

Avoid… 2.0 Executive SE

Kia Sportage 4x4
  • 1. There's room for only two in the back, and legroom is tight
  • 2. With no height adjustment on the driver’s seat, the driving position is only fair
  • 3. The automatic gearbox struggles to decide which gear to be in, so you’re better off with the manual
  • 4. The boot is a decent size
  • 5. Look for face-lifted models (from July 2000 on), as not only are they sharper looking, they also come with more equipment
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