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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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65 reader reviews for Kia Sportage Crossover.
  • 2.7 V6 XS 5dr

    Arthur Marshall , Cornwall . Date: 24/04/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I purchased yet another Kia, this time it was the 2.7V6 Auto Sportage one. What a motor car. It simply superb. I have previously owned 5 other Kia's ranging from the Mentor saloon to the last one which was a 2.5V6 Magentis Auto. I have had very, very few problems with any of the previous cars, the most expeinse of which was a bew compressor for the aircon on the Magentis. I have had nothing but pleasure from all the cars but this one, is absoultely the best vehicle I have had the pleasure and priviledge of owning. It is wonderful to look at with metalic black paintwork, 5 tinted windows, twin chrome exhaust pipes, leather upholstery etc. The interior features include 4 wheel drive lock, ESP, cruise control, climate control etc. What other car manufacturer offers all of these features at such a relatively low price? Fantastic is all I can say about the vehicle. What a bargain. Jeremy Clarkson does not know what he is talking about but then, he is only a TV presenter. How would he know about the vehicle with his and his compatriots totally miopic views. They do not know about the truly magnificent Kia Sportage or other Kia cars.

  • 2.0 16v XE 4WD 5dr

    phil seager Date: 20/03/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    We have had this Sportage for 18 months and love almost everything about it - looks, space, and comfort.

    However, no matter what I do as far as driving as economically as possible is concerned, it will not return any better than approximately 20mpg! I accept that it is a heavy vehicle but the What Car? figures state an average of mid-30s, which I can only dream of.

    Having read the various reviews, it looks as though the fuel economy varies considerably. Has anyone else got the same problem? If I can't get a fix, then it may have to go, which is very sad, because I love it, but can't justify such poor fuel economy.

  • 2.0 CRDi XS 4WD 5dr

    Ray Lamb Date: 17/03/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I changed from a Honda CR-V which was purchased second hand when I quickly became dis-allusioned with it. I chose to change last year when Kia were offering a new diesel at petrol prices and saved approx 1800£!

    The car is one year old this month and I've covered 16K miles in it.

    I need a part-time 4x4 for caravanning reasons and in this respect, I have no complaints. I'm towing at 70% car to 'van ratio and the car is proving efficient and a very good 'tug'. During the festive season this year a trip to North Yorkshire could have proved a nightmare due to snow - but not with the Kia, thankfully! (You could of course argue ANY 4x4 would cope....)

    The indicators being on the 'wrong' side was, initially, annoying(but at least you always had a clean screen...) but Kia have changed the wiper/indicator positions on the MY08 models which would make a difference!

    If there is a complaint, it would be with two Tibetan Terrier dogs, the plastics are a little too easy to scratch - but some interior polish puts that right.

    The leather interior finishes the package off nicely, thank you.

    Would I buy another? Well, having seen the MY08 Titan (closest spec. to my XS) on Friday last week, then without doubt 'Yes'. With the 7 year standard warranty available that puts the icing on the cake (even though these things don't breakdown, right?)I'm planning to change late next year - just before the new car additional tax becomes even more annoying than the plastics.

  • 2.0 CRDi XS 4WD 5dr

    Phil Goodyear , E Yorks . Date: 16/02/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    UPDATED REVIEW Having had this car for 10 months,and put nearly 20,000 miles on the clock, I can say that this is the best car we have owned. It is still a joy to drive, and the practicalities are there in abundance. It tows our caravan superbly, when we toured Scotland and the Lake District last year. The car will easily tow 1n 6th gear on the motorways, and is exceedingly stable. Another reviewer stated that it towed their caravan like a "steam train", and I would tend to agree with this. The towing economy with 2 bikes on the roof rack is 27-28 mpg, compared to an average of 38 mpg solo. When pottering on country roads, we can achieve the magical 40 mpg. The only fault we have had was a fuel leak in a pipe to the injectors when the car was 3 months old, but this was swiftly and efficiently fixed by North Yorkshire Kia who insisted on fitting a new pipe , although the original could have been repaired. With the rear seats folded, the car becomes a fantastic transporter for large loads, and has been put to good use on several occasions. On cold days, the car heats up quickly, and with the heated seats gives much appreciated comfort. The only fly in the ointment if I had to be picky is the reversed position of the lights, indicators and wipers. I understand that this is being addressed in the latest models, and with the extended warranty,the car is very nearly unbeatable for value. We are 2 very satisfied customers.

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