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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
    3 out of 5 stars

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13 reader reviews for Kia Sportage Crossover.
  • 2.0 CRDi KX-3 4WD 5dr

    DAVID MACBETH , . Date: 12/08/2013
    • Overall verdict
      3 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
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      39.6

    My car

    This is a great car to drive but a let down with finish. I had only had the car a few months when I noticed a small part of the trim was missing. The only way it could have come off if it had not been attached correctly. This was not the view taken by Kia customer services and dismissed my explanation. I ended up paying just over 16 pound for the part. It was shortly after this that I notced marks on my alloy wheels which looked like corrosion, something confirmed by my local tyre dealer. I took it to my local Kia dealer who took photographs and confirmed it was corrosion on a car just over a year old and on investigation it appears this is a widespread fault with Kia alloys. Apparently something to do with the laquer used. Surely this should have been addressed before sale.The dealer could not have been more helpful but Kia customer services need a lesson in how to talk to customers. A good car ruined by poor construction and materials used. I like to drive but will now look for something that has better quality construction and parts.

  • 1.7 CRDi 2 2WD ISG 5dr

    PHILIP MCRAE , . Date: 09/03/2013
    • Overall verdict
      3 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
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      42

    My car

    Being 52 and in Sales I have had many Company Cars over the years with my favourite brand being BMW I have had three 3 series - so I've now got a Kia Sportage and here is a very honest overview. The good points are: It's great to drive, excellent driving position, fantastic spec, roomy and yes it looks good. Now to the points where Kia need to focus on: It's noisy (not too bad under 60) but road noise does filer into the cabin, the screen for the Radio etc is hopeless - being red you can't see it in the sunlight (take a tip from the VW UP Kia), the seats could be a bit more supportive, the Radio / speakers are not great ie poor quality, it takes ages to warm up in the cold, the wing mirrors are also prone to getting dirty quite easily. So in summary Kia do have a good car here, I love driving it, the 1.7d is a bit underpowered but you get used to it - the 2.0ltr would I'm sure be better but you then sacrifice mpg. The main gripe though is the road noise, that does get to you a bit and if Kia sorted that out then they really will have a super car here, it's good but it could be great.

  • 1.7 CRDi 1 2WD ISG 5dr

    Sean Quinn Date: 12/08/2012
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      49.9

    My car

    Excellent car. I love it.

  • 1.7 CRDi 3 SatNav 4WD ISG 5dr

    Malcolm Chambers , . Date: 20/10/2011
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      43

    My car

    Owned a Kia Sportage kx-3 1.7 diesel since Jan 2011, wanted to give it a good run in before leaving any review. We now at 10k miles on the clock, and so far so good. Few little niggles with electrics from time to time nothing major - faulty heated seat. Other than that, its been a star. we opted for the KX-3 with Sat-Nav, as we wanted all the toys and they've came in very useful. Particularly like the media center (radio), usb dongle can be plugged in upto 16gb, I know easily pleased. The drive itself is very good, I always write a review based on what I paid for the item. Its no BMW x5 3.0d xdrive setup, but its a joy to drive and guilt free with the strong mpg. We live urban, very urban and we return 43mpg easily and that's with a lead foot. I tow a jet ski all over the county with it, jet ski weighs in around 400kg, and it pulls a dream. I personally bought this car for my growing family. We have the car full of people all the time, it manages very well with weight (roof box, 4 adults, boot full and jet ski). The stop start technology in the car, I'm still on the fence about. It's identical to most others, and behaves the same. Cuts the engine out at traffics lights etc, for a brief period and then re-starts itself but benefits me very little. Save the planet it wont. Like I say owned this car for a year, and its normally about the time I start to look around for something new, Am I going to change it. I think not, love it, friends, family, passers by - all love it.

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