What's the used Kia Sportage like?
The Sportage isn't as engaging to drive as its main rivals. The suspension is forgiving over large bumps, but vertical movements aren't well controlled. The steering isn't great, either, offering little precision, but remaining light for easy town driving.
The diesel engines aren't particularly smooth or quiet when revved, so for the most refined drive, the petrol engines are the best bet. However, whichever engine you go for, wind- and road noise make their way into the cabin too frequently.
In terms of space and practicality, it's better news. The Sportage has plenty of room for four adults, although a raised transmission tunnel reduces rear middle-seat legroom. For the driver, there's a good range of adjustment on both the seat - which provides great support, too - and steering wheel, while the dashboard is well laid out and simple to use.