Kia Sportage 1.6 CRDi 48V ISG 2 5dr DCT Auto Review

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Stick to the lower trims and the Sportage is good value for money, comes with a decent amount of rear space and a decent boot. However, we think other Family SUVs, such as the Skoda Karoq, are better options. The Sportage isn't that comfortable, has noisy engines that aren't especially fuel-efficient, and the higher-spec models are very pricey.

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Trim: 2

This is our favourite trim because it adds 17in alloy wheel, heated seats front and rear with power lumbar adjustment for the driver, more appealing interior trim, heated door mirrors, automatic wipers, sat nav, rear parking sensors and lane keep assist. You don't get automatic emergency braking (AEB), though, and you cannot add it as an option, which is poor.

Engine: 1.6 CRDi 48V ISG

With 134bhp it offers solid, flexible performance that will pull you up to motorways speeds perfectly easily, even with a fully loaded car. It's our choice, and available with a 48v mild-hybrid system; that doesn't add anything to the performance, just makes it more efficient. It's pretty efficient — we managed a healthy 45mpg with a mix of driving — but it's noiser than its rivals' equivalent engines and not as quick.

Key information

0-62 MPH11.4 seconds
Fuel TypeDiesel
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure


Urban: 64.2Motorway: 65.7
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?



EmissionsOfficial emissions rating