Kia Sportage 1.6 CRDi 48V ISG 4 5dr 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: 4

On top of the Platimun Edition, you get 19in wheels (which hurt the ride quality), a punchier JBL stereo and a panoramic sunroof.

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 MPH10.8 seconds
Fuel TypeDiesel
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure


Urban: 60.1Motorway: 64.3
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?



EmissionsOfficial emissions rating