Kia Sportage 1.6 GDi ISG 2 5dr Review

Category: Family SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors
Available colours:
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RRP £23,445What Car? Target Price£21,965
Review

Stick to the lower trim levels, which offer the best value for money, and the Sportage is worth a look, with decent rear space and a sensible boot. However, we think other Family SUVs, such as the Skoda Karoq, are better options – the Karoq is even more practical and better to drive. That’s because the Sportage isn't that comfortable, its engines are noisy and limited in range, and it lacks an essential piece of safety kit (AEB) on all but the top trim.

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Entry-level 2 trim is the best value Sportage and our favourite as a result. You get 17in alloy wheels, an 8.0in touchscreen with DAB radio, Bluetooth, sat nav, Android Auto and Apple Carplay, all-round electric windows, heated front and rear seats, driver’s adjustable lumbar support, dual-zone climate control, auto lights and auto wipers. Cruise control takes the stress out of motorway work, and there’s lane keep assist, too.

The entry-level petrol engine needs working hard and isn’t very efficient. There are better petrol options available from its rivals, such as the Skoda Karoq 1.5 TSI 150.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH11.1 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

36.2

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

491

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

177

g/km

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