Kia Sportage 1.6T GDi 48V ISG 4 5dr DCT AWD Review

Category: Family SUV

Section: Version review

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  • Kia Sportage 2021 front
  • Kia Sportage 2021 rear right tracking
  • Kia Sportage 2021 interior dashboard
  • Kia Sportage 2021 boot open
  • Kia Sportage 2021 interior infotainment
  • Kia Sportage 2021 front right static
  • Kia Sportage 2021 rear left static
  • Kia Sportage 2021 headlights detail
  • Kia Sportage 2021 rear lights detail
  • Kia Sportage 2021 headlight detail
  • Kia Sportage 2021 grille detail
  • Kia Sportage 2021 interior front seats
  • Kia Sportage 2021 interior front seats detail
  • Kia Sportage 2021 interior driver display
RRP £36,475What Car? Target Price£35,595
Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
5 doors

The Kia Sportage is a great all-round family SUV that offers a generous amount of space for four and in the boot, with one of best interiors in its class. The Sportage still makes the most sense if you stick with the lower trim levels, but despite the Hyundai Tucson being a slightly cheaper route into a hybrid family SUV, we reckon the Sportage is the slightly more polished alternative.

If you fancy more toys, the 4 comes with a panoramic roof, a Harman Kardon stereo, wireless phone-charging, a 360-degree parking camera, a blind-spot monitor and adaptive LED headlamps.

The entry-level 1.6-litre petrol engine offers 148bhp and sprints from 0-62mph in 9.9sec. It should offer sufficient performance for pretty much any situation, even if it may need working hard to get up to speed. You can have the 1.6 T-GDI with an automatic or a manual gearbox. The automatic also comes with mild-hybrid tech to reduce emissions and fuel consumption, and can be had with four-wheel drive.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH9.4 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxAUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

40.4

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

562

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

158

g/km