Kia Sportage 1.6T GDi GT-Line S 5dr DCT Auto [AWD] Review

Category: Family SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
5 doors
Available colours:
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RRP £33,330What Car? Target Price£31,212
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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This top of the range trim adds plenty of equipment to GT Line trim. You get a panoramic sunroof, electric front seats, black leather seats with red detailing, ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, an eight-speaker JBL stereo, wireless phone charging, a surround view camera system, rear USB charging port, a gesture controlled powered tailgate and adaptive cruise control. You also get blindspot monitoring and crucially, automatic emergency braking. Sadly it’s far too pricey to recommend.

Adding a turbo to the 1.6-litre petrol gives it a lot more punch, plus it has the option of four-wheel drive and an automatic gearbox. It doesn’t feel as strong as similarly powerful engines in rivals, proves juicy and emits an awful lot of CO2, though.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH8.8 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxAUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

32.1

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

491

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

200

g/km

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