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.get the best price
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.
Engine: 1.6T GDi ISG
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.
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