Kia Sportage 1.6T GDi ISG 2 5dr 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 £26,775What Car? Target Price£26,138
Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
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.

The entry-level Sportage comes well equipped with alloy wheels, LED headlamps, cruise control, climate control and an electronic parking brake. The 8in touchscreen is the smallest on offer but it still comes with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Bluetooth connectivity. There's also a rear-view camera, as well as front and rear parking sensors.

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 MPH9.9 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

42.2

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

591

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

152

g/km