Kia Sportage 1.6T GDi ISG GT-Line 5dr Review

Category: Family SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors
Available colours:
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RRP £26,645What Car? Target Price£25,011
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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Trim: GT-Line

This sporty-looking trim is based on 2, adding 19in wheels, LED front and rear lights, a front wiper de-icer, black and grey leather seats, a sports steering wheel with a flat bottom, front parking sensors and keyless entry and start. We’d recommend 3 trim instead as you get more luxuries in lieu of the sporty makeover.

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.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH8.9 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

34.9

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

491

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

183

g/km

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