Go for our favoured 1.7 CRDi 2 model. It’s keenly priced, undercutting the equivalent Nissan Qashqai by thousands of pounds going by list price, and PCP finance deals are attractive, too. However, the other engines look less competitively priced against the competition, and the higher trims are particularly hard to justify.
Not only that, but even the 1.7 CRDi engine (the most efficient in the range) isn’t as low on CO2 emissions as most rivals, including the Nissan Qashqai and Seat Ateca, and so will cost more to run as a company car. Fuel economy, both official and real world, also leaves something to be desired.
However, by most standards the Sportage in its more sensible spec options is quite tempting. Even the 1.6 GDi petrol is worth a look, if your mileage is low, because it undercuts the 1.7 CRDi by a significant four-figure sum.
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