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KIA SPORTAGE 4x4 1.7 CRDi ISG 2 5dr

The Kia Sportage 1.7 CRDi 2 has our favourite engine, but we'd go for the cheaper – and still well equipped – 1 version.

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GT-Line S
On top of GT-Line, this adds a panoramic sunroof, a power tailgate, an 8.0in touchscreen, a heated steering wheel, headlight washers and a semi-autonomous parking system.
On top of what you get with 2 trim, 3 models bring 19in alloy wheels, a gloss black centre console, an enhanced audio system, man-made leather seats, heated front and rear seats, an 8.0in touchscreen and a 4.2in instrument cluster. KX-3 has exactly the same equipment as 3, but with four-wheel drive. Next-up 4 trim gets a useful amount of extra safety kit thrown in, such as automatic emergency braking and a blindspot monitoring system. It also gets headlight washers and bi-xenon headlights, as well as electrically adjustable and ventilated front seats, front parking sensors and a heated steering wheel. KX-4 has the same equipment but with four-wheel drive. KX-5, meanwhile, features two-tone leather upholstery, an electronic parking brake, wireless phone charging and four-wheel drive. It also gets a power tailgate and a semi-autonomous parking system. Available with the 2.0-litre CRDi with a six-speed automatic. It’s too pricey to recommend, though.
Style-focused GT-Line is based on 2 trim and gets a styling pack that puts some shiny bits around the interior and exterior. It gets only the six-speaker sound system you’d find in 1 and 2 trims rather than the upgraded eight-speaker version in others, though. Likewise, GT-Line gets a 7.0in touchscreen rather than the 8.0in screen. It misses out on automatic emergency braking and blindspot monitoring. We don’t see any reason to opt for this rather than 2 – unless you’re sold on the looks.
Our pick
Our favourite trim because it’s easily the best balance of value and luxury. It comes with 17in alloy wheels, rear privacy glass, a 7.0in colour touchscreen, with European sat-nav mapping, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, adjustable lumbar support for the driver, climate control, a reversing camera and rear parking sensors. It also gets more safety kit than 1 trim, with lane-assist and traffic sign recognition coming as standard. KX-2 has exactly the same spec as 2 trim, but with four-wheel drive. We’d stick with the two-wheel-drive version, unless you live in the snowy highlands.
Entry-level trim is best avoided because it’s the only one that doesn’t get a colour touchscreen, climate control or roof rails, although it does still get alloy wheels, a multi-function steering wheel, a DAB radio, a USB socket, cruise control and basic air conditioning, as well as Apple CarPlay.
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37.2-61.4 mpg

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119-177 g/km

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1492 litres

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