Kia Sportage review

Category: Family SUV

Section: Introduction

Kia Sportage front cornering
  • Kia Sportage front cornering
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  • Kia Sportage interior dashboard
  • Kia Sportage interior rear seats
  • Kia Sportage interior infotainment
  • Kia Sportage right tracking
  • Kia Sportage front cornering
  • Kia Sportage rear right tracking
  • Kia Sportage interior front seats
  • Kia Sportage interior driver display
  • Kia Sportage interior steering wheel detail
  • Kia Sportage interior detail
  • Kia Sportage interior detail
  • Kia Sportage boot open
  • Kia Sportage front cornering
  • Kia Sportage rear cornering
  • Kia Sportage interior dashboard
  • Kia Sportage interior rear seats
  • Kia Sportage interior infotainment
  • Kia Sportage right tracking
  • Kia Sportage front cornering
  • Kia Sportage rear right tracking
  • Kia Sportage interior front seats
  • Kia Sportage interior driver display
  • Kia Sportage interior steering wheel detail
  • Kia Sportage interior detail
  • Kia Sportage interior detail
  • Kia Sportage boot open
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Introduction

What Car? says...

It’s easy to get lost in the crowded world of family SUVs but the Kia Sportage looks well equipped to stand out at the front of the pack.

The Sportage has dramatic styling in line with the firm’s flagship electric vehicle – the What Car? Award-winning Kia EV6 – and there's plenty of substance behind those boomerang-shaped headlights.

FAQs

  • It should be. In the 2022 What Car? Reliability Survey it sat well within the top third of our family SUV class, drawing with the Skoda Karoq and Volvo XC40. Better still, Kia came seventh out of 32 manufacturers in the survey.

  • You can’t get the Sportage as an electric car but there are hybrid and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) versions. If you want a fully electric model, there's the Kia EV6Kia Niro EV and Kia Soul EV.

  • We recommend the hybrid 1.6 GDi HEV engine with the 3 trim level. It’s reasonably priced, efficient and comes with lots of equipment.

  • GT-Line gives the Sportage a sportier look than our favourite 3 trim. It has larger 19in alloy wheels, privacy glass and other styling features. The GT-Line misses out on the 12.3in digital driver display that’s included with 3 trim.

  • We’ve yet to try the 8in touchscreen that comes with the entry-level Sportage 2 trim, but we have tested the 12.3in screen that comes with all other models. It has sharp graphics and operates quickly, but we would prefer it if some of the icons were larger and easier to identify at a glance.

  • The boot size depends on the version you choose. The largest is on the entry-level 1.6-litre petrol models with two-wheel drive and a manual gearbox, and has an impressive official volume of 591 litres. The HEV hybrid model has 587 litres, the PHEV has 540 and the highest-powered diesel has 526 litres.

At a glance
New car deals
Save up to £1,622
Target Price from £26,675
Save up to £1,622
or from £284pm
Swipe to see used and leasing deals
Nearly new deals
From £21,870
Leasing deals
From £302pm
RRP price range £27,800 - £45,100
Number of trims (see all)4
Number of engines (see all)3
Available fuel types (which is best for you?)hybrid, petrol
MPG range across all versions 252 - 49.6
Available doors options 5
Warranty 7 years / 100000 miles
Company car tax at 20% (min/max) £558 / £2,724
Company car tax at 40% (min/max) £1,116 / £5,448
Available colours