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The Kia Sportage proves that sometimes perseverance pays off. While the first and second generations are best forgotten, a drastic redesign in 2010 saw Kia’s third attempt flying out of showrooms. But although it looked great, the driving experience was nothing to write home about, something this fourth generation Sportage aimed to fix.
In 2020 it received a bit of a makeover, and it comes with a choice of two petrols and one diesel engine, which features mild hybrid technology to improve efficiency. Manual and automatic gearboxes are available, as to be expected, and, unlike some other family SUVs, you can order a Sportage with four-wheel drive.
You also get Kia’s long seven-year warranty, but what other qualities does the Sportage possess? Over the next few pages, we’ll tell you about how it drives, what it’s like inside and what it’ll cost compared with its rivals, car such as the Peugeot 3008, Seat Ateca, Skoda Karoq and Volkswagen Tiguan.
So, does the Sportage deserve a place on your SUV shopping list, and if so, which version should you spend your money on? Once you’ve found out, don’t forget to check our New Car Buying service for big savings on the Sportage and tonnes of other new cars.
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