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.
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.
|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|