Kia Sportage review

Category: Family SUV

Section: Interior

Kia Sportage 2021 interior dashboard
  • Kia Sportage 2021 front
  • Kia Sportage 2021 rear right tracking
  • Kia Sportage 2021 interior dashboard
  • Kia Sportage 2021 boot open
  • Kia Sportage 2021 interior infotainment
  • Kia Sportage 2021 front right static
  • Kia Sportage 2021 rear left static
  • Kia Sportage 2021 headlights detail
  • Kia Sportage 2021 rear lights detail
  • Kia Sportage 2021 headlight detail
  • Kia Sportage 2021 grille detail
  • Kia Sportage 2021 interior front seats
  • Kia Sportage 2021 interior front seats detail
  • Kia Sportage 2021 interior driver display
  • Kia Sportage 2021 front
  • Kia Sportage 2021 rear right tracking
  • Kia Sportage 2021 interior dashboard
  • Kia Sportage 2021 boot open
  • Kia Sportage 2021 interior infotainment
  • Kia Sportage 2021 front right static
  • Kia Sportage 2021 rear left static
  • Kia Sportage 2021 headlights detail
  • Kia Sportage 2021 rear lights detail
  • Kia Sportage 2021 headlight detail
  • Kia Sportage 2021 grille detail
  • Kia Sportage 2021 interior front seats
  • Kia Sportage 2021 interior front seats detail
  • Kia Sportage 2021 interior driver display
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In this section:
  • Driving position and dashboard
  • Visibility, parking sensors and cameras
  • Sat nav and infotainment
  • Quality

Interior

The interior layout, fit and finish

Driving position and dashboard

The Kia Sportage's interior looks smart and uncluttered, with controls that are grouped together and easy to find. You don't get full digital dials on entry-level 2 models, but the 4.2-inch cluster is perfectly adequate, clearly displaying info such as range, economy and driving assistance features.

Models in mid-spec 3 trim and above come with a larger 12.3in digital instrument cluster with a variety of layouts to choose from depending on the information you’d prefer to view. The animated graphics are smooth and clear with a high level of contrast. The screen itself sits in line with the central infotainment display, resulting in a long, curved housing that stretches halfway across the dashboard.

Thankfully, all versions come with a rear-view camera plus front and rear parking sensors as standard. Top spec 4 and GT-Line S models add a 360-degree camera, while hybrids also include a self-parking system.

All models get automatic LED headlamps and auto wipers to help improve visibility in poor conditions.

Kia Sportage 2021 interior dashboard

Sat nav and infotainment

The entry-level 2 model Sportage has an 8.0in touchscreen with DAB radio, Android Auto, Apple Carplay and Bluetooth connectivity. All other trims get a larger, 12.3in screen.

The graphics on the entry-level unit could be sharper but it's perfectly adequate, while the 12.3in screen is richer and responds to prods more snappily. That said, some of the text and icons are small, making them a little tricky to read at a glance or aim for when you're driving. The systems in the BMW X1 and Mazda CX-5 have rotary dial controllers, which make them less distracting to use.

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