Kia Sportage review

Category: Family SUV

Section: Passenger & boot space

Kia Sportage 2021 boot open
  • 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:
  • Front space
  • Rear space
  • Seat folding and flexibility
  • Boot space

Passenger & boot space

How it copes with people and clutter

Front space

The Kia Sportage feels quite airy for front occupants, with a wide interior providing plenty of elbow room. Leg and head room is impressive too, and while the panoramic sunroof that comes as standard on 4 and GT-Line S trims lowers the ceiling height a little, there's still enough clearance for anyone over 6ft tall.

Storage is generous, with door pockets that are large enough to take a bottle of water, a decent lidded centre cubby box, plus trays for a phone and keys, and two cupholders behind the gearlever. There's a good-sized glovebox too.

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Seat folding and flexibility

The rear seats in the Sportage split in a 40/20/40 arrangement (rather than the usual 60/40 arrangement) for added flexibility. All models have handy levers in the wall of the boot that you pull to make the seat backs drop down.

The rear seats can recline to allow passengers to lean back, but you can't slide them back and forth, as you can in the Audi Q3 and Ford Kuga, or remove them, like in the Skoda Karoq with the VarioFlex option.

Boot space

New car deals
Save up to £983
Target Price from £26,138
Save up to £983
or from £267pm
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From £260pm