What used Kia Sportage 4x4 will I get for my budget?
Around £9000 will get you into an early Sportage of this generation with lots of miles on it. Up the wedge to between £10,000 and £13,000 and you’ll have your choice of trims on a 2017 car, while heading into £15,000 to £17,000 territory will net you a good 2018 car, bought from an independent or franchised dealer. Spend between £18,000 and £25,000 on 2019 and 2020 cars.
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The engine with the lowest CO2 emissions pre-April 2017 tax change is the 114bhp 1.7-litre diesel with 119g/km, while the 134bhp 2.0-litre produces 139g/km. Engines equipped with an automatic gearbox, and or four-wheel drive emit more CO2. A self-shifting 2.0-litre diesel jumps up to 154g/km, the while the most powerful diesel with both emits 166g/km. The two petrols don't come close to the low figures diesel models produce, so expect to pay a fair bit in road tax. The 128bhp 1.6 has a figure of 156g/km, and the 174bhp turbocharged 1.6 emits even more at 177g/km.
Road tax for all models registered before 1 April 2017 will vary depending upon the emissions the engine produces (see paragraph above for more information) while examples registered after this date will have the same flat rate fee for cars that cost less than £40,000 when new. To find out more about the current road tax costs, click here.
Kia servicing costs compare favourably with rivals, although it should be noted that the turbocharged petrol model will be significantly more expensive to maintain than a non-turbo petrol. This is because the turbo-petrol model has shorter service intervals of just 10,000 miles or 12 months, against the 20,000 miles and 12 months of diesel and non-turbocharged petrols.
Insurance groups vary between 12 for an entry-level 1.7-litre diesel, to 25 for a top-of-the-range 2.0-litre diesel.
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