What used Kia Sportage 4x4 will I get for my budget?
Around £8500 will get you into an early Sportage of this generation with lots of miles on it. Up the wedge to between £11,000 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 2018 car, bought from an independent or franchised dealer.
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How much does it cost to run a Kia Sportage 4x4?
Not surprisingly, the diesels are the most economical, with an average fuel consumption of 61.4mpg claimed for the 114bhp 1.7. The best-performing petrol engine is the base 128bhp 1.6, with a claimed average of 44.8mpg, but the proviso is that those figures were calculated tested under the older NEDC rating that was less accurate to real-world conditions than today's WLTP tests.
A smaller 1.6-litre diesel arrived in 2018 and could be had in two different flavours of tune: the 114bhp version that manages 53.3mpg, or a 134bhp alternative that does 49.6mpg. The bigger, 182bhp 2.0-litre diesel is much thirstier if it's linked to a four-wheel drive system and an automatic gearbox, and only gets a combined figure of 40.9mpg. The most powerful turbocharged 174bhp 1.6 consumes the most fuel at 32.1mpg.
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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