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Used Kia Sportage 4x4 2005 - 2010 review

(2005 - 2010)
Kia Sportage 4x4 (05 - 10)
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What used Kia Sportage 4x4 will I get for my budget?

How much does it cost to run a Kia Sportage 4x4?

Buying the Sportage looks a very attractive proposition: it's already cheaper than the likes of the X-Trail as a new car, and the difference in price is even more pronounced once they are used.

Its fuel economy also looks pretty good, on a par with its sister machine, the Hyundai Tucson, and better than five-door versions of the Suzuki Grand Vitara. Unsurprisingly, the diesel models are the most fuel efficient, but they're also the cheapest to insure, their group 9 rating much lower than the equivalent Tucson and Grand Vitara.

Routine service costs are pretty much what you'd expect compared with other 4x4s, but be prepared for hefty bills if anything goes wrong. Warranty Direct figures show that the average bills on Kias are among the highest of all makes, not far short of those for Audi and Mercedes, although much better than those for Land Rovers and Mitsubishis.