What used Kia Sportage 4x4 will I get for my budget?
Sportages with more than 100,000 miles on the clock can be had for £6000-£7000. However, it's worthwhile to spend a bit more – say, between £8000 and £10,000 – for a car with an average mileage for the year and a full service history, bought from a reputable independent dealer. Up the folding to between £11,000 and £14,000 and you'll find good 2015 cars with the same criteria.
How much does it cost to run a Kia Sportage 4x4?
The 1.6 GDi petrol engine has a claimed average fuel consumption figure of 44.1mpg and emits 149g/km of CO2. It sits in insurance group 10 – the lowest of the range. But for the cheapest running costs, you'll want the 1.7 CRDi diesel unit, which is good for a claimed 54.3mpg and CO2 emissions of 135g/km. The 2.0 CRDi's extra power means fuel economy drops to a claimed 47.1mpg and pushes CO2 up to 156g/km.
Sportages of this age can be serviced through the Kia network and a number of service plans are available to help you spread the cost. There will also be plenty of independent garages that will look after a Kia at a reasonable cost.