Kia Sportage Car Reviews

The Kia Sportage is a small 4x4 that has been on the market since 1993. The Sportage is currently in its third generation as it has been since 2010. The 5-seater makes as a great family car that provides a luxury interior and comfortable ride for everyone. The Sportage is larger than many rivals and boasts a smooth modern design. Inside the cabin provides enough room to comfortably seat five adults.

Price Range: £-1 - £-1
Insurance Groups: N/A - N/A
MPG Range: N/A - N/A
Score: 4.5/5
Stylish
Good value for money
Safe
Interior could be better
Rivals are better to drive
No DVD player

Latest Kia Sportage Car Reviews:

Kia Sportage 1 1.6 GDi 2WD 5dr - February 2012
An attractive and well-equipped SUV, the Kia Sportage 1 1.6 GDi 2WD offers great performance but without the large bills usually associated with 4X4s. This Sportage model spearheads Kia’s entry int...
Kia Sportage 2 1.7 CRDi 2WD 5dr - February 2012
The Kia Sportage is a very competitively priced range of crossover vehicles, and the 1.7 CRDi engine in the '2' level of trim is not at all bad in terms of performance and luxury. Unfortunately, t...
Kia Sportage 3 1.7 CRDi 2WD 5dr - February 2012
Offering a couple of improvements on the 1 1.6 GDi model, the Kia Sportage 3 1.7 CDi 2WD is a great option for those looking for a reliable 4x4 which is efficient. However, the higher purchase pric...

Kia Sportage Overview

The Kia Sportage controls and dials are very basic. They are clear, simple, easy to understand, and practical instruments. The simplicity will be very welcome for less techno-savvy buyers.

The Sportage comes standard with a lockable glove box, remote central locking, an electronic engine immobiliser and a perimeter alarm. A visual deterrent may be desired but probably wouldn’t be necessary with such a comprehensive security package.

The car’s off-road abilities are as impressive as its on-road abilities. Furthermore, the exterior shape of the model has been significantly enhanced to appeal to those who are looking for a stylish 4x4.

Background

The Kia Sportage was first produced in 1993. The model was sold as either a 5-door hatchback or a 2-door convertible and sported a 2.0 litre engine. It was available with a 4-speed automatic or a 5-speed manual transmission.

The first generation was updated slightly in 1996, sporting an increased length and a larger boot capacity.

Production of the second generation Sportage began in 2004. The model received an upgraded interior and provided a more comfortable and enjoyable driving experience.

The remodelled exterior was much more attractive, and the car sported a 2.7 litre V6 engine which was available with a 6-speed manual transmission.

The second-generation Kia Sportage also earned a top rating of five stars in crash tests by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The third generation of the vehicle has been in production since 2010. It is available with a wider range of engines and a 6-speed transmission (manual or automatic). Moreover, the exterior has yet again been enhanced, as has the safety of the vehicle

Summary

The Kia Sportage is a stylish 4x4 that provides a great off-road driving experience at a competitive price. It is one of the safest cars on the road and makes for an excellent family vehicle.

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