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How much? £16,195
On sale in the UK: Now
Engine: 1991cc 4-cyl, 138bhp @ 4000rpm, 225lb ft @ 1800-2500rpm
Transmission: Six-speed manual, four-wheel drive
Performance: 12.0sec 0-62mph, 110mph, 39.8mpg, 187g/km
How heavy / made of? 1842kg/steel
How big (length/width/height in mm)? 4350/1840/1730
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CAR's rating

Rated 3 out of 53

Handling

Rated 3 out of 53

Performance

Rated 2 out of 52

Usability

Rated 4 out of 54

Feelgood factor

Rated 2 out of 52

Readers' rating

Rated 2.5 out of 52.5

Kia Sportage 2.0 CRDi XE (2007) CAR review

By the CAR road test team

First Drives

04 December 2007 13:41

The Sportage is new, is it? Doesn’t look it...

It’s a facelift rather than an all-new car, and we’re talking nip and tuck rather than major surgery. Park the old and new models next to each other, and the changes are more obvious. There’s a new grille, black bezel headlamps and 16-inch alloy wheels. The bumpers are now body coloured, too. It’s enough to freshen up the slightly frumpy looks of the old car. But no, we can’t see fashion-conscious Land Rover owners queuing up to trade in their Freelander.

The price is more likely to grab attention than the looks. You’ll pay just £13,995 for one of the new two-wheel drive versions.
 

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