Kia Sportage

Kia Sportage information: everything you need to know if you own it, are thinking of buying one or just want to find out more about the crossover. Click on the links below for all of CAR magazine’s news, reviews, videos, scoops and spy photos of the Sportage range. We list the top 10 stories for each model – and where appropriate you can click on ‘More’ to browse even more of our archive.

Background
The Kia Sportage is the mid-sized crossover from the East - and a mighty fine-looking car to these eyes. It’s much more sporting and fashionable than the larger Sorento, that’s for sure. Engines and transmissions are shared with across the Hyundai-Kia firmament. For more information on the Sportage, click on our further stories on the links below.

60sec road test
What a good-looking car! If you taped up the name badge, we’d wager that few members of the public would guess this were a Kia. And we say that in full admiration. This is a very good choice of SUV in our book, with equally good-looking, well thought through interior. Quality is well judged and there’s that long Kia warranty for peace of mind. And the drive? Well, it’s not exactly a chink in the armour, but it’s fair to say the dynamics fall slightly short of best in class. But not by much. Watch out for the reduced visibility that slick couture imparts and a bouncy ride on some versions. Otherwise there are no shocks in store for you here. 

The one we’d buy
1.7 CRDI

The one we’d avoid like the plague
2.0 CRDI

Rivals to consider
Ford Kuga, Nissan Qashqai, VW Tiguan

For 
Roomy, good-looking, long warranty, pleasant cabin

Against
Restricted view out because of thick pillars, busy ride on some versions

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