Since the first generation arrived back in 1994, many families have found a place for one on their driveways. Reliable engines, a spacious interior packed with equipment & the famous Kia seven-year/100,000 mile warranty are just some of the reasons why the Sportage is one of the UK’s most popular family cars.
The latest upgrade to the Sportage has given it another string in its bow & ensured it will successfully steal orders from many family-friendly SUVs & crossover rivals such as the Nissan Qashqai, Renault Kadjar, & Honda CR-V.
There is just one bodystyle available for the Sportage & design updates for the latest model are soft. Choosing different trim levels will update the car’s overall style, such as a sportier overall exterior design on the GT-Line models. The Sportage has a lot of competitors in the compact SUV category, but it is a good choice for families looking for this size of SUV due to its low price & high quality.
The Sportage is attractively priced, comes with lots of standard kit & has good looks to boot. Kia’s warranty & decent residuals add to the appeal, yet the car doesn’t handle or ride as well as its Mazda CX-5 rival. Also, not only does the 134hp 2.0-litre trail the 173hp Mazda on performance, it emits 12g/km more CO2 as well. On the other hand, bold styling & smart, solid cabin rank the Sportage highly when lined up against the Subaru Forester.
“The continued & accelerating popularity of the Sportage demonstrates the breadth of the car’s abilities & the strength of its appeal to buyers in markets all around the world.”