Component and reliable, the Kia Sportage boasts a lot of happy drivers. The seven-year warranties are a huge appeal, of course. But the Sportage alone is enough to get excited about. Even if you’re only tempted by the affordable prices, you’ll be won over by abundance of space and tech, bold styling, and its reliability record.
What you need to know about the Kia Sportage
Sitting in an elevated driver’s positon, you can appreciate the Sportage’s generous proportions and well kitted-out interior. As a small SUV, the driving experience is pretty impressive too. Responsive steering and decent body control ensure it’s an easy drive, albeit a bit of a firm ride.
To inch the Sportage upmarket, though, there’s the attractive styling and whole host of advanced cabin and safety technology, although a lot comes as standard. The range of engines and transmissions won’t disappoint either, with difference balances of power, performance and efficiency to suit varying needs.
Overall, it’s a strong value proposition which stands out as an all-rounder in a competitive class, majoring on space and practicality.
What to watch out for
Set up to be a bit sportier than its main rivals, the Sportage isn’t best suited to the UK’s rougher roads. But it’s something Kia have been working on. The newer the model, the better it has become at cushioning the bumps in the road and tackling tight bends with less lean.
- Skoda Yeti
- Ford Kuga
- Nissan Qashqai
As the list of stylish SUVs and crossovers keeps growing, the Sportage remains a competitive proposition. Unmatched warranties sure give it a boost, but that’s not all it’s got going for it. Quality drive and interiors make a sensible choice also an appealing one. Browse the range of Kia Sportages available online from Exchange & Mart.