Review

Kia Sportage SUV

The Kia Sportage is a good-looking SUV that was built to take on the Nissan Qashqai, Honda CRV and the Hyundai ix35. It's arguably better looking than all of them, but the arrival of the new Qashqai meant the Sportage now features a number of revisions including bright LED elements in the front and rear lights, a revised grille, new wheels, and some subtle mechanical tweaks.

The Kia Sportage comes with a variety of engines including a 1.6-litre petrol, a 1.7-litre diesel and a 2.0-litre diesel. While the first two are front-wheel drive, the latter is the only model to feature four-wheel-drive, giving the Sportage reasonable off-road ability. Fitted with two-wheel drive the Sportage has less grip on slippery roads, but can achieve better economy figures.

No matter which model you choose, the Kia comes with an impressive range of standard equipment and all model feature air-conditioning and cruise control. Like all Kias, the Sportage also comes with an excellent seven-year/100,000 mile warranty; one of the most generous schemes offered by a car manufacturer.

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