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Kia Sportage: Winter Car of the Week

The Kia Sportage is a great family car, especially with grippy four-wheel drive

The Kia Sportage is an excellent choice if you want a reasonably-priced, reliable family car that can cope with slippery conditions, and it also comes with the peace of mind of a seven-year/100,000 miles warranty.

The Sportage may be a road-biased SUV – which is more at home on tarmac than off it – but it can be specced with four-wheel drive. And, while it might not be as able off-road as cars such as the Land Rover Discovery, the Sportage can handle snowy road conditions, as well as being a lot cheaper to buy and run than the Land Rover.

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The Kia has plenty of grip to be reasonably fun in the corners and, although the suspension can be bouncy, it’s also a comfortable cruiser on the motorway. The pick of the bunch is the 2.0-litre diesel - it has enough power to keep the Sportage feeling relatively nippy while returning economy of 50mpg.

The Sportage is a practical car, with plenty of room for adults in the back and a 564-litre boot. The back seats also split 60:40 to offer a decent 1,353 litres of load-lugging capacity, and there are plenty of cubbyholes dotted around the cabin.

It is worth noting that the Sportage has just had a refresh for 2014, so it gets subtle new looks, Flex Steer across the range – which allows you to adjust the weight of the steering – and tyre pressure monitors that will alert you to a puncture. Selected models also get kit such as a heated steering wheel, electrically adjustable driver’s seat, and a revised sat-nav system.

The Kia Sportage range starts at £17,495 for the 1.6-litre GDi petrol, while the cheapest 2.0-litre diesel is the KX-1, which costs £21,495.

For more information on the Kia range, visit the Carbuyer Kia reviews page.

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