The Kia Sportage is an urban-friendly SUV that turns heads
wherever it goes. But its beauty isn’t just skin deep; the Sportage excels in
every aspect from its fuel-efficient engine, to its comfortable interior, to
cutting-edge connectivity and safety systems.
The increased overall length, extended wheelbase and shorter rear overhang give the new Sportage an even more sporty profile than its award-winning predecessor. Straight, flowing character lines stretch across the body above the sills, beneath the glasshouse and over the side window line, giving the profile a sense of tension and precision. This is emphasised by the sharp styling of the 16-, 17- and 19-inch wheels.
There is a more chiselled and voluminous look to the rear, which features a mixture of concave and convex surfaces and horizontal lines which emphasise the wide and stable stance. A chrome strip links the rear combination lamps with their distinctive night-time signature. The rear lamp units are LED from grade 4/KX-4. Beneath the tailgate is an aerodynamic diffuser.
The new Sportage continues the leap forward Kia has been making with actual and perceived quality, with flush-fitting fixtures and trim, soft-to-the-touch materials and luxurious detailing.
The front of the cabin is driver-centric, with a pronounced cockpit layout and simple switches grouped according to function. This is not only more ergonomic but also safer because it reduces the amount of time the driver's gaze needs to be averted from the road. The centre console is angled at 7.2 degrees towards the driver for easier visibility.
|Combined Fuel Consumption|
mpg / (l100)km
|Combined CO2 Mass Emissions|
|Max Engine Power |
(BHP at RPM)
|Petrol 1.6 GDi (130bhp)||42.2 (6.7) (16" wheels)||156 (16" wheels)||130 / 6,300||6|
|Petrol 1.6 GDi ISG (130bhp)||44.8 (6.3) (17" wheels)||147 (17" wheels)||130 / 6,300||6|
|Petrol 1.6 T-GDi (174bhp)||37.2 (7.6) (19" wheels)||177 (19" wheels)||174 / 5,500||6|
|Petrol 1.6 T-GDi (174bhp)||37.7 (7.5) (19" wheels)||175 (19" wheels)||174 / 5,500||7|
|Diesel 1.7 CRDi ISG (114bhp)||61.4 (4.6) (16", 17" & 19" wheels)||119 (16", 17" & 19" wheels)||114 / 4,000||6|
|Diesel 1.7 CRDi ISG (139bhp)||57.6 (4.9) (17" & 19" wheels)||129 (17" & 19" wheels)||139 / 4,000||7|
|Diesel 2.0 CRDi (134bhp)||54.3 (5.2) (16", 17" & 19" wheels)||139 (16", 17" & 19" wheels)||134 / 2,750 - 4,000||6|
|Diesel 2.0 CRDi (134bhp)||47.9 (5.9) (17" & 19" wheels)||154 (17" & 19" wheels)||134 / 2,750 - 4,000||6|
|Diesel 2.0 CRDi (182bhp)||47.9 (5.9) (19" wheels)||154 (19" wheels)||182 / 4,000||6|
|Diesel 2.0 CRDi (182bhp)||44.8 (6.3) (19" wheels)||166 (19" wheels)||182 / 4,000||6|
The fun-to-drive qualities which were a major attraction for buyers of the fourth-generation Sportage have been honed to an even sharper degree in the new model through a combination of a much stiffer body shell, extensive suspension revisions and a new steering system. As a result, the Sportage is now even more precise and stable on the UK's twisty country roads and more comfortable and refined on highways and motorways.
The four engines available in the previous Sportage have been extensively revised to meet EU6 emissions regulations, with the result that they now deliver better fuel economy with lower CO2 emissions, and they are joined by a 1.6-litre T-GDi turbocharged petrol unit in GT-Line.
The suspension features MacPherson struts at the front and a multi-link arrangement at the rear. The front and rear suspension systems are mounted on lightweight hydro-formed subframes that help to isolate occupants from irregularities in the road and surface-generated noise.
In the UK, all versions have Kia's latest rack-mounted Motor Driven Power Steering (R-MDPS). Previously, the electric motor which controls the steering was mounted half way up the steering column. With R-MDPS it is mounted directly to the steering rack. This brings sharper responses and greater precision.
All versions of the all-new Sportage are comprehensively equipped and feature an extensive package of comfort, convenience and safety items which becomes progressively more luxurious with every step up the range.
Across the range, standard features include front foglights, LED daytime running lamps, cornering lights, chrome-coated belt-line mouldings, smart black cloth upholstery with a grey headlining, electrically adjustable door mirrors, a leather-trimmed steering wheel and gearshifter, all-round electric windows, air conditioning, a DAB radio, Bluetooth with music streaming, USB and AUX ports, 12-volt power outlet in the front and rear, Trailer Stability Assist, Hill-start Assist, Downhill Brake Control and cruise control with speed limiter.
Connectivity and advanced driver aids are a pre-requisite in any car these days, and the Sportage will not disappoint on either count. All versions except the entry-level grade have a 7- or 8-inch touch-screen satellite navigation system linked to Kia Connected Services with TomTom®, providing full European mapping and detailed traffic, speed camera, weather and local services information. Further up the range, Speed Limit Information, Lane Keep Assist, High Beam Assist, Autonomous Emergency Braking and Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross Traffic Alert are available.
|Sportage '1'||Sportage '2' / 'KX-2'||Sportage '3' / 'KX-3'||Sportage '4' / 'KX-4'||Sportage '5' / 'KX-5'|
Additional to 'Sportage 1'
Additional to 'Sportage 2 / KX-2'
Additional to 'Sportage 3 / KX-3'
Additional to 'Sportage 4 / KX-4'
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