Kia Sportage Review

The Kia Sportage is a competitor to the Nissan Qashqai and Skoda Yeti, thanks to its stunning good looks, build a long list of standard equipment and high quality, it is still the most sought after model of the ambitious Korean automaker . Kia is the only brand in the UK, providing a seven-year guarantee on its cars, and this is something that really differentiates from its competitors. And while the Sportage was not entirely consistent noble badge prestige rivals, it makes up for with a lower price and a lot of style. Kia chief designer Peter Schreyer, the man behind the Audi TT, and it shows - attics Sportage more admiring glances than many alternatives premium.
Sees with its concept car turn heads, the Kia Sportage offers a good dose of glamor sector rugged cross. Visual highlights are the bold grille, large swept-back headlights and a swooping roofline. All versions get distinctive LED daytime running lights on the front, dark tinted rear windows and alloy wheels as standard. The interior is elegant and well equipped, with a dashboard that takes signals from the grid Sportage. While the overall quality is a step forward in previous issues of the company, look closely and you'll see the odd piece of cheap plastic cover on the ground, but it does not feel high-end cars surprisingly distracted.
Due to its high driving position Sportage grows incredibly well. And while the steering wheel and the body lacks precision and agility Skoda Yeti Sportage has a lot of grip, good body control, and a tower compound. Diesel entry-level 1.6-liter petrol and 1.7 liters are equipped with front-wheel drive only, while the. 2.0-liter petrol and diesel engines have a electronically controlled four-wheel drive Essences are refined, but the diesels "blend of performance and efficiency, making it the most desirable options.
The Sportage secure full five-star Euro NCAP crash test, testers reserved special praise for protection against impacts sidecar. Six airbags, ESP, ABS, hill hold assist, active head restraints and Isofix anchors are all standard. In terms of reliability and owner satisfaction, the Sportage has finished a respectable 22nd in the 12 Power Driver Survey 2012, while Kia completed Total paris as a brand. He was voted the 16th, the quality of construction, which is better than most of its more expensive competitors such as Audi and BMW have reached. He also came seventh art, which is equipped with all the hopes that drivers Sportage. A seven-year, 100,000 mile warranty provides peace of mind - and certainly went to obtain a driver impressive power.
The Sportage has been designed with family buyers in mind, it is not surprising that it has a spacious interior. Square dimensions ensure plenty of head and legroom in the rear. There are also plenty of practical storage space, courtesy of deep shelves and a large glove box. Open the tailgate off and you will find 564 liters of cargo space, while the rear seats are folded down, cargo space increases to 1353 liters. This is more than the Nissan Qashqai and Skoda Yeti with the seats up, but significantly less folded with two seats. If you are on the ground planning, KX are equipped with an intelligent four-wheel drive, which comes with an easy to lock switch with 4x4 traction when needed. All models have a maximum weight of 750kg braked trailer, while brakes are number ranges from 1200 to 2000 depending on model.
Operating costs
As you would expect from Kia, Sportage is an excellent value. Competitive prices, a long list of standard equipment and manufacturer's marks seven years warranty all contribute to significantly increase its attractiveness showroom. Better yet residual values ​​are surprisingly robust and easy Freelander with those of competitors such as upscale Land Rover. Buyers who seek to minimize their operating costs should get front-wheel drive 1.7-liter CRDi diesel with promises ECODYNAMICS stop-start, the average consumption of 54.3mpg and CO2 emissions of just 135g/km. This version is also in insurance group 10, which will, bonuses should be minimized (or 12, if you opt for a higher level of finish alloys or large).