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Kia Sportage

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Summary


The Kia Sportage is a medium-sized SUV/crossover. The current version is the fourth generation, which was launched in late 2015 and updated in the second half of 2018.

The Sportage has received a range of reviews from UK media sources, from average to outstanding. It’s generally considered to be very good value for money and has an industry-leading seven-year new car warranty.

As of August 2021, the Kia Sportage has an overall Expert Rating of 64%, which puts it right in the midfield of the popular family SUV market.

In July 2021, Kia revealed the all-new replacement for the current generation Sportage, which is expected to arrive in the UK before the end of the year.

Key specifications


Body style: Medium SUV/crossover
Engines: petrol, diesel
Price: From £23,810 on-road

Launched: Autumn 2015
Last updated: Summer 2020
Replacement due: Late 2021


Media reviews


Reviews, road test and comparisons from across the UK automotive media. Click any of the boxes to view.

The Car Expert

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Auto Express

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Auto Trader

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Autocar

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Car

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Carbuyer

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Carwow

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Honest John

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Parkers

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The Sun

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The Sunday Times

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The Telegraph

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Top Gear

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What Car?

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Which?

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Safety rating


Overall rating: 5 stars
Date tested: December 2015

90%

ADULT OCCUPANT

83%

CHILD OCCUPANT

66%

VULNERABLE ROAD USERS

71%

SAFETY ASSIST

Eco rating


No eco rating

The Kia Sportage has not been lab tested by Green NCAP. This is a new initiative, launched in 2018 as a sister organisation to Euro NCAP, and only a few cars have do far been assessed.

The Sportage is now an old car, so it’s highlyunlikely to be tested by Green NCAP before it the current model is replaced in late 2021.

Awards


Trophies, prizes and awards that the Kia Sportage has received

2019

  • Honest John Awards – Crossover of the Year
  • Auto Trader New Car Awards – Best Car for Towing

2016

  • Diesel Car Awards – Car of the Year + Best Medium SUV
  • Red Dot Design Award
  • iF Design Award

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