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Kia Sportage (2015 – 2021)

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Summary


The Kia Sportage is a medium-sized SUV/crossover. This version is the fourth generation, which was launched in late 2015 and updated in the second half of 2018. It ended production in mid-2021 and was replaced the all-new, fifth-generation model in late 2021.

The Sportage received a range of reviews from UK media sources, from average to outstanding. It was generally considered to be very good value for money and came with an industry-leading seven-year new car warranty, which means that even used models will probably have a longer factory warranty than many new cars from other brands.

As of December 2021, the Kia Sportage has an overall Expert Rating of 65%, 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 arrived in the UK at 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
Ended production: Summer 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 was not lab tested by Green NCAP during its production cycle.

Awards


Trophies, prizes and awards that the Kia Sportage 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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Kia Sportage (2015 – 2021)The Kia Sportage has received a range of reviews, from average to outstanding. It's very good value and has a seven-year warranty.