Sportage: Style and Versatility packed into Small Crossover


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Kia Sportage

The Kia Sportage is an SUV which offers great value for money coupled with a generously equipped trim and a smooth ride. With plenty of features to make for a comfortable inside with an attractive exterior, this vehicle is one to take a closer look at when considering buying an SUV.

The Kia Sportage: Delivering Luxury and Economy

The Kia Sportage is a popular SUV and a great pick if you’re looking for something that’s a bit more economical but still offers high quality and comfort inside. Established and well-liked in today’s market, the Sportage is the Korean manufacturer’s stylish and sophisticated SUV that won’t cost a small fortune. There is a choice of engines to pick from although not all are available on every trim. These include a 1.6 gas engine and a 1.7 or 2.0-litre diesel. The fuel economy is the best on the 1.7 diesel, offering a very achievable 4.6L/100km. There is the choice of transmissions as well with a six-speed automatic, manual, or twin-clutch seven-speed DCT automatic.

All the Features You Could Ever Want

The Sportage is well equipped throughout the whole range, with even the entry-level trim offering a decent set of features. This makes the SUV an excellent choice as both a family and a company car as you don’t need to purchase a top end vehicle to experience a touch of luxury. At the lower end of the range, the Sportage includes satellite radio, Bluetooth connectivity, parking sensors, cruise control, touchscreen satellite navigation, rearview camera to aid reversing plus automatic lights and wipers. If you move up to the top end of the range, you’ll have more or less every extra that you could imagine such as ventilated and heated front seats, wireless smartphone charging, heated steering wheel, automatic parking and a powered tailgate. There is a significant amount of cargo space in the Sportage with the rear seats in position, but once folded flat, the capacity is increased to providing room for those occasional bulky items. There’s 60/40 split seats with a spacious rear seating area and easy manoeuvrability to change the seating configuration. Another clever feature is the use of two level flooring in the trunk. When dropped to the lower position, a ramp is formed which provides an even transition to the seats which are folded flat.

A Safe SUV

Kia has gradually gained a reputation as a manufacturer that produces solid and safe cars and the Sportage is yet another example of this. ABS, traction control, automatic braking, and airbags are all included in the Sportage, helping to provide protection while on the move. If you’re in the market for an SUV, don’t dismiss the Kia Sportage. Although Kia is one of the relatively newer manufacturers to stake a claim in Canada, the Sportage outscores the opposition in many areas and is easy on the bank balance too.