Excellent Car Powerful Economical Great Drive
Love this car 8 speed turbo diesel check out its power to weight .. Real grunt pulls my 5 metre boat like its not there. Great around town --pleasure to park --it can do it itself . Packed with all the good bits
Purchased in January 2019.
Perfect family car
I use this car everyday and have done since our toddler was a baby. It fits a capsule really well with room to move still and plenty of boot space for a stroller and shopping. We get our yearly service and although it is part of a recent recall, we have found Kia to be very helpful. I would highly recommend to a family. So much so 2 of my friends now own one.
Purchased in February 2018 at Kia Dealers.
I have been placing regular 5 star reviews on Product Review fr my Sportage, up until now it has been the perfect car.
Well it came to a sudden stop, cutting out at speed for no apparent reason.
The car was inspected by a Kia dealership and metal particles were found in the sump pan. These particles had damaged the engine internals causing critical failure. $21,000 quoted to replace the engine!
I researched this car. Many overseas markets have this car on safety recall. A fault in manufacturing left metal particles in the engine from new. O...
Purchased in February 2011 for $30,000.00.
Sweet little fourby
2005 model, 200000kms, bought for 5K AUD. Ive had this for about 15 months. Great to drive, fits plenty in it. Can tow well, and the 4x4 has come in handy. I bought this thinking I would tart it up and flip it in 6 months but it is a bullet proof and fun to drive car. Is thirsty on the juice but worth it. Wish it had dual range 4 wheel drive though. Had to replace all of the mounting/sway bushes, cost 1k at the mechanics. Not unreasonable for these to perish in a 15 year old car with 200k on it. I love it and will probably drive it until God calls it home one day.
Purchased in November 2019 for $5,000.00.
Equal to the best of Europe
Traded in a great Kia Sorrento... too big and cumbersome for my liking or need. Bought new Sportage just over 6 months ago and have done 11000kms in mixed urban and country running. All the good gear, even has self parking, and goes like the wind!
Superb fuel consumption, affordable insurance category, fixed price servicing and unlimited 7 year warranty.
Get over the badge snobbery and you’ll get the best value / quality in the market!
Purchased in April 2020 for $49,000.00.
Recently purchased a 2011 Sportage Si 2 Lt SUV from a Dealer here in SA, after spending many months looking into all SUVs, reading customer & Motoring reviews, I was thinking of getting a Honda C-RV, however on test driving one I did not like it as my knees kept hitting the steering column...many of the reviews for the Sportage were not very good so i was a bit hesitant to look at one, however I spoke to a number of owners in car parks & they all said what a great vehicle they were, some were on their 2nd Sportage !! anyway I came across one in...a Dealers yard & went in to have a look, it was in excellent cond inside & out with hardly a mark anywhere even though it had 188,000 kms on the clock, we took it for a good test drive & fell in love with it right away as it drove beautifully, also the room/space in these cars is amazing... better than my BMW which I had just sold. So we bought it, I have done over 4000 kms on it now & still love it....One of the reasons I looked at this was it is a 2 Wheel Drive, so you don,t have all the problems associated with AWD or 4 WD (read reviews on all 4WDs) As a ex motor mechanic I know a bit about cars & am a car fanatic having owning 4 BMWs & 1 Mercedes, so getting this Sportage was a surprise for me, but I can't fault it .....Kia & Hyundai have come on a long way over the years & I believe they make good quality vehicles, however I have found the Dealers & Kia not at all helpful, when seeking information/parts......
Purchased in November 2020 for $11,000.00.
A little bit of glamour for an SUV
I wanted to upgrade to a bigger car as I do alot of Freeway driving.
This Kia Sportage doesn't disappoint..it feels like it glides as I drive it, the cruise control is new for me and NOW a must have.
I bought it with a tank full so not yet had to top it up.. now on my 6th day and doing over 100ks a day it's lasting well.
The look of this car brings a bit of glamour to the SUV, I chose the red and Soo glad I did, it stands out and looks impressive.
I like the little touches, like the boot, it has a retractable screen so you can hide your gym ...bag in there or wine and chocolate ☺️ Also the entertainment console has a slight directional view to the right hand side making it easier for the driver to use. And I find the size is ideal to help follow the built-in Sat Nav.
Purchased in October 2020 at Kia Dealers for $32,000.00.
Still going strong
Coming up to 9 years of ownership and the sportage is still going strong, The only part i had to replace since my last review is the front passenger power window motor in which i installed myself. At the moment it is sitting on 220km
Purchased in January 2012.
Surprisingly nice inside. Great space (boot could be bigger). 2L engine disappoints above 90kph. Sound quality sub-par.
2019 Kia Sportage S Automatic 2WD (Productreview doesn’t list the S model but it's on the Kia website)
I had this car for six weeks as a work rental. It was used for local trips, some 40mins drives and a longer freeway run, all with just the driver on board.
Length = 4.485m
Width = 1.855m
Weight = 1532kg
Boot space = 466L
Service intervals = 12 months...
Bulletproof, very happy owner
I bought a 2013 Kia Sportage Sli Diesel in Feb 2014.
It was advertised as a runout model. last years rego ($10k off retail) delivery kilometres (just 450km)
I got Premium paint and a rear tailgate curtain included.
My wife and I have been on many road trips thoughout Queensland from our home in Mooloolaba.
The vehicle has been an absolute dream, not once in the last 6 years has it ever needed any more than the regular service's
Purchased in February 2014 at Kia Dealers for $29,995.00.
Awesome Small AWD DIESEL. Would be 5star if 15+cms longer in boot & roof less sloped.
What a great little car. I say car, because despite being AWD Diesel it’s got very little clearance (even for curbs), no wheel articulation and has a very firm, sporty ride. Bonus is it’s awesome on the road. Feels so solid and stuck to the ground. Have driven a friends wife’s 2WD version and it’s nice but this is another level. The turbo diesel is gutsy and acceleration if awesome when you need it, whilst still being able to just plod around when in town. Averaging around 6.2L/km over last 20,000kms, with equal mix of Highway and metro driving.... Zero mechanical issues, recall fix on AC. Compared to the Mazda CX-5 that many of my relatives have the KIA suffers from 3 issues that bug me as I really love this small car. First and most critical of all is that the sloped roof, whilst not looking much more sloped than the near identical size CX5, actually provides a smaller boot opening that has stopped me loading furniture I can and have fitted easily into both the Mazda CX5 and Mazda6 hatch. Second and third are across the board KIA quirks on all their cars. The front sensors turn off as soon as you reach 20kmh. The Mazda’s stay on and you choose when to Manually push button turn off. So much better when your pulling into a shopping car bay after leaving home. The auto aircon also constantly turns to external air. Like every 10 minutes. So annoying when in a line of traffic, bushfire zone or other smelly location. So just use manual setting instead. How would I make it truely perfect for me and my first 5 star review. Fix the overly sloped roof/smaller boot access and extend the boot another 15cms to be much bigger (whilst still shorter than a sorento or Santa-fe). Posssibly most important of all to some people who like buying new. Reduce the price. Despite my love for this car it is not worth over $40k new, compared to an MUX etc. Needs to be under $38k for Diesel AWD, even at SLI level. I got a 2016 SLI second hand from the original KIA dealer for $25k, 50,000kms and remainder of 7yr warranty.
Purchased in January 2020 at Kia Dealers for $25,000.00.
If only it would stay on the road and not wander off - I wish Kia treated me like a person and not a moron
I use this car every single day and drive at least 1000Km/week. Mainly for work on sealed and unsealed roads. Car is serviced every 15K and wheels rotated, aligned, balanced at most every 10K - usually at less than 10K due to the issue with pulling. Car constantly pulls to left. Kia service have noted at every service about wear on tyres -resulting in driving on metal wires 5K after a service - nothing was said to me. They keep messing with alignment etc. Just rubbish. My mechanic told me the Kia AWD have issues as they are not designed for roa...ds with camber where we also drive on the left side - they are designed for flat roads - hence why they want to wander off the road. Disappointing treatment from service manager - treated me like a dumb woman every time I went there. I want a refund on this car - I don't feel it would be right to pass the problem onto someone else. Geez I can't even take a sip of water while driving as the car pulls that much. 94Km and looking at getting my 3rd set of tyres. Buyer beware
Purchased in January 2018 for $45,000.00.
- Sportage SL Platinum (2010-2015)
Nightmare Car & Service stay away or regret it
Bought new as one of first in Australia in this range. Used as family car then nightmare began after 2 years when Mechanical problems surfaced, losing power while driving & very dangerous on highway. KIA service kept denying its fault until I gave up then ran out of warranty. Appalling service. Stressful & traumatic experience. Never again with KIA.
Purchased in December 2010.
Great family car
I have had this car for about 8 months and can't fault it yet. Great safe family car and great on fuel for a suv. 7 year warranty can't go wrong.
Purchased in October 2019 at Private for $22,000.00.
Good car for a cheap car
Easy to steer
I use it to drive around my small town
Good off road
Horrible on petrol and wish it could go further :( good family car and going on adventures
Purchased in May 2020 for $3,500.00.
Questions & Answers
Is 196000 kms to many
I would think that depends very much on the service history and how well it was cared for and even the roads it spent its life on . Also how many ks a year you do is a factor to consider Its a good idea to get a good mechanic and a panelbeater to drive it and run his eye over it if you have no real experience with cars . There are a lot of suv's out there i would not go near but this is my second kia sportage and my 3rd will be a kia and perhaps the sorrento good luck
Just purchased a 2021 Kia Sportage have just been told someone had an experience with catching fire parke in a garage ? Is this a cooking thing to worry about happening
For a start it does not apply to diesels only petrol models (and a quick call to your kia dealer providing the rego or the vin no will find out if you have to put it in for a no cost recall which i believe takes a 1/2 hour. I am fairly sure of the tens of thousands in aust none have had a problem but it is good Kia is pro active and on the job
good to know thank you gives me reassurance
Get an answer from our members
|Category||Midsize / Medium SUVs||Midsize / Medium SUVs||Midsize / Medium SUVs||Midsize / Medium SUVs|
|Drive Type||All Wheel Drive (AWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)|
|Wheels||17" Alloy||17" Alloy||18" Alloy||18" Alloy|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars|
|Fuel Consumption||6.4 L/100km||7.9 L/100km||7.9 L/100km||6.4 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||62 L||62 L||62 L||62 L|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 2.0L||4 Cylinder 2.0L||4 Cylinder 2.0L||4 Cylinder 2.0L|
|Max Power||136kW @ 4000rpm||114kW @ 6200rpm||114kW @ 6200rpm||136kW @ 4000rpm|
|Max Torque||400Nm @ 2750rpm||192Nm @ 4000rpm||192Nm @ 4000rpm||400Nm @ 2750rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||South Korea||South Korea||South Korea||South Korea|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)||1,900 kg||1,600 kg||1,600 kg||1,900 kg|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked)||750 kg||750 kg||750 kg||750 kg|
|Manufacturer Warranty||7 year(s)||7 year(s)||7 year(s)||7 year(s)|
|Ground Clearance||172 mm||172 mm||172 mm||172 mm|
|Release date||Oct 2015||Oct 2015||Oct 2015||Oct 2017|
Other Midsize / Medium SUVs
ProductReview.com.au has affiliate partnerships. These do not influence our content moderation policies in any way, though ProductReview.com.au may earn commissions for products/services purchased via affiliate links.