High spec and great value for money
The medium sized SUV market has lots of options. When I purchased this car, I also considered the Peugeot 3008 (small steering wheel was I just found too weird), Hyundai Tucson (price would mean a need for me to down spec), Nissan X-trail (didn’t like the CVT gearbox), Mitsubishi Outlander (had a CVT and was a good drive, but looks were getting dated), Honda CRV (didn’t really enjoy the CVT gearbox and drive even though they little 1.5l turbo had lots of power)
The Kia Sportage is excellent value for money, and with 20,000 kms on then clock n...o issues have been encountered yet. It has a very high spec with panoramic sun roof, heated and cooled front seats, Sat Nav, Android auto and Apple car play, wireless phone charging, blind spot detection, front collision avoidance, rear parking camera, electric tail lift, proximity sensed opening tail lift, puddle lights, proximity based auto retracting electric mirrors, full leather seats, cross traffic rear detection, parking sensors, hill descent, auto wipers, auto headlights, LED driving lights, auto dip high beam, 4wd diff lock, electric park brake, hill start assist, driver/passenger climate controls, steering wheel controls which are easy to use, tire pressure sensors, cruise control, lots of USB ports for charging, and much more. As you can see, it is well spec’d with plenty of good stuff. Best bits The factors that particularly attracted me to this car and model: 1. A true automatic as opposed to a CVT gear box. The six speed is smooth and can be operated like a tiptronic, basic auto, or using the paddle shifters behind the steering wheel (although as an SUV, were these really necessary?) 2. Transferable service plan and warranty. It has a great warranty and service plan, and a real bonus is that it is transferable if the vehicle is sold. Mitsubishi has perhaps the best warranty plan, but Kia is the only I’m aware of that enables transfers after private second hand car sales.
Purchased in November 2017.
Excellent Engineering and Design
Purchased new SLi 2 litre petrol model in Jan. ‘19 . Have traveled 13000 km in 6 months (50% expressway use and 50% on suburban and city roads)
Car seems to have been thoughtfully designed and built to last. My impression is that the designers have attended to every detail and used the best quality fittings in putting the car together. Everything works exactly as you would expect. Auto wipers cope with all situations perfectly. The auto high beam works to the millisecond - should be standard on all cars. One thing I can’t tolerate is the au...
Purchased in January 2019 at Brian Hilton for $33,000.00.
Under the shadow of hyundai, Kia makes the mark to prove its worthiness.
I have bought this Kia sportage GT line as a second car and I am impressed with the workmanship. The features are really advanced and useful. It's another smart car under Kia branding where u donot pay extra for the loyalty. As a user of hyundai and Kia I will definitely recommend Kia over my hyundai by its extra features and interior looks. B4 buying any car just test drive one of the model. Use brain not heart when buying a car ..... hope u will enjoy the drive if u choose wisely.
Purchased in April 2019 at Thompson ford for $25,000.00.
The reviewer stated that an incentive was offered for this review
- Sportage SL
- Verified purchase
Best value vehicle
This vehicle is the best value with a 7 year warranty and capped priced servicing.top quality fittings.very comfortable to drive.plenty of power and very responsive. Great handling. Beats more expensive vehicles in all aspects couldn't rate it more highly.
Not as good as other SUV'S
I drive my car regularly to commute. From the start the inbuilt Sat Nav hasn't been reliable no matter what the weather is. I took it back at least three times under warranty but gave up in the end. It is not a quiet or smooth drive. Also, not as economical as others (diesel).
For only $31,990, you don,t need to pay more to go in style.
I use the car every day, for shopping which is very short drive, it is a bit thirsty, 12 litres/100km, but when I drive to Melbourne, I sit on 100kph an it used 7.2 litres/100km. going to an from work an every day driving I get a ave 9.2 litres/100km. It is a 2 litre 4 cylinder an 114 kw/154bhp, an it has plenty of getup an go, (torque) with 18 inch wheels, it has a very good ride, There is me and my wife up front an my 3 adults kids in the back, My two boys are over 6 feet tall, plenty of head room an plenty of leg room, no problems. People ...say to me how nice the car is both inside an out, an how nice the ride is. being a S.U.V, it is very easy to get in an out. An with 7 years unlimited km warranty. I have never look back. But not a big boot, but S.U.V don,t have big boots/luggage space. with all the sits up.
What a great car. Kia has come of age as a quality car manufacturer
I've done 30,000kms now, in all sorts of situations including 2 trips from Qld to SA.
Looks - always subjective, but in my opinion the best looks and styling of any medium size SUV.
Power - startlingly quick, gives v8s a hurry up around town, gets past B doubles and caravans easily on the highway.
Handling – like it’s on rails, little or no body roll.
Steering – quick, sharp and accurate. Good feel through the wheel. The wheel is also adjustable for reach as well as height so it’s easy to get comfy.
Purchased in May 2018.
This little car is spacious reliable comfortable and economical You can fit a bath tub in the back not just a kitchen sink.Its not a Mercedes, but its practical sensible and economical. I will definitely buy another Kia which is a BIG surprise.
Purchased in April 2010.
Perfect car for a small family
Perfect car. bought the 2010 SL platinuim full option 3 yrs ago from used car garage. ac compressor replaced last year. Apart from that it has served us since 2016 to date. still going. always answers us each time we call on it. Now looking forward to a 7 seater bc of growing family. will dearly miss the sportage. i am looking forward to another Korean car like Hyundai santa fe.
Purchased in February 2016 for $17,500.00.
A reliable & strong SUV
Over 50k done on this SUV and still running strong.
Diesel Fuel economy around 8l/100km mainly city driving.
Has a good acceleration curve, plenty of punch for highway overtaking.
Not one sign of a leak or problem with the car.
Missed out on the Android Auto and Apple CarPlay on this years model.
No car lane monitoring in side windows for preimium model.
Paint seems to scratch easily.
Can't set North to top on Map.
Pretty limited audio and map settings for being a premium model.
Everything has been thought of.
I love my new Kia Sportage its been amazing to drive with all the standard tech and safety for a suv under 31K. The car is 3 months old I have done 6500km so far it’s been great I love the big touchscreen, the automatic brake system and the lane keep I do turn the lane keep off around town but on the highway it’s great. Going to be doing a brisbane to Sydney road trip at the end of February this year with myself, wife and son (2.5 years old ) so that will be a good test.
- Sportage QL GT-Line AWD, 2.0L Diesel, Automatic
- Verified purchase
Great car, excellent fuel economy, love it.
Thought I'd write a review after 2 years of ownership, as it provides a good overview rather than just after a couple of months. I purchased the Sportage Platinum diesel. It is great, one of the best cars I've owned (I'm 62 and have owned heaps of cars). It is easy to get in and out of, fits my golf clubs easily. Features are endless, love the cooled seats in summer. Haven't used the heated seats as we live in Queensland. I haven't had any issues with it, just a slow leak on a tyre which the auto sensor picked up, took it to dealer as I couldn'...t clear it and was fixed in 5 minutes. The service dept. try and recommend 6 mths services, but I just ignore that and get it service annually. When I want a bit of grunt off the lights, just put it into Sport mode and very few will beat it. Its economical on fuel (even if diesel is dearer) I get very good economy around town and about 6.5 on the highway. I had 5 adults and a boot load of gear in it yesterday and it gets along really well. I recommended it to 3 others at my golf club and they bought one and none have any regrets.
- Sportage QL Si Premium 2WD, 2.0L Petrol, Automatic
- Verified purchase
An excellent vehicle but maybe with Nexon tyres that are not suitable for wet weather
I purchased the Sportage Premium Si to replace a Mitusbishi Outlander. On my first drive, I decided to buy it. It has low level road noise, good fuel economy and very comfortable seating. The steering is light and positive, with no effort it follows the curves as it is on railway tracks.I have not regretted my decision.
The driver's seat seems to wrap around me, giving good back support.
Plenty of sound proofing, even to the point of rubber seal between the bonnet and the front panel. I do not recall seeing that on a car before.
I have done...
Diesel in this is a winner. Reliable, honest vehicle.
Family, Camping, Towing boat and trailer.
Diesel is fairly quiet, very powerful / torque for it's size.
Tows a 1500kg boat with ease.
140,000 kms and runs perfect.
Good on fuel.
Comfortable on longer trips and doesn't hurt my back.
Honest vehicle, doesn't pretend, just does what it needs to well. ...
kia sli my19 fwd ... very happy
After driving a well known japanese brand for many years i had a close look at kia and was very impressed. I purchase an my19 sportage and im very happy with. Great car with plenty of luxury and safely features normally found only on European cars. Car looks good, drives great loaded with solid features. Kia saleguy was very good as well. Really happy with the whole experience and can recommend.
I use the car for general commuting to and from work and also for longer family trips on the weekend. It fits the 2 car seats and an adult across the back seat and plenty of room for luggage and a pram in the back.
I have had it almost 1 year without a problem!
A fantastic car and would highly recommend.
I loved my Sportage originally. Then a very loud sound started coming from the exhaust. Several mechanics have told me it’s safe but my car sounds like a loud Datsun! I’ve also had trouble with the brakes, the shift lock getting stuck, and now I’m pretty sure the CV joint is making a noise. Also the electrics are funny, the doors lock and unlock repeatedly sometimes
Best car Love it
Use every day about 250 km a week, never had a problem since purchase, fuel consumption good between 8.5 liters per 100 km. The quietest car I have driven for a long time, lot of standard features. Like automatic brake function and forward collision warning, very comfortable and plenty room for back passenger
Well designed and excellent value
This car presents as a premium quality vehicle and well above average for its price. Cabin comfort is very good and instrumentation is more than adequate. With rear view camera housed in the mirror and knobs on the radio (not press control) and comfortable seating with good upholstery - it has the attention to detail that you expect to find on a better than average car. The All Wheel Drive (AWD) feature provides excellent road holding. The driver's highway view is excellent due to the vehicle's higher positioning than i.e 'closer to the road' smaller family cars. As an SUV its overall presence on the road is excellent (not easily 'bullied' out of the way by large trucks or impatient road hogs).
Great Car with amazing features
Great car, feels like a spaceship with lane keep (steers itself to stay in lane) and adaptive cruise control (auto breaks and automatically takes off again).
It's brand new and been waiting for the latest MY19 to have these new features, well worth the wait.
The GT version has everything so no need to option anything, the option lists on others is mind blowing but this has everything no need to option up at all. Australian tuned suspension apparently done in SYD, feels great on the road.
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Questions & Answers
Is Kia looking at the numerous complaints and designing another passenger seat that is able to be refitted to replace the very low, un-adjustable front passenger seat. A headrest that leans back a little more would also be appreciated.
When the car is at operating temp I get an annoying buzz from under the dash left side 1600 rpm. No buzz when cold or at other rpm. Any ideas?
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|Drive Type||All Wheel Drive (AWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||All Wheel Drive (AWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||All Wheel Drive (AWD)||All Wheel Drive (AWD)||All Wheel Drive (AWD)|
|Wheels||17" Alloy||17" Alloy||18" Alloy||18" Alloy||18" Alloy||18" Alloy||18" Alloy||18" Alloy||19" Alloy||19" Alloy||19" Alloy||19" Alloy||16" Alloy|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars||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||6.4 L/100km||7.9 L/100km||7.9 L/100km||6.4 L/100km||6.4 L/100km||8.5 L/100km||6.8 L/100km||8.5 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||62 L||62 L||62 L||62 L||62 L||62 L||62 L||62 L||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||4 Cylinder 2.0L||4 Cylinder 2.0L||4 Cylinder 2.0L||4 Cylinder 2.0L||4 Cylinder 2.0L||4 Cylinder 2.4L||4 Cylinder 2.0L||4 Cylinder 2.4L|
|Max Power||136kW @ 4000rpm||114kW @ 6200rpm||114kW @ 6200rpm||136kW @ 4000rpm||192kW @ 4000rpm||114kW @ 6200rpm||114kW @ 6200rpm||136kW @ 4000rpm||136kW @ 4000rpm||135kW @ 6000rpm||136kW @ 6000rpm||135kW @ 6000rpm|
|Max Torque||400Nm @ 2750rpm||192Nm @ 4000rpm||192Nm @ 4000rpm||400Nm @ 2750rpm||400Nm @ 2750rpm||192Nm @ 4000rpm||192Nm @ 4000rpm||400Nm @ 2750rpm||400Nm @ 2750rpm||237Nm @ 4000rpm||400Nm @ 2750rpm||237Nm @ 4000rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||South Korea||South Korea||South Korea||South Korea||South Korea||South Korea||South Korea||South Korea||South Korea||South Korea||South Korea||South Korea||South Korea|
|Ground Clearance||172 mm||172 mm||172 mm||172 mm||172 mm||172 mm||172 mm||172 mm||172 mm||172 mm||172 mm||172 mm|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)||1,900 kg||1,600 kg||1,600 kg||1,900 kg||1,900 kg||1,600 kg||1,600 kg||1,900 kg||1,900 kg||1,500 kg||1,900 kg||1,500 kg||1,600 kg||1,600 kg||1,600 kg||1,600 kg|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked)||750 kg||750 kg||750 kg||750 kg||750 kg||750 kg||750 kg||750 kg||750 kg||750 kg||750 kg||750 kg||750 kg||750 kg||750 kg||750 kg|
|Manufacturer Warranty||7 year(s)||7 year(s)||7 year(s)||7 year(s)||7 year(s)||7 year(s)||7 year(s)||7 year(s)||7 year(s)||7 year(s)||7 year(s)||7 year(s)|
|Release date||Oct 2015||Oct 2015||Oct 2015||Oct 2017||Jan 2018||Jan 2018||Apr 2017||Apr 2017||Oct 2017||Oct 2017||Oct 2015||Oct 2015||Jan 1996||Apr 2005||Aug 2010||Jan 2014||Aug 2010||Aug 2010|
|Discontinuation date||Dec 2016||Dec 2016||Dec 2004||Dec 2010||Dec 2015||Dec 2015||Dec 2015||Dec 2015|
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