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.
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
an exceptional car
I have been in the motor trade for 45yrs i have driven most mainstream cars and many prestige cars I love this 2019 gt line 8speed turbo diesel It is fully optioned AWD plus 4WD lock premium jbl sound full electric sunroof leather electric heated and air cond seats momo steering wheel 19 inch low profile alloys......i just realized te list goes on forever The grunt this car has..... really impressive . I had the 2015 2.0 ltr si premium before this and i liked it also . I was at the dealership getting it serviced and took the gt for ...a drive and loved it i have had it for a bit over a year and still very much in love . it steers itself , parks itself, has adaptive cruise , blindspot tyre pressure monitor adjustable tilt on the rear seats and if you compare the power to weight ratio against some of the larger SUV you might be surprised . KIA has come a very long way as has hyundai If you are looking to try one do yourself and drive the turbo diesel with the 8 speed auto powerful and seamless , very economical . All my life i said i would never own a diesel but they are so clean quite and smooth now i have been forced to review my thinking in that area .
Purchased in May 2019 for $49,000.00.
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.
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)
- Verified purchase
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.
Great Car and very reliable .
Thos is probably the best balue car in the market , been driving it for 5 years now but the only issue i have is it needs a larger fuel tank and secondly the pillars on the front side windows are way too big , I have to be extra careful especially at pedestrial crossings they act as blind spot so im always double checking when people are crossing. Other than that a well rounded car , suspension abit hard than I like but I haven't had any mechanical issues .
Purchased in June 2015.
Pleasure to drive this car. It's a breeze to drive, great acceleration, nearly to great, you get up to speed quickly and a good all round view when you're driving. Standard features inside but they do the job. Surprisingly easy to park for a chunky SUV as well.
Purchased in June 2019.
9 year 150,000km update.
What’s gone wrong? NOTHING
What’s good? EVERYTHING
HOW CAN A $30,000 car be this good? I’m the guy that’s never kept a car past 2 years, always hated the minor fixes with car ownership.
This car is so good it’s never used a drop of oil between oil changes and never needed a wheel alignment since purchasing.
This car is heavily used, off road, heavy towing, 4 sets of driving lessons and dogs in the back. Cleans up like new, drives as new looks new and that’s despite being parked in the Queensland sun for 9 years!
Since buying ...
Purchased in February 2011.
Perfect, searched high and low, got it right.
I have been reviewing and searching for a new small SUV for sometime, once I drove the Kia Sportage I was hooked. It drives like a dream. I was looking for a no frills new car and this has it, it focuses on important things like, comfortable seats, small steering wheel, adaquate room for each passenger and driver, sat nav, reversing camera plenty of leg room just to name a few. Just only purchased my Kia last week, so still feeling it........... Customer service was top quality and very informative. I have no hesitation in recommending BMG to purchase your next new car.
The reviewer stated that an incentive was offered for this review
Great Car for everyday city driving
The Sportage is our city runaround, for shopping, visiting family, attending sporing functions and outings.
The car is used almost every day, mainly for shortish trips between 5 to 15 k's with an occasional trip of 50 to 70 k's.
Fuel economy around town for short trips averages between 8 to 10.8 L/100K's depending on whether my I drive or my wife. I use the 8 she the 10. On the longer trip fuel consumption is down in the 6.something per 100K's.
We have the car serviced at the KIA recommended timeed service interval as we usually do not travel ...
Love the car, like the GPS system, but...
I’ve only had the vehicle a couple of weeks and I love everything about it except the maps. I like the system itself, I didn’t even mind having to pay close to $300 a week ago to get the latest maps update, but I do mind the fact that the latest maps are still years out of date here in Newcastle. It renders the system useless to me. I’ll be investigating spending more money ripping Kia’s system out and installing something else that will work with the Sportage and give me accurate, up to date maps.
Lift your game, Kia.
Those of us who bought our vehicles three years ago deserve better. After all, our vehicles are still covered by your warranty, too.
Purchased in March 2020.
6 years of pleasurable driving
I have owned a Series II Platinum Turbo Diesel for 6 years, and now have 170K on the clock. Without a doubt the best car I have ever owned - I still enjoy sliding into the driver's seat. Plenty of comfort for passengers as well. Agree with comments re the Sat Nav - a bit clunky, and updates few and far between (the only answer is to make sure you have Android Auto/Apple Car Play in conjunction with a mobile phone map and you will never be out of date). But as for the drive, the power, and the comfort, it cannot be faulted (the Turbo Diesel has great torque).
It is also deceptively good for transporting goods - I have even had 4.2 metre beams poking out through the sunroof!
Due to update soon, and this will be at the top of my list.
Purchased in April 2014.
Better than expected, but..
We love our new family car from Kia, the engine is very responsive and accelerates beautifully. We have done close to 10K in our new car and the whole family enjoys the drive in the morning to school, the grocery shopping and the weekend getaways.
However, we have noticed that a bit too much plastic has been used in the interior which makes it look a bit cheapish sometimes. Overall though its a great car and with its diesel engine it'super economical too!
Purchased in August 2019.
Questions & Answers
Has anyone had a problem with their 2012 Diesel Kia Sportage Platinum, with the Panaromic Sunroof leaking? I only noticed just recently that there was a little water mark on the roof just above the back left hand passenger seat. Would love to hear if anyone has had issues if any?
How do I turn off the audible speed camera warning?
Are the headlights adjustable, I’m constantly getting high beamed by on coming traffic because they think I’m on high beam?
I have a 2014 sportage which was regularly serviced. No oil or water leaks.
Whilst driving I heard a knocking noise coming from the engine. I stopped and called NRMA roadside service. It was found that the engine had seized. I had no prior warning of any problem. What can I do?
|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|
|Ground Clearance||172 mm||172 mm||172 mm||172 mm|
|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)|
|Release date||Oct 2015||Oct 2015||Oct 2015||Oct 2017|
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