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.
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Kia Sportage GT Line 2018
I absolutely love my new Kia. It drives so smooth & has many safety features like parking assist. There is always room for improvement no matter how good you are at reverse parallel parking. I also enjoy the auto hold brake so you can take your foot off the brake at stop lights. So much room in the front & back. Just love love love it.
Great car make sure you get Sat nav update info in writing
I have the current model(2017)sportage GT Line and am really happy with it I love the ventilated seats,wife loves the heated seats.( update July 2019 Make sure you get sat nav info in writing at the time of purchase I was told 2 free updates but they had changed this sometime before my purchase something I didn't realise they had removed from their website anyway now they want to charge nearly $300 for every up date ( I originally thought this was to update to the new system but it's not it's an every update charge so approximately an extra 0.7...% profit is more important than a happy customer will now definitely look at other brands ) I can think of is the cruise control isn't adaptive, and while it has multi-point seat adjustment it doesn't have memory so if more than 1 person drives the car the ability to adjust it in so many ways is a bit pointless unless you want to go to the trouble of adjusting it every time someone else drives it and adjusts it then the other person(wife) has to adjust it again when they want to drive it,not a big problem just annoying and probably a cheap fix for Kia. so far 9 months in I can say I would recommend 1 and will definitely look at Kia when it comes time to update again brands before next purchase
Purchased in August 2017.
Great Car but poor audio head unit!
Hey,,, Have had this car for a little over 2 weeks now & love almost everything about it!,, Drives very well, comfortable, love the tiger front grill, big panoramic sunroof, great options....... BUT!!!! my biggest gripe is the the multimedia head unit that is offered, to put simply it is CRAP!! Cheap & Nasty. Not very user friendly, VERY POOR Radio reception & sound?. does not even come with DAB radio? In this day & age it should be standard on all vehicles or at least on this model being the top of the line.. overseas models come with Dab radio so I don't understand why Kia skimped out on us here..
|Category||Midsize / Medium SUVs|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars|
|Fuel Consumption||8.5 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||62 L|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 2.4L|
|Max Power||135kW @ 6000rpm|
|Max Torque||237Nm @ 4000rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||South Korea|
|Ground Clearance||172 mm|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)||1,500 kg|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked)||750 kg|
|Manufacturer Warranty||7 year(s)|
|Release date||Oct 2017|
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