Needed a car that was newer and with a higher riding height (am nearly 7' tall) so spent alot of time looking at the different cars available and ended up sold on the Sportage. We owned a Kia (cerato) previously and were very happy with the warranty and servicing. We also managed to buy this with 300km on the clock at a greatly reduced price.
Both my wife and I enjoy driving this vehicle everytime we get in it. Have noticed that the fuel consumption is slightly higher then advertised for highway use (advertised 6.1L/100km but we're lucky to g...
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Bullet Proof SUV
This Sportage was delivered 4/4/2016 and now has 56299klms on the clock. On holidays we tow a Johnoo's Camper Trailer behind it on both bitumen & dirt roads no problems. Last trip from Sydney to Cameron Corner which is back of Burke over Black Stump Creek and it never gave any trouble at all. It's the base model but has everything we want in it. Kia have maintained the vehicle perfectly and we will be sorry to see it go when it reaches 90,000klms. Like all 4 cylinder engines if you keep the revs up they work well. If you drop the revs then don't expect them to perform well.
We will replace it with another Sportage when the time comes
Purchased in April 2016.
Great Car, Super Reliable
We got the Kia Sportage SI this year and have been impressed with the range of features and especially with how it drives. We couldn't give it the full 5 stars as we have had intermittent issues with the radio, however the car is ultra reliable, tech inside is good and the fuel consumption is great. The 7 year warranty is a huge bonus.
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As time moves forward so does our cars!
So I decided to wait a few months before I got on trusty Product Review. I bought my 2016 Kia in August 2017 and so far I'm satisfied. Very satisfied. I cannot believe how long it took me to get to the petrol station considering I was driving daily. The interior is beautiful with no-brainer gadgets to play with. Very roomy at the back with great leg-room. I love the boot. My other car has limited boot space so this was a must for me to pack all sorts and not having to play tetris!
What I was not too sure about is the air-conditioner.... Maybe i'm comparing to other car models but with our demanding heat I expected a lot more. The car does not take off as powerful as I thought it would but when it drives and accelerates, it's brilliant. The steering makes driving secure and I had no problem parallel parking considering it is a mid-size SUV. I am looking forward to years of driving my Kia. It's stylish, modern, comfortable and ready for long trips. I've heard good things about Kia but now I own one I'm impressed.
Everything I wanted it to be. Still a Great car.
Update on my experience with my KIA Sportage - It's almost 3 years since I bought this car and it has been 3 years of driving pleasure. The car has performed faultlessly and still feels solid and new.
The only thing I could ask for is a little more power from the 2-litre motor which works well with the 6-speed Auto. Optioning up to get a better motor costs many thousands of dollars, which I couldn't justify at the time of buying the car.
The big ticks for this car are the build quality, economy and passenger comfort. There is peace of mi...nd knowing you have a 7-year factory warranty too. There are some irritating minor things I still haven't gotten used to: - The audio system has a touch screen that is very unresponsive - you have to continually stab at the screen and hope to get a response. It really let's the whole car down. - No 12V plug in the luggage area is a big minus.
it was great, but no car is perfect
This car was a rental, it had 29,000kms... I was so happy when i saw this car driving to me for collection as i always wanted to test drive it. Coming from a BMW series 1, I was instantly liking the standard features.
BUT remember, no car is perfect and sometimes you do get a lemon from all the oranges. 2nd week in and a few gremlins popped up.
Every time you turn the car on you have to "agree" to access the infotainment.... WHY???? i got so sick it
The aircond is flaky, all settings max cold but was blowing outside air it eventually wen...
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