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.
"KiA" to come out of the east and I'm so glad it did!
Ours is a White 2012 SLi 2 litre diesel 6 speed Auto AWD it's roomy and comfortable, Just eats up the highway at 100>110kph delivering 7 litres per 100 kilometres. Don't skimp on cheap oil ours gets fresh Penrite and filter every 10,000k's and not 20,000K's as the service manual requires
if you are looking for a 4WD (FOUR WHEEL DRIVE), the KIA will NOT do the job, Perfect if you want a modern comfortable "soft roader" . Totally competent on rough gravel and sandy tracks or slippery surfaces such as mud or snow, BUT the Subaru Forester eats i...
I purchased a 2013 SL sportage. I’ve never had any issues in the last 5 years. It’s an auto and finds the gears easily. It doesn’t chew the petrol either.
The one con I have is I do find the side mirrors slightly too big and at times they act like a blind spot.
Services are reasonably priced.
We have had our sli my12 since nov2011 and done 114,000 ks. We have always looked after our cars, this one has not missed a beat. Very comfortable to drive, handles very well, even on dirt roads (not hardcore 4x4 needed dirt ones), spacious. No major issues at all after this long. If people genuinely look after their cars you get great value on then, only exception is if you buy a genuine lemon. We got 7 year warranty on ours when we bought it and have had no need for it as yet.
Like any car there are things we wish were different. Aircon in t...
My car or hers
We love the interior style, The dash is well laid out within easy reach.Seats are comfortable. The sleek sporty shape of the body is what attracted us to the car, and I just love the grille. The car handles well, steering is light and it has a great turning circle, better than our small sedan had. The 2.0 litre diesel turbo has power to spare and should tow our van easily. Fuel economy is good as long as you don't have a heavy foot. Long trip is where you will see the great fuel economy.
We just love it. Only had it for a short time but we all fell in love with it after the first drive. The only criticism I have is the very wide front pillars, and rear and side visibility will take a little getting used to after owning a sedan
Owned the Sportage SLi series ll for just over 2 years. The turbo diesel is really great, especially on the highway where the high torque makes cruising effortless & overtaking easy (Drove from Port Macquarie to Melbourne & back & I must say that the comfort, ease of driving & performance was first class). Had a couple of problems with the aircon thermostsat freezing & shutting the aircon down & the satnav locking up after about 300 km of a trip (running out of RAM?). Luckily, both problems disappeared after a half hour coffee break. These pr...oblems were both fixed at the next service. Apart from those glithches the car was comfortable, totally rattle free, economical (7.5l/100km average over 17,000km). Friends & aquaintances were universal in their praise of the car for its torque, comfort, fit & finish & ease of driving(techno orange paint also attracted lots of positive comments). I was so happy with the Sportage that I have just bought a 2016 Sportage Platinum diesel. Trying to learn how to use all of the features is no easy task, albeit an enjoyable one ..... Got a great trade-in on the old 'as new' SLi as I think the dealer had it sold before I traded it! If you buy one of these I think that you will be happy!
The driving experience in this car is amazing. I compared against all the models and it had the most features and a great engine and excellent price. Safe car too. We actually always buy BMWs so for us to swap to Kia is really saying something about the performance of this car.
Best driving/value SUV I've driven (inc. petrol 2.5L Mazda CX-5?!)
+ incredibly meaty amd responsive little diesel.
+ lovely well weighted and very direct steering (even better than our Mazda 6!).
+ handling for SUV ( Aussie Graeme Gambold did the suspension tune - more resolved/settled than equivalent ix35 I drove).
+ buying second hand very good value due to many people wanting a Mazda or Toyota?!
+ still more warranty even buying second-hand than most other companies with their brand new vehicle warranty.
+ interior (and exterior) ambience with subtle stainless steel highlights and clear big speedo.
Top pick for the money. Great Value 2014 SLi AWD
Reliable, economical, we'll made and great handling and 7 year warranty with fixed price servicing. Drives and handles very well. If you are looking for a small SUV, this would be hard to pass up. I looked at other SUVs and the Kia was the stand out bang for buck.
Best Car Ever
This is my second car after the very disastrous Land Rover Freelander. This car has everything. I bought the base model but this car has almost everything you need need in a car. Kia really raised the bar for car manufacturing. Simply amazing and would recommend everyone who is looking for a good family car.
Ohhh baby baby!
Picked up our new 2014 sportage sli recently and for the money it ticks a lot of boxes, we looked at a lot of similar suv's but in the end it came down to the sportage or the ix35, the kia sold us on looks and just felt a bit roomier. Driving's a breeze, auto everything with all the controls logically laid out, adequate storage, cubby holes etc (i love the chilled glove box). The A pillar is a little chunky but you get used to it, rear vision is a bit limited but the reverse camera more than makes up for that. We've taken it off road for some ...light 4x4 duties and i was more than impressed, it's no land rover but its good to know it can actually go off road and handle a run up the beach . Our Slovakian model seems well built with no issues or squeaks and rattles and i think everyone will agree kia have come leaps and bounds in the past few years. Only tip is if you're in the market for one, pay that little bit extra for the Sli, you'll be glad you did.
Very good choice so far
We purchased a new diesel SLi Sportage in Nov '11. We traded in a 2003 Toyota Kluger which had been trouble free but a bit thirsty & we wanted a smaller car for around town. At the time it was very difficult to get the Sportage due to supply problems. It would have been much easier to get the similar Hyundai iX35, however, we preferred the styling of the Kia.
We had a 16' pop top to tow & the diesel was our preferred choice for that task. Interestingly the Sportage has a higher tow & tow ball rating than the larger Kluger.
Car has now done 54...
2013 Kia Sportage SLi
So far, 2 months in and almost 6,000km and we are very happy with our decision to go with a Sportage. Before purchasing we narrowed our search down to the Kia Sportage and the Toyota Rav 4.
We live on a farm 50km from town and I travel in everyday for work so am doing minimum 100km per day, 20km of which is unsealed roads. It has been unusually wet so the AWD has been awesome! After being in a small passenger vehicle this made the wet slippery road seem like it was not actually slippery and wet, I hardly notice I am off road anymore, which ma...
Checked around on current (2013) SUV and settled quickly on the SLi 2.4 petrol. Can't rave enough about this vehicle. best value for money, awesome on road performance. 110kph is 2000rpm and is just effortlessly loping along. Personally don't like driving that much but this thing my just change that!
Mostly everything, especially the looks and ergonomics. i'm 6'4" and still have plenty of head room
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.