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Kia Sportage Review

January 12, 2016

At The Car Loan Warehouse, we’re committed to bringing you everything you need to know about your favourite cars – and sitting under our spotlight today is the Kia Sportage. If you’re on the hunt for a practical, value-for-money ride, this could be the perfect car for you – but don’t just take our word for it, let today’s Kia Sportage review do the talking!

Fancy finding out more about this well-equipped ride? Join us as we climb behind the wheel of this stylish SUV and find out all you need to know about the crossover class competitor in today’s Kia Sportage review.

Kia Sportage

Original image by @Chile_Satelital

Design

From the outside, the Kia Sportage is a smart and sleek SUV, and climb inside the cabin and you’ll be met with plenty of comfort. The adjustable steering wheel and driver’s seat means finding a comfortable driving position shouldn’t be a problem, and there’s ample legroom up front, too.

In the rear of the car, split-folding seats come as standard – adding to the Kia’s practicality. With the rear seats in place, the boot boasts an impressive 564 litres of storage space – and this expands to a huge 1,353 litres when the rear seats are folded flat.

Performance and Handling

If you’re looking for low running costs, a diesel engine is the way to go. The 1.7 litre CRDi returns 55.4mpg, but if you’re searching for a more thrilling ride, opt for one of the two 2.0 litre models. Both engines guarantee a faster ride and pack a more powerful punch, but the added speed will come at a cost – with annual road tax varying between £130 and £265.

If you spend a lot of time travelling around town, it’s worth considering the 1.6 litre GDi petrol. Emitting 149g/km of CO2, this engine will leave you with an annual road tax bill of £145. Where the Kia Sportage really shines is with its resale value, with the car predicted to retain over 50% of its original price after 36,000 miles and 3 years on the road.

Features

All Kia Sportage models come packed with kit, and even the entry level model comes with a leather steering wheel, cloth seats, air conditioning and electric windows as standard. Step up to the Sportage 2 – or KX-2 for 4 wheel drive – and you’ll get the added luxury of half leather seats, tinted rear windows and a panoramic sunroof.

3 and KX-3 models benefit from full leather upholstery and heated front and rear seats. If you decide to splash out on the top-spec KX-4 car, you’ll get even more added extras for a touch more luxury.

If you have your eye on the limited edition Axis Edition – of which just 1,200 have been produced – you’ll get a voice-controlled Sat Nav system, as well as heated front seats and automatic headlights and wipers.

Kia Sportage

Original image by @Chile_Satelital

Kia Sportage Finance

If you fancy getting your hands on a Kia Sportage – for sale from £16,265 – we can help. At The Car Loan Warehouse, we’re committed to offering flexible finance deals to suit any budget – meaning you could be driving this beauty off the forecourt sooner than you think.

Whether you’re searching for a new or used Kia Sportage, with a car loan from us, your dreams could soon be a reality. Ready to explore your Kia Sportage finance options? Apply online now or head over to our online car finance calculator to get a quick quote today!

About The Author

Jon Le Roux is co-founder and company director of The Car Loan Warehouse. Being a mad engineering and motorsport enthusiast, I spend more hours than is healthy, watching, reading or talking about cars, boats, motorbikes…..basically anything with an engine.