Kia Sportage Review, Redesign, Variants, Features

Monday, February 9th 2015. | Kia

The Kia Sportage is very stylish. Let’s take a look at some nice things about the car. You may find it interesting when we say that the car takes the fight to the Nissan Qashqai. Both can really be pitted against each others because they have some similar features. It has modern looks. Besides, the interior packs tons of high-tech features. You will be spellbound by the nice interior arrangement. The build quality sums up all our admiration for the car. No wonder it is considered one of the highest quality offerings from the Korean carmaker. There is no denying that the car is superb, indeed.

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Kia Sportage redesign

What we like is the fact that after a few re-releases, the car still cuts a dash in its segment, proving newcomers and old players how it is done. Though it is a subjective matter, many feel that it is more attractive than some of its rivals. When it comes to looks, it is comparable to the Volkswagen Tiguan. There are some parts redesigned for the latest release, including a new front grille and led taillights. To top them all, they also give it some sort of nip and tuck.

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The company offers a wide array of added features at no cost, meaning that all those additions can be enjoyed for free. The cabin is another highlight, which for our standards feels so practical, even better because it comes with a 7-year warranty. The engine system has done great, too. There are some systems offered, such as two and four-wheel-drive options. On the paper, the car has pretty good performance. There is a wide selection of engines for customers. The first one is a 1.6-liter GDI petrol engine, followed by other selections, reviews such as 1.7-liter CRDI diesel. All of them offer different performances.

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Kia Sportage variants

Speaking of the models, several variants are put out for sale. They name them pretty simple unlike some flagships whose trim levels sound like they are different series. Here are the names of the trim levels: Entry Level 1, Mid-Range 2 and 3. The Kia Sportage is definitely a series to be reckoned with. Ever since it made its first appearance back in 2010, it already caused uproar. People did not expect it to take the world by storm. One of the most interesting things was the 7-year warranty which has been preserved since then.

Kia Sportage

Kia Sportage fuel economy

The running costs are low compared to other flagships. It is part of the reason that attracts buyers. The driving dynamics feel like many other series, but the general public embraces it very well. However, others have shown their capabilities in the area, let’s say the Mazda CX-5. Do you need a car that is not only reliable, but also fuel-efficient? If so, then you should go for the front-wheel drive as it produces a lower level of emissions. It also has a direct impact on the gas mileage, which is rated at 54mpg. The number is very decent even though it is still less than what the CX-5 is capable of. The styling cues remained largely unchanged for the last year’s release, though. Only some parts looked somewhat new, like the headlights and grille.

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