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2018 Kia Sportage review: SLi diesel

There's a stack of players in the mid-size SUV segment, but only one with a full seven-year factory warranty. That's this – the Kia Sportage – and we reckon the AWD SLi diesel is the pick...

2017 Kia Sportage Si Premium review

While there's no doubt the Kia Sportage is an excellent platform, it now needs to compete on value in the FWD medium SUV segment. Here we test the Si Premium.

2016 Kia Sportage SLi Petrol Review

How does the mid-spec Sportage stack up against its predecessor? James Wong finds out...

2016 Kia Sportage Platinum Petrol Review

Better to drive, better to sit in and now full of active safety technology. The new Kia Sportage Platinum petrol is a smart pick.

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2018 Kia Sportage SLi diesel review: Best in the range?

There's a stack of players in the mid-size SUV segment, but only one with a full seven-year factory warranty. That's this – the Kia Sportage – and we reckon the AWD SLi diesel is the pick.

2016 Kia Sportage Si Review

Read the article here. Whether you’re a fan of the look of the Kia Sportage is very much subjective, but what can’t be argued is that it has a sophisticated interior and an impressive list of standard features. But this is the entry level Kia Sportage – the Si – and it’s also comparatively one of the most affordable mid-sized SUVs...

2016 Kia Sportage Review

Read the article here. The all-new 4th generation Kia Sportage has finally landed on local shores. For Australia, there’s a choice of 3 trim levels, 3 engines, 2 drivelines and 7 colours. Kia say it’s smoother, smarter, safer and sportier than the old car – let’s take a look...

2016 Kia Sportage Walkaround : 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show

Read the article here. Deliberately different, the Kia Sportage turned a few heads when the previous generation was launched and the fourth-generation is certainly a case of history repeating. Certain to divide opinion, Kia admits the new generation aims to push the envelope when it comes to styling in the crowded segment...

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Medium SUV comparison: Hyundai Tucson Active X v Kia Sportage SLi v Mazda CX-5 Maxx Sport

Mid-sized SUV sales are growing more rapidly in Australia than any other vehicle type, and the two class benchmarks based on our testing to date are the Hyundai Tucson and Mazda CX-5. Proving, in this case at least, that our testing aligns with actual car buyers, this pair are also topping the sales charts in their segment so far in 2016...

Small SUV Comparison : Nissan Qashqai v Holden Trax v Skoda Yeti v Peugeot 2008 v Kia Sportage

Call our original small SUV comparison test the elimination round. Earlier this year when we tested this new breed of fully loaded, sub-$30,000 sub-compact ‘softroaders’, the competition was fresh but clearly green (read the full comparison here). Six months on, and the class has shifted up several gears...

Medium SUV Comparison : Jeep Cherokee v Mazda CX-5 v Toyota RAV4 v Nissan X-Trail v Ford Kuga v Subaru Forester v Hyundai ix35 v Honda CR-V v Mitsubishi Outlander v Kia Sportage

Assembled for this mega-test are 10 models that represent one-third of total SUV volume in Australia – and that’s without including sales for the newest contender here and catalyst for this test, the Jeep Cherokee. It looks bold, it’s available only with petrol engines (for now), and it’s priced under $40,000 to compete with the mainstream...

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2019 Kia Sportage spied

The facelifted Kia Sportage has been spied this week, giving us an early look at what's to come for the Korean SUV's mid-life refresh. While thick black sheets conceal most of the front and rear, we can see some new details on the Sportage that distinguish it from the version currently on sale...

Kia Sportage, Cee'd to get mild-hybrid tech - report

Kia's European arm is looking to introduce 48V mild-hybrid powertrains, starting with the current Sportage and next-generation Cee'd - according to a new report out of the UK. Speaking with Auto Express, Kia's research and development boss, Woong Chul Yang, said the Korean manufacturer is looking to add the mild-hybrid options to meet ever-tightening European emissions laws...

Kia lobs Australian Open editions

Kia Australia has launched into full swing for this year's Australian Open tennis tournament, detailing a set of tennis-themed special editions based on the Picanto, Rio, Sportage and Stinger. First cab off the rank is the Picanto AO Edition, which features some sporty-looking extras, along with some Babolat tennis kit...

The Shortlist: Petrol, conventional auto, full-size spare wheel - easy, right?

Bruce is in the market for a petrol automatic vehicle to replace his much-loved Citroen C5. Let's see what we can do... Doing what we do, CarAdvice writers are often asked by friends and family, and through our contact page: which car is best for me? Most buyers can identify the top three non-negotiable factors that will guide their purchase decision...

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Kia Sportage Owner Reviews

2012 Kia Sportage SLi (AWD) review

I purchased the Sportage in late 2011 to replace my very unreliable (after warranty expiration) 2006 Ford Focus. Living on a dirt road that often has minor flooding, I needed something with a little more ground clearance. Of all the available SUVs at the time in my $30–35K price range, the Sportage in my eyes was the best-looking creature by far...

2016 Kia Sportage GT-line (AWD) Review

Having had the Sportage for a few weeks I am, so far, very impressed with the value for money it offers. The long list of features on the Platinum series has impressed everybody who has seen the vehicle. The safety features are particularly impressive and the quality of the finish is a testament to Kia's commitment to bringing good value to buyers...

2016 Kia Sportage Platinum (AWD) Review

Terrific SUV! The Platinum version's interior comfort compares easily to that of an Audi or BMW. All option buttons are clearly laid out and well lit at night without over-dazzling you. A big disappointment, however, is there is no CD player or hard drive for your music. Although Bluetooth can stream music from your phone, it can be hit and miss getting it to connect...

2016 Kia Sportage Sli (AWD) Review

After only 10 days..1000km mainly country driving.. Love the comfort, handling and power from the diesel engine. First tankful took me from southern Sydney to Moruya area with local trips, then Canberra and return. then back to Batemans Bay. Computer showed 6.4 litres per hundred which seemed to tally with kilometres covered...

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2019 Kia Sportage spied

2019 Kia Sportage spied

Kia lobs Australian Open editions

Kia lobs Australian Open editions

2018 Kia Sportage review: SLi diesel

2018 Kia Sportage review: SLi diesel

2017 Kia Sportage Si Premium review

2017 Kia Sportage Si Premium review

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