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2019 Kia Sportage Si diesel review

It might be the entry-level offering in the Kia Sportage range, but the Si CRDi is also one of the most appealing when it comes to price and features.

2019 Kia Sportage review

While it's hard to spot the differences, Kia has loaded the new Sportage with standard equipment and safety kit. Paul Maric heads out for a drive.

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.

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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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Kia Sportage Comparisons

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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Kia Sportage News

CarAdvice podcast 111: Riding in the tiny turbocharged Honda S660

You're joined by Paul Maric, Mike Stevens, and Scott Collie this week. Discussing car news, the 2018 BMW 620d GT goes on sale from $99,900, pricing and specs for the 2019 Kia Sportage have been announced, the Toyota Supra has been teased once again, and customers with a Sunset Yellow Kia Stinger will be offered a full respray to replace defective paint...

2019 Kia Sportage pricing and specs

Australian pricing and specifications for the updated 2019 Kia Sportage range have been announced this week, with the facelifted SUV line-up to kick off at $29,990 before on-road costs. Despite starting $1000 more expensive than the model it replaces, the MY19 Sportage picks up added active safety gear across the range, while also offering a new eight-speed automatic on diesel models, along with an updated infotainment system – amongst other things...

2018 Kia Sportage facelift unveiled

The updated Kia Sportage has been unveiled with a lightly updated exterior design, and a bevy of new drivetrains. As we saw in a recent set of spy photos, the revised Sportage has new front and rear bumpers. Up front, the Sportage has a more aggressive design, new headlamp internals, a splash of chrome, and a sportier-looking "tiger nose" grille...

2019 Kia Sportage facelift spied undisguised

The Kia Sportage facelift has been spied doing a spot of spring testing on the Nurburgring. Unlike earlier prototypes, this latest vehicle is running around with zero camouflage. The only bits of tape we can see serve to hold testing equipment in place. Up front, the headlight internals have been reorganised, while the signature "tiger nose" grille is shorter and has been given a more aggressive edge...

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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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