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Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0
Kia Sportage (95-03) - rated 3 out of 5
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PROS

Family-sized fun in a compact package

CONS

Rather crude; not up to the real rough stuff

PROS

Family-sized fun in a compact package

CONS

Rather crude; not up to the real rough stuff

Kia Sportage rivals

Toyota
RAV4
4 out of 5 4.0

The Sportage is a cheap and compact 4x4 that suits families with off-road needs but are restricted by budget. Despite the thirsty engine, it’s much cheaper than most rivals - though the poor interior and equipment list does reflect the low price tag – and was Kia’s first off-roader to be released in the UK. On the whole, it’s a cheap way of entering the compact 4x4 market, but as a genuine off-roader it doesn’t quite measure up to the big boys.

Kia Sportage rivals

Toyota
RAV4
4 out of 5 4.0