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Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.

Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 23 - 27 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.

Purchasing a Sportage would represent good value for money, as insurance is inexpensive, parts are easy to fit, and it’s cheap to buy in comparison to others in its class. However, it is thirsty – especially on the urban cycle – and although it looks the part, there’s not much equipment as standard.

There have been no major problems reported, and the build quality is surprisingly strong. There will be, of course, the odd electrical niggle that may cause a nuisance and the interior trim tends to gets tatty very quickly.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £295 - £360
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Insurance group 19
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