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This car has been superseded by a newer model, click here to go to the latest Kia Sportage review.

Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0
Kia Sportage (05-10) - rated 3 out of 5
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PROS

Neatly styled, long warranty, well equipped, good diesel engine, easy to drive, good rear space

CONS

Lacks image, some cheap-feeling interior trim, poor handling on early models

At a glance

New price £13,995 - £21,045
Used price £630 - £4,055
Fuel economy 28 - 40 mpg
Road tax cost £260 - £555
Insurance group 18 - 23 How much is it to insure?

PROS

Neatly styled, long warranty, well equipped, good diesel engine, easy to drive, good rear space

CONS

Lacks image, some cheap-feeling interior trim, poor handling on early models

Kia Sportage rivals

The Kia Sportage is a stylish small off-roader that majors on value for money. It comes extremely well equipped and there's a lengthy warranty as standard on new cars - something which used buyers can also take advantage of. Although it's unlikely the Sportage will often be taken off road, it's actually quiet capable on tricky terrain. But it's on road where it will spend most of its time and here the Kia is comfortable.

However it's not very composed through corners and the handling is especially poor on early models. The Sportage was facelifted in late 2007 with retuned suspension and less bodyroll - and newer cars are a vast improvement.

Kia Sportage rivals