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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 28 - 40 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.

Introducing a two-wheel drive only version of the Sportage has allowed Kia to offer an even cheaper off-roader and starting prices are similar to a Ford Focus. Both the 2.0-litre petrol and diesel models offer good economy while facelifted cars come with an unrivalled seven-year warranty which means that any unexpected costs are taken care of for a large part of the cars life.

Kia servicing is generally good value and insurance is reasonable too - between groups 9 and 12.

The Sportage isn't particularly environmentally friendly with average emissions of 198g/km CO2 across the model line-up. The 2.0-litre CRDi engine is the greenest engine - on cars with four-wheel drive it emits 187g/km of CO2 and returns 40mpg.

Kia has a good reputation for reliability and its dealers offer a good service should anything go wrong. When the model was facelifted in late 2007, Kia moved production from Korea to its plant in Slovakia (which also produces the Ceed). As a result of the stringent quality controls in place, the Sportage now comes with a seven-year warranty as standard.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £265 - £565
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Insurance group 18 - 23
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