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Kia Sportage review

2022 onwards (change model)
Parkers overall rating: 4.1 out of 54.1
” Now one of the classiest and comfiest family SUVs, but not the cheapest “

At a glance

Price new £28,710 - £45,775
Used prices £16,866 - £39,600
Road tax cost £180 - £590
Insurance group 15 - 26
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Fuel economy 40.4 - 54.3 mpg
Miles per pound 5.9 - 7.4
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Available fuel types




Alternative fuel

Pros & cons

  • Smart, well-equipped cabin
  • Great infotainment
  • Spacious and practical
  • Overly light steering
  • Not as fun to drive as some others
  • PHEV is pricey

Written by Alan Taylor-Jones Published: 7 February 2022 Updated: 26 February 2024


Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few years, you won’t have escaped the massive progress Kia has made with its model range. From being an also-ran in the family car market, its products are now technology and style leaders – a point underlined by the bold-looking new Kia Sportage.

Now in its fifth generation, the Sportage is better to drive and more efficient than ever – there are a wide variety of powertrains to choose from, with regular petrol or diesel engines, slightly more efficient mild hybrids, a full hybrid and plug-in hybrid on offer.

It’s a rival for the hordes of mid-sized family SUVs out there, ranging from the Ford Kuga and Nissan Qashqai through to the Volkswagen Tiguan and even the Sportage’s own platform-sharing sister, the Hyundai Tucson. In terms of size, the Sportage splits the difference between the Skoda Karoq and Skoda Kodiaq, but is closer on price to the Kodiaq.

In other words, you can have any level of electrification you want as long as it’s not full electric. For a pure electric alternative to the Sportage, look to Kia’s own e-Niro or EV6 the Skoda Enyaq iV, VW ID.4 or Ford Mustang Mach-E.

Unlike some rivals, the Sportage is available with four-wheel should you need the traction for slippery surfaces. However, don’t plan on going too far off the beaten track – it doesn’t have a great deal of ground clearance or suspension travel to deal with tough trails. If that’s a problem, a Land Rover Discovery Sport will fit your needs better.

To find out exactly how good it is and whether it can beat rivals, click through our comprehensive Kia Sportage review. We’ll tell you if it’s good to drive, how spacious it is, what it’ll cost you and how plush it is inside. If you’re wondering how much your existing car is worth before trading it in or selling it on, have a look at our free car valuation service to find out its current market value.