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KIA SPORTAGE ESTATE

1.6 GDi ISG 2 5dr

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Key Information

Fuel Type
Fuel Type Petrol
Mileage
Mileage 39.80mpg
Co2
Co2 166.00g/km
Transmission
Transmission Manual
Top Speed
Top Speed 113mph

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KIA SPORTAGE 1.6 GDi ISG 2 5dr

- Independent review from Car and Driving
  • Performance
    6
  • Handling
    6
  • Comfort
    7
  • Space
    8
  • Styling
    8
  • Build
    7
  • Value
    9
  • Equipment
    7
  • Economy
    9
  • Depreciation
    8
  • Insurance
    8

By Jonathan Crouch

Introduction

The fourth generation Kia Sportage mid-sized SUV enhanced its offering in this improved post-2018 form, an enhanced version of the MK4 'QL'-series model which sold until 2021. This revised model offered two fresh approaches to diesel power, smarter looks and more sophisticated media connectivity. But the reasons why so many people like this car remained much the same.

Models

5dr SUV (1.6 GDi, 1.6 T-GDi / 1.6 CRDi, 2.0 CRDi, 2.0 CRDi 48V)

History

How did the Kia Sportage quietly develop from an also-ran to a front runner in the mid-sized SUV segment? By offering more of what people want, that's how. This improved post-2018 version of the brand's fourth generation 'QL'-series model was affordably priced, got an all-new entry-level diesel engine and even delivered mild hybrid diesel technology for the first time. Plus there were smarter looks, more safety kit and extra media connectivity. The Sportage model line dates back to the launch of the MK 'NB'-series design in 1993, but it wasn't until the launch of the third generation 'SL'-series version in 2010 that buyers really began taking it seriously. More than any other car that Kia has made, that MK3 design was the one most influential in turning around the fortunes of the brand - to the point where by the time of the launch of its fourth generation successor in early 2016, the Sportage was accounting for nearly a third of the brand's total sales volume in this country. From launch, this MK4 'QL'-series design's immediate goal was quite simply to be our market's favourite mid-sized SUV. What really helped in this regard was the way that Kia kept prices affordable; the only mainstream rivals that could match the entry-level price of a Sportage when new - not much more than £20,000 - were slightly smaller designs. All of which was crucial at a time when a significant number of buyers were being priced out of the SUV market. This is something Kia not only recognised, but also put itself in prime position to capitalise on with the much improved version of that fourth generation model, launched in mid 2018 and the car we look at here, which sold until the introduction of the fifth generation 'NQ5'-series model in late 2021.

What You Get

Looks have always been high on the list of reasons why customers have bought themselves a Sportage. Should you be already familiar with this design, you probably won't notice too many changes to this improved version of the MK4 model - unless you're able to stretch to one of the upper-spec variants. If you can do that though, you'll get yourself a car that in this updated form made a little more of a driveway statement, thanks to an evolved version of the brand's familiar 'Tiger nose' grille, which on 'GT-Line' models featured a black 'Blade' mesh finish. Inside, Kia didn't make too many changes for this update. The design of the ventilation controls was a bit smarter, plus the three-spoke wheel was re-styled and the instruments you viewed through were more clearly designated. It's probably more significant though, to note the improvements made to infotainment provision. A larger 'fameless'-style 8-inch screen now featured with top trim levels, but even on the cheapest variants, a clear, effective improved 7.0-inch screen with 'Apple CarPlay' and 'Android Auto' smartphone-mirroring was provided as standard. And in the rear? Well, if you've previously owned or test driven a rival comparably-priced Qashqai or Ateca from this period, you should notice how much extra leg room was freed up by this Kia's slightly lengthier body; it really is significant and was aided by scalloped front seat backs. Headroom's reasonable too, despite the sloping roofline. Out back, petrol models offer 491-litres of cargo space, while the 1.6-litre diesel has 467-litres and this mild hybrid 2.0-litre diesel offers 439-litres.

What You Pay

Prices for this facelifted MK4 model start at around £19,000 for a typical 1.6 GDi petrol variant on a '19-plate (around £21,500 retail). For a faster turbocharged 1.6 T-GDi petrol version CRDi diesel on a '19-plate, think around £21,600 for a clean model (around £23,750 retail) - add around £2,500 more for top 'GT-Line S' trim. For a base-spec 1.6 CRDi diesel on a '19-plate, think around £20,750 for a clean model (around £23,000 retail). For the top 2.0 CRDi 48V mild hybrid diesel on a '19-plate with 'GT-Line' trim, think around £23,750 for a clean model (around £26,000 retail). All quoted values are sourced through industry experts cap hpi. <a href="https://hpivaluations.com/">Click here for a free valuation.</a>

What to Look For

Almost all the owners in our MK4 Sportage survey seemed very happy with their cars, but inevitably, there were a few issues. One buyer complained of a clutch judder (which apparently is a known issue) and an engine misfire. One owner said the steering wandered on the highway, guided by the tyres (check on your test drive). And we had issues reported concerning the central locking and the infotainment screen. One owner had his car stall and revert to 'limp home' mode. And another reported rattles in the rear cabin and an auto gearbox that tended to hang on to 4th & 5th for too long. Otherwise, check for the usual things - interior child damage for instance. And insist on a fully stamped-up service history. It's extremely unlikely that the Sportage you're looking at will have been seriously used off road (particularly if it has a higher-spec trim level), but just in case, check the underside of the car for dents and scrapes. It's more likely that you'll find scratches on the alloy wheels caused through ham-fisted parking.

Replacement Parts

(approx based on a 2019 Sportage 1.6 CRDi - Ex Vat) An oil filter is in the £18 bracket. An air filter is in the £25 bracket and a pollen filter costs typically between £13 and £16. A tail lamp is in the £127 bracket and a wiper blade is around £11-£28. Front brake pads sit in the £122 bracket; rears will sit in the £39-£85 bracket. Front brake discs sit in the £45-£111 bracket. A fuel filter is around £53.

On the Road

On the move, you'll find that this Sportage is among the more firm-riding SUVs in this segment, which keeps body roll in check round the bends but isn't enough to give this car class-leading driving dynamics. A huge amount of work went into improving the engineering of the improved version of this fourth generation model, some of which paid off immediately. Into that category fell the new 'U3'-series 1.6-litre CRDi diesel powerplant, which was quieter and more flexible than the rumbly 1.7-litre unit it replaced. It's the engine we'd recommend for this car, offered in 114 and 134bhp guises and in its perkier form available with 7-speed auto transmission and AWD, should you require these things. There are two alternative petrol options - a base 130bhp 1.6-litre GDi normally aspirated unit that's a bit lacking in pulling power and refinement. And a preferable 174bhp 1.6 T-GDi turbo powerplant that represents your most affordable route to AWD if you want it with this car. Further up the range was a 2.0-litre CRDi mild hybrid diesel model, which used a lightly electrified 48-volt 'EcoDynamics+' powertrain to try and silence the diesel doubters. Here, a 'Mild-Hybrid Starter-Generator' (or 'MHSG') unit was linked up to a compact little 48-volt lithium-ion battery. This could store energy generated when decelerating, under braking or when coasting, then deploy it to give a 16bhp boost to the 184bhp combustion unit when needed, reducing the load on the engine and improving economy; Kia quoted figures of 48.7mpg on the combined cycle and 154g/km of CO2 (both NEDC figures). The battery and the 'MHSG' also supported a 'Moving Stop & Start' function which automatically turned off the engine during in-gear deceleration and braking. And the whole thing was mated with a super-smooth 8-speed auto gearbox specifically developed for this variant.

Overall

This fourth generation Sportage model epitomised many of the reasons why buyers like this car so much, particularly in this facelifted 2018-2021-era form. You get more space for less money than almost any other mid-sized SUV in the class from this period. Yet the looks have the suggestion of a pricier premium model. It's better equipped than most rivals and the Slovakian factory builds it better too. A segment-leading seven year warranty was the icing on the cake. And in summary? Well yes, you could pay much more for an apparently more sophisticated family SUV of this kind. But after trying a Sportage, you might well end up questioning the need to. Which says it all really.

Driver Convenience

  • 3.5" supervision cluster display
  • 8" touchscreen satellite navigation with European mapping and traffic messaging channel
  • Android auto with voice control
  • Apple car play with voice control
  • Cruise control + speed limiter
  • Driver attention warning
  • Emergency stop signalling system
  • Kia connected services featuring TomTom live
  • Lane keep assist
  • Rear parking sensor
  • Reversing camera
  • Speed limit information
  • Speed sensitive power steering
  • Telematics system with UVO connect services
  • Trip computer
  • Windscreen washer level indicator

Entertainment

  • 6 speaker audio system
  • Bluetooth audio streaming
  • DAB Radio with MP3
  • Rear USB port
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • USB/iPod/auxiliary input connections

Exterior Features

  • All round electric windows with drivers auto up/down function
  • Auto dimming rear view mirror
  • Automatic lighting control
  • Automatic window defogger
  • Bi-Function halogen headlights
  • Black side sill and wheel arch body mouldings
  • Body colour door handles with chrome inserts
  • Body colour door mirrors
  • Chrome front bumper insert
  • Chrome grille surround
  • Chrome window surround
  • Electrically adjustable/heated/folding door mirrors with LED indicators
  • High beam assist
  • High gloss black diamond mesh radiator grille
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Privacy glass - Rear windows and tailgate
  • Projection front fog lights with matt black surround
  • Rain sensing front wipers
  • Rear spoiler
  • Rear wiper
  • Roof rails
  • Shark fin antenna
  • Tinted glass
  • Trailer stability assist
  • Welcome and follow-me home light functionality
  • Wide view drivers door mirror

Interior Features

  • 12V power in front and rear centre console
  • 3 x passenger assist grips
  • 60/40 split folding rear seat
  • Air filter
  • All-round height adjustable headrests
  • Centre cabin light
  • Centre console storage box
  • Driver and front passenger side sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Driver's seat manual height adjust
  • Drivers seat power lumbar support
  • Dual zone automatic air conditioning
  • Front and rear door storage
  • Front cabin LED map light with sunglasses case
  • Front door courtesy reflectors
  • Front seatback pockets
  • Front/rear centre armrests
  • Gear shift indicator
  • Glovebox illumination
  • Heated front and outer rear seats
  • Ignition key lock illumination
  • Interior door lock/unlock function
  • ISOFIX Child seat top tethers and anchor fixings
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Leather trimmed door armrests
  • Leather trimmed gearshift
  • Light grey headlining
  • Luggage area light
  • Luggage area load cover
  • Luggage net hooks
  • Premium cloth upholstery
  • Rear centre armrest with cupholder
  • Rear coat hooks
  • Satin chrome interior door handles
  • Tilt/telescopic adjust steering wheel
  • Ventilation ducts to rear compartment

Safety

  • Active front headrests
  • All round 3-point seatbelts
  • Anti-lock braking system with electronic brakeforce distribution
  • Dual front side airbags
  • Electronic stability control with downhill brake control
  • Front passenger airbag cut-off switch
  • Front seatbelt pretensioners + load limiters
  • Height adjustable front seatbelts
  • Hill start assist control (HAC)
  • Impact sensing auto door unlocking
  • Rear door child safety locks
  • Traction control
  • Twin curtain airbags with roll over sensor
  • Twin front airbags
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system

Security

  • Advanced anti-theft system including immobiliser and alarm
  • Door deadlocks
  • Locking wheel nuts
  • Remote central door locking with fold away key
  • Speed sensitive auto door locking
  • Visible vehicle identification number

Technical

  • Intelligent Stop and Go

Trim

  • Metallic finish centre fascia

Wheels

  • 17" alloy wheels
  • Tyre mobility kit

Emissions - ICE

  • CO
    0.5
  • CO2 (g/km)
    153
  • HC
    0.014
  • HC+NOx
    Not Available
  • Noise Level dB(A)
    71
  • NOx
    0.022
  • Particles
    0.0002
  • Standard Euro Emissions
    EURO 6
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb
    166

Engine and Drive Train

  • Camshaft
    DOHC
  • Catalytic Convertor
    Yes
  • CC
    1591
  • Compression Ratio
    11.0:1
  • Cylinder Layout
    IN-LINE
  • Cylinders
    4
  • Cylinders - Bore (mm)
    77
  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm)
    85.4
  • Engine Code
    G4FD-6
  • Engine Layout
    FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Fuel Delivery
    MULTI POINT FUEL INJECTION
  • Gears
    6 SPEED
  • Number of Valves
    16
  • Transmission
    MANUAL

Fuel Consumption - ICE

  • EC Combined (mpg)
    42.2
  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
    No
  • EC Extra Urban (mpg)
    47.1
  • EC Urban (mpg)
    35.8
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb
    7.3
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High
    7.9
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High
    6.3
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low
    8.7
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium
    6.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb
    38.7
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High
    35.8
  • WLTP - MPG - High
    44.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Low
    32.5
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium
    41.5

General

  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying
    No
  • Badge Engine CC
    1.6
  • Badge Power
    130
  • Based On ID
    Not Available
  • Coin Description
    GDi
  • Coin Series
    2
  • Generation Mark
    4
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
    13E
  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years
    6
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years
    3
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
    90
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
    83
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
    5
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
    66
  • NCAP Safety Assist %
    71
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?
    No
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months
    12
  • Service Interval Mileage
    20000
  • Special Edition
    No
  • Special Order
    No
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
    100000
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
    7
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months
    Not Available
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage
    Not Available
  • Vehicle Homologation Class
    M1

Performance

  • 0 to 60 mph (secs)
    11.1
  • Engine Power - BHP
    130
  • Engine Power - KW
    97
  • Engine Power - RPM
    6300
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT
    119
  • Engine Torque - MKG
    16.4
  • Engine Torque - NM
    161
  • Engine Torque - RPM
    4850
  • Top Speed
    113

Test Cycles

  • Emissions Test Cycle
    WLTP
  • RDE Certification Level
    RDE 2

Tyres

  • Alloys?
    Yes
  • Space Saver?
    No
  • Tyre Size Front
    225/60 R17
  • Tyre Size Rear
    225/60 R17
  • Tyre Size Spare
    TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style
    Not Available
  • Wheel Type
    17" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

  • Height
    1635
  • Height (including roof rails)
    1645
  • Length
    4485
  • Wheelbase
    2670
  • Width
    1855
  • Width (including mirrors)
    Not Available

Weight and Capacities

  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    62
  • Gross Vehicle Weight
    2000
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
    1480
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
    491
  • Max. Loading Weight
    510
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked
    1400
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked
    650
  • Minimum Kerbweight
    1490
  • No. of Seats
    5
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
    11

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