Kia Sportage (2016 -) Buying & Selling

Review by Gareth Evans on
4.5
The Kia Sportage is rapidly becoming a household name. The Korean firm sold a massive 90,000 units of the popular third-generation car since its introduction in 2010, but it’s fair to say it was beginning to feel its age.

4 out of 5

Buying new

We’re expecting the majority of Sportages sold to be ‘2’ models for company car drivers and GT-Line for retail customers, but either way you’re getting a lot of kit for your cash. So much so in fact that we can’t really see a reason to upgrade to a high specification unless the extra safety and driver-assistance systems (or powered tailgate) are particularly high on your list of requirements.

Go into a dealership trying to secure a decent deal. While you’re unlikely to get much of a discount, a dealer may be happy to throw in extras such as the Care-3 service plan or a colour upgrade.

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4.5 out of 5

Buying used

As a family car, it’s important you buy one that is in as good condition as possible. Make sure all electrical systems function correctly and that there are no damaged interior fixtures and fittings.

Check the condition of the alloy wheels. Scuffed or scratched rims could indicate kerb contact, and this could potentially mean other damage to tyres or suspension.

If you can, be sure to find a car with as much transferrable warranty left as possible for added peace of mind.

Don’t forget to carry out a Parkers Car History Check to ensure you’re getting a car without a hidden past.

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5 out of 5

Selling

Write your advert as accurately and honestly as possible, taking lots of clear pictures. We’re expecting a lot of Sportages on sale in the secondhand market so it’s going to pay to make your car stand out by ensuring it’s absolutely perfect before putting it up for sale.

It’s definitely wise to fix small scrapes and kerbing on alloy wheels, for example, and electrical faults are likely to put off buyers too.

Find out exactly what your car is worth by carrying out a Parkers Valuation – you can even adjust for mileage for the most accurate valuation possible.