Kia Sportage (2016 -) Equipment

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.

5 out of 5

Equipment

There are five regular trim levels to choose from and one introductory special edition, but because they’re so well-specified, there aren’t many optional extras to worry about. The trims are known as 1, 2, GT-Line, 3, and 4; or if fitted with all-wheel drive, KX-1, KX-2, KX-3 and KX-4. From launch there will also be a First Edition offering significant amounts of kit.

Standard Kia Sportage equipment

The base-spec trim is called 1. All Sportages get 16-inch alloys, front foglights, LED daytime running lights, cornering headlamps, black cloth upholstery with grey headlining, heated and electrically adjustable door mirrors, a leather-trimmed steering wheel, air-con, DAB radio, Bluetooth connectivity, voice recognition, USB and aux-in jacks, an LED front map light, cruise control and a speed limiter.

Moving up to 2 builds upon base spec with 17-inch alloys, a seven-inch touchscreen sat-nav with built-in reversing camera, roof rails, tinted rear windows, premium cloth upholstery, a powered lumbar support for the driver’s seat, powered folding door mirrors with LED indicators, rear parking sensors, automatic lights and wipers, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, dual-zone air-con, a cooled glovebox, lane-keeping assist, automatic high-beam headlights and a speed limit display function.

Slotting between 2 and 3 is GT-Line, which is the sportiest trim on offer. Highlights from the kit list include special 19-inch wheels, LED rear lights, front parking sensors, heated front and outer rear seating, a 4.2-inch colour information cluster and paddle-shifters for cars with the DCT gearbox. This trim comes as standard with the GT-Line Exterior Styling Pack, which secures LED headlights, a high-gloss black grille, rear skid plates and dual exhaust tips. You can order an Interior Styling Pack too, which means black leather with grey inserts, a black headliner, stainless steel scuff plates and pedals plus a D-shaped leather-covered steering wheel.

Upgrading to 3 nets you 19-inch alloys, a de-icer for the front windscreen wipers, black leather upholstery, rear USB jack, heated front and outer rear seats, a 4.2-inch colour information display in the instrument panel and a JBL sound system including a sub-woofer.

Then at 4 level you can expect bi-xenon adaptive headlights with auto-levelling and washers, front parking sensors, keyless entry and ignition, stainless steel scuff plates, a panoramic sunroof, LED rear lights, 10-way adjustable driver’s seat, eight-way adjustable passenger seat, ventilation for front seats, a heated steering wheel, automatic braking, blind spot detection and rear cross traffic alert - a system that warns when cars are about to cross behind you.

Upon launch a First Edition is available and has even more kit, including an automatic parking system, powered tailgate, wireless mobile phone charger, metallic paint, a decal set and two-tone leather upholstery.

Optional Kia Sportage accessories

Not a huge amount to report here. The paint schemes are the most notable option, while you can add further personalisation via covered door mirrors, chrome sills and the like. A towbar is likely to be a good addition for some buyers too.

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Key:

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  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control
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