Used Kia Sportage (1995 - 2003) Review

Review by Parkers on
Last Updated: 30 Aug 2013
3
The Sportage is a cheap and compact 4x4 that suits families with off-road needs but are restricted by budget. Despite the thirsty engine, it’s much cheaper than most rivals - though the poor interior and equipment list does reflect the low price tag – and was Kia’s first off-roader to be released in the UK.
Kia Sportage (95-03)
Family-sized fun in a compact package
Rather crude; not up to the real rough stuff

New price range:

£12,835 - £19,614

Used price range:

£339 - £1,049

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

3 out of 5

The Sportage is a cheap and compact 4x4 that suits families with off-road needs but are restricted by budget. Despite the thirsty engine, it’s much cheaper than most rivals - though the poor interior and equipment list does reflect the low price tag – and was Kia’s first off-roader to be released in the UK. On the whole, it’s a cheap way of entering the compact 4x4 market, but as a genuine off-roader it doesn’t quite measure up to the big boys.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

3 out of 5

Performance

4 out of 5

Handling

3 out of 5

Comfort

3 out of 5

Practicality

2.5 out of 5

Behind the wheel

2.5 out of 5

Safety

3 out of 5

Reliability

4 out of 5

Running costs

4 out of 5

Green credentials

not rated yet

Buying used

3 out of 5

Selling

3 out of 5

Equipment

2.5 out of 5

What owners say...

 The 4-wheel drive is excellent. Especially the hi and low ratios i've had it off road and its good  

4 out of 5

John Robertson ,   20 Apr 2007    ... read more

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