Kia Sportage – Nifty medium SUV

The Kia Sportage is a classified as a medium sized SUV priced under $60,000.

So far this year this segment of the market has not been growing.  Sales are down 2% compared to last year.  Sportage sales however have grow 11% but it is still only seventh in the sales race behind things like the Mazda CX5, Toyota RAV4, Subaru Forester, Nissan X-Trail, Honda CR-V and Mitsubishi Outlander.

Brent Davison from the Newcastle Herald and the Illawarra Mercury has just had a drive of the Sportage let’s find out what he thinks.



  • 2 and 4  wheel drive available on the petrol
  • 4 wheel drive only on the Diesel



  • DBC (Downhill Brake Control)
  • HAC (Hill-start Assist Control)
  • Trailer Stability Control
  • Front & rear fog lamps
  • Driver & front passenger SRS airbags
  • Front side SRS airbags (pelvis & thorax protection)
  • Curtain SRS airbags (head protection)
  • Impact sensing auto door unlocking
  • Cruise control with steering wheel mounted controls


Si Premium

  • Rear view camera with mirror display & parking guidelines
  • Roof rails



  • Cooling glovebox
  • Infinity® premium audio (incl. subwoofer & external amp)
  • Sat Nav
  • 7″ touch screen


  • Panoramic sunroof (powered, with open warning)
  • Privacy Glass

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