Kia Sportage

Price $25,095 – $39,595
Fuel consumption 7.8 – 11.9 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 80%(view ratings)
Among Kia’s best-known and most recognizable vehicles, the Sportage has special status. The basic engine is a 181-horsepower, 2.4L four-cylinder engine. A six-speed gearbox sends torque to the front wheels in the basic trim (LX) or to all four wheels (optional in the LX and standard in the EX). The SX Turbo version is equipped with a 237-horsepower, 2.0L turbo engine and all-wheel drive.

Detailed ratings

The Car Guide rating 80%
Fuel economy 5/10
Reliability 8/10
Safety 8/10
Infotainment 8/10
Driving 8/10
Overall 8/10

What's new in 2018



  • Lots of little treats for comfort (SX)
  • Loaded with technology
  • Interesting handling
  • Superb cabin (high-end versions)
  • Efficient all-wheel drive


  • Fuel economy (turbo)
  • Avoid the base trim
  • Not the biggest cargo hold