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Brand New Kia Sportage 1.6 GDi ISG 1 5dr

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

3.5" supervision cluster display7" colour touchscreen audio display
Android auto with voice controlApple car play with voice control
Bluetooth connectivity with voice controlCruise control
Digital clockReversing camera
Speed sensitive power steeringTrip computer
Windscreen washer level indicator 

Entertainment

6 speaker audio SystemBluetooth audio streaming
DAB Radio with MP3Steering wheel mounted audio controls
USB/iPod/auxiliary input connections 

Exterior Features

All round electric windows with drivers auto down functionAutomatic headlights
Bi-Function halogen headlightsBlack diamond mesh radiator grille
Black side sill and wheel arch body mouldingsBody colour door handles
Body colour door mirrorsChrome grille surround
Chrome window surroundCornering light
Electrically adjustable door mirrorsFront fog lights
Headlamp levellingHigh gloss black front bumper strip
LED daytime running lightsRear spoiler
Rear wiperShark fin antenna
Speed sensitive front wipersTinted glass
Trailer stability assist 

Interior Features

12V power in front and rear centre console3 x passenger assist grips
60/40 split folding rear seatAir conditioning
Air filterAll-round height adjustable headrests
Centre cabin lightCentre console storage box
Cloth upholsteryDriver and front passenger sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
Driver's seat manual height adjustFront and rear door storage
Front cabin LED map light with sunglasses caseFront door courtesy reflectors
Front seatback pocketsFront/rear centre armrests
Gear shift indicatorGlovebox illumination
Ignition key lock illuminationIlluminated glovebox
Interior door lock/unlock functionISOFIX Child seat top tethers and anchor fixings
Leather steering wheelLeather trimmed gearshift
Light grey headliningLuggage area light
Luggage area load coverLuggage net hooks
Metallic finish inner door handlesRear centre armrest with cupholder
Rear coat hooksRear headrests
Tilt/telescopic adjust steering wheelVentilation ducts to rear compartment

Safety

3x3 point rear seatbeltsActive front headrests
All round 3-point seatbeltsAnti-lock braking system with electronic brakeforce distribution
Dual front side airbagsElectronic stability control with downhill brake control
Emergency stop signal systemESP + traction control
Front passenger airbag cut-off switchFront seatbelt pretensioners + load limiters
Height adjustable front seatbeltsHill start assist control (HAC)
Impact sensing auto door unlockingRear door child safety locks
Twin curtain airbags with roll over sensorTwin front airbags
Tyre pressure monitoring system 

Security

Advanced anti-theft system including immobiliser and alarmDoor deadlocks
Locking wheel nutsRemote central door locking with fold away key
Speed sensitive auto door lockingVisible vehicle identification number

Technical

Intelligent Stop and Go 

Trim

Metallic finish centre fascia 

Wheels

16" alloy wheelsTyre mobility system
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO0.383CO2 (g/km)162
HC0.016Noise Level dB(A)71
NOx0.034Particles0.0015
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb182

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1591Compression Ratio11.0:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)77Cylinders - Stroke (mm)85.4
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryMULTI POINT FUEL INJECTION
Gears6 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionMANUAL 

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)39.8EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)44.1EC Urban (mpg)34.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb8WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High8.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High7WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low9.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium7.7WLTP - MPG - Comb35.3
WLTP - MPG - Extra High33.2WLTP - MPG - High40.4
WLTP - MPG - Low29.1WLTP - MPG - Medium36.7

General

Badge Engine CC1.6Badge Power130
Coin DescriptionGDiCoin Series1
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0713EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years6
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %90
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %83NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %66NCAP Safety Assist %71
Service Interval Frequency - Months12Service Interval Mileage10000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999Standard manufacturers warranty - Years7
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 60 mph (secs)True0 to 62 mph (secs)11.1
Engine Power - BHP130Engine Power - KW97
Engine Power - RPM6300Engine Torque - LBS.FT119
Engine Torque - MKG16.4Engine Torque - NM161
Engine Torque - RPM4850Top Speed113

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleNEDC Correlated 

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front215/70 R16
Tyre Size Rear215/70 R16Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Type16" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1635Height (including roof rails)1645
Length4485Wheelbase2670
Width1855 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)62Gross Vehicle Weight2000
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1480Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)491
Max. Loading Weight510Max. Towing Weight - Braked1400
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked650Minimum Kerbweight1490
No. of Seats5Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb11
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Kia Sportage

Kia's improved fourth generation Sportage looks every inch the stylish SUV about town, even though most models sold have just the front wheels driven. In 1.6-litre GDi petrol form, it's better value than ever, as Jonathan Crouch discovers.

Ten Second Review

Kia's improved Sportage is stiff competition for both Qashqai-like Crossovers and RAV4-like compact SUVs. Even in entry-level front-driven 1.6-litre GDi form, it's a very complete - and surprisingly desirable - family car.

Background

Family SUVs - Nissan Qashqai-like family hatches with car-like dynamics and running costs that belie their crossover-style looks and optional 4WD - are big business in Britain these days. From almost nowhere a few years ago, this class of car now accounts for nearly 10% of the UK market. Such a lucrative sector is it that today, we have all kinds of models claiming to be 'SUVs'. Some, like the Qashqai of course and Peugeot's 3008, clearly are more family hatch than 4x4. Others, like Ford's Kuga and Skoda's Karoq, look far more like the kind of model that until a few years ago, we would have classified as a soft-roading SUV. Visually, Kia's improved fourth generation Sportage falls somewhere in between these two extremes. The current enhanced version of this car is basically a development of a smart predecessor that transformed Kia's sales in this segment. All that car needed was a smarter interior and a bit more technology, things this redesigned version is well ready to deliver. Most of its buyers will be quite happy with the 2WD models that make up the majority of the range, variants like the most affordable 1.6-litre GDi petrol version we look at here.

Driving Experience

Behind the wheel, the feeling is far more RAV4 SUV-like than the more ordinary family hatch-like feel of the Nissan Qashqais and Peugeot 3008s that Kia says this car competes against. A lot of buyers will think that a very good thing. It's certainly impressive the way that the designers have managed to combine a commanding driving position with a seat that's easy to slide in and out of. High-sided flanks, a nose invisible from the driver's seat and a small rear window do make this a car that demands a little adjustment if you're trading up from something more conventional, but once you adapt, you should find the Sportage to be an easy thing to live with. Of course, the car isn't intended for those planning a jungle expedition. It'll be equally ineffective if you want to corner Lewis Hamilton-like on your door handles, a pastime far more suited in this sector to cars like Ford's Kuga or Nissan Qashqai. So what exactly does it offer? Well, something that's probably far better suited to the kind of driving that most potential family buyers will actually do: a softer, more relaxed approach that balances body control, handling response and ride comfort aided by hi-tech multi-link rear suspension in a very impressive fashion. If the Koreans could make the variable assistance power steering a little more feelsome, it'd be even better still. The 1.6-litre GDi variant's petrol engine isn't any ball of fire, but rest to 62mph in 11.1s en route to 113mph should be enough for most.

Design and Build

Kia has lightly updated this MK4 Sportage model's looks. At the front, there's a redesigned front bumper with smarter fog lamp housings, plus an evolved version of the brand's 'tiger-nose' grille. Sleeker full-LED headlamps with four-point LED daytime running lights also feature. At the rear, the slim combination lamps feature a more distinctive C-shaped LED light signature. The reversing lamp is integrated into a restyled rear bumper with longer reflectors positioned below and is finished with a flash of chrome across its base. In profile, the upgraded model is available with more stylish 16, 17 and 19-inch alloy wheel designs, and some versions have the sill trim finished in chrome. Inside, minor upgrades include a redesigned steering wheel, a revised driver instrument cluster and smarter ventilation controls. The infotainment systems in the Sportage have been upgraded. Depending on trim, there is either a 7.0-inch touchscreen or a new 'frameless' 8.0-inch system, each with DAB digital radio. All satellite navigation systems include Kia's Connected Services powered by TomTom as standard, offering a wide range of driving-oriented information. As before, the cabin is decently spacious, with plenty of headroom front and rear. At the back, the seats recline for greater long distance comfort. Out back, boot space is rated at 503-litres.

Market and Model

The Sportage 1.6-litre GDi petrol model is offered only with base '1` or second-rung '2'-level trim and pricing that sits respectively at either around £20,500 or around £22,500. The asking figures represent a saving of around £1,300 on the equivalent 1.6-litre CRDi diesel version. Both derivatives, like most entry-level family SUVs, only come in 2WD form. This improved fourth generation Sportage is looking to nick sales from the likes of Skoda's Karoq and maybe also its close cousin, the Hyundai Tucson - and if early data is anything to go by, it can also attract buyers looking at slightly pricier cars like Ford's Kuga, Mazda's CX-5 and even Toyota's RAV4. All models come well equipped. Even the grade '1' variants come with 16-inch alloy wheels, air conditioning, a DAB radio, Bluetooth with voice recognition, automatic light control, a reversing camera system and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity. In addition, there's Trailer Stability Assist (TSA), Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC), Downhill Brake Control (DBC) and cruise control. All models from grade '2' spec have a Lane Keep Assist System (LKAS) to alert a tired driver who may be about to stray into the path of a vehicle approaching from behind. Plus High Beam Assist (HBA) to switch between full and dipped beam automatically when there are other vehicles in their vicinity on unlit roads. And a Speed Limit Information Function (SLIF) within the instrument cluster.

Cost of Ownership

Customers have much higher expectations of family SUVs these days when it comes to running costs - one reason why every brand in this market (even Land Rover) has had to make available a super-efficient 2WD front-driven model at the foot of its range. All 1.6-litre petrol and 1.6-litre diesel 2WD Sportages are sold under Kia's green-fingered 'EcoDynamics' banner, which means that they feature ISG Intelligent Stop and Go technology that disengages the engine when you're stuck in traffic or waiting at the lights, then restarts it seamlessly. As a result of this, the 1.6-litre GDi petrol variant is able to manage 39.8mpg on the combined cycle with emissions of 162g/km, though those figures are some way off the 57.6mpg and 130g/km readings you get if you go for the 1.6-litre CRDi diesel. Overall, it's hard to fault to much about the Sportage's financial proposition. Residual values are looking very sunny, insurance is reasonable at group 10 for the 1.6, plus there's the seven year/100,000 mile mechanical warranty that attracts so many to the Kia brand.

Summary

Kia hasn't made a huge step forward with this enhanced fourth generation Sportage model, but the improvements are certainly welcome. The rather plasticky cabin of the original version has been updated and there's certainly a greater dose of the kind of technology that modern buyers tend to want nowadays. Best of all is this car's value proposition. The fuel and CO2 returns aren't anything to write home about in this 1.6-litre GDi petrol guise but the major drawcard of this entry-level model is its affordable price. Around £20,000 gets you a lot of car. That's the kind of budget that quite a few realistic competitors just can't match.

Performance
50%
Handling
70%
Comfort
50%
Space
70%
Styling
60%
Build
80%
Value
80%
Equipment
70%
Economy
70%
Depreciation
40%
Insurance
70%

* This vehicle is affected by the new 2017 road tax rules. Find out more

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

 

Video walkaround Kia Sportage 1.6 GDi ISG 1 5dr

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