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2009 (59) Kia Sportage2.0 XS 5dr

Stoke Vauxhall

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Cruise controlSpeed sensitive power steering

Entertainment

6 speaker sound systemiPod connection
Radio/CD + MP3USB and auxiliary socket

Exterior Features

Automatic headlight control systemBody colour door mirrors and handles
Body colour side claddingElectric windows
Electrically adjustable door mirrorsFront and rear intermittent wipers
Front fog lightsHeated door mirrors
Windscreen wiper de-icer 

Interior Features

Aluminum front passenger assist gripClimate control
Door courtesy lampsDriver seat height adjust
Full leather upholsteryLeather steering and gear knob
Luggage net 

Safety

ABS/EBDAutomatic unlocking of doors in case of impact
Curtain airbagsDual front airbags
Passenger airbag deactivate switchSide airbags x 2
Three 3 point rear seatbelts 

Security

Alarm and remote central locking 

Trim

Metal grain effect centre fascia 

Wheels

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

Technical specification

Emissions

CO2 (g/km)194Noise Level dB(A)74
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 4 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHC VVTCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1975Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Cylinders4Cylinders - Bore (mm)82
Cylinders - Stroke (mm)93.5Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryMULTI POINT FUEL INJECTIONGears5 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionMANUAL

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)34.4EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)41.5EC Urban (mpg)26.6

General

Badge Engine CC2.0Badge Power140
Coin SeriesXSInsurance Group 110
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0718DInsurance Group 2D
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years6Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3
EURO NCAP Front and Side Impact test - Star Rating.9EURO NCAP Pedestrian test - Star Rating.9
Service Interval Frequency - Months12Service Interval Mileage10000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage100000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years7
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)11.3Engine Power - BHP140
Engine Power - KW104Engine Power - RPM6000
Engine Torque - LBS.FT136Engine Torque - MKG19
Engine Torque - NM184Engine Torque - RPM4500
Top Speed108 

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front235/60 R16
Tyre Size Rear235/60 R16Tyre Size Spare235/60 R16
Wheel Type16" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height (including roof rails)1730Length4350
Wheelbase2630Width1840

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)58Gross Vehicle Weight2140
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1887Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)667
Max. Loading Weight444Max. Roof Load75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1600Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750
Minimum Kerbweight1696No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.8
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

BY ANDY ENRIGHT

Introduction

There's a lot to be said for the Kia Sportage. In offering the cheapest compact 4x4, Kia would appear to have cornered the market amongst budget buyers and the Sportage is a very decent car. Unfortunately, this is a market that's notoriously badge conscious and, as Kia discovered, many customers would much rather drive a three year old Freelander than a brand spanking new Sportage. That's as maybe but if you're not too worried about your golf club kudos points, a used Sportage makes a very canny buy.

History

We were given a quick sneak preview of what to expect from the Kia Sportage when sister company Hyundai brought their version of the vehicle, the Tucson, to market a few months earlier. While being the cheapest is often advantageous, there aren't often too many prizes for being second cheapest and the Tucson has struggled. The Sportage has fared a little better, and if you shop around you should be able to find the car in the specification and colour of your choice. What hasn't helped the Sportage is the fact that its predecessor was so underwhelming. Perhaps Kia should have completely rebranded what is a very capable little car. The initial range offered buyers a choice between either 2.0-litre petrol or diesel powerplants, plus a 2.7-litre petrol V6. In early 2006, the diesel was upgraded to Euro IV-compliant status and power was upped to 138bhp. 2WD versions of the Sportage were introduced for the 2008 model year at the same time as a facelift brought a mild re-style to the front end, firmer suspension and sharper steering.

What You Get

The underpinnings of the Sportage are the same as those of Hyundai's Tucson 4x4, so with two companies to share the development costs, you'd expect a fairly decent result: so it's proved. Kia's credibility when it comes to building 4x4s was boosted enormously with the addition of the excellent Sorento and the Sportage has augmented this reputation. It's a vehicle with a very different focus to its predecessor. That car was rather undervalued in this country but sold well in many other markets on account of its rugged off-road capability. The 'Fulham Farmer' focus of 4x4s in this country ensured that the old Sportage was seen as a bit of a rough and ready Far Eastern curio that didn't have the sophistication and ride quality to cut it in a rapidly expanding market. The MK2 Sportage set out to be a lot more user-friendly, adopting a few MPV-style practicality features. The rear seat cushion and the backrest are a case in point, adopting Kia's 'Fold and Dive' system. Whilst it may sound like a tactic taught by Argentinean football coaches, it is in fact a method of creating a spacious, square-sided and completely flat cargo area. The front passenger seat backrest can be folded flat to house extra long loads and at the back there's even a flip-up rear window which means that items can be dropped into the luggage area without having to open the tailgate. Not that opening the tailgate is overly difficult. Unlike many compact 4x4s, the Sportage is big enough to keep the spare wheel in its proper place - under the luggage bay floor - instead of mounting it on the rear tailgate. This means that the tailgate is pleasantly light to open and doesn't whistle at motorway speeds - a problem that afflicts cars with hatch mounted spares. The cabin is styled in a broadly inoffensive manner with far more attention paid to ergonomics than its rather haphazardly styled predecessor. If only Kia could have prevented themselves adding icky plastic wood to the dashboards. The MK2 Sportage's interior waves goodbye to the acres of featureless elephant-grey plastics and instead offers a neat cluster of instruments on the centre console, mounted high so that you don't need to go fishing about at shin level to adjust the air conditioning. On the other side of the steering wheel assembly are the switches for the four-wheel drive system and the ESP stability control while the fascia itself features a metallic bezel around the main instruments. The exterior styling is neat without offering too much in the way of signature detail. The chunky wheelarches give the car a rather over-inflated look but the overall effect is not unpleasant. It just blends into the background a little. The only change we'd suggest would be the fitment of wider wheels to fill out those chunky arches a little more convincingly.

What to Look For

The Sportage has been refreshingly fault-free to date, a fact reflected by Kia's excellent showing in customer satisfaction surveys. When buying, do inspect the underside for evidence of enthusiastic off-roading. The tyres should betray no symptoms of wonky tracking and the wheel arch liners and exhausts should be in tiptop condition. The interiors don't wear as well as some rivals but other than that, you should be able to buy with confidence.

Replacement Parts

(Approx - based on a Sportage 2.7 XS) Consumables for the Sportage are reasonably priced, an air filter retailing at around £11, a fuel filter costing around £21 and an oil filter £7.50. Spark plugs are £3 each and a new cam belt adds up to approximately £60.

On the Road

The 2.0-litre petrol engine represents a first step into Sportage ownership but used buyers would do better to stump up the extra for the diesel. A combined fuel economy figure nudging 40mpg is very respectable going for such a spacious vehicle and even around town the Sportage CRDi will see over 30mpg. The diesel is moderately capable off road, although anything too arduous will betray its comparative lack of wheel articulation. Even over modest obstacles, the Sportage is prone to lifting a wheel and the four-wheel drive system isn't quite clever enough to realise when one wheel is six inches off the ground and divert drive to the other wheel. Instead it uses a more rudimentary 'torque on demand' system that keeps the Sportage in front wheel drive up until that moment when the front wheels' start slipping. It then transfers a percentage of drive to the rear wheels. Unfortunately it seems a little dull witted when performing this task, allowing the car to sit spinning its front wheels impotently for a few seconds before deciding to switch to all wheel drive. The most fun powerplant is without doubt the 2.7-litre V6 petrol, possessed as it is of a magnificent metallic yowl when it's wound up. Unfortunately you'll need to do this fairly often to make respectable progress, with the consequent effect on fuel consumption. Coupled with the standard four speed automatic transmission, you'll put the kickdown cable to good use if you want to undertake some overtaking. The ride on all models is surprisingly firm and on smooth surfaces, the Sportage tackles corners with some relish. Throw a bumpy B-road at it and the Kia is far less composed but nevertheless at this sort of money, it's a pretty polished performer.

Overall

We like Kia Sportage owners. They tend not to give two hoots about what people think of the badge on their bonnet and instead buy the car for what it can do rather than what it purports to represent. A used Sportage is an excellent way of getting a thoroughly modern compact 4x4 for less than the price of a rather tatty used Freelander. It's worth saving up a few extra pounds and going for the diesel, if only for the additional torque and easier driving style. Look out for cars that have been driven enthusiastically off road but otherwise buy with confidence. 3rd September 2010

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