Overview
Introduction
Interior
Exterior
Safety
  • overview

    “The new Sportage is fresh and bold and could not be mistaken for anything other than a Kia. It embodies Kia’s new-found visual dynamism by successfully taking the key features of an off-road vehicle - the commanding driving position and heightened sense of security - and enveloping them in a sleek and urban-friendly design with global appeal. With its athletic and muscular design the Kia Sportage fits its name perfectly.” – Peter Schreyer: Chief Design Officer, Kia Motors Corporation.

  • interior

    Open the driver’s door and enter a world of modern functionality, ample interior space and comfort. The first thing that catches your eye is the multifunction three-spoke steering wheel with Audio Remote Control and Cruise Control – ensuring a more convenient and pleasant journey. The newly designed circular gauge cluster with fluorescent needles contributes to a sporty look with clear visibility. A Start/Stop Button with Smart Key blends modern innovation with style and allows the driver to start the engine at the touch of a button. The multimedia capabilities of the Sportage include a high tech audio system with MP3/iPod/USB connectivity. The built-in rear-view camera and RPAS (Rear Parking Assist System) ensure functionality in its highest form while the upgraded sound system with built-in subwoofer and external amplifier add to a fun driving experience. The Sportage is also equipped with dual climate control with a built-in air filter, reducing harmful radicals and odours, while the automatic dusk sensor and day/night rear view mirror add to a more convenient and safer trip at night. The optional full-length panoramic glass sunroof gives the interior a pleasant and open feel and adds to a sense of space

  • exterior

    One glance is all it takes to realise that the Sportage is distinctive from every angle. Combining bold lines with dynamic proportions, the Sportage is all about looking good. The striking radiator grille design is based on a symbolic representation of a tiger’s roaring countenance, which accentuates the car’s aggressive styling and exhilarating performance. Black bezel and LED Daytime Running Lights add to its sporty image whilst the bold hood line exudes a dynamic sturdiness. The side view of the Sportage boasts a C-pillar design and a sleek roofline to complement its modern and powerful image. When it comes to convenience and practicality, the Sportage is equipped with roof rails for the adventurous and electric folding side mirrors that assist in getting into those tight parking spots. The Sportage comes standard with either 17-inch alloy wheels on the 2WD or 18-inch alloy wheels on the AWD, both designs portraying a large appearance and sleek posture. Various sporty touches to the rear styling, like the multi-layered combination lamps and the separated indicator lights, while a wider tailgate and high mounted brake light ensure maximum visibility for both the driver and other road users.

  • safety

    The striking Sportage is at its most appealing when it comes to life on the road. And to make sure this is where it stays, the Sportage offers a range of state-of-the-art safety systems that deliver the highest level of all-round protection possible. The Sportage is equipped with an automatic Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system that optimises brake-force distribution in critical situations, enhances grip in wet conditions and restores directional control during potential skidding. The Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution) and Brake Assist System (BAS) maximises braking power and helps apply maximum braking force in the event of an emergency. Newly added features to ESC include Hill-start Assist Control (HAC), which prevents backward rolling during stop-start driving up inclines, and Downhill Brake Control (DBC), which maintains vehicle speed and control when driving down steep slopes. Ensuring maximum protection for all occupants, the Sportage is equipped with a 6-airbag system, consisting of dual front, side and full-length curtain airbags, as well as child anchor points in the rear to protect the little ones in the event of a collision. The Active Headrests automatically move forward and upward during impact and protect against whiplash injuries.

Specifications
  • Engine
      2.0 AWD CRDi AUTO 2.0 AWD CRDi MAN 2.4 AWD AUTO 2.0 AWD AUTO 2.0 AWD MAN 2.0 2WD CRDi AUTO 2.0 2WD CRDi MAN 2.0 2WD AUTO 2.0 2WD MAN 2.0 2WD MAN IGNITE
    Bore and Stroke (mm) 84 X 9084 X 9088 X 9786 X 8686 X 8684 X 9084 X 9086 X 8686 X 8686 X 86
    Compression Ratio 161610.510.510.5161610.510.510.5
    Displacement (cc) 1995199523591998199819951995199819981998
    Max Power (kW @ rpm) 130/4000130/4000130/6000122/6200122/6200130/4000130/4000122/6200122/6200122/6200
    Max Torque (Nm @ rpm) 392/1800-2500382/1800-2500227/4000197/4600197/4600392/1800-2500382/1800-2500197/4600197/4600197/4600
  • Transmission
      2.0 AWD CRDi AUTO 2.0 AWD CRDi MAN 2.4 AWD AUTO 2.0 AWD AUTO 2.0 AWD MAN 2.0 2WD CRDi AUTO 2.0 2WD CRDi MAN 2.0 2WD AUTO 2.0 2WD MAN 2.0 2WD MAN IGNITE
    1st Gear 4.2523.6154.2124.1623.6364.2523.6154.1623.6363.636
    2nd Gear 2.6541.7942.6372.5752.082.6541.7942.5752.082.08
    3rd Gear 1.8041.5421.81.7721.3331.8041.5421.7721.3331.333
    4th Gear 1.3861.1761.3861.3691.0611.3861.1761.3691.0611.061
    5th Gear 10.974110.82110.97410.8210.821
    6th Gear 0.7720.8290.7720.7780.7720.8290.778
    Final 3.0414.6433.1953.6484.5333.0414.6433.6484.5334.533
    Reverse 3.3933.4163.3853.53.4553.3933.4163.53.4553.455
  • Fuel
      2.0 AWD CRDi AUTO 2.0 AWD CRDi MAN 2.4 AWD AUTO 2.0 AWD AUTO 2.0 AWD MAN 2.0 2WD CRDi AUTO 2.0 2WD CRDi MAN 2.0 2WD AUTO 2.0 2WD MAN 2.0 2WD MAN IGNITE
    Capacity (litres) 55555555555555555555
    Type 50 ppm Diesel50 ppm DieselPetrolPetrolPetrol50 ppm Diesel50 ppm DieselPetrolPetrolPetrol
  • Steering
      2.0 AWD CRDi AUTO 2.0 AWD CRDi MAN 2.4 AWD AUTO 2.0 AWD AUTO 2.0 AWD MAN 2.0 2WD CRDi AUTO 2.0 2WD CRDi MAN 2.0 2WD AUTO 2.0 2WD MAN 2.0 2WD MAN IGNITE
    Hydraulic Power Assist
    Tilt Adjustable
    Turning Radius (m) 5.295.295.295.295.295.295.295.295.295.29
  • Brakes
      2.0 AWD CRDi AUTO 2.0 AWD CRDi MAN 2.4 AWD AUTO 2.0 AWD AUTO 2.0 AWD MAN 2.0 2WD CRDi AUTO 2.0 2WD CRDi MAN 2.0 2WD AUTO 2.0 2WD MAN 2.0 2WD MAN IGNITE
    Brake Assist System BAS
    Cornering Brake Control CBC
    Downhill Brake Control DBC
    Electronic Brake-force Distribution EBD
    Electronic Stability Control ESC
    Hill-start Assist Control HAC
    Traction Control TCS
    Anti Lock Braking System ABS
    Front 16-inch disc16-inch disc16-inch disc16-inch disc16-inch disc15-inch disc15-inch disc15-inch disc15-inch disc15-inch disc
    Rear 15-inch disk15-inch disk15-inch disk15-inch disk15-inch disk14-inch disc14-inch disc14-inch disc14-inch disc14-inch disc
  • Wheels & Tyres
      2.0 AWD CRDi AUTO 2.0 AWD CRDi MAN 2.4 AWD AUTO 2.0 AWD AUTO 2.0 AWD MAN 2.0 2WD CRDi AUTO 2.0 2WD CRDi MAN 2.0 2WD AUTO 2.0 2WD MAN 2.0 2WD MAN IGNITE
    Alloy Rims 18-inch 18-inch 18-inch 18-inch 18-inch 17-inch17-inch17-inch17-inch17-inch
    Tyres 235/55R18235/55R18235/55R18235/55R18235/55R18225/60R17255/60R17225/60R17225/60R17225/60R17
    Wheel Tread (Front / Rear) 1614/16151614/16151614/16151614/16151614/16151614/16151614/16151614/16151614/16151614/1615
  • Dimensions
      2.0 AWD CRDi AUTO 2.0 AWD CRDi MAN 2.4 AWD AUTO 2.0 AWD AUTO 2.0 AWD MAN 2.0 2WD CRDi AUTO 2.0 2WD CRDi MAN 2.0 2WD AUTO 2.0 2WD MAN 2.0 2WD MAN IGNITE
    Approach Angle/Departure Angle 28.1/28.228.1/28.228.1/28.228.1/28.228.1/28.228.1/28.228.1/28.228.1/28.228.1/28.228.1/28.2
    Cargo Area Capacity (l) 1547/7401547/7401547/7401547/7401547/7401547/7401547/7401547/7401547/7401547/740
    Overall Height (Mm) 1645164516451645164516451645164516451645
    Overall Length (Mm) 4445444544454445444544454445444544454445
    Overhang - front/rear 895/910895/910895/910895/910895/910895/910895/910895/910895/910895/910
    Ramp Brake Over Angle 17.717.717.717.717.717.717.717.717.717.7
    Towing Mass (Braked) (kg) 1600200016001600190016002000160019001900
    Towing Mass (Unbraked) (kg) 750750750750750750750750750750
    Wheelbase (mm) 2640264026402640264026402640264026402640
    Overall Width (mm) 1855185518551855185518551855185518551855
    Curb Weight 1609157414921479145916091499140313851385
    Min Ground Clearance (mm) 172172172172172172172172172172
  • Features
      2.0 AWD CRDi AUTO 2.0 AWD CRDi MAN 2.4 AWD AUTO 2.0 AWD AUTO 2.0 AWD MAN 2.0 2WD CRDi AUTO 2.0 2WD CRDi MAN 2.0 2WD AUTO 2.0 2WD MAN 2.0 2WD MAN IGNITE
    Air Conditioning AutoAutoAutoAutoAutoAutoAutoAutoAutoManual
    Airbags - Dual Front
    Airbags - Side & Curtain
    Auto Light Control
    Cruise Control
    Daytime Running Lights
    Driver Power-seat
    Electric Chromic Mirror
    Electric Mirrors
    Electric Windows - Front
    Electric Windows - Rear
    Electrically Operated Folding Side Mirrors
    Fog Lights - Front
    Glove Box CoolingCoolingCoolingCoolingCoolingCoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
    High Performance Damper
    Immobiliser
    Isofix Baby Seat Anchors
    Leather Upholstery
    Panoramic Sunroof OptionalOptionalOptionalOptionalOptional
    Radio / 6CD with MP3/iPod/USB & S/Woofer & Ext. Amplifier
    Rear parking assist system
    Rear View Camera
    Remote Steering Controls
    Start/Stop Button
    Alarm & Panic
    Roof Rails
    Front Headrests - Active
    Bluetooth connectivity
    Xenon Headlights
  • Service & Warranty
      2.0 AWD CRDi AUTO 2.0 AWD CRDi MAN 2.4 AWD AUTO 2.0 AWD AUTO 2.0 AWD MAN 2.0 2WD CRDi AUTO 2.0 2WD CRDi MAN 2.0 2WD AUTO 2.0 2WD MAN 2.0 2WD MAN IGNITE
    Roadside Assistance 3 Year Unlimited km
    Service Intervals 1 Year / 20 000km
    Service Plan 5 Years 100 000km
    Warranty 5 Year / 100000km
  • Suspension
      2.0 AWD CRDi AUTO 2.0 AWD CRDi MAN 2.4 AWD AUTO 2.0 AWD AUTO 2.0 AWD MAN 2.0 2WD CRDi AUTO 2.0 2WD CRDi MAN 2.0 2WD AUTO 2.0 2WD MAN 2.0 2WD MAN IGNITE
    Front McPherson StrutMcPherson StrutMcPherson StrutMcPherson StrutMcPherson StrutMcPherson StrutMcPherson StrutMcPherson StrutMcPherson StrutMcPherson Strut
    Rear Multi-Link Type SuspensionMulti-Link Type SuspensionMulti-Link Type SuspensionMulti-Link Type SuspensionMulti-Link Type SuspensionMulti-Link Type SuspensionMulti-Link Type SuspensionMulti-Link Type SuspensionMulti-Link Type SuspensionMulti-Link Type Suspension
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SPORTAGE reviews collected by Reevoo

Comfort
9.1
Build quality
8.9
Performance
8.9
Fun to drive
9.3
Practicality
9.0
Fuel economy
7.7
Features and Specification
8.7
Value for money
8.7
Overall rating
8.8
Scores 8.8 out of 10 based on 94 reviews
8 out of 10

Mzolisi

Kwanobuhle/Uitenhage
+
Its a very nice car to have, was interested in CRDI but the price was too much for me. The features of the car are very nice and with good perfomance. I really like and enjoy the Sportage.
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed purchase: 09 July 2014

SPORTAGE 2WD 2.0P MAN

8 out of 10

Jessica

Centurion
+
Lots of space and great features!
Very sluggish especially uphill. Quite annoyed that radio does not have RDS.
Confirmed purchase: 27 May 2014

SPORTAGE 2WD 2.0P AUTO

10 out of 10

Emily

Witbank
+
Power that leave you spears less
Can't think about it
Confirmed purchase: 19 May 2014

SPORTAGE 2WD 2.0D MAN