Used Kia Sportage For Sale
The Kia Sportage has been around since 1993, but it's only really been a top contender in the UK's SUV stakes since the third generation came along in 2010.
The fourth generation took the Sportage to a whole new level in 2015, whilst this fifth generation properly excels the styling and reputation to even greater heights.
But why should you take the Kia Sportage over other popular rivals?
- Ultra-modern styling
- Hybrid and plug-in hybrid
- Generous spec as standard
- Premium vibe
- Spacious and practical
Engines and Driving Experience
If you want performance, the 261bhp PHEV version offers the best performance, with 0 to 62mph happening in 7.9 seconds, along with 43 miles of electric range.
The full hybrid isn't far off the PHEV, whilst the diesels are around four seconds slower to 62mph, which may feel sluggish to some.
Whatever setup you opt for, you'll still get a comfortable and refined driving experience, although perhaps don't expect a dynamic experience like that of a Cupra Forementor or similar sporty SUV. But some versions feel brisk enough in a straight line considering the size.
Practicality and Running Costs
The Sportage has never really lacked space and this fifth generation is no different.
There's plenty of space in the cabin and masses of boot space. Of course, this alters slightly with the electric bits and bobs taking up space in the hybrid and plug-in hybrid.
Mild hybrids have 591 litres of boot space, which reduces by 4 litres in the full hybrid and only drops to 540 litres in the plug-in hybrid.
As for running costs, for a family SUV the Sportage is excellent with around 45mpg to 50mpg depending on model, whilst the plug-in hybrid version returns around 80mpg.
Servicing is also reasonable, and can be taken care of at any Evans Halshaw Kia retailer.
Interior, Technology and Safety
Interiors give a solid and premium vibe, especially if you opt for a higher spec trim like the GT-Line models.
Digital dials and a nice infotainment screen ensure the modern feel, the screens are again enhanced and are larger in higher spec models, as you may expect, increasing from 8 inches to 12.3 inches.
Safety tech is decent too with even lower trim models getting semi-autonomous driving assistance, whilst higher trim models get things like forward collision-avoidance assist, smart cruise control and lane follow assist.
Is the Kia Sportage right for me?
The fifth generation Kia Sportage came on the scene in 2022 and went straight into the top-selling car ranks in the UK.
Its sharp looks give it a more premium vibe than many of its competitors, especially in the GT-Line trims which are properly striking and worth going for if you want a more attractive SUV.
The Sportage is hard to ignore though, especially considering its impressive evolution.
Why purchase a used Kia Sportage through Evans Halshaw?
Find your ideal used car with Evans Halshaw
At Evans Halshaw, we have a wide variety of quality used vehicles for you to choose from. Each car is carefully selected by our expert teams before making its way through the rigorous preparation process, where it is inspected by a qualified technician and then fully valeted throughout.
All of our vehicles are fully HPI checked, giving you peace of mind when making a decision. In addition, we're able to offer same-day delivery on a selection of used cars, meaning you never have to wait for the car you want.
If you'd like some advice on picking the right car for you, or you've spotted a vehicle and want more information, please contact your nearest Evans Halshaw dealership, where one of our friendly associates will be more than happy to help.