Used Kia Sportage buying guide
The Kia Sportage is a practical and fun to drive family car, providing great comfort and performance on both short and longer trips. It also comes with front-wheel drive or four-wheel drive capabilities, which is perfect for off-roading or if you just prefer more grip and control. The Sportage’s versatility and convenient size makes it a popular family car, with many families choosing it over rivals like the Nissan Qashqai or Volkswagen Tiguan. Thanks to its great value and high-quality build, new and used Kia Sportage cars continue to be popular and in demand.
At a glance
Kia Sportage range: What’s included
The most commonly found badges across the range when you’re looking to buy a used Kia Sportage are the Si, Si Premium, SLi, and the GT-Line. Here’s an overview of the range:
Kia Sportage Si
The base model comes as either a 2.0L petrol 2WD engine (7.9L/100km), or a 2.0L turbo-diesel AWD engine (6.4L/100km). Key features include 17-inch alloy wheels, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, anti-lock braking, hill descent assist, cruise control, and reverse parking sensors. The Si is well-designed and comes with features that don't make it feel like the range-opener. The leather-trimmed steering wheel is a nice touch for an entry-level model, lifting the whole experience of driving the Sportage.
Kia Sportage Si Premium
The Si Premium has 18-inch alloy wheels, and adds satellite navigation, rain sensing wipers, front parking sensors, and lane departure and forward collision warning. It’s a great value-for-money choice, with a few more safety and tech features added to the base model. It also provides a responsive and driver-oriented experience.
Kia Sportage SLi
Along with everything from the Si Premium, the SLi features keyless start and central locking, leather appointed seats, rear privacy windows, tyre pressure sensor, and electric parking brake. For an improvement in practicality and comfort, the SLi would be your pick. It sets itself apart from lower grades with comfortable ergonomic seats and smart designs for better driving experience.
Kia Sportage GT-Line
The range-topping GT-Line offers AWD with a larger 2.4L petrol engine (8.5L/100km) and 19-inch alloy wheels, a panoramic sunroof, heated and ventilated front seats, wireless phone charging, hands-free power tailgate, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, and driver attention detection. Get the GT-Line for its added luxury touches, safety tech and convenience for the whole family.
How safe are used Kia Sportage cars?
Kia Sportages have excellent safety across the range, receiving the maximum 5-star ANCAP rating on all models from 2016 and onwards. The safety features standard on all models include electronic stability control, hill descent assist, traction control, and anti-lock braking system. Going higher up on the range, you’ll find blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning and forward collision warning. All these features are still enjoyed on used Kia Sportage cars, keeping you and your family safe.
Buying a used Kia Sportage: The benefits
A used Kia Sportage is an excellent SUV choice. It’s also one of the many great examples why Aussies continue to choose SUVs over hatches. Kia cars are known for their quality builds and high reliability, so you’ll be able to get a lot out of your used Kia Sportage. They’re also easier on your budget as well. On the used market, you may be able to find a used Kia Sportage with a higher trim or added features for the same budget if you were buying new.
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