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Kia Sportage

The first generation Sportage, sold here from 1997 to 2002, scored the lowest ever ANCAP crash score on record, and the second generation wasn't exactly a looker, either.

The third generation car from 2010 to 2015 improved things markedly, while the current Sportage is as far from the first generation car as it's possible to get. The medium five-door SUV is based on the Hyundai Tucson platform, but trim and spec levels - which start at the $28,390 Sportage S (fwd) and end at the $48,190 Sportage GT-Line (awd) - between the two companies means the smaller Kia brand can often outplay its bigger brother in the value stakes. The company also pioneered the seven-year warranty in Australia.

Kia Sportage Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Kia Sportage varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $28,390 and going to $48,190 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2020 SUV 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $28,390 $48,190
2019 SUV 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $21,500 $50,215
2018 SUV 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $18,500 $47,777
2017 SUV 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $13,990 $38,888
2016 SUV 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $14,700 $34,990
See All Kia Sportage Pricing and Specs

Kia Sportage Towing Capacity

The Kia Sportage has maximum towing capacity of 1900kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2020 SUV 1500kg 1900kg
2019 SUV 1500kg 1900kg
2018 SUV 1500kg 1900kg
2017 SUV 1500kg 1900kg
2016 SUV 1500kg 1900kg
See All Towing Capacity for Kia Sportage

Kia Sportage Colours

  • Clear White
  • Steel Grey
  • Fiery Red
  • Mercury Blue
  • Sparkling Silver
  • Cherry Black
  • Snow White Pearl
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website.

Kia Sportage Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Kia Sportage here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Should I buy a Toyota RAV4, Kia Sportage or Mazda CX-5?

    The RAV4 in its current guise is the best the model has ever been. Of course, that’s exactly how it should be, but some car-makers don’t always crack the newer-is-better code. You’re right about the new RAV4 Hybrid being the headline grabber, but that’s because it’s the big change in the RAV4 formula and the one that is likely to attract the most new customers to the franchise. There’s nothing wrong with the two-litre CVT RAV4 per se, but you might find the performance of the smaller petrol engine a bit on the weedy side, especially with a full load of bodies and luggage on board. And, as with any CVT car, the advice is to drive it before you decide, and make sure you don’t find the CVT’s behaviour too foreign. Some people do, others never notice it.

    The Kia Sportage Sport is another good package but suffers the same lacklustre engine performance issue in two-litre petrol form. It does, though, have a conventional six-speed automatic transmission rather than a CVT. And while the Sportage was facelifted in 2018, its basic design goes back to 2015. Which, in fact, makes it an older design than the Mazda CX-5 which was first launched here in 2017. Any of the three vehicles you’ve nominated will do the job but history suggests the Toyota will hold more resale value when trade-in time rolls around. And congratulations on the new addition to the family.

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  • Does the Kia Sportage 2019 have surging issues?

    Kia confirmed that there is a software issue with the 2.0-litre diesel engine, which results in surging when the engine is cold. The told us that their supplier has been working on a solution which they hope will be available fairly soon. It is complicated by the fact the software is not supplied only to Kia and any changes have to be cleared by all users. From that I think you could assume the Tucson is probably also affected.

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  • What is the best car to tow a camper trailer?

    Camper trailers typically weigh in the range of 850 kg to 1200 kg without the extra weight of things like food, bedding, clothes, etc. so it’s probably best to look at a compact SUV. A Mazda CX5 will tow up to 1800 kg, which would seem to fit your needs. Then there’s a Kia Sportage (1600 kg), Mitsubishi Outlander (1600 kg), or Suzuki Grand Vitara (1600 kg).

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  • What SUV's are the most fuel efficient?

    Try a Toyota RAV4, Mazda CX-5, Kia Sportage, or Subaru Forester. Any of them would be good choices.

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Kia Sportage Boot Space

The Kia Sportage has a boot space size of 466 Litres.
Kia Sportage Boot space

Kia Sportage Interior

The Kia Sportage has improved with every generation when it comes to the interior. Not just the dashboard design and media system, but the quality of the trim and leather (on higher grades) has gotten better, and so has the practicality. Check out the images to see for yourself.

Kia Sportage Dimensions

The dimensions of the Kia Sportage SUV vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2020 SUV 1645x1855x4485 mm 172 mm
2019 SUV 1645x1855x4485 mm 172 mm
2018 SUV 1645x1855x4480 mm 172 mm
2017 SUV 1645x1855x4480 mm 172 mm
2016 SUV 1635x1855x4440 mm 172 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Kia Sportage Dimensions

Kia Sportage Fuel Consumption

The Kia Sportage is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by Diesel and ULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 6.4L/100km for SUV /Diesel for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2020 SUV 6.4L/100km 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2020 SUV 7.9L/100km 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN
2019 SUV 6.4L/100km 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2019 SUV 7.9L/100km 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN
2018 SUV 6.4L/100km 2.0L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
2018 SUV 7.9L/100km 2.0L ULP 6 SP AUTO
2017 SUV 6.8L/100km 2.0L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
2017 SUV 7.9L/100km 2.0L ULP 6 SP AUTO
2016 SUV 6.8L/100km 2.0L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
2016 SUV 8.7L/100km 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN
* Combined fuel consumption See All Kia Sportage Pricing and Specs for 2020

Kia Sportage Wheel Size

The Kia Sportage has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 225x60 R17 for SUV in 2020 with a wheel size that spans from 17x7 inches.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2020 SUV 225x60 R17 17x7 inches 225x60 R17 17x7 inches
2019 SUV 225x60 R17 17x7 inches 225x60 R17 17x7 inches
2018 SUV 225x60 R17 17x7 inches 225x60 R17 17x7 inches
2017 SUV 225x60 R17 17x7 inches 225x60 R17 17x7 inches
2016 SUV 215x70 R16 16x6.5 inches 215x70 R16 16x6.5 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Kia Sportage Wheel Sizes