Kia Sportage Problems
No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Kia Sportage reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.
Does the Kia Sportage 2019 have surging issues?
What do you know about surging/rev hunting issues with the 2019 Kia Sportage 2.0-litre diesel variants? I am one of a number of owners I know that has problems with the vehicle when the engine is ...Read more
Kia Sportage: How to check the model year
How do I make sure I have not been sold a 2018 model car as opposed to a 2019? The car in question is a Kia Sportage. Read more
What car do you recommend for towing a small camper trailer?
I need a car to tow a small camper trailer (600 kg plus luggage, water etc.). It needs space for a car fridge and an extra battery. What would you recommend? Read more
Kia Sportage 2012: Known transfer case problems
I’ve driven my 2012 MY13 Kia Sportage Platinum comfortably for the last six years without any major issues until it recently started making a thumping noise with acceleration at low speed. The Kia ...Read more
Kia Sportage: Accessories not available
I bought a MY19 Kia Sportage several weeks ago, but my dealer is saying the accessories – tow bar, roof rails, window weather shields and cargo liner – are not yet available.What can I do to pass on ...Read more
Subaru Outback: Does it have a good warranty?
I am interested in the Subaru Outback, but the 3-year warranty is disappointing. Should I still consider Subaru, or look at the Kia Sportage or Mitsubishi Eclipse? Read more
Kia Sportage 2018: engine power?
Please tell us the engine power of the 2018 Kia Sportage? Read more
What's a good first car?
I am a 19-year-old P-plater looking to purchase my first car. It’s mainly for city/suburban driving, but I generally travel to the snow each year and to properties/farms. I currently drive a hand-me- ...Read more
Does the Kia Sportage offer lumber support?
I am considering buying a new Kia Sportage SI Premium, but a problem with my back makes me ask this question. Are there any SUVs in the Sportage price range that have lumbar support in the driver’s ...Read more
Kia Sportage or Subaru XV?
I'm looking at the top of the range Kia Sportage and the top of the range Subaru XV for work. I travel 50,000 km per year. What would be better suited? Read more
What compact SUV can I buy for $10,000?
I'm hoping to buy a used car but am really looking for something a little larger than a sedan or hatchback – more like a compact SUV. My budget is roughly $10,000. Do you have any recommendations? Read more
What's the best family SUV for $25,000
My wife and I have just had our first baby and we are looking to upgrade to a family car (SUV), but with so many different models on the market it's hard to know which one to plump for. Due to ...Read more
Hyundai, Mitsubishi, Kia, Land Rover, and Ram models recalled
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has announced its latest round of national recalls, with models from Hyundai, Mitsubishi, Kia, Land Rover and Ram impacted. Read more
Out of date navigation system on 2016 Sportage
The sat nav system in my 2016 Kia Sportage Platinum diesel has never worked properly from day one. It does not show roads that were built four to five years ago, often does not show correct speed ...Read more
Midsize SUVs with good fuel economy
My 2014 Ford Focus is getting another clutch put in it. I've opened up another case with Ford Australia asking for a buyback because they told me the last clutch would solve the problem. Anyway, I ...Read more
Mazda BT-50 2012: What is a good selling price?
I have a 2012 Mazda BT-50 GT twin-cab auto with a towbar and bulbar that has done 51,000 km. Could you tell me what it is worth to sell, as I am thinking about a Kia Sportage or something similar for ...Read more
Noisy lifters in 2016 Kia Sportage
My new Kia Sportage has noisy lifters on cold starts and sometimes even after three hours later from sitting in the garage the noise begins again. The car has 3800 kilometers on the clock. I took it ...Read more
Best budget family SUV
My wife and I are looking for an automatic family SUV for under $13,000. The important things for us are boot space, safety, reliability and the car not being too big. I was hoping for a Kia Sportage ...Read more
Sorento or Sportage?
We're very happy with our Kia Sorento diesel, but we're considering moving to a top of range Sportage next time we buy. Normally, we would just get another diesel, but having just got back from ...Read more
Advantages of different Sportage driving modes?
I have a 2016 KIA Sportage SLi FWD and was just wondering what is the advantage of driving it in Eco or Sports mode? Read more