It wasn’t all that long ago when Kia was known for building dull and cheap cars, but that changed almost over night with the new Sportage. Kia offers a new platform, some new engines and a brand new styling with its new mid-sized Suv.
There is a lot of storage space in the interior, it is well equipped for the practical modern day man. The drivers seat and steering wheel are completely adjustable. All cars come with leather covered steering wheel, Bluetooth with voice recognition, music streaming, electrically heated mirrors, cruise control and down hill break control.
In the back, the doors open pretty wide so it makes it easy to get in and out of the car. Inside there is a lot of room for 3 adults. The seats are really comfortable, there is a lot of head and leg room. There is also a central armrest with two cup holders, a couple of ISOFIX points.
The booth is a very good sized for its class, it is easy to load and unload because of the large opening. If you fold all the rear seats down that booth expands to 1,480 litres, which is a little less than you’ll get in many of its rivals, but should still be plenty. Although there’s still a bit of a boot lip, it’s a lot less pronounced than it was in the previous model – and much lower than the likes of the Renault Kadjar – so the Sportage’s boot is now more usable than before. You also get tie-down points in the boot and you can store the parcel shelf under the boot floor.