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KIA Sportage

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₱1.28 - ₱1.74 Million
SRP Price in Manila
Sportage Specs
Engine 1999 cc
Power 153 hp
Seating 5 seats
Ground Clearance 172 mm
Driver Airbag Yes
Anti-Lock Braking System Yes
Power Steering Yes

Sportage Pros & Cons

Things We Like in Sportage

Eye-catching design

Cabin comfort

Fit and finish

Things We Dont Like in Sportage

Slightly dated interior

Lack of features, compared to the competition

Recent Updates of KIA Sportage

All-new Kia Sportage 2019 recently made its debut in some of our neighboring countries. The new Sportage comes with an array of updates, especially on the design front. A few of the noteworthy visual changes include - new front and rear bumpers, LED headlamps, and four-point LED daytime running light. While these additions are standard, the range-topping GT-Line variant gets a dedicated grille, LED combination taillights, ice cube-like LED front fog lamps, and 19-inch alloy wheels.

The cabin now features amenities like a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system, new steering wheel, dual-zone climate control with rear vents, keyless entry and start, paddle shifters, a powered tailgate, alloy pedals, and eight-way powered seats. Engine option includes a 2.0-litre Nu MPI four-cylinder petrol and 2.0-litre R CRDi diesel unit. The Philippines is expecting to get its hand on the new Sportage soon.

Sportage Price List

Variant Price Specifications  
SL 2WD 6AT DSL ₱1.48 Million*
SRP Price
1995 cc, 183 hp, 5 seats, Diesel
GT LINE 2WD 6AT DSL ₱1.74 Million*
SRP Price
1995 cc, 183 hp, 5 seats, Diesel
SL 2WD 6AT GAS ₱1.28 Million*
SRP Price
1999 cc, 153 hp, 5 seats, Gasoline
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KIA Sportage Colors

Sportage is available in 8 different colors - White Pearl, Clear White, Mineral Silver, Midnight Blue, Metallic Cherry Black, Metallic Fiery Red, Paitina Gold and Sparkling Silver.

  • White Pearl

  • Clear White

  • Mineral Silver

  • Midnight Blue

  • Metallic Cherry Black

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Sportage Review

  • Overview
  • Interior & Features
  • Exterior
  • Ride & Handling
  • Engine & Fuel Consumption
  • Braking & Safety
  • Verdict

Overview

For a mass-market player like Kia, the segment of premium crossovers was a field where it had to make a successful attempt in order to make its mark on the global growth as an emerging player. And with the Sportage, it has executed this task pretty well. Born originally in 1993 as a quirky looking crossover, the Sportage has grown into a handsome looking vehicle and is currently sold in its fourth generation avatar. Built on the same platform as its sister concern Hyundai’s Tucson, the Kia Sportage is available with only one diesel engine shared with the former.

Interior & Features

On the inside, the Kia Sportage feels as large as on the outside, with the overall cabin scoring good marks in terms of airy appeal and build quality. However, the one area where it could have done better is the dashboard layout, which has begun to show its age.

The flat bottom steering wheel feels nice and chunky to hold. While the instrument console with a large black and white screen in the centre is informative as well as it looks premium despite having a very simple layout. The centre console is a large mix-up of several buttons for the music system, climate control, and looks a bit old school due to the absence of a modern touchscreen unit, which feels appalling in a car of this size and segment. However, the piano black inserts around climate control, as well as large panoramic sunroof, look rich and premium.

In terms of space and features, the Sportage might lack a bit in front of the competition. But it still feels complete as well as accommodating enough thanks to the levels of fit and finish this car comes with.

Exterior

Given how advanced the segment of premium crossovers has become, it is quite surprising that the Kia Sportage still manages to look fresh and appealing even after existing for almost three years without a single big change. This is possible thanks to a unique design language it carries, which makes it look stand out from the crowd.

At the front, the Kia Sportage has got the company’s trademark “Tiger Nose” grille with chrome surrounds and a unique chrome garnish within the grille, thus giving it a larger than the actual front nose. The headlamp units are positioned at the upper corners of this grille with projector units within them. With the vertical housings for LED fog lamps, it adds to the overall uniqueness of the front fascia. However, the presence of daytime running LEDs could have made the front look more appealing than what it actually is.

From the sides, the Kia Sportage looks large as well as feels very much SUV-like, thanks to a raised height, large wheels, side cladding job and high ground clearance. The front profile of the Sportage feels aerodynamic. While it lacks any significant characteristic line or curve, it still looks as well as feels modern and complete from the side.

The uniqueness of the front fascia has been subtly maintained towards the rear of the Sportage as well. The crossover gets large LED tail lamps joined with a nice LED strip and a chrome strip above it. The silver skid plates at both the front as well as rear, along with cladding, add to the toughness of the overall profile of the vehicle.

All these design elements surely give the Kia Sportage a sporty yet sophisticated appeal, and a timeless feel as well.

Ride & Handling

For a crossover of this size, the Kia Sportage has got a sufficient amount of ground clearance and large 19-inch alloy wheels. This not only gives it the much needed intimidating stance of an SUV, but also the equally needed towing ability over bad roads with fine prowess. The overall suspension, given its SUV credentials, has been tuned on a stiffer side. Although, thanks to a very impressive aerodynamic styling, the Sportage comes with minimal body roll, thus making it quite a capable handler.

Engine & Fuel Consumption

For the Philippines market, the Kia Sportage comes with only one powertrain option under its hood, which is a 2.0-litre diesel engine mated to a 6-speed conventional torque converter. The engine is the same unit which is already available with the Hyundai Tucson, and here on the Kia Sportage too, it has got the same tuning setup as well. The engine here produces a maximum power output of 185 bhp and a maximum torque output of 402 Nm of torque. While the absence of a petrol engine option is quite unavoidable, the oil burner here in question is also very refined and powerful with minimal turbo lag on offer.

Braking & Safety

The Sportage is one of the very high-profile premium vehicles in Kia’s lineup in the country. So it is pretty obvious that it comes loaded with the sufficient number of safety features. Apart from the regular equipment such as airbags (front, side, curtain), ABS with EBD, reverse parking sensors, hill hold assist, hill launch assist and engine immobilizer, The Sportage also comes equipped with some premium features such as drive mode selector between Normal, Eco and Sport modes, parking assist system and auto cruise control.

Verdict

Given the fact that it has been existing for three years without any significant change on the outside, the Kia Sportage has an appreciable design which still manages to look futuristic and premium, which only gets better with the stance of an high-raised SUV. However, the same cannot be said about the overall interior cabin, as although it scores heavily in terms of fit and finish, might not feel as modern as outside due to absence of a couple of crucial modern features. Apart from that, the diesel engine feels punchy and refined. At the same time, this premium crossover is in the middle ground of a sedan and an SUV when it comes to its on-road mannerisms, thus giving you the best of both the worlds.

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    Hans Aug 17, 2018
    I love the dominating feeling that sitting in an SUV of this size gives me on the roads.

    I am an automobile enthusiast and after experiencing many vehicles, hatchbacks, sedans and SUV’s; I have become a self-proclaimed automobile critic. I bought the Kia Sportage approximately 6 months ago and to sum up my experience, I would say this one is just above average. That is not to say that this car does not have its high points, because Read More

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    Kent Jul 05, 2018
    A stylish car with average performance

    Kia is a brand known for phenomenal styling of its vehicles, and the sportage does not fail to deliver on that part. However, its performance is pretty average compared to others in the class. I wanted diesel and a four-wheel drive so I opted for the 2.0 CRDi engine. The Sportage has sporty looks which add to the overall charm Read More

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