08 March 2014
I bought a Sportage diesel second hand with 13000 mileage in October 2011. In February 2012 it was in under warranty for over two weeks for a "major" (so the garage said) repair to the Air Cond. system. In late November, it failed to start and had to be towed in for another 2 weeks in the garage for repair to the fuel filter and electronic fuel system. It is now in again as the engine management light is flashing, indicating a fault in the particle fuel management (whatever that is). This may not be covered by the warranty. Current mileage is only 26000. I’m disappointed in the car, it’s rather heavy on fuel and the tyre wear on the rear seems excessive. I bought the car due to the warranty, but didn’t expect to use is so often in 12 months! Comfortable to drive, however, I have mixed feelings about this model.
This is an ex-demo that has now done 76000 miles and returns 40mpg. A good all rounder. The brakes have never been great, but they are sufficient. The heater runs cold after 5 miles or so, so I have to keep increasing temp control. Overall it’s very reliable and I would recommend it.
Owned from new. April 09, bought for towing a caravan. July 10 I had the radio replaced as it kept cutting out. Jan 11 bushes replaced on rear supension. At 14000 miles both rear tyres were worn on the inside; the dealer blamed this on towing, but I managed to get them to do the 4x4 tracking on a 2wd car at cost to me, which fixed the problem. Feb 11 the rear bushes had to be replaced again. April 12 the clutch began slipping at 25000 miles and cost £700 to replace. The warranty only covers so much, but at 25000 miles the clutch should not need replacing, Now my worry is in another 25000 miles will it need doing again? The car is a good to drive and economical, it tows very well, but as far as being reliable? No!
Good value 4x4 except rear tyres wear from outside to in at only 15,000 miles and have become illegal at this mileage.
The latest KIA SPORTAGE deals on our sister site ContractHireAndLeasing.com (links open in a new window)
Your review will help others decide which vehicle to buy. By spending just a little bit of time filling out a consumer car review you can share your experiences with other drivers, giving information only owners will talk about, no marketing spiel, just the real thing. We publish all reviews, whether you rate the vehicle high or low. We are impartial. We are independent. We are committed to 100% real reviews. Please give others the benefit of your advice: give them your review.
Your review will be checked for offensive language within the next few days and then put on RoadTestReports.co.uk and all of our partners websites.