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KIA Sportage (2005–2010)

Last updated 21 November 2018

Enjoyable drive, especially in diesel form. Plenty of kit. Rear seats recline and fold flat easily. Roomy and practical.
Not as fuel efficient as a RAV-4, CR-V or X-Trail diesel. Thick back pillars compromise rear three-quarter vision.
Updated 7 July 2018

Report of severe rust to rear axle and subframe of 2005 KIA Sportage 2.7 V6.

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Introduction

The first nice surprise when you step inside the a Sportage is the smell. There isn't one. Interiors of cars from South Korea used to pong like a glue factory, but thankfully the Sportage is an odour-free zone.

KIA Sportage 2.0i and 2.0CRDI 2005 Road Test

Owners' reviews

2
Rivals are better
4
Great long distance cruiser
4
Better than expected
1
Lumbering Piece of Sh1te , drips oil everywhere - a poor poor car - avoid.
4
Excellent for what I want so far.
2
Nothing but Problems
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