Pros

  • Offers excellent value for money on the used market.
  • Great levels of space and standard equipment.
  • Kia’s long warranty period means many examples are still covered.
  • A very enjoyable and accomplished SUV.

Cons

  • Some question marks regarding long term reliability.
  • 2.0-litre petrol engine wants for more power.
  • Full safety suite only on higher spec models.
  • Some struggle with antiquated attitudes regarding the badge.

Verdict

The simple answer is…probably.

Like any used car it is critical to make sure any Sportage you’re looking at ticks all the boxes and make sure to have it checked out for a full pre-purchase inspection before you hand over any cash.

But if...

Get finance

Personalise your quote

What is the car's build year?

2020

Loan Amount

$5,000

Finance estimate ~

$30

Per week*

8.49%

Comparison rate p.a#

Publish: January 20, 2023

The 4th generation 2016 to 2021 QL Sportage has been available here in Australia with 2.0-litre and 2.4-litre petrol engines and a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel.

In terms of which wheels are doing the heavy lifting, the 2.0-litre petrol powers the front wheels exclusively, the 2.4-litre petrol and 2.0-litre turbo-diesel send drive to all four wheels when a loss of traction is detected.

As far as the various trim levels go, depending on the year, Australia initially received the entry model Si, then Si Premium and SLi with the GT Line and Platinum topping the range. Also, if you’re a fan of the Tennis, the limited edition Australian Open Edition might be for you.

The Sportage received a mid-life update halfway through 2018 which included extra equipment, most notably surrounding safety tech, some mechanical changes such as the introduction of an eight-speed automatic transmission for the 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engine and a relatively subtle facelift and improvement for the interior trim.

Finally, for the 2019 model year, Kia renamed the introductory trim specs to S, SX and SX+.

The 4th generation 2016 to 2021 QL Sportage has been available here in Australia with 2.0-litre and 2.4-litre petrol engines and a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel.

In terms of which wheels are doing the heavy lifting, the 2.0-litre petrol powers the front wheels exclusively, the 2.4-litre petrol and 2.0-litre turbo-diesel send drive to all four wheels when a loss of traction is detected.

As far as the various trim levels go, depending on the year, Australia initially received the entry model Si, then Si Premium and SLi with the GT Line and Platinum topping the range. Also, if you’re a fan of the Tennis, the limited edition Australian Open Edition might be for you.

The Sportage received a mid-life update halfway through 2018 which included extra equipment, most notably surrounding safety tech, some mechanical changes such as the introduction of an eight-speed automatic transmission for the 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engine and a relatively subtle facelift and improvement for the interior trim.

Finally, for the 2019 model year, Kia renamed the introductory trim specs to S, SX and SX+.

The 4th generation 2016 to 2021 QL Sportage has been available here in Australia with 2.0-litre and 2.4-litre petrol engines and a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel.

In terms of which wheels are doing the heavy lifting, the 2.0-litre petrol powers the front wheels exclusively, the 2.4-litre petrol and 2.0-litre turbo-diesel send drive to all four wheels when a loss of traction is detected.

As far as the various trim levels go, depending on the year, Australia initially received the entry model Si, then Si Premium and SLi with the GT Line and Platinum topping the range. Also, if you’re a fan of the Tennis, the limited edition Australian Open Edition might be for you.

The Sportage received a mid-life update halfway through 2018 which included extra equipment, most notably surrounding safety tech, some mechanical changes such as the introduction of an eight-speed automatic transmission for the 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engine and a relatively subtle facelift and improvement for the interior trim.

Finally, for the 2019 model year, Kia renamed the introductory trim specs to S, SX and SX+.

Exterior:

There are reports that the motors for the electric windows are forming a reputation for failing, meaning you might not be able to open or close them at any given time. 

Sportage models with a sunroof can have issues with the motors, not failing completely, just the mechanism slowing when opening or closing. However this can be easily fixed by lubricating the tracks or rails.

There have been complaints of the headlights not emitting enough light from the factory even when using high beams. 

There are reports of door locks failing which has resulted in a number of owners locking themselves out of their cars. This issue is specifically known to affect models built prior to 2019.

The AEB system will apparently disable itself if the lens for the windscreen mounted camera becomes dirty or obstructed,. However this is most prominent when driving in heavy rain or snowy conditions.

This is highly sporadic, but there have been reports of the sunroofs shattering randomly while the car is driving. 

Another sporadic issue but there have been a handful of reports of reversing cameras not displaying an image, glitching out or just showing a black or static screen. In worse case scenarios, this can require the whole infotainment unit/system to be replaced.

There have also been reports related to the collision avoidance systems malfunctioning as well as the blind spot monitoring will just activate randomly. 

Interior:

There are reports of air conditioning compressor issues. In less serious cases the air conditioning just gets a bit noisy however, in more serious cases it can fail completely, fixing it out of warranty can become expensive.

There are a few cases reported of the airbag warning light on the dashboard displaying randomly. This is usually thanks to a glitchy or defective passenger side airbag control module which needs to be replaced.

Mechanically:

Make sure to check the recalls. There are some recalls regarding potential fires from ABS control units and high-pressure fuel lines.

Although, worldwide very few of them actually caught fire, it is still important that the recalls are actioned.It’s worth mentioning that previous generations of the petrol engines are notoriously bad for catastrophic failures. To the point now where second hand replacement engines are getting difficult to get.

Engines in the post 2015 QL Sportage are much improved but they’re only just starting to come out of warranty so the long-term prospects are still unknown. We do know that they have some oil consumption issues which could be an

Exterior:

There are reports that the motors for the electric windows are forming a reputation for failing, meaning you might not be able to open or close them at any given time. 

Sportage models with a sunroof can have issues with the motors, not failing completely, just the mechanism slowing when opening or closing. However this can be easily fixed by lubricating the tracks or rails.

There have been complaints of the headlights not emitting enough light from the factory even when using high beams. 

There are reports of door locks failing which has resulted in a number of owners locking themselves out of their cars. This issue is specifically known to affect models built prior to 2019.

The AEB system will apparently disable itself if the lens for the windscreen mounted camera becomes dirty or obstructed,. However this is most prominent when driving in heavy rain or snowy conditions.

This is highly sporadic, but there have been reports of the sunroofs shattering randomly while the car is driving. 

Another sporadic issue but there have been a handful of reports of reversing cameras not displaying an image, glitching out or just showing a black or static screen. In worse case scenarios, this can require the whole infotainment unit/system to be replaced.

There have also been reports related to the collision avoidance systems malfunctioning as well as the blind spot monitoring will just activate randomly. 

Interior:

There are reports of air conditioning compressor issues. In less serious cases the air conditioning just gets a bit noisy however, in more serious cases it can fail completely, fixing it out of warranty can become expensive.

There are a few cases reported of the airbag warning light on the dashboard displaying randomly. This is usually thanks to a glitchy or defective passenger side airbag control module which needs to be replaced.

Mechanically:

Make sure to check the recalls. There are some recalls regarding potential fires from ABS control units and high-pressure fuel lines.

Although, worldwide very few of them actually caught fire, it is still important that the recalls are actioned.It’s worth mentioning that previous generations of the petrol engines are notoriously bad for catastrophic failures. To the point now where second hand replacement engines are getting difficult to get.

Engines in the post 2015 QL Sportage are much improved but they’re only just starting to come out of warranty so the long-term prospects are still unknown. We do know that they have some oil consumption issues which could be an indication of thing to come. Time will tell.

In terms of common complaints and problems, the petrol engines are known to have a fairly normal mix of water pump and thermostat housing leaks and sensor glitches that are pretty much on par with most modern Japanese or South Korean cars.

As for the diesel engines, they do have a problem with turbos and waste-gate actuators which, if occurs out of warranty will cost around $6000 to repair, more if done by a dealership.

However they have a surprisingly low rate of reported DPF and EGR complications for modern common rail diesels. Some oil leaks and coolant leaks like most engines but overall, not too bad.

The six and eight speed transmissions are considered to be reliable but there are a few reported instances where dealerships have replaced entire transmissions because of ongoing issues.

This may all seem like there are a lot of problems across the range but any car that sells in large volumes will have numerous reports of multiple issues.

Overall the QL Sportage is considered to be very reliable and because they have a 7 year warranty from new, and scheduled services are required maintain that warranty, most Sportage examples have been well serviced.

If you’re buying one that has the remainder of the new car warranty, please make sure those services have all been done on schedule or you might be inadvertently buying something with a voided warranty.

Recalls:

  • 16 May 2021 – The Hydraulic Electronic Control Unit (HECU), which is responsible for the ABS, Electronic Stability Control system and Traction control System can remain live when the vehicle is switched off. This can allow moisture into the system increasing the likelihood of a short circuit or even a fire. 57,851 units built between 2016 & 2019 were affected.
  • 2 June 2022 – The Heater Core Element suffered from a software issue meaning it would operate at a higher than normal temperature. This could lead to a vehicle fire. It affected 31,074 units across the entire QL Sportage range.

 

Exterior:

There are reports that the motors for the electric windows are forming a reputation for failing, meaning you might not be able to open or close them at any given time. 

Sportage models with a sunroof can have issues with the motors, not failing completely, just the mechanism slowing when opening or closing. However this can be easily fixed by lubricating the tracks or rails.

There have been complaints of the headlights not emitting enough light from the factory even when using high beams. 

There are reports of door locks failing which has resulted in a number of owners locking themselves out of their cars. This issue is specifically known to affect models built prior to 2019.

The AEB system will apparently disable itself if the lens for the windscreen mounted camera becomes dirty or obstructed,. However this is most prominent when driving in heavy rain or snowy conditions.

This is highly sporadic, but there have been reports of the sunroofs shattering randomly while the car is driving. 

Another sporadic issue but there have been a handful of reports of reversing cameras not displaying an image, glitching out or just showing a black or static screen. In worse case scenarios, this can require the whole infotainment unit/system to be replaced.

There have also been reports related to the collision avoidance systems malfunctioning as well as the blind spot monitoring will just activate randomly. 

Interior:

There are reports of air conditioning compressor issues. In less serious cases the air conditioning just gets a bit noisy however, in more serious cases it can fail completely, fixing it out of warranty can become expensive.

There are a few cases reported of the airbag warning light on the dashboard displaying randomly. This is usually thanks to a glitchy or defective passenger side airbag control module which needs to be replaced.

Mechanically:

Make sure to check the recalls. There are some recalls regarding potential fires from ABS control units and high-pressure fuel lines.

Although, worldwide very few of them actually caught fire, it is still important that the recalls are actioned.It’s worth mentioning that previous generations of the petrol engines are notoriously bad for catastrophic failures. To the point now where second hand replacement engines are getting difficult to get.

Engines in the post 2015 QL Sportage are much improved but they’re only just starting to come out of warranty so the long-term prospects are still unknown. We do know that they have some oil consumption issues which could be an indication of thing to come. Time will tell.

In terms of common complaints and problems, the petrol engines are known to have a fairly normal mix of water pump and thermostat housing leaks and sensor glitches that are pretty much on par with most modern Japanese or South Korean cars.

As for the diesel engines, they do have a problem with turbos and waste-gate actuators which, if occurs out of warranty will cost around $6000 to repair, more if done by a dealership.

However they have a surprisingly low rate of reported DPF and EGR complications for modern common rail diesels. Some oil leaks and coolant leaks like most engines but overall, not too bad.

The six and eight speed transmissions are considered to be reliable but there are a few reported instances where dealerships have replaced entire transmissions because of ongoing issues.

This may all seem like there are a lot of problems across the range but any car that sells in large volumes will have numerous reports of multiple issues.

Overall the QL Sportage is considered to be very reliable and because they have a 7 year warranty from new, and scheduled services are required maintain that warranty, most Sportage examples have been well serviced.

If you’re buying one that has the remainder of the new car warranty, please make sure those services have all been done on schedule or you might be inadvertently buying something with a voided warranty.

Recalls:

  • 16 May 2021 – The Hydraulic Electronic Control Unit (HECU), which is responsible for the ABS, Electronic Stability Control system and Traction control System can remain live when the vehicle is switched off. This can allow moisture into the system increasing the likelihood of a short circuit or even a fire. 57,851 units built between 2016 & 2019 were affected.
  • 2 June 2022 – The Heater Core Element suffered from a software issue meaning it would operate at a higher than normal temperature. This could lead to a vehicle fire. It affected 31,074 units across the entire QL Sportage range.

 

Body Style:

5-door SUV

Engines:

2.0 litre 4-cylinder petrol (Si, S, SX, SX+, Si Premium, SLi)

2.4 litre 4-cylinder petrol (Platinum, GT-Line)

2.0 litre 4-cylinder diesel (Si, SLi, Platinum, GT-Line)

Power:

114kW – 2.0 litre 4-cylinder petrol

135kW – 2.4 litre 4-cylinder petrol

136kW – 2.0 litre 4-cylinder diesel

Torque:

192Nm – 2.0 litre 4-cylinder petrol

237Nm – 2.4 litre 4-cylinder petrol

400Nm – 2.0 litre 4-cylinder diesel

Transmission & drivetrains:

6-speed manual, front wheel drive (FWD) – S, SX

6-speed automatic, front-wheel drive (FWD) – Si, S, SX, SX+, SI Premium, SLi

6-speed automatic, all-wheel-drive (AWD) – Si, SLi, Platinum, GT-Line

8-speed automatic, all-wheel drive (AWD) – From 2018 (Si, SLi, GT-Line)

Fuel Consumption:

6.8 – 7.9L/100km

Length:

4,480mm

Width:

1,855mm

Height:

1,645mm

Kerb weight:

1,379 – 1,501kg

Body Style:

5-door SUV

Engines:

2.0 litre 4-cylinder petrol (Si, S, SX, SX+, Si Premium, SLi)

2.4 litre 4-cylinder petrol (Platinum, GT-Line)

2.0 litre 4-cylinder diesel (Si, SLi, Platinum, GT-Line)

Power:

114kW – 2.0 litre 4-cylinder petrol

135kW – 2.4 litre 4-cylinder petrol

136kW – 2.0 litre 4-cylinder diesel

Torque:

192Nm – 2.0 litre 4-cylinder petrol

237Nm – 2.4 litre 4-cylinder petrol

400Nm – 2.0 litre 4-cylinder diesel

Transmission & drivetrains:

6-speed manual, front wheel drive (FWD) – S, SX

6-speed automatic, front-wheel drive (FWD) – Si, S, SX, SX+, SI Premium, SLi

6-speed automatic, all-wheel-drive (AWD) – Si, SLi, Platinum, GT-Line

8-speed automatic, all-wheel drive (AWD) – From 2018 (Si, SLi, GT-Line)

Fuel Consumption:

6.8 – 7.9L/100km

Length:

4,480mm

Width:

1,855mm

Height:

1,645mm

Kerb weight:

1,379 – 1,501kg

Body Style:

5-door SUV

Engines:

2.0 litre 4-cylinder petrol (Si, S, SX, SX+, Si Premium, SLi)

2.4 litre 4-cylinder petrol (Platinum, GT-Line)

2.0 litre 4-cylinder diesel (Si, SLi, Platinum, GT-Line)

Power:

114kW – 2.0 litre 4-cylinder petrol

135kW – 2.4 litre 4-cylinder petrol

136kW – 2.0 litre 4-cylinder diesel

Torque:

192Nm – 2.0 litre 4-cylinder petrol

237Nm – 2.4 litre 4-cylinder petrol

400Nm – 2.0 litre 4-cylinder diesel

Transmission & drivetrains:

6-speed manual, front wheel drive (FWD) – S, SX

6-speed automatic, front-wheel drive (FWD) – Si, S, SX, SX+, SI Premium, SLi

6-speed automatic, all-wheel-drive (AWD) – Si, SLi, Platinum, GT-Line

8-speed automatic, all-wheel drive (AWD) – From 2018 (Si, SLi, GT-Line)

Fuel Consumption:

6.8 – 7.9L/100km

Length:

4,480mm

Width:

1,855mm

Height:

1,645mm

Kerb weight:

1,379 – 1,501kg

Warranty:

7 years/unlimited kms

Servicing:

15,000kms/12-months

Model range, pricing & features

Kia-Sportage-Si-Premium-1

Si/S

Price when new: $28,190 - $37,890

Price used: $14,900 - $32,700

The base-spec Si was introduced in 2015, and was available either in a 2.0 litre 4-cylinder petrol engine or a 2.0 litre 4-cylinder diesel with a 6-speed automatic either in front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.

A July 2018 update saw the Si gain much-needed active safety equipment including forward collision warning, lane departure warning, autonomous emergency braking and high-beam assist as well as an electrochromatic rear-vision mirror, rain-sensing wipers, dual-zone climate control, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

From 2019, the model was re-named to the “S”.

Standard features:

17-inch alloy wheels
Chrome grille surround
Two-tone coloured bumpers
Rear spoiler
Roof rails
Electric sterring system
5-star ANCAP safety rating (tested 2016)
Driver and front passenger airbags
Front side airbags
Full-length curtain airbags
3-point (lap sash) seatbelt for all occupants
Seat pretensioners and load limiters for for driver and front passenger
ISOFIX points for rear outboard seats
Child seat anchor points
Seatbelt reminder for all seats
Headrests for all occupants
Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
Electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD)
Brake assist
Electronic stability program (ESP)
Hill start assist (HSA)
Rear parking sensors
Reversing camera with grid lines
Rear vision mirror
Electric side mirrors
Heated side mirrors
Electric windows – front and rear with driver’s auto up/down function
Cruise control
Projector headlights
Automatic headlights
High-mounted stop light
Interior lights – front and rear
Intermittent wipers with speed settings
Rear wiper
Remote central locking
Engine immobiliser
Alarm
Tachometer
Fuel gauge
Trip computer with monochrome display
Manual handbrake
Power steering
Steering wheel – tilt (up/down) and telescopic (reach) adjust
Multi-functional sterring wheel
Manual air conditioning
Rear air vents
Cloth upholstery
Manually adjustable driver’s and front passenger’s seat
7.0-inch infotainment screen
6-speaker sound system
AM/FM radio
MP3 compatibility
Bluetooth connectivity – phone and audio streaming
Front USB inputs – 2x
Front 12V power outlet – 2x
Rear 12V power outlet – 1x
2x cup holders – front
2x cup holders – rear
2x bottle holders – front
2x bottle holders – rear
Centre console storage
Glovebox
Front seat map pockets
Sunglasses holder
Vanity mirror for driver and front passenger
60:40 rear folding seats
Luggage screen
Luggage net hooks (boot)
Coat hocks

July 2018 updates:

Forward collision warning
Lane departure warning system
Autonomous emergency braking (AEB)
High-beam assist
Electrochromatic rear vision mirror
Rain-sensing wipers
Electrically folding mirrors
Dual-zone climate control
Android Auto – wired
Apple CarPlay – wired

Australian Open Edition

Price when new: $30,290 - $36,990

Price used: $20,500 - $29,200

Released in Janaury 2018, the Australian Open Edition was a special edition model that added 18-inch alloy wheels, forward collision warning, lane departure warning and autonomous emergency braking; with comfort features extending to satellite navigation, rain-sensing wipers and dual-zone climate control.

AO edition models also came with an Australian Open goodie pack.

Additional features:

18-inch alloy wheels
Forward collision warning
Lane departure warning system
Autonomous emergency braking (AEB)
Front and rear parking sensors
LED daytime running lights (DRL)
Satellite navigation
Rain-sensing wipers
Dual-zone climate control

Si Premium/SX

Price when new: $30,990 - $39,990

Price used: $18,900 - $34,200

Released in 2017, the Si Premium bridged the gap between the high model SLi by incrementally adding 18-inch alloy wheels, satellite navigation, dual-zone climate control, front and rear parking sensors; LED daytime running lights, auto rain-sensing wipers, electrochromatic rear vision mirror and illuminated vanity mirrors.

A July 2018 update saw active safety equipment including forward collision warning, lane departure warning, autonomous emergency braking and high-beam as well as Android Auto and Apple CarPlay made standard.

From 2019, the model was renamed to “SX”.

Additional features:

18-inch alloy wheels
Satellite navigation
Dual-zone climate control
Front and rear parking sensors (auto-models only)
LED daytime running lights
Rain-sensing wipers
Electrochromatic rear vision mirror
Illuminated vanity mirrors

July 2018 updates:

Rear LED taillights
Forward collision warning
Lane departure warning system
Autonomous emergency braking (AEB)
High-beam assist
8-inch colour touchscreen infotainment system
Android Auto – wired
Apple CarPlay – wired
8-speaker JBL sound system
Satellite navigation with live traffic

SLi/SX+

Price when new: $33,990 - $45,190

Price used: $17,500 - $38,500

The SLi added a black-mesh grille, rear LED lights, auto defog, leather upholstery and 10-way electrically adjustable driver’s seat.

A July 2018 update saw active safety equipment including forward collision warning, lane departure warning, autonomous emergency braking and high-beam as well as smart key entry, push button start, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay made standard.

From 2019, the model was renamed to “SX+”

Additional features:

18-inch alloy wheels
Black mesh grille
Privacy glass
Front and rear parking sensors
Electrochromatic rear vision mirror
LED daytime running lights (DRL)
Rear LED tailights
Rain-sensing wipers
Dual-zone climate control
Auto defog
Colour TFT multi-functional display/trip computer
Leather upholstery
10-Way electrically adjustable driver’s seat
Illuminated vanity mirrors
Luggage nets

July 2018 updates:

Forward collision warning
Lane departure warning system
Autonomous emergency braking (AEB)
Electromechanical parking brake
High-beam assist
Android Auto – wired
Apple CarPlay – wired
Smart key with proximity entry
Push button start

July 2019 updates:

Electrically operated rear tailgate

Platinum

Price when new: $43,490 - $45,990

Price used: $21,800 - $31,200

The top-of-the range Platinum model added 19-inch alloy wheels, GT-line styling package, panoramic sunroof, AEB, lane departure warning, forward collision warning, bi-xenon headlights, push button start, proximity key entry, electrically rear operated tailgate and much more luxury/comfort features.

From 2016, the model was renamed to the “GT-Line”, which mirrored the same features.

Additional features:

19-inch alloy wheels
GT-Line styling package
Satin silver highlights – window surrounds and door handles
Dual exhaust – chrome styled
Electric panoramic sunroof
Blind-spot detection
Foward collision warning
Lane departure warning system
Autonomous emergency braking (AEB)
Parking assist
Bi-xenon headlights – auto levelling
Headlight washer
Smart key with proximity entry
Push button start
Electrically operated rear tailgate
Flat-bottomed steering wheel trimmed in perforated leather
Paddle shifters
8-way electrically adjustable front passenger’s seat
Wireless phone charing (Qi)
Satellite navigation with live traffic

GT-Line

Price when new: $43,490 - $49,990

Price used: $24,200 - $46,300

From 2016, the GT-Line replaced the Platinum as the top-of-the range model.

An update in July 2018 added: LED headlights, LED front fog lights, adaptive cruise control, blind spot detection with lane change assist, rear cross traffic alert, electrically folding mirrors, Android Auto – wired, Apple CarPlay – wired and heated and ventilated front seats.

Additional features:

19-inch alloy wheels
GT-Line styling package
Satin silver highlights – window surrounds and door handles
Dual exhaust – chrome styled
Electric panoramic sunroof
Blind-spot detection
Foward collision warning
Lane departure warning system
Autonomous emergency braking (AEB)
Electromechanical parking brake
Parking assist
Bi-xenon headlights – auto levelling
Headlight washer
Smart key with proximity entry
Push button start
Electrically operated rear tailgate
Flat-bottomed steering wheel trimmed in perforated leather
Paddle shifters
8-way electrically adjustable front passenger’s seat
Wireless phone charing (Qi)
Satellite navigation with live traffic

July 2018 updates:

LED headlights
LED front fog lights
Adaptive cruise control
Blind spot detection with lane change assist
Rear cross traffic alert
Electrically folding mirrors
Android Auto – wired
Apple CarPlay – wired
Heated and ventilated front seats

The simple answer is…probably.

Like any used car it is critical to make sure any Sportage you’re looking at ticks all the boxes and make sure to have it checked out for a full pre-purchase inspection before you hand over any cash.

But if it all checks out, yes buy one.

We’d highly recommend going for a 2.4-litre petrol engined Sportage over the 2.0-litre petrol and turbo diesel as the petrol lacks in urge and any fuel savings you may experience with the diesel, may be eaten up with maintenance costs down the track. In saying that, for whatever reason, if you just must have a 2.0-litre petrol or diesel, fine.

The simple answer is…probably.

Like any used car it is critical to make sure any Sportage you’re looking at ticks all the boxes and make sure to have it checked out for a full pre-purchase inspection before you hand over any cash.

But if it all checks out, yes buy one.

We’d highly recommend going for a 2.4-litre petrol engined Sportage over the 2.0-litre petrol and turbo diesel as the petrol lacks in urge and any fuel savings you may experience with the diesel, may be eaten up with maintenance costs down the track. In saying that, for whatever reason, if you just must have a 2.0-litre petrol or diesel, fine.

The simple answer is…probably.

Like any used car it is critical to make sure any Sportage you’re looking at ticks all the boxes and make sure to have it checked out for a full pre-purchase inspection before you hand over any cash.

But if it all checks out, yes buy one.

We’d highly recommend going for a 2.4-litre petrol engined Sportage over the 2.0-litre petrol and turbo diesel as the petrol lacks in urge and any fuel savings you may experience with the diesel, may be eaten up with maintenance costs down the track. In saying that, for whatever reason, if you just must have a 2.0-litre petrol or diesel, fine.

Disclaimer

Please note that pricing information is subject to fluctuations in the automotive market.

Information correct as of January 20, 2022.

The advice provided on this website is general advice only. It has been prepared without taking into account your objectives, financial situation or needs. Before acting on this advice, you should consider the appropriateness of the advice, having regard to your own objectives, financial situation and needs.

Read our full terms and conditions here.

Related Blog Articles Latest from ReDriven Blog

Join the ReDriven Community

© 2022 ReDriven All Rights Reserved