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Kia Sportage Review : An elephant of an SUV

Kia Sportage Review : An elephant of an SUV

1st April 2019
"Kia Sportage with Cutting-edge technologies for a relaxed journey."

If you are looking for a spacious- elephant-like SUV that is comfortable, big and roars through the streets with its unique aerodynamic features, the all-new Kia Sportage is the SUV designed for you. Here is the full Kia Sportage review for you.


Kia Sportage Review

Kia Sportage Exterior

The exterior of the Kia Sportage is compared to an elephant. It is a sure thing for a passerby to stop and look at the SUV and appreciate its design and sharp features. The headlight, tail light, and the other designs of Kia Sportage are so sharp that you want that SUV right here and right now.

Kia Sportage Exterior

Kia Sportage Interior

Now, the Kia Sportage interior, the dashboard is smart and driver-friendly. It puts controls within easy reach of the driver yet doesn't have the clinical look of some rivals with similarly good ergonomics. The leathery, spacious and comfortable seats of Kia Sportage would remind you of the home couch you would fall asleep in. The inside of the Kia Sportage is so silent, so quiet, you are sure to have the best driving experience.

Kia Sportage Interior

Kia Sportage Technology

With Koreans revolutionizing and redefining technology, Kia Sportage provides 7.0-inch infotainment system with Apple Car Play and Android Auto compatibility, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, a power driver's seat, roof rails, and a few other goodies. Similarly, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warnings, automatic high-beam headlights, rear cross-traffic alerts, and power-folding side mirrors as part of the Technology Package.

Kia Sportage Safety

Kia doesn't compromise its consumer safety. The Kia Sportage SUV comes with six airbags, anti-lock brakes, stability control, and a rearview camera. Blind-spot monitors and rear cross-traffic alerts are standard on Sportage EX and SX Turbo. Automatic emergency braking and lane-departure warnings are optional on Sportage LX and EX and standard on the SX Turbo.

Kia Sportage Performance

I-4, 2.4 L engine, this small sport utility vehicle performs like a miracle. As with the unleaded kerb weight of this beast is 1500 kg, you can sit in this SUV and not worry about getting jerked at the top speed. The minimum Kia Sportage ground clearance is 6.4 inch which makes it adaptable only in pitch roads and sub-terrain landforms. The SAE Net Torque @ RPM: 175 @ 4000 and SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM: 181 @ 6000 will make you roar like a monster in the road.

Kia Sportage

Other Kia Sportage Features

Kia Sportage is optimized with the various other added and addable features such as Electronic Stability Control, ABS And Driveline Traction Control, Side Impact Beams, Dual Stage Driver, And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags, Low Tire Pressure Warning, Dual Stage Driver, and Passenger Front Airbags, Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags, Airbag Occupancy Sensor, Rear Child Safety Locks, Outboard Front Lap, Shoulder Safety Belts and Back-Up Camera. This makes Sportage one of the safest, best performing and the smartest SUV created in this segment.

Kia Sportage Features

The downside of Kia Sportage

On the downside, Kia Sportage is a low fuel-efficient vehicle with only 10 km/h which is a low mileage in comparison to its competitors. Kia Sportage ground clearance of 6.4 inch makes it only adaptable in the highroads and sub-terrain landforms which might be a downfall as the important job of an SUV is to carry the passengers through difficult roads and rocky landforms. Similarly, the kerb weight of 1500 kg makes it heavy. With the advantage of not getting jerky in top speed, it also has the disadvantage of thinning the tires to its rim in the long roads.

Kia Sportage Price in Nepal

The Kia Sportage price in Nepal is Rs 78,95,000.


Kia Sportage is definitely an SUV with a powerpack optimized engine, with all the other essential features. It can reach a speed of 60 km/h in no time. With such power and speed, the safety has been well considered. However, the fuel economy and the reconditioning of the vehicle is unsatisfactorily expensive. As mentioned before, it is like an elephant: excellent performance and a high price.

Compiled by : Debashish S Neupane Debashish S Neupane