Used KIA SPORTAGE For Sale

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Background

While the South East Asian manufacturer Kia appeared to be content to concentrate on their flagship models -- the Pride supermini and Mentor family car -- they surprised a few people by introducing the compact 4 x 4 the Kia Sportage in 1995. Developed as an attempt to undercut the Suzuki Vitara, the Toyota RAV4 and the Vauxhall Frontera the Sportage was successful to an extent and has certainly sold well since its introduction.

Arriving in the UK in Jul 1995, The Sportage was available in three different versions the GLX, the GLX SE or the SLX. However, all three versions shared the same engine and gearing -- a four-cylinder, 2.0-litre engine with four-wheel drive and this running gear has remained as standard ever since. 

However, in October 1996 a new version was launched, the Executive SE as was a special edition premium priced model. The special edition was named the Karmann Sport -- taking its name from the coach-building company based in Germany, which built the Kia Sportage for Europe and was also responsible for the Volkswagen Golf cabriolet.

Only around 250 of these models were produced while it was followed the next year by the Karmann Sport SE, which featured the addition of air conditioning and was set at a price of £20,000. While the range was revised in mid-1999 leaving just the SX, S and GSX models no mechanical alterations were made.

Bang for your Buck

While the used Kia Sportage is roomy enough for four adults to be seated comfortably, any more than that and it becomes something of a squeeze. In fact, the interior of the Kia Sportage is little bigger than an ordinary family saloon. Nonetheless, the car had a reputation for its luxury equipment, which included front and rear electric windows, a Thatcham Category II vehicle immobiliser, central locking, a rear wiper/washer and a stereo radio cassette player. In addition, the GLX models also featured anti lock brakes, alloy wheels and a quality RDS stereo. The GLX SE meanwhile also included air conditioning.

The only real notable omission is airbags, which while available on left hand drive model were surprising absent from all the right hand drive versions. 

What You'll Pay

The good news is that a good second hand Kia Sportage for sale can be found at an affordable price. For a mid-95 SLX model, for example, you could pick one up for as little as £1,700. Furthermore, for the more upmarket GLX and GLX SE, you will never have to pay much over £3,000.

On the other hand a decent 1998 S-plater will cost upwards of £3,200 and if you happen to find one of the rare Top Executive SE versions or a Karmann Sport you can expect to pay £3,600 for a 98 S-plater. Finally, the modified post 1999 2.0 litre versions start at around £4,000 while the XSE version can go for at least £6,300.

What to Check For

While the transmission and engines are well made and durable, if the car doesn't have a full service history it may be best to avoid it. In addition, all the usual accident damage checks should be carefully carried out. 

The luxury features are often the area where faults can be found, especially the mirrors, doorlocks and electric windows. These can be difficult to repair and replace so best to avoid any vehicles that have these kinds of faults where possible. However, overall Korean cars are just as good as their Japanese rivals these days as far as reliability and durability are concerned.  

Parts

Front and rear brake pads are around £40 a pair, exhaust systems without catalytic converter can be bought for about £140. Alternators are around £130 for a new one while new starter motors are around £110. New door mirrors will cost around £85 and a new windscreen will be about £115. A major service can be about £230 while a minor one will be around £90.

How it Drives

The used Kia Sportage for sale essentially performs much like a family saloon, while you can expect slightly more body roll from the Sportage simply because it sits higher on the road than the average family saloon. 0-60 takes the Sportage around 14.7 seconds, while the top speed can reach up to 103mph. As far as economy is concerned you should expect to get approximately 20-30miles for every gallon, while this does depend a lot on the kind of journeys you make.

412 cars match your search

2006 KIA SPORTAGE

2.0 CRDi XS [138] 5dr

£3,753
was £3,852

Franchised Dealer

127,016

Manual

Diesel

4x4

Full Dealer History, Four Wheel Drive, Automatic Headlamps, Leather Seats, Cruise Control, Dual Elec... more

2005 KIA SPORTAGE

2.7 V6 XS 5dr Auto

£4,245

Non Franchised Outlet

57,908

Automatic

Petrol

4x4

Service History, Cruise Control, Half Leather Seats, Automatic Headlamps, Climate Control, Automatic... more

2006 KIA SPORTAGE

2.0 XS 5dr

£4,292
was £4,391

Franchised Dealer

96,526

Manual

Petrol

4x4

MOT Until Dec 2014, Main Dealer Guarantee, £99 deposit secures this vehicle, Full Leather, Heated Fr... more

2005 KIA SPORTAGE

2.0 CRDi XE 5dr

£4,397
was £4,866

Franchised Dealer

80,648

Manual

Diesel

4x4

Air Conditioning, Electric Front & Rear Windows, Electric Mirrors, CD Player, 4 Wheel Drive, Half Le... more

2006 KIA SPORTAGE

2.0 CRDi XE [138] 5dr

£4,862
was £5,741

Franchised Dealer

71,484

Manual

Diesel

4x4

Half Leather, Radio CD Player, Colour Coded Bumpers, Driving Mirrors, Electric Mirrors, Tinted Glass... more

2005 KIA SPORTAGE

2.0 CRDi XE 5dr

£4,992

Franchised Dealer

69,785

Manual

Diesel

4x4

Air Conditioning, Half Leather, Tow Bar, Trip Computer, Automatic Headlights, Radio CD Player, 16'' ... more

2005 KIA SPORTAGE

2.0 XE 5dr

£4,995

Franchised Dealer

53,518

Manual

Petrol

4x4

2 Registered Keepers, 5 Speed Manual, Electric Mirror Adjustment, Front And Rear Electric Windows, C... more

2005 KIA SPORTAGE

2.0 XE 5dr

£4,995

RAC Approved Dealer

86,000

Manual

Petrol

4x4

Intermittent rear wash/wipe, Speed sensitive power steering, JVC tuner/CD/MP3 player, Body colour el... more

2007 KIA SPORTAGE

2.0 CRDi XE [138] 5dr

£5,283

Franchised Dealer

101,242

Manual

Diesel

4x4

Free main dealer guarantee on this vehicle, Four Wheel Drive, Half Leather, Full MOT test, 16" Alloy... more

2005 KIA SPORTAGE

2.0 CRDi XS 5dr

£5,391

Franchised Dealer

73,439

Manual

Diesel

4x4

2 Owners, 12 Months MOT, 5 Star N-Cap Safety Rating, Full Leather, Heated Front Seats, Electric Fron... more

2006 KIA SPORTAGE

2.0 CRDi XS [138] 5dr

£5,402

Non Franchised Outlet

108,771

Manual

Diesel

4x4

Service History, Alloy Wheels 16", Cruise Control, Leather, Air Conditioning, Electric Front & Rear ... more

2007 KIA SPORTAGE

2.0 CRDi XS [138] 5dr

£5,415
was £5,541

Non Franchised Outlet

115,456

Manual

Diesel

4x4

Service History, Climate Control, Cruise Control, Automatic Headlamps, Heated Seats, Leather, Electr... more

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