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Kia Sportage Overview

The Kia Sportage is classed as a compact crossover SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle) and is produced by the South Korean automobile manufacturing company Kia Motors. This vehicle has been in production since 1993 up until the present day. The Sportage scores highly in safety tests, it looks really good and is very well priced. The handling and ride quality are poor and it does not perform or is not as well refined as some competitors. The inside of the cabin lacks behind rivals but these vehicles are very well equipped and come with a 7-year or 100,000 mile warranty. Does this sound anything like your experience of the Sportage?

Kia Sportage History

The first generation (1993-2004) version was based on the platform of the Mazda Bongo. This version of the Sportage was produced during Kia’s alliance with Mazda and Ford. There were two versions available: 5-door wagon or 2-door convertible. This vehicle was unpopular worldwide.

The second generation (2004-10) shared its platform with the Hyundai Tascon which made it a larger vehicle and was of a much higher quality overall. This vehicle had a makeover in 2007 and 2009 and due to its great safety features meant it was one of the cheapest vehicles to insure.

The third generation (2010-present) has a very modern design and is the current version on the market. This new look totally changes the appearance of this vehicle and there are a variety of new engines available.


First Edition

Fuel Economy

The Kia Sportage is available as 1.6, 2.0, 2.4 and 2.7L petrol engines and 1.7 and 2.0L diesel engines. The most economical of the available engines is the 1.7L diesel engine which offers up to 54mpg which is really good for a vehicle this size. Which engine do you have and how does it perform economically? Remember to consider the fuel type, engine size and age of the vehicle when thinking fuel economy.


The Kia Sportage comes in 5 and 6-speed manual or 4 and 6 speed automatic gearboxes. Which gearbox do you have and how do you rate its performance? You can have a look at the Kia gearbox section of our website to find the gearbox parts for your Sportage.


We have Kia Sportage parts here at Breakeryard. Our vast network of UK Breakers has parts for all makes and models. If you want to search through this network you can enter your vehicle details in our part finder or you can visit the Sportage parts page to locate the exact parts you need for your vehicle.