Performance and Drive
Even though Kia Sportage is a crossover SUV, it doesn’t mean that it has a lousy drive and comparing to its rivals Kia Sportage definitely takes the cake. Kia Sportage has many positive features to help make any drive a nice one for its driver, for e.g. the steering wheel has a firm grip which doesn’t make your hand uncomfortable even in long drives. The control of the body lean on the corners is phenomenal and the gear box shifts pretty smoothly.A unique feature which Kia Sportage offers is even though it is a front wheel drive it can still send 40% of its power to the rear wheels if it detects that grip in the front wheels is lost. The body frame of Kia Sportage requires large tires for better grip on the roads, furthermore, large tires looks more attractive as well. New models of Kia Sportage have come up with improved braking and cornering. The idea of Kia Sportage drive very much centered on comfort and it has succeeded that idea fully. Kia sportage beats all of its competitors like Mazda CX-5, Ford Kuga and SEAT Ateca in terms of comfort and smoothness in drive.
Engine of Kia Sportage
There are 2 engines of KIA sportage
- Diesel engine
- Petrol engine
- Diesel Engine
During acceleration it provides electrical assistance as it has a 2.0 turbodiesel. This is very handy as this is known as mild-hybrid technology and it reduces fuel economy by decreasing the workload of the engine. This engine proves to be very flexible and adjustable as it can easily overtake without too much effort and hassle in control. Not to mention the speed that it can easily go on roads, highways and motorways and compete with the very best. This is considered
as more powerful of the two KIA Sportage engines.
- Petrol Engines
To be honest the petrol engines are not as famous as the diesel ones (Specially when it comes to engines of SUVs), however, that doesn’t mean that petrol engines are not good. This is a 1.6-litre petrol engine which is turbo charged and is extremely smooth, speedy and does not create a lot of noise. If you want the petrol engine to be extremely speedy then try having it fitted to the seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox which is the fastest. In 8 seconds it can do 0-62mph, it has the top speed of 125mph.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- How fast is Kia Sportage?
ANS: On a front drive in 2017,KIA Sportage got to 60mph at only 6.6 seconds.
- Is Kia Sportage fuel efficient?
ANS: The 2020 version is more fuel efficient than the older models. Few versions have the mild-hybrid technology with is efficient in consumption of fuel.
- Who makes Kia engines?
ANS: Hyundai Motor Company
- Is Kia Sportage a reliable car?
ANS: I would say so as there are only a few compact SUVs that got close to the level of quality (in interior and exterior) and overall performance that Kia Sportage has achieved
- What year is the best Kia Sportage?
ANS: The 2020 model is the best one by far