This is where the smart money in motoring is going. It has become fashionable that people are now spending there hard earned cash on trendy small off roaders rather than family hatchbacks.
It’s what makes the Nissan Qashqai’s and Skoda Yeti such a big sellers. They might not have the off road ability of a true 4×4 but they do offer a rugged image with the loading capacity and practicality of an estate car.
The Kia Sportage is a welcome contender into this market with its slick steamline features and impressive looks putting it up there with the more expensive 4x4s but at half the cost of say a Mercedes or Audi.
The Kia Sportage 1.6 GDi for around £17,000 has plenty of head and leg room and gives the appearance both inside and out of a more expensive car. With the 1.6 diesel engine the Sportage provides a smooth drive.
The Sportage appears to be one of the better entries in this area of the car marketplace with its seven year warranty as against the three warranty with the Nissan Qashqai and the Skoda Yeti.
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