Some handy accessories are scoring points for the Sportage this week.

First up is the luggage net I’ve been using to prevent a spare booster seat for kids from careering around the back slamming into the sides of the boot when I turn corners. Next up are the sun shields; both feature an extension you can pull out when the conventional part is failing to block temporarily blinding rays, although drivers note that once extended it can block the rear view mirror. Finally, there are the jacket hooks, which swivel out from beneath the passenger grab handles when required. All three are nice touches.

Kia Sportage 1.7 CRDi 2
Mileage 4989
Claimed combined
Our average
P11D price £20,300
Model price range £17,015-£25,745
CO2 (tax) 135g/km (19%)
BIK 20/40% per month £64/£129
Engine size/power 1685cc/114PS
Top speed/0-60mph 107mph/11.9secs
Why we’re running it Can it genuinely take
on Nissan’s Qashqai?
Positive Looks both inside
and out, fuel economy
Negative Boot smaller than
it looks, iPod glitch