Kia Sportage: Our Fleet Test Drive - 12th Report
14 September 2011
Author: Tony Rock
|Category:|| Small 4x4|
|P11D price:|| £20,300|
|Key rival:|| Nissan Qashqai|
Having read that Tristan Young's wife achieved better fuel economy in BusinessCar's long-term Skoda Superb than he did, the competitor in me compared my wife's mpg figures with mine. Look away now, fellas, it ain't good.
She's recently set a new high of 54.2mpg for a trip to Lincolnshire and back, eclipsing the previous best
long-distance run of 49.9mpg, set by (male) editor Barker. As a result, the car is now averaging 41.4mpg, exactly what KwikCarcost predicts, but way below Kia's claimed 54.3mpg. My best is a mere 44.5mpg. Gutted.
Anyway, let's give it up for the ladies.
|Kia Sportage 1.7 CRDi 2|
|Claimed combined |
|Our average |
|Model price range||£17,015-£25,745|
|CO2 (tax) ||135g/km (19%)|
|BIK 20/40% per month||£64/£129|
|Why we’re running it||Can it genuinely take |
on Nissan’s Qashqai?
|Positive||Extendable sun |
visor, luggage net
|Negative||Girls being better |
than boys at economy