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Kia Sportage: Our Fleet Test Drive - 12th Report

Date: 14 September 2011   |   Author: Tony Rock

Parked up
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
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/power1685cc/114PS
Top speed/0-60mph107mph/11.9secs
Why we’re running itCan it genuinely take
on Nissan’s Qashqai?
PositiveExtendable sun
visor, luggage net
NegativeGirls being better
than boys at economy