Kia Sportage: Our Fleet Test Drive - 8th Report
04 July 2011
Author: Tony Rock
|Category:|| Small 4x4|
|P11D price:|| £20,300|
|Key rival:|| Nissan Qashqai|
I can't find a temperature setting with which I'm comfortable inside the Sportage's cabin. I've tried various combinations of turning the aircon on/off, heating my feet/the screen, shutting off the air vents/angling them towards the doors etc., but all to no avail.
The best solution during the mild spring was to turn it off altogether, but that didn't work so well in the winter because the windows would steam up rapidly, necessitating the use of the blower again. Things have improved with the arrival of summer, though, with aircon at full blast giving warm weather respite.
|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||Still liking it despite |
the tiny moans above
|Negative||Wind whistling |
through the sunroof