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Kia Sportage: Our Fleet Test Drive - 8th Report

Date: 04 July 2011   |   Author: Tony Rock

Temp settings
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
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?
PositiveStill liking it despite
the tiny moans above
NegativeWind whistling
through the sunroof