Despite the Sportage’s age, it’s still one of the most distinctively-styled family SUVs on the market, which makes it especially important that you pick the right colour. Check out our complete guide on the Kia Sportage’s paint options below, so you can find the shade of paint that’s right for you.
- Copper Stone
- Blue Flame
- Dark Penta Metal
- Fusion White
- Infra Red
- Lunar Silver
- Phantom Black
- Silver Frost
Copper Stone – No cost option
Kia offers a few quirky colours on the Sportage, and Copper Stone is perhaps the least conventional of them all. Because of this, picking this shade of brown may make the car a little harder to sell on the used market, though the dark tone does at least do a good job of disguising any dirt that’s accumulated on the bodywork. If Copper Stone floats your boat, it’s available across the Sportage range as a no-cost option.
Blue Flame – £615
It’s not as unusual as Copper Stone, but Blue Flame is still a pretty distinctive and bold colour. Because Blue Flame is a metallic shade, it also has a premium-feeling sheen that’s especially noticeable when the car’s parked outside in bright sunlight. If this colour’s the one for you, then you’ll need to avoid the entry-level trim, as that’s the only spec of Kia Sportage that isn’t available with this paint option.
Dark Penta Metal – £615
In comparison with the first two colours on this list, Dark Penta Metal is a noticeably more subdued shade of paint. That means it’s a much better choice if you’re after something discreet for your new Sportage, and the universal appeal of black cars means it should be a colour that’ll strike a chord with used buyers when you sell your Kia on. However, there is a downside to picking black: it’ll need a bit of work to keep looking spotless, as black shows up muck and dirt very easily.
Fusion White – £615
Brace yourself for frequent car washes if you decide to have your new Kia Sportage painted in Fusion White – as with all white cars, it’s very clear to see when it needs a good clean. The flipside of picking Fusion White, though, is that it’s an inoffensive colour that suits the car’s bolder styling well, and the metallic finish helps give a bit more depth around the creases and curves in the bodywork.
Infra Red – £615
Being a vibrant colour, Infra Red won’t be to everyone’s tastes – and, because it’s so bright, the colour is also a pain to regularly keep clean. However, it’s certainly a shade that’s worth having if you’re after something that’ll stop your Sportage from disappearing into the background, and it also gives the Kia a bit of a sportier look – especially when paired with the more aggressive styling on the GT-Line trims.
Lunar Silver – £615
Calling it an out of this world colour may be a stretch, but Lunar Silver is nevertheless a decent colour option. The metallic finish helps give a bit of depth to what would otherwise been a sensible-yet-flat grey, and the dark colour means it’s a sensible and subtle hue to pick, too. You will need to buy one of the pricier Kia Sportages in order to get this colour, though, as it’s only available on the range-topping GT-Line and GT-Line S trims.
Phantom Black – £615
As its name suggests, Phantom Black is a discreet colour that allows the Kia Sportage to not draw any unwanted attention (and it’s also ever so slightly darker than Dark Penta Metal). That’s not to say it’s a dull or boring paint option, though: the metallic sheen gives off it a smarter look than an equivalent solid finish, and it also contrasts nicely with the car’s shiny bodywork trim. However, as with all blacks, Phantom Black shows up dirt really easily, and it also clearly shows up swirl mark blemishes if you don’t wash it properly.
Silver Frost – £615
Silver Frost is a shiny and smart-looking shade of metallic silver that’s made even more distinctive by its light colouring – though that does on the flipside mean it shows up dirt very easily. It also seems Kia reckons Silver Frost is a worthy alternative to Lunar Silver: whereas the latter is only available on the GT-Line trims, you can only have the former on the entry-level 2 and the mid-range 3 specs.