The Kia Sportage has been one of the models that has helped catapult the Korean brand to mainstream success. The latest model is more sophisticated than ever and has a seriously nice interior, but with plenty of rivals around to choose from, why should you choose the Kia?
To help you decide, we’ve pulled together dimensions data for the Sportage so you’ve got the information at your fingertips. It’ll save you breaking out the tape measure in the dealership, and it should give you an idea on whether the Kia will fit in your garage!
Kia Sportage exterior dimensions
The Sportage has never been an especially large car, but it has grown ever so slightly in its most recent incarnation in terms of length — it’s 40mm longer, although in terms of width and height it’s the same. The Kia is a little larger than rivals like the Nissan Qashqai and Skoda Yeti, but is pretty much the same size as the Hyundai Tuscon – not surprising considering they’re both based on the same platform.
Kia Sportage interior dimensions
The Sportage has been very popular with family buyers due to its generous interior dimensions — on the whole it’s a little more spacious than direct rivals and the previous generation model as well. There’s a good amount of room in the rear seat for adults, although three abreast might be a little bit of a squeeze for longer journeys.
Kia Sportage boot space
There should be room for five to travel with luggage as well, because the Kia has a good sized boot with the seats both up and down. Its 503-litre boot is more than virtually all rivals, but disappointingly the current model is a good 50 litres down on the previous version. However, with the seats down the space has increased, even in all-wheel-drive models, which have a smaller space thanks to the drivetrain.
|Boot space (rear seats up)||503 litres (491 litres AWD models)|
|Boot space (rear seats folded)||1,492 litres (1,480 litres AWD models)|
Kia Sportage fuel tank and turning circle
A turning circle of 10.6 metres is amongst the best of any crossover on sale — only the Nissan Qashqai and closely related Hyundai Tucson can come close. The fuel tank is impressively sized, and the most economical diesel model should have a theoretical range of 835 miles – that’s a seriously long way.
|Fuel tank||62 litres|
|Turning circle||10.6 metres|
Kia Sportage weight and towing limits
The Sportage is by no means a heavyweight despite its size and off-road mechanicals, but heavily optioned examples of top trim versions can end up a bit heavy – so it’s a good job they have a 2.0 litre diesel to move them along. Still, it’s those versions that will be able to pull the impressive maximum towing weight of 2,200kg, around the same as the most powerful versions of rivals.
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