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Kia Sportage

vs Nissan Qashqai

20 2010 1:04pm Comments

Kia its new Sportage will be the class of the field. We see how it fares against top-selling Qashqai

Kia is hoping to hay with the latest addition to its The new Sportage slots beneath the SUV as the firm’s family-sized crossover, and to add a dash of style to the market.

renowned ex-Audi stylist Schreyer responsible for the newcomer, the is like nothing else on the But it has substance, too, as it comes a large and versatile cabin, a huge list of standard

Video: watch CarBuyer’s review of the Kia Sportage

For now, the is available only with a diesel engine and in First four-wheel-drive trim, although a line-up including two-wheel-drive arrives later this

Yet it won’t have everything its own as the Nissan Qashqai is one of our favourite as well as one of the UK’s best-selling Its revamped 2.0-litre diesel impressive eco credentials, and in n-tec it’s well equipped.

Both models offer a big of style, performance and economy, car-like handling – but only one can be our of the crop.

Verdict

THE Qashqai has a huge hit since it blew the 4×4 market wide but it tastes defeat here. The Kia is arguably the firm’s best yet, mixing exciting decent ride comfort and handling. It also has a larger and classy cabin than its and solid build quality.

Most appealing of all is the Korean price. For £2,718 less its rival, the four-wheel-drive First is better equipped and greener the Qashai, and it comes with trailblazing seven-year warranty.

The isn’t disgraced, though. still great to drive and revisions have made it eco-friendly and better looking ever. But it can’t match the brilliance of its sharp-suited competitor.

The low price and generous kit count the deal for a maiden road victory.

1. Kia Sportage 2.0 CRDi First

EVEN without its price the Sportage would be a deserving And with its seven-year warranty, engine and low CO2 output, it makes a ownership proposition. We hope the two-wheel-drive

Kia Sportage

model is as good – it be fighting for top honours in the burgeoning sector.

2. Nissan Qashqai 2.0 dCi

THE revised Qashqai is the best with a neat design, engine and impressive standard It’s also great to and boasts a practical cabin. despite its recent improvements, it match what’s on offer the excellent Sportage.

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by Bobbybev on Tue, 2010-09-14

The Kia Car Company seem to be selling a car rather than a car sold on own merits, the established motor are now trying to match the package so called lifelong guarantees insurance and servicing etc, and that is a good thing, as it how competition can work for the consumer.

I would like to know if the technology at Kia is still old technology down from other companies, or are Kia designing and building own modern engines?

If not, one could say that an all round package would be a necessity, and servicing would be needed to the vehicle within manufacturers and in a comparison test the freebies in the package, should not be taken account.

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