Best used Kia Sportage finance deals and offers 2019

Is this the ultimate no-compromise budget SUV, from less than £150 per month, with tonnes of standard kit, plenty of space and sharp looks?

Ian Dickson
Nov 8, 2019

The Kia Sportage is proof you don’t have to pay a fortune to enjoy a high-riding equipment-packed SUV. The Sportage is attractive, well kitted out and even manages to be reasonably enjoyable to drive.

The Sportage name has been around since 1993 but it was initially never terribly appealing to look at or drive. Then came the current generation in 2015 with a more upmarket design, improved handling and better engines and specs. It was recently given an overhaul with a sharper design and improved drive, too. The Sportage continues to be one of the most popular used cars in the UK with buyers attracted to its premium presence and budget-friendly prices. In fact, the Sportage is Kia’s best-selling car.

There are five engines, three gearboxes and seven trim levels to choose from, though the further up you climb, the less sense the Sportage makes as a bargain SUV. In 2018, Kia made minor modifications to the Sportage. Notably, the petrol engines gained lower emissions. Both are 1.6-litre petrol engines (badged GDi), one turbocharged and the other not. The non-turbocharged version struggles with the weight of the car - the turbocharged 1.6-litre engine or one of the diesels are a much better fit.

The diesel models are badged CRDI and Kia replaced the older 1.7-litre turbodiesel with a 1.6 that’s available in two power outputs. The top-spec engine (on range-topping cars) is a 2.0-litre CRDI 48-volt mild-hybrid unit. This version comes with four-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic gearbox. The other engines are available with either a six-speed manual or a seven-speed automatic.

 

Kia also offers an impressive seven-year or 100,000-mile warranty that is transferable to subseqent owners, so even when buying used, in most cases you should still have peace of mind for years to come.

There are currently 725 great Kia Sportage deals on BuyaCar, so you have plenty of choice. Used Kia Sportage prices start at £8,695 or £133 a month with PCP finance.

2019 Kia Sportage PCP offers

Kia Sportage 1 offers

The ‘1’ is the entry-level trim option for the Kia Sportage and offers a reasonable level of equipment. Inside, you get a seven-inch touchscreen media system, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay with voice control, Bluetooth, air-conditioning, cruise control, all-round electric windows and a reversing camera. Outside, the Sportage comes with 16-inch alloy wheels, front fog lights and LED daytime running lights.

The ‘1’ is only available with the least-powerful petrol and diesel engines and as a manual only. The non-turbocharged 1.6-litre petrol is overwhelmed by the size and weight of the car, but the 1.7-litre diesel is much more pleasant to drive and more economical, too.

If you want an SUV on a budget, you won’t find much to grumble about by choosing a Sportage ‘1’ - provided you choose the diesel option.

Kia Sportage
Nearly new Kia Sportage 1

Buyacar prices from £13,375
Monthly finance from £175

Kia Sportage
Used Kia Sportage 1

Buyacar prices from £8,695
Monthly finance from £133

Kia Sportage 2 offers

Moving up to the Sportage 2 adds 17-inch alloy wheels, sat-nav with TomTom connected services, dual-zone air-conditioning, heated front and outer-rear seats and cutting-edge safety tech like lane-keeping assistance and high beam assist and an intelligent speed limit warning function.

The Kia Sportage ‘2’ is great value for money as you get plenty of kit at a reasonable price - and it unlocks the turbocharged petrol engine, which gives the Sportage much-needed oomph and refinement. The ‘2’ is our choice as it strikes the best balance between kit and price.

Kia Sportage
Nearly new Kia Sportage 2

Buyacar prices from £13,695
Monthly finance from £156

Kia Sportage
Used Kia Sportage 2

Buyacar prices from £8,780
Monthly finance from £146

Kia Sportage Platinum Edition offers

Platinum Edition is a new trim level and adds, on top of the ‘2’, a heated steering wheel, a bigger touchscreen, front and rear LED lights, leather seats and electric front seat adjustment.

The Platinum Edition is still relatively new, so they're few and far between, and you’ll be paying more to get your hands on one, although we’re not sure if it’s worth the extra outlay over a ‘2’.

Nearly new Kia Sportage Platinum Edition
Used Kia Sportage Platinum Edition

Kia Sportage Edition 25 offers

To celebrate 25 years of the Sportage, Kia launched a special ‘Edition 25’ trim that’s only available with the 1.6 GDi engine. Largely based on the ‘4’, the ‘Edition 25’ comes with 17-inch alloy wheels, black cloth and leather seats and premium paint. Other highlights include engine start/stop with a keyless entry system, an eight-speaker JBL sound system with sub-woofer, external amp and front centre speaker plus an eight-inch touchscreen media system with sat-nav.

The ‘Edition 25’ comes with all the bells and whistles so expect a higher price tag again, but if you value a good sound system and some additional luxury, it’s worth paying the extra for.

Kia Sportage
Nearly new Sportage Edition 25

Buyacar prices from £19,300
Monthly finance from £258

Kia Sportage
Used Kia Sportage Edition 25

Buyacar prices from £18,750
Monthly finance from £250

Kia Sportage 4 offers

Step up to the ‘4’ and you get 19-inch alloy wheels, a 360-degree camera to make parking easier, an eight-speaker JBL sound system and a panoramic sunroof. A word of caution, though: those larger wheels give the Sportage a less comfortable ride.

It also has the option of the new 2.0-litre mild hybrid diesel, but there isn’t that much improvement in fuel economy or emissions for us to recommend it over the lower-powered versions. Especially as this 2.0-litre diesel option is pricey.

While you get a lot more upmarket kit with the ‘4’, if you’re not going to use it, you’re best off sticking with a ‘1’ or a ‘2’.

Kia Sportage
Nearly new Kia Sportage 4

Buyacar prices from £20,000
Monthly finance from £266

Kia Sportage
Used Kia Sportage 4

Buyacar prices from £14,490
Monthly finance from £207

Kia Sportage GT Line offers

GT Line is a sportier trim level and gives you all the kit of the ‘2’ as well as bigger wheels, redesigned front fog lights, black leather seats with red piping and black headlining. At a price.

At this level, the Sportage starts to make less sense as a budget SUV. We don’t think the changes justify the additional expense over a ‘2’ and those big wheels make the ride much firmer too, without much payback in terms of greater cornering ability.

Kia Sportage
Nearly new Kia Sportage GT Line

Buyacar prices from £18,000
Monthly finance from £245

Kia Sportage
Used Kia Sportage GT Line

Buyacar prices from £14,000
Monthly finance from £178

Kia Sportage GT Line S offers

GT Line S is the top of the range trim level and blends the spec of the ‘4’ with the sportiness of the GT Line. It also adds a wireless phone charger, a powered boot release and a choice of drive modes.

GT Line S is also only available with the higher-power diesels (including the mild hybrid) or turbocharged petrol in automatic only. This is no doubt a well-specced car but at this level the Sportage begins to look pricey and we wouldn’t blow our monthly budget to have one over a lower-spec version.

Kia Sportage
Nearly new Sportage GT Line S

Buyacar prices from £22,990
Monthly finance from £315

Kia Sportage
Used Kia Sportage GT Line S

Buyacar prices from £20,495
Monthly finance from £271

 

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