2.0-litre 4-cyl, 122kW/205Nm 6-speed man/auto; FWD From 8.2L/100km
The Sportage is a longterm Carsguide favourite because of its value and class, but it’s also one of the most trouble-free Kia models. A starter variant with front-wheel drive makes the value even better.
j From $24,990
2.4-litre 4-cyl, 122kW/225Nm 5-speed man, 4-speed auto; RWD
Hidden gem in SUV land that’s just about bulletproof and incredibly capable as a 4WD. Now also winning friends as an affordable, three-door, front-drive price leader and suburban runabout.