Why Not Lease A Kia Sportage Without A Deposit?
Posted: 15th February 2017
Nissan smashed the car market with their popular crossover SUV, the Qashqai. They made a car that was big and practical and excellent for families who needed a little extra space for the children, but didn’t need a full-size 4X4 like a Land Rover or an executive saloon like a BMW. Kia has stepped into the ring with their crossover SUV, the Kia Sportage.
Whether you are a parent with a family, or simply looking for a decent SUV, the Kia Sportage is available for you to consider through a variety of PCP deals. It is a bold looking car that will definitely stand out from the regular crowd and it is also brilliantly practical.
The engines of the Sportage
Kia know that customers want a variety of things to choose from so that they get a car that suits their needs. To give you a basic idea of all the options available, we will cover the main three engine types: the cheapest entry level model, the greenest engine and the fastest edition.
The cheapest engine is in the 1.6 GDi 1 model. This model has a four-cylinder 1.6-litre petrol engine paired with a manual gearbox, developing 130 bhp. With that power, this entry level Sportage has a top speed of 113 mph and accelerates from 0-60 mph in 11.1 seconds, which is very respectable. With regards to fuel efficiency, this Sportage has a combined fuel economy of 42.2 mpg, an extra-urban fuel economy of 50 mpg and an urban fuel economy of 33 mpg, which is decent for an entry level car and the price you pay for it.
Speaking of fuel efficiency, the greenest engine available for the Sportage comes in the 1.7 CRDi ISG 1 model. This model has a four-cylinder turbocharged 1.7-litre diesel engine mated with a manual gearbox. This model is better for fuel efficiency compared with the entry-level model. It has a combined fuel economy of 61.4 mpg, whilst having an urban economy of 52 mpg and an extra-urban fuel economy of 67 mpg. It has a top speed of 109 mph and accelerates from 0-60 mph in 11.1 seconds.
If you are interested in the fastest Sportage, you will want to check out the 1.6T GDi GT-Line model. This one has a four-cylinder turbocharged 1.6-litre petrol engine, matched with a manual gearbox and an all-wheel drive system. By producing 174 bhp, this model hits a top speed of 126 mph and sprints from 0-60 mph in 9.2 seconds. For the size of car, you are considering, those speeds are impressive. It does sacrifice the fuel efficiency, but rarely does speed and fuel efficiency match up. It has a combined fuel economy of 37.2 mpg, an urban economy of 28 mpg and an extra-urban fuel economy of 46 mpg.
Inside the Kia Sportage
Kia knew they had a challenge when taking on the Qashqai and they have done their best to create an interior for the Sportage that takes on its rival. They have succeeded. The interior feels genuinely premium quality, especially on the top half of the dashboard. This is mainly down to the stitched-leather effect that give it an expensive feel.
Kia has assembled the interior well, with decent quality materials and plastics, with a well-laid-out dashboard for each use when driving. You will enjoy sitting in the Sportage cabin, where the seats are comfortable and the front seats are adjustable to ensure you get the perfect seating position. The Sportage is incredibly spacious. You have plenty of space in the front and the back with regards to headroom and legroom. The rear doors also open wider than most other crossover SUVs, making it easier for people to climb in and out of the Sportage. The boot capacity in the Sportage is 500-litres and if you want to increase that, you can drop those back seats and it goes up to 1,492-litres.
Driving a Sportage
Kia has focused on ensuring you get a polished drive with the Sportage. It is lean and in control of its body roll, meaning you can have a relaxing cruise without having to worry. The ride is comfortable, supportive, but also slightly firm, so for the longer motorway journeys, you may need to stop and stretch your legs. If you get the fastest model you get an all-wheel drive system that makes the Sportage useful off-road.
For those of you looking at a Kia Sportage, whether it be for family us or personal use, car leasing could be the way forward for you. Browse through our Kia Sportage range and find the right model to suit your needs. There are plenty of personal lease deals available on it.