Review 2018-2019 Kia Sportage Generation 3 sample

The 2018-2019 Kia Sportage model year attracts attention in the first place – is its innovative design. Outside of the third generation of the Korean SUV – the merit of Peter Schreyer, who before joining the company KIA was responsible for the visual perception of Audi brand vehicles.


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Restyling 2018-2019 Kia Sorento
Suzuki Grand Vitara with updated features
2 generation of the Renault Sandero Stepvey

The new body

KIA-Hyundai Group gaining market once its two “champions” sales – 2018-2019 Kia Sportage 3 and the Hyundai ix35, built on a common platform and have a lot in common, even in the design. Presentation 2018-2019 Kia Sporteydzh 3 in the new body was held in Geneva (March 2010), and the Hyundai ix35 was presented to the public for half a year earlier (autumn 2009 at the Frankfurt Motor Show).

According to the manufacturer to develop new 2018-2019 Kia Sporteydzh it spent three years, and the work on it was done on the basis of a European company design studio. Manufacture of motor vehicles supplied to the European market including Russia, conducted at the facilities of the company’s plants in Slovakia.
In terms of design the new 2018-2019 Kia Sportazhe 3, as it is sometimes called transcription translated into Russian, of course it is a prominent representative of modern automotive fashion trends. In this third generation Sportage radically different from the second. Previously, the car looked like a simpleton, even in comparison with its soplatformennym «brother» Hyundai Tucson, which is considered the standard of homeliness. The new exterior, which shows an overview of the crossover, the car pulls to a single corporate standard at a relative recalling more “adult» KIA Sorento 2. Seeing the model once on the road, and even photos of 2018-2019 Kia Sportazhe , you realize that it’s really hard to miss and confused with some other odnoklassovoy model.

Looking for live specimens and pictures of new items have associations like his headlights look at the world with a fancy squint, false radiator grille its immodest size says about car aggressiveness and desire to stand out. Overview Sporteydzh 3 can not ignore the vyshtampovki on the bonnet and doors – both muscular relief lean thoroughbred horse – all the details are aimed at the formation of a single organic and fresh image bright and fashionable car.


The exterior of the all alluding to the fact that such beauty can not be cheap – prices for 2018-2019 Kia Sportage were higher than the cost of interest predecessor twenty.

Dimensions and ground clearance

  • Dimensions 2018-2019 Kia Sporteydzh 3: length – 4440 mm, width – 1855 mm, height – 1635 mm (1645 mm with roof rails), the wheelbase – 2640 mm.
  • Ground clearance (clearance) is 172 mm.

In dimension compared to the updated Sporteydzh became wider, longer, but lower and closer to the body of the roadway surface (clearance was 195 mm, became 172 mm). Along with the desire to pull over to the ground and the increase of overhangs (front 10 mm, rear – 70 mm) are geometrically reduced and off-road qualities of the car. The new version of the car is the only asphalt vehicle. While the first Sportage was a real cross-country subframe. By the way, avoiding this traffic functionality to external flashy images and interior comfort – the general trend of the modern world automotive industry.

Ergonomics and interior materials

Inside KIA Sportage third generation also radically changed, when compared with the KIA Sportage 2. But the differences between the interior of the new Hyundai ix35 can count a relatively few. Subtle differences can be traced only in the geometry of the decoration lines.

Information wells are different, but the third wheel Sportazha almost the same, and the same seat. In a word – a light variation as the two twin brothers. The quality of the materials used, in which interior 2018-2019 Kia Sportage 3 can be measured at a height, tactilely pleasant feeling of all the interior details. Places with a margin in the first row and in the gallery.

Fly in the ointment was found, with the driver’s seat a bad review in the crossover – preventing wide racks windshield and in general all-round visibility, “as in the tank.” new Sportage comfort level allows you to equip it for the full program: climate control, leather trim, heated all seats, keyless access, navigation, rear view camera, rain and light sensors, and many other things that the previous generation is not set.
Large trunk holds 565 liters. freight equivalent to the stowed condition and to 1355 liters with two riders.

Technical and performance characteristics

In the Russian market a new Sportazhe is sold with several trim levels, including three engine options.

  • Two diesel: 2.0 (136 hp) and 2.0 (184 hp)
  • and one petrol engine 2.0 (150 hp).

Front – 2WD or 4WD full-drive transmission 6-speed manual and automatic transmission, only Sportage with a gasoline engine and front-wheel drive is mounted 5-speed manual.
Specifications Coil Crossover: Front McPherson strut. The rear suspension – double wishbone, coil springs, and the presence of lateral stabilizers. Front and rear disc brakes with ABC, (ESC) stability control as an option, the electric power steering.
The behavior on the road 2018-2019 Kia Sportage 3 – the typical front-drive car. All-wheel drive configuration with the help of electronics only temporarily get the opportunity to work with all wheels (connected with the slippage of the front), there is a positive locking Lock Mode (up to 40 km / h) – rigidly linking the front and rear wheels. This function helps to overcome the muddy after rain primer or loose snow. Do not think that the test 2018-2019 Kia Sporteydzh model year is able to please the conquest of serious off-road. Its elements – smooth roads with a good coating. Here, the vehicle behavior adequately and predictably: stiffer suspension, minimal body roll in corners, sharp steering, a decent noise isolation.

The price for the year

Concluding the review sample 2018-2019 Kia Sportage model year must stop in its price. The answer to the question of how much 2018-2019 Kia Sporteydzh 3 – of course depends on its configuration. In the Russian market Sportage 3 worth of 869,900 rubles – the price of a new front-wheel drive 2 WD Sporteydzh with 2.0 petrol (150 hp) and 5 INC. From the “bells and whistles” in the present configuration – electric heating, air conditioning, airbags for driver and passenger, audio system (CD, MP3, USB and AUX), the electric power steering. Generally offered for sale complete sets of eleven, the most expensive of them – 2018-2019 Kia Sportage Premium, 4WD diesel engine 2.0 (184 hp), with 6AKP – for 1,459,900 rubles.
Price in Ukraine:
For 2018-2019 Kia Sportage 3 Ukrainian buyers are offered two diesel engines and one petrol engines:

  • diesel 1.7 CRDi (115 hp) with 6MKPP and front-wheel drive only.
  • diesel 2,0 CRDi (177 hp) with 6 automatic transmission and 4WD system full of drive.
  • petrol 2.0 D-CVVT (166 hp) is equipped with a 5-speed manual or 6-speed automatic, front-wheel drive or full 2WD 4WD.

Minimum price Sportidzh 2018-2019 Kia model year in Ukraine starts from 195 200 hryvnia for the Base 2WD gasoline 2.0 D-CVVT (166 hp) with a 5 speed manual.
296000 hryvnia worth diesel 2,0 CRDi (177 hp) with 6 automatic transmission and all-wheel drive system 4WD in picking Top.