The ‘Driver Power’ survey allows car owners to rate their cars in 31 specific areas such as ride, reliability and running costs. In the most recent survey, the Sportage scored 92.78 per cent, outranking all other contestants in just under half the categories. One owner commented that “There’s no better used car buy.”
Hugo Griffiths, Consumer Editor for Auto Express wrote: “The Sportage put in a peerless performance, taking the top spot in four of the nine individual Driver Power categories, with owners praising its comfort, practicality and infotainment systems in particular.”
The Sportage has remained as Kia’s best-selling model for six years in a row and is frequently well-received, whether it be a used or new model. The latest Sportage model features an updated exterior and interior design with new safety and infotainment technologies, as well as efficient new powertrains complying with future emissions standards.
Paul Philpott, President and CEO for Kia Motors (UK) Ltd commented: “Our customers have long known just how good Sportage and Sorento are, so I am not surprised at this result, but I am absolutely delighted that these two vehicles have done so well in the Auto Express ‘Driver Power Used Car’ survey. Both represent excellent value as used cars – and in the case of our Approved Used Car Scheme their warranty is topped back up to seven years, making them even more attractive to buyers who don’t want to own their car from new.”
The Sorento also scored highly within the survey, achieving 91.49 per cent. As with the Sportage, Sorento owners were highly satisfied with their used car, and one owner commented that it was “comfortable, relaxed and spacious.”