Kia Sportage - Top 5 Alternatives

Kia Sportage - Top 5 Alternatives

Crossovers and compact SUVs are being sold in record numbers around the globe. They are leading the sales charts primarily due to the practicality and the feel of a big car they bring to the table. Families just love them. The Kia Sportage is one of the leading models of this segment. It is competitively priced, wears a robust sheet of metal, comes with well-built interiors and on top of that has a decent range of engines on offer. Owning the Sportage is a wonderful feeling, not just because it gets well on road but it is easy to maintain as well.

Still, you might have your own preferences and want to look out for more options in the same segment. Here we present you top five alternatives to the Kia Sportage that you can consider. All are reasonably priced, share the approximately same set of specs, features and functionalities.

Honda CR-V

Honda CR-V

From the stable of the Japanese automaker, we bring you the all-rounder CR-V. It is the car with all-round capabilities - looks spectacular, impressive build quality, healthy specifications and comes with a spacious cabin and tremendous boot space. Available in AWD and FWD variants, the CR-V boasts a 2.4-litre four-cylinder engine that puts out 186.5PS of power and 244Nm of torque, mated to a CVT system.

Though the CR-V is a tad expensive than the Kia Sportage, it surely is an option to consider especially with the Honda reliability at its back and features on offer. Some notable ones include hill start assist, traction control system, vehicle stability assist, ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), EBS (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution) and more. The Honda CR-V comes with a starting price of AED 89900.

Toyota RAV-4

 

Toyota RAV-4

The Toyota RAV-4 is another alternative to the Sportage that can be kept in mind. It draws power from a 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine that pumps out 179PS of power and 233Nm of torque. It got facelifted in 2016 with suspension setup getting tuned slightly and tailgate getting refreshed as well.

On the features front, it gets two front airbags, ABS with EBD as standard. The high-spec models, on the other hand, are blessed with side and curtain airbags and other premium features like brake assist, hill-start assist, stability control and downhill assist. The Toyota RAV-4 is priced at AED 89900.

Mazda CX-5

Mazda CX-5

Introduced as a 2018 model, the CX-5 is a tough rival to beat in the segment. With stunning looks, high-level handling, upmarket interiors and a fuel economy of over 17kmpl, it ticks all essential boxes to be at the top. The CX-5 gets a 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine that produces 190.6PS of peak power and 251Nm of peak torque, mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission system.

Inside, the CX-5 is no less than a champion. It gets a plush cabin with all the necessary amenities for a comfortable and a safe riding experience. With the 5-star EuroNCAP Overall Adult Rating and standard features like front and side airbags, ABS and stability control, you cannot afford to miss on this amazing crossover. The top model gets more premium features like lane-change warning and rear camera monitoring. The Mazda CX-5 gets a starting price tag of AED 88900.

Hyundai Tucson

Hyundai Tucson

Next up is the Hyundai Tucson. It is sophisticated, roomy and shares the build quality with the Kia Sportage. Falling approximately in the same price range as the Sportage, the Tucson feels a little better and bigger than the former. There is enormous space at the back to make three adults comfortably. The mighty 513-litre boot offers a bit extra too.

The Tucson is available in two engine options, a 2.0-litre four-cylinder and a 2.4-litre four-cylinder engine. The power and torque of the former are rated at 167PS and 197Nm while the latter at 178PS and 228Nm respectively. Both engines are mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission system.

The features like two front and side airbags, ABS with stability control and active headrests are offered as standard while the Smart Parking Assist, Autonomous Emergency Braking, Blind Spot Detection, Active Bonnet System, Lane Keeping Assist System and more form the optional safety package. The Hyundai Tucson is priced at AED 72000 in UAE.

Jeep Renegade

Jeep Renegade

If boot space is something that does not matter to you, the Jeep Renegade is the crossover you might want to buy. It offers just 351 litres of boot space which is on the lower side as compared to the alternatives. The American Renegade comes with modern looks blended with the brand’s trademark styling.

Thanks to its upright body that the inner space hasn’t been compromised much and there is enough room for rear passengers to feel comfortable.

Under the hood, the Renegade is powered by a 2.4-litre four-cylinder engine that generates 186PS of power and 240Nm of peak torque, mated to a 9-speed automatic gearbox. The features that add to the sense of safety of the passengers, as well as the driver, include dual-front airbags, Traction Control and Vehicle Stability Control. The Jeep Renegade is on offer with a starting price of AED 86000.

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