Published: 15 Apr 2015

Kia Sportage v Nissan Qashqai

The SUV market in the UK has never been as competitive as it has become in recent years especially due to the new Kia Sportage, Nissan Qashqai, Ford Kuga and Mazda CX-5.  To help keep it at the front of the field the Kia Sportage has recently been subtlety updated to compete with the Nissan Qashqai

Hi-tech lighting

Again another feature of the modern day SUV is the line of LED daytime running light. Both the Sportage and Qashqai don’t disappoint with Xenons additionally for dipped and main beam.

SUV Warranty

Following the industry leading 7 year warranty that comes as standard across the Kia range, the new Kia Sportage comes with a 7 year warranty at not extra cost whilst the Nissan Qashqai has the standard 3 year Nissan warranty.

SUV interior storage

When looking at SUVs it is vital that they have enough storage space for all the family and the luggage that is required wherever you go whether it be doing the weekly shopping, going on holiday or carrying the garden waste to the tip. With 564 litres of the storage available the Kia Sportage offers a larger capacity than the Nissan Qashqai with 430 litres.

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Panoramic roof with a view

A key feature of many SUVs is a panoramic roof that gives unobstructed views across the sky. Both the Sportage and Qashqai feature editions that have this feature giving them a cool and spacious feel, but the new Kia Sportage takes it to another level with a large section that can open above the driver and passenger seats. 

Kia Sportage v Nissan Qashqai Head to Head 



Nissan Qashqai 1.5 dCi Acenta Premium

Kia Sportage 1.7 CRDi 3 Nav

On the road price £23,180 £23,900
Residual value (after 3yrs/36,000) £10,906/47.1% £13,279/55.6%
Depreciation £12,274 £10,621
Annual tax liability std/higher rate £694/£1,388 £1,138/£2,275
Annual fuel cost (12k/20k miles £1,744/£2,907 £1,904/£3,174
Ins. group/quote/road tax band/cost 14/£302/A/£0 13/£283/F/£145
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service £159/£249/£159 £329 (3yrs)
Length/wheelbase 4,377/2,646mm 4,440/2,640mm
Height/width 1,590/1,806mm 1,645/1,855mm
Engine 4cyl in-line/1,461cc 4cyl in-line/1,685cc
Boot capacity 430/1,585 litres 564/1,353 litres
Basic warranty (miles)/recovery 3yrs (60,000)/3yrs 7yrs (100,000)/1yr
Service intervals/UK dealers 18k miles (1yr)/225 20k miles (1yr)/170
0-60/30-70mph 11.0/11.4 secs 11.9/12.4 secs
Top speed/rpm at 70mph  113mph/2,000rpm 107mph/2,250rpm
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined  67.3/78.5/74.3mpg 44.8/56.5/52.3mpg


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