Kia Sportage v Nissan Qashqai
Posted on 15 Apr 2015
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
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.
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
|Residual value (after 3yrs/36,000)
|Annual tax liability std/higher rate
|Annual fuel cost (12k/20k miles
|Ins. group/quote/road tax band/cost
|Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service
|Basic warranty (miles)/recovery
|Service intervals/UK dealers
||18k miles (1yr)/225
||20k miles (1yr)/170
|Top speed/rpm at 70mph
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