The Kia Sportage made its debut back in 1995 as an almost box-shaped compact SUV. But Kia was quick enough to make it more appealing right from the following generation and the SUV also got bigger and entered the compact crossover segment. Initially, the SUV struggled with sub-par safety ratings but from the third-generation model, things improved to a great extent.
A handsome list of premium features
A strong turbocharged motor available in higher trim levels
More lively and sporty driving characteristics as compared to its rivals
Decent safety scores