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BabyDrive Verdict

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The Kia Sportage GT Line is a small five-seater SUV that is a FANTASTIC BabyDrive for its size, price and practicality! The interior is very nice in this top-spec GT Line model compared to the base model I drove previously.

I found the Sportage pretty hard to fault as it ticks all the Babydrive boxes in medium-sized family SUVs and I can tell it is going to be one of my most recommended cars this year!!

So where to start…

The media system is so simple to use and navigate in Kia cars and it's one of my preferred systems.

It has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The reversing camera image is a little pixellated but it fills the screen so you get a nice big image and you can turn the sensors off easily in the central console.

There are some great family-friendly features within the media screen to turn the navigation guidance voice up and down using the volume controls and screen controls.

As well as easily positioning where the sound comes out from so as not to disturb sleeping bub, or so you don't have to listen to nursery rhymes for the ten-thousandth time!!!

The Kia Sportage just fits three child seats in the back which is fantastic for a small SUV! There are ISOFix points in the two outer seats and top tether anchorages across all three seatbacks.

2020 Kia Sportage GT Line with three child seats installed

Legroom is good for a medium SUV, fitting a 170cm driver in front of a rear-facing child seat and 184cm driver in front of a forward-facing child seat.

Boot space is good in the Kia Sportage too. From empty it holds 13 shopping bags, that's one more than the VW Tiguan, and the same as the Mazda CX-5 and Honda CR-V.

I found all sizes of stroller and pram fit in the boot with some shopping bags too. This twin stroller fits with three shopping bags which is practical for everyday family use.

2020 Kia Sportage GT Line with twin stroller in the boot

Interior storage is practical too. There are two cup holders in the front and back, well-sized for reusable and disposable coffee cups. It's also got a cordless phone charging well as well as the usual USB and 12V sockets.

Door bins, glove box and central console are all good sizes and practical for everyday family use.

The Kia Sportage is a great mid-sized SUV for a family, it is nippy, nimble and fun to drive. With a modern look and feel, I found it easy around town and to park and negotiate tight school and supermarket car parks.

The Kia Sportage SUV has a five-star ANCAP safety rating from 2016 and six airbags as standard.

 

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