What should I be paying?
Ready for another list? Don’t worry, we won’t subject you to the torture of every single variant’s list price. That would take all day. But things kick off at £26,745 for a petrol-powered, manual-gearboxed, front-wheel drive Sportage, with the mild-hybrids priced from £31,445.
The full-hybrids are available on GT-Line spec and above, costing from £33,245. Plug-in hybrids attract a premium of around £5k with the cheapest priced from £38,395, although you can pay up to £43,795 for the full-fat GT-Line S if you're so inclined. And that’s before adding any options.
That's a big leap in price, and if you're not able to charge the plug-in regularly via its Type 2 socket then there's no chance you'll make back the difference in fuel savings. However, thanks to its zero-emissions range it attracts a Benefit-in-Kind company-car tax rate of just eight per cent, compared to the 30 per cent you'd be liable for even with the full-hybrid. For anyone earning over the 40 per cent tax threshold, that's an annual saving of about £2,760. Significant, in other words.
For private buyers, a two-wheel drive hybrid in '3' spec is probably the sweet spot of the Sportage line-up, setting you back £34,445. This gets 18in alloys, cloth and leather seats, heated steering wheel and front seats, smart cruise control, three-zone climate control, the 12.3in touchscreen and instrument clusters, a rear-view monitor and those handy extra USB-Cs.
Kia's finance calculator can be tweaked depending on your preferred annual mileage and deposit budget, but stick £5,000 down on a hybrid '3' and you're looking at monthly repayments of £408 over three years, with interest at 4.9 per cent APR.
It's worth noting that all Sportages come with Kia’s seven-year/100,000-mile warranty too. Few other manufacturers promise to guarantee a car for that amount of time or mileage.