Auto Express's reliability ratings are based on our Driver Power survey of over 30,000 car owners. Ratings are the average for all owners of this car who responded. Individual owners’ ratings and comments appear below.
05-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

I'm really pleased with my car overall, but had an LPG conversion just over a year ago and I have found it has been problematic since the conversion. All of the problems have been due to the LPG side, not the petrol.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

No starting problems & no electrical problems. Has turned out to be similar to previous vw dti golfs I have owned. road tax is the same at ł130 and insurance is cheaper than the golfs by approx ł50 per year.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
08-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Kia has escaped its low budget image, the Sportage is an average car, BUT has SEVEN years warranty (albeit limited to 100,000 miles) no one can match it for that. You could buy a Land Rover sure, but why?

Reliability: 2/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

No reliabilty problems so far car was only delivered in april. Do most of my driving on minor country roads or b roads on a trip to the scottish highlands it returned about 44 mpg.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
1999-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

It's never let me down,it keeps going through it's mot with out any problems it's agreat car. It do'esnt use oil,good on petrol,nothing more to tell it's a good all round car.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Two minor faults, rear park sensors and ignition lock. fixed first time by franchise dealer. Automatic impinged on co2 hence higher than expected ved.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

I have had 6 mazda cars and all have been extreemly reliable. Service cost approx.ł160.00 per year and a full tank of petrol lasts 4 - 5 weeks.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Have had no problems in two years. Servicing can be costly but by shopping around main dealers, I have been able to get reduced rates.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

This is my 3rd sportage & each has been reliable with no major problems & few minor ones. Much improved on previous model of sportage.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2007-reg Diesel, Owner for more than 5 years

In the last year has developed numerous mechanical and electrical faults. Servicing and repairs adding to expense.

Reliability: 3/5 Build Quality: 3/5
Other-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

Good soft SUV but sell witthing 3-5years
Good in sand and rough terrain
Not meant for rough roads - soft assembly

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

No problems at all, very reliable. Running costs are less than my previous car, which was petrol.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
05-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Absolutely fault free 115,000 miles in my Kia Sportage. Only bit that failed was a headlamp bulb!

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Water in wheel well, just discovered, only fault since new. Mpg not as good as it could be.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Absolutely no problems. I am pleased with the 37mpg average as an automatic and 4wd.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
1999-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Problems with catalytic converter. Average cost of tyres ł80.00 per tyre.

Reliability: 3/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

The car has only done 3500 miles and is really too new to give problems

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

No real problems. Not doing the mpg I expected despite careful driving.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2005-reg Diesel, Owner for more than 5 years

No major problems. Reasonably priced parts and labour.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
T-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

FLAT TYRE SAME SIDE NO APPARANT REASON

Reliability: 2/5 Build Quality: 5/5
06-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Typical Kia build and reliability.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No issues. Reasonable.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

No problems so far

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

No problems

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5