Air-conditioning, cruise control, and rear parking sensors. Windscreen wipers that operate automatically when it rains.
An iPod-compatible CD and radio system with auxiliary and USB input sockets, and speed-sensitive volume control (which gets louder to compensate for road noise). Bluetooth connectivity for phone calls and audio streaming, and steering wheel controls for the cruise control, audio and Bluetooth systems.
A trip computer that presents fuel use and distance information.
Wheels made from an alloy of aluminium, which are usually lighter and better looking than steel wheels with plastic covers, and a full-size alloy spare wheel.
Hill-assist control, which operates the brakes automatically to make take-offs on hills easier.
Static cornering lights on each side at the front: as you turn the steering wheel to enter a corner at night, these light up and illuminate your path. Front and rear foglights, and heated, power-adjusted, side mirrors.
Six airbags: two directly in front of the driver and front passenger; one alongside each front occupant to protect the upper body; and a curtain airbag on each side protecting the heads of front and rear occupants.
Electronic stability control, which can help the driver to control a skidding car. All new cars must have this feature.
On automatic transmission versions, trailer stability control – which helps you straighten out a weaving load when towing.
Every Kia Sportage carries a seven-year, unlimited kilometre warranty.