EFTM Best Family Car 2016: Kia Sportage

You wouldn't have guess that one in a million years.

What is a family car?  That’s the toughest part of categorising all the vehicles available today and trying to pigeon-hole every one of them.  In our mind, the modern family car is likely an SUV, and is big enough for a family of four and solid boot space.

2016 Kia Sportage Platinum rear 3/4.

Yep, lots of families want or need a seven-seater.  But at the same time they aren’t cheap.  Not at all.  When I bought our Commodore Sportswagon in 2010 it was $36,000 or so – and I’m still feeling the pain of that financially six years later!  So surely the average family if they’re looking for something new perhaps the low $30,000 mark is more in tune.

2016 Kia Sportage Si rear 3/4

Take the Kia Sorrento – $45,000 starting price, great for a seven-seater – amazing even.  But what if you don’t need the seven seats – pop on down to the Kia Sportage.  This thing is packed with tech, modern as heck inside, great fit and finish and a stylish look.

On the road it’s no slouch.  Great to drive, easy to get in and out of, easy to load with groceries or kids sports bags.


A family in Australia is on a tight budget, so when you consider just what’s possible with just $33,000 up – it’s our view that the Kia Sportage is the EFTM Best Family Car for 2016.


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  • Jack
    16 November 2016 at 11:02 pm
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    Did you try the new Volks Tiguan? It pipped Kia at the post for us, bit more $ but better total package.

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