Kia Sportage camper boot size

The Kia Sportage is a typical SUV that offers enough sleeping area when the seats are folded away properly. It doesn’t offer anything in terms of size that any other compact SUV in our database doesn’t offer too. It’s boot is 7 cm narrower and 5 cm lower than it’s closest rival, the Toyota RAV4 or Honda CR-V. If you like it’s size, but prefer a more rugged outdoor SUV, I’d suggest Subaru Outback.

This car's boot is 185 cm long ⤢, 81 cm tall ↕, and 104 cm wide ↔.

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Kia Sportage boot & exterior dimensions

Make

Body type

Boot length (cm)

185

Boot length (inches)

73

Boot height (cm)

81

Boot height (inches)

32

Boot width [wheel arches] (cm)

104

Boot width [wheel arches] (inches)

41

Comfort rating

1.5

Consumption l/100km

9

Consumption MPG (UK)

31

Consumption MPG (US)

26

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NimbleCamper rating (out of max 5)

Boot door type

  • Maximum boot length, with the front seats pushed all the way forward: ~190cm

How to sleep in a Kia Sportage, DIY camping conversions

Frequently asked questions:

Yes, you can – the seats fold down flat, creating a 185-190cm long and 104cm wide sleeping area. It is an SUV, with slightly less than average boot height as any other typical SUV – 81cm. You can sleep two people in there, but better use a thin mattress.

The Kia Sportage offers a variety of storage features. Here’s a summary of key storage features typically available in the Kia Sportage:

  1. Adjustable Cargo Floor: Some models come with an adjustable cargo floor that can be moved to a lower position to increase cargo height space or can be used to hide items underneath.
  2. 60/40 Split-Folding Rear Seats: The rear seats can be folded down in a 60/40 split, allowing for a flexible arrangement of passengers and cargo. This feature is especially useful when transporting longer items while still accommodating passengers in the rear.
  3. Smart Power Tailgate: Available on higher trims, the smart power tailgate automatically opens when the key fob is detected near the rear of the vehicle, making it easier to access the cargo area when your hands are full.
  4. Roof Rails: For additional storage options, roof rails are available to support roof-top carriers or bike racks, ideal for outdoor enthusiasts or when extra cargo space is needed.
  5. Cubby Holes and Compartments: The Sportage’s interior includes various cubby holes, compartments, and cupholders, designed to store small items, beverages, and personal belongings within easy reach.
  6. Glovebox and Center Console Storage: A lockable glovebox and a spacious center console offer secure and convenient places to store valuable items and everyday essentials.
  7. Door Pockets and Seatback Pockets: Door pockets in the front and rear doors, along with pockets on the back of the front seats, provide extra storage for maps, books, tablets, and other small items.
  8. Sunglass Holder: A dedicated holder for sunglasses is typically located in the overhead console, keeping them safe and within easy reach.

The fuel efficiency of the Kia Sportage depends on the model year and type (such as standard, hybrid, or plug-in hybrid):

  • The 2021 Kia Sportage FWD with a 2.4L, 4-cylinder engine and automatic transmission has a combined fuel efficiency of approximately 26 MPG / 9.04l/100km, with 23 MPG / 10.23l/100km in the city and 30 MPG / 7.84 L/100km on the highway​.
  • The 2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid impresses with a significantly higher fuel efficiency, offering 38 MPG / 6.19 L/100km both in the city and on the highway

There are many model years and types, so check the correct model on websites like fuellly.com.

The Kia Sportage is equipped with a comprehensive suite of safety features designed to protect passengers and enhance the driving experience. Key safety features available in the Kia Sportage include:

  • Advanced Airbag System: The Sportage is equipped with dual front, side, and curtain airbags that offer protection in the event of a collision.
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Traction Control System (TCS): These systems help maintain vehicle stability and traction under various driving conditions, reducing the risk of accidents.
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Brake Assist (BA): ABS prevents the wheels from locking up during emergency braking, while Brake Assist increases braking pressure in critical situations to reduce stopping distance.
  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA): This technology detects potential collisions with other vehicles or pedestrians ahead and can automatically apply the brakes to prevent or lessen the impact.
  • Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) and Lane Departure Warning (LDW): LKA helps the driver to stay within their lane by providing gentle steering corrections, while LDW alerts the driver if the vehicle begins to drift out of its lane without signaling.
  • Driver Attention Warning (DAW): This feature monitors the driver’s attention level and provides warnings if signs of fatigue or distraction are detected.
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning (RCCW): RCCW alerts drivers to vehicles crossing their path when reversing, enhancing safety in parking situations.
  • Blind Spot Collision Warning (BCW): BCW notifies the driver of vehicles in their blind spot, reducing the risk of collisions during lane changes.
  • Parking Assist Systems: With rearview cameras and parking sensors, the Sportage assists drivers in maneuvering in tight spaces, reducing the risk of parking-related accidents.

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  • Average used price, GBP (2015) – I use Carsite.co.uk‘s price aggregates from 2015 (or the nearest possible year if not available), or, if not found, from autoscout24.com. For new cars, I specify the closest possible match (i.e. if released this year, it’s the new price, if released two years ago, it’s the 2-years old price etc). It’s here to give you a benchmark comparison (- a like for like, an apple with an apple) of the value of each car and for filtering purposes. It’s not meant to be used as an accurate estimate of used car value – it is updated once a year, so make sure you know what the car should cost at the time of purchase if you decide to buy one.
  • Boot dimensions – taken from various sources across the web, starting with official, supplemented with other reliable websites (like ridc.org.uk), supplemented by user-generated content – images of measurements from forums or social networks. It’s also used for filtering, comparison and to give you a good idea of the car’s suitability for camping.
  • Comfort rating – a benchmark used to simplify the car’s comfort & driving score based on equipment, furnishings, handling, safety, and costs ratings from external sources like whatcar.com, carwow.co.uk, autocar.co.uk etc. It gives you an indication of whether the car will drive and feel like a van (low rating) or offer better interior & handling (higher rating). A simple van-like car, for example, a Renault Kangoo is 0.5, a well equipped and comfortable car like a Ford S-Max is a 2. No hard math behind it, just an indicator, f.e. 0.5= basic car that does the job, 1.5 = hey, that’s nice to have!, 2 = oooh, comfyyyy.
  • Consumption – I take the average 2017 consumption or closest match from Fuelly.com, or if none is available, from other sources like honestjohn.co.uk. If there are not enough cars for a single year, an average for several years is calculated.
  • NimbleCamper rating – a weighted score of boot length (45% weight), boot height (40%), consumption (10%) and comfort (5%). The logic of weighing length & height higher than consumption and comfort is – headroom is important when you sleep in the back of the car, so is the length. A comfy ride is a factor, but you can sleep in a big car that’s not that comfy, however, it’s much harder to camp/sleep in a comfy car that’s too small. Read more about the NimbleCamper rating and criteria here.
    • a note for EVs (electric vehicles) – for consumption, I am using the Fuel Equivalent Consumption estimate by ev-database.org. It is usually much lower than combustion engines, giving EVs an advantage – which I think is fair. They do have a small disadvantage in terms of having to plan your trips around charging stations + longer waiting time, but that will get better over time. More charging stations, faster chargers and better batteries. Therefore I am not adjusting the calculation for EVs in any way.
    • In short: a litre of petrol contains about 8.9 kWh of energy. If we divide the energy consumption of an EV by this (f.e. 16 kWh/100 km divided by 8.9 kWh/litre), we get equivalent fuel consumption of 1.8 l/100 km.
  • EV stats – taken from ev-database.org

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