Quite a digestible review - thanks for posting. Dan picks up the DAB issue but doesn’t mention having any CarPlay issues - which is good. He mentions self parking and I think he means the remote key driven straight back and forth ability to move the car. Otherwise I think he’s given a balanced and favourable review.
I have the PHEV GT-line, which is the top spec in Switzerland (equiv to GT-line S in UK). My DAB reception is absolutely fine, but the station list is not as extensive as I had on my Qashqai.DAB RADIO. This is the first 2022 Sportage review I’ve seen that mentions and acknowledges poor DAB radio reception which seems to be prevalent across the range especially on the GT Line S. I have the hybrid version also and DAB reception is atrocious, there are no stations that hold the DAB signal and many popular stations are just not available. Sometimes I think I’ve found a good station but all that’s happened is it’s switched over automatically to FM. My location in North East has excellent DAB reception, all my previous cars and other Kias I’ve driven had faultless DAB.
I know there is a separate DAB thread but no one has yet reported a solution and we don’t even know if Kia accept there is an issue, but my dealer has confirmed and reported there is a real problem. I’ve had a new antenna on order for 4 months but I’m not expecting it to help if/when it arrives. I know someone who took delivery of the same model a few days ago and he is already complaining about DAB.
Does anyone have any news or views on the issue?
Hev also gives you another 80ps in power it uses a 180ps ice not available in a Sportage only Tucson..@gilders Thanks for spotting that! As a PHEV driver which DOES use the battery for shorter journeys, I can't really tell why there are 2 models, the 12v and 48v battery assisted ICE cars.......
The PHEV is a bridge to full EV whereas the HEV's are just improving the ICE mpg.
But that's my personal view and not being derogatory to HEV owners
I don't want to start any Flame War, it's an opinion.