I took part in a comparo of 11 cute-utes for the 2013 Guide l'Auto
, and the Sportage EX-Luxury finished ... dead last.
Participants did not take well to its poor visibility, harsh ride (in June!), small cargo hold, cheap plastics and tinny radio (despite being the high-end one). It's the only one I drove where the stability control was triggered (someone had to try
The similar Tucson Limited finished a couple positions ahead. There's a 4k$ gap between the two brothers, despite identical specs, giving the Hyundai the advantage in budget scoring.
But, as Fernando used to say: "It's better to look good, than to feel good!"