I had a Grand sportage (IDN 2177) and it was a disater of a car & an even usless 4x4. the brakes failed on the way back form murree (and no they didn't overheat, master cylinder failed). Kia coudn't fix it either, so they offered to trade it with a newer one (with extra payment).
the X-trail is just like a sportage, just more overpriced and more useless than a shortage/sportage.
for the money the corolla is a much better car. only go for the shortage,.. err i mean sportage if you need the extra loading room/capacity.