The 2023 Kia Sportage distinguishes itself from other compact crossovers with its extroverted styling. The Kia Sportage features a set of unique headlights and a distinct grille design. Its bolder bodywork is also dimensionally bigger than before, which translates to a roomier interior and more cargo space.
The new Sportage is both attractive and packed with advanced technology that includes a massive dash-mounted screen. Definitely, upon leasing the 2023 Kia Sportage, you’ll be competing with other stalwarts like the Mazda CX-5 and the Honda CR-V.
Engine & Performance
Like most high-end Kia models, the Sportage’s default powertrain is a 187-hp 2.5-liter four-cylinder that mates to an eight-speed automatic transmission. The hybrid variant mixes a turbocharged 1.6-liter four with a single electric motor that generates a combined 226 horses. Either powertrain can be paired with front- or all-wheel drive.
There’s also an all-wheel-drive-only plug-in hybrid that shares its gasoline engine with the regular hybrid but adds a more powerful electric motor and a bigger battery pack.
The hybrid’s extra power and low-end push from the electric motor make it feel much more responsive. The Sportage rides on a new platform with a longer wheelbase and ride comfort is improved as a result.
The introduction of rugged-looking trims such as the X-Line gives the compact ute an off-road vibe, but the X-Pro actually has some equipment to help tackle the rough stuff. It rides on black 17-inch rims and all-terrain tires, and features a selection of drive modes.
The Sportage with the base 2.5-liter four-cylinder is rated for 25 mpg city and 32 mpg highway when equipped with front-wheel drive; all-wheel drive models are rated for 23 mpg city and 28 mpg highway.
The hybrid is rated for up to 42 mpg city and 44 mpg highway. The EPA has rated the plug-in-hybrid model for 36 mpg city and 35 mpg highway.
Inside, the Sportage makes an impression with a snazzy design highlighted by a huge digital display on the dashboard and other various eye-catching details. The interior is available in an attractive two-tone color scheme as an option, but if you prefer an all-black cabin that’s available too.
The center console boasts a rotary shift knob, a push-to-start button, and a myriad of other controls that blend into the piano-black bezel.
Thanks to bigger dimensions overall as well as a longer wheelbase, the Sportage has more rear-seat legroom and 40 cubic feet of cargo space behind the back seat. There’s also a dual-level cargo floor for even more versatility.
Safety and Driver-Assistance Features
The new Kia Sportage features a variety of standard and optional driver-assistance technology. The roster includes everything from navigation-based adaptive cruise control and a remote parking feature that’s essentially the same as Hyundai’s Smart Park system.
Below is a list of the key safety features:
- Adaptive cruise control
- Standard forward-collision warning
- Automated emergency braking
- Rear cross-traffic alert
- Lane-keeping assist
- Standard lane-departure warning
- Available blind-spot monitor
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