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The 2023 Kia Sportage – Our New Crossover Arrives


The compact crossover segment heats up with a new, stylish, and roomier 2023 Kia Sportage. It's got all new X-Line and X-Pro model trims for outdoor enthusiasts and even better fuel economy than previous models. Now you can get more thrills than ever before.

The design ethos behind the 2023 Kia Sportage is centered around the idea of "opposites united". Both futuristic and rugged, the 2023 Kia Sportage is moving forward, but it's not leaving anyone behind. The new Sportage returns with larger proportions, bolder design elements, and new features.

Let's take a closer look at the 2023 Kia Sportage.

What's New with the 2023 Kia Sportage

The adventure-ready X-Line, Sportage X-Pro and X-Pro Prestige are new model trims aimed at combining all-wheel drive capabilities with sporty and unique trims. There's a new transmission under the hood for added fuel economy. Plus, there's newly available safety gear. The exterior has been refreshed with a longer body and the style elements to match. It's a new fifth generation Kia Sportage.

Quick Model Trim Breakdown

There are seven model trims available for the 2023 Kia Sportage. The 2023 Kia Sportage has a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of just $25,990 for front-wheel drive LX models. Even the top-tier X-Pro Prestige model with all-wheel drive has an MSRP of just $36,790.

  • LX - Rear View Camera, Drive Mode Select, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™
  • EX - 18-inch Alloy Wheels, Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel, Blind Spot Detection
  • SX - Panoramic Sunroof, Roof Rails, 12.3-inch Touchscreen Navigation
  • SX-Prestige - Smart Power Tailgate, 19-inch Alloy Wheels, Wireless Phone Charger
  • X-Line - Active All-Wheel Drive, X-Line Body Styling, High-Utility Roof Rails
  • Sportage X-Pro - Multi-Terrain Drive Modes, 8.3-inches of Ground Clearance, Premium Audio
  • Sportage X-Pro Prestige - LED Projector Headlights, All-Terrain Tires, Surround View Monitor

Performance Highlights

The 2023 Kia Sportage has a 2.4-Liter four-cylinder engine and an eight-speed automatic transmission. There are front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive models available. The 2023 Kia Sportage maximizes its use of 187 horsepower and 178 pound-feet of torque by using a Drive Mode Selector. You can toggle between Normal, Sport, and Smart modes to maximize fuel efficiency or push for more robust performance. It's all up to you with the new Sportage.

Speaking of fuel efficiency, the 2023 Kia Sportage gets an EPA-estimated 28 miles per gallon combined. Stretch out those miles on the highway and the 2023 Sportage with front-wheel drive gets an EPA-estimated 32 MPG. That's an eight percent increase in fuel economy over the previous generation, even with larger dimensions.

We know you've seen compact crossovers claim to have off-road chops, but the 2023 Kia Sportage backs it up with substance. It returns with three adventurous model trims - the X-Line, Sportage X-Pro, and X-Pro Prestige.

These sport-ready models have a raised ground clearance, available all-terrain tires, multi-terrain drive modes that can handle slippery surfaces, and LED fog lights to illuminate the trails. When properly outfitted, the 2023 Kia Sportage can manage a 2,500 pound towing capacity.

The Active All-Wheel Drive system gives an additional 1.5 inches of ground clearance. The AWD system employs electro-hydraulic coupling and center-locking differential to distribute power to the axle with the most torque. So, you can have confidence in your compact crossover's ability at the top of the trail head and the bottom.

The ride quality has been enhanced with a flexible, yet sturdy chassis. It's the same "N3" platform that gives the Kia Sorento its fantastic handling. Now, the 2023 Kia Sportage has improved driving dynamics, as well.

Exterior Style & Design

The 2023 Kia Sportage balances athletic underpinnings with smooth outer surfaces. It's part of the "Opposites United" design philosophy. The 2023 Kia Sportage has a tiger nose front grille and boomerang style front lights. The position and size of the front lights give the 2023 Kia Sportage a high-tech, muscular look. Together, they create dramatic lines and angles that will carry this generation of Kia Sportage models further into the future.

The three new all-wheel drive models take the style elements up yet another notch. The 2023 Sportage X-Line model comes with 19-inch wheels and raised roof rails. The surrounding trim areas are done in gloss black with satin chrome accents sprinkled around the front and rear bumpers. Altogether, the adventure models are just as stylish as they are capable off-road vehicles.

You'll love the 2023 Kia Sportage X-Pro Prestige and its two-toned exterior paint choices. Match up Ebony Black with contrasting Jungle Green, Wolf Gray, or Glacial White. The 2023 Kia Sportage never trades style for substance. You get both in equal measure.

Interior Amenities

The interior of the 2023 Kia Sportage represents a new direction for Kia automakers. Design engineers were inspired by pleasant living spaces, outdoor furniture, and modern architecture. The layout curves and flows. The upholstery detail uplifts the interior to the doorstep of luxury.

The 2023 Kia Sportage is now one of the largest compact crossovers in its vehicle segment. It has best-in-class leg room (41.3 inches) for rear occupants and best-in-class rear cargo capacity. It's more than seven inches longer and has a longer wheelbase than the previous generation. To further complement the new dimensions of the 2023 Sportage, it also has an available dual level cargo floor and more infotainment technology.

It all starts with a futuristic new driver cockpit with displays that curve around two screens. There's the 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster for the driver and a 12.3-inch infotainment screen in the center dashboard. You can use these displays to get information like navigation and vehicle speed. You can also use this space to access apps and personalize your own multimedia layout.


Be sure to check out the Kia Connect services. For the first time in a Kia Sportage, you can create a Wi-Fi Hotspot that supports up to five different devices. You'll receive over-the-air software updates so that your Kia Sportage stays ahead of the tech curve. Your navigation system will also benefit from gaining real time maps and traffic flow patterns to better predict the safest and swiftest way forward.

Safety & Technology

The 2023 Kia Sportage comes with more than eight advanced safety systems as standard features. Every model has Forward Collision Avoidance-Assist, Lane Keeping technology, and Rear Parking Sensors. These features and more come standard with the Kia Drive Wise driver assist safety suite.

The optional equipment for the 2023 Kia Sportage includes blind spot view monitoring and blind spot collision avoidance technology that can help you avoid collisions in parked and driving scenarios. We know that parking lots can also be big hazards for yourself, your occupants, and your vehicle. That's why the 2023 Kia Sportage has available safe exit warnings, reverse parking collision avoidance, and surround view monitoring to give you a commanding view of your vehicle's surroundings.

Shop for a New 2023 Kia Sportage Crossover

The 2023 Kia Sportage has something for everyone. Sterling Kia has a diverse inventory of Kia Sportage models for motorists in your area. Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team is happy to answer your questions and help you book a test drive in an all-new 2023 Kia Sportage today. Let's plan an adventure!

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