How the 2023 Kia Sportage stands out

the 2023 Kia Sportage

The 2023 Kia Sportage stands out from its competitors and from its predecessor due to a number of improvements that have made it bigger, more efficient and more distinctive than before.

Its size

The 2023 Kia Sportage has grown over the last generation model, which allows it to offer large interior dimensions that contribute to improving the general comfort of everyone on board in addition to creating a load space that is more useable than its competitors when all of the seats are in use. This is due to the Sportage’s 1,121 litres of cargo space behind the rear seat, which is the largest of any compact SUV currently on the market.

Its features

The 2023 Kia Sportage is one of the better-equipped entries in its segment due to its six trim levels that build upon one another to offer features not normally seen on compact SUVs. For example, the Sportage X-Line Limited comes with heated and ventilated front seats that can be ordered in a new green leather to compliment the available green exterior paint. This version also offers a Harman Kardon sound system and a different exterior style that is shared with the X-Line. Even in entry-level LX models, the Sportage is equipped with an 8-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, heated front seats, full LED exterior lamps, and a suite of active safety features that include the lane keeping assist, the forward collision warning and the trailer stability assist system.

Its powertrains

The 2023 Kia Sportage differentiates itself from its competitors when looking under the hood due to the arrival of a new hybrid version and a new base engine. In the regular Sportage, power comes from a 2.5L four-cylinder that replaces the outgoing 2.4L by being more powerful and more efficient. If even more efficiency is desired, the new hybrid version of the Sportage is capable of very low fuel consumption figures due to the help of its electric motor that supplements the torque of the turbocharged 1.6L engine with which it is paired.