Kia prides itself on its innovative designs and convenient features, and the new 2023 Kia Sportage lives up to those values with its attractive new redesign. Built to make a lasting impression on the crossover SUV class, the new Sportage features a bold exterior design, and its plush interior feel will make any car lover happy to be seated behind the wheel. Keep reading to learn more about this newly redesigned crossover SUV and discover why, between its sleek interior and premium exterior redesign, it could be the perfect fit for you.
The 2023 Kia Sportage
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The 2023 Kia Sportage is a compact crossover SUV that combines function and performance. This redesigned family vehicle has a distinctive new look that sets it apart from other cars in its class. With 11 trim options available and the ability to upgrade almost every trim to an all-wheel-drive powertrain, you are sure to build or discover the Sportage of your dreams.
The exterior of the 2023 Sportage features low-mounted headlights with boomerang accent lights that allow you to see the world around you even on the darkest of nights. The vehicle’s front end also has a dark wide-mouth grille to optimize air intake while adding a strong statement piece to the overall design. The lines offer a more cohesive design while also taking advantage of airflow to maximize fuel efficiency. Looking at the rear end, you are taken back to the classic designs of other Kia vehicles with eye-catching tail lights and a wide design that makes loading and unloading a breeze.
Aside from its attractive looks, the 2023 Sportage is larger than the previous model, and its longer wheelbase allows you to journey even further than the model’s predecessors. To further customize the exterior look of this sleek model year, you can choose from over 12 distinct color options depending on the trim model. You can also opt for 17- or 19-inch wheels to enhance your off-road capabilities and further distinguish your SUV’s looks.
Under the clamshell hood of this sleek SUV is a 2.5-liter inline-four engine that can produce up to 187 horsepower. This engine pairs well with an eight-speed automatic transmission to deliver a smooth and fuel-efficient ride. Future renditions of the 2023 Sportage will also include two different hybrid options to further maximize your fuel efficiency. Both hybrid options have a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine capable of outputting up to 226 horsepower. Each of these engines pairs with a six-speed automatic transmission to improve the responsiveness and performance of your engine.
Inside, you can enjoy the appearance and comfort of a luxury crossover SUV. The features and materials increase in quality if you opt for higher trim options, but the base model also offers a touch of class-defying luxury. Behind the driver’s seat, you can revel in the driver-focused design, with a digital information cluster and infotainment center within easy viewing distance. Both screens offer a dark mode design that doesn’t hurt your eyes, and the crisp graphics make the screen easy to read, so you can readily distinguish the different options and information available to you at a glance.
Taking your eyes off those two screens for a moment, you can customize your driving experience with a drive mode selector that includes options with sport and terrain modes. Some options even automatically adjust to your driving conditions, giving you greater traction and security while driving. Moving farther into the cabin, the larger size means a larger second row and more spacious cargo area. This model offers best-in-class cargo space with at least 39.6 cubic feet of space behind the second row, so you can take your family and friends along without having to leave anything else behind.
Each trim also comes with a variety of upgrade options to help your Sportage work as well as possible for you. Upgrade options and accessories can include an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a cargo cover, a cargo mat, seat back protection, and a cargo net. Other options include a cargo tray, carpeted floor mats, a front skid plate, an interior lighting kit, mudguards, side steps, and wheel locks.
For an additional cost, you can also opt for heated side-view mirrors so you can set off and get going faster on those cold mornings. Speaking of cold mornings, you can also upgrade to luxurious heated front seating to help you feel cozy even when there’s snow on the ground.
New Safety and Technology Features
The 2023 Sportage comes with the Kia Drive Wise suite, which offers a host of driver assistance and safety features. Standard and available options include forward collision-avoidance assistance for pedestrians and cyclists, blind-spot collision-avoidance assistance, rear cross-traffic collision avoidance assistance, lane following assistance, safe-exit warnings, emergency-braking technology, and a rear-park distance warning. Other helpful options that can vary based on trim models include navigation-based smart cruise control, highway driving assistance, a blind-spot view monitor, front-park distance warnings, and a surround-view monitor.
So, are you ready to get behind the wheel of the all-new 2023 Kia Sportage? If so, you can stop by Huffines Kia McKinney today to schedule your test drive or begin financing your new car. If you would like to get a jump start on the financing process, you can complete our online financing application, so you’ll be the first to know when the perfect Sportage arrives on our lot. To save on your next purchase, you can also check out our new car specials to learn about ongoing offers and deals that can count toward your next purchase.
If you have any questions about the newly redesigned Sportage or any of the other vehicles in the Kia lineup, contact us, and one of our friendly sales team members will be happy to assist you. We look forward to hearing from you soon so you can drive away with the 2023 Kia Sportage of your dreams.