2023 Kia Sportage: Price, New Features, and Overview

The Kia Sportage often gets overshadowed by some of its compact SUV competitors, such as the Toyota RAV4, Honda HR-V, and Nissan Rogue. However, this all changes now, for the Sportage has a delightful redesign for the 2023 model year. Find out about the release date, price, and new features of the 2023 Kia Sportage.

When is the 2023 Kia Sportage coming out?

Green 2023 Kia Sportage with mountains in the background
2023 Kia Sportage | Kia

The 2023 Kia Sportage was released in the first quarter of 2022. It’s now available to buy at Kia dealerships throughout the United States and in various international markets.

How much does the 2023 Sportage cost?

The starting price of the new 2023 Kia Sportage ranges from $25,990 MSRP for the LX trim up to $36,790 MSRP for the X-Pro Prestige trim. Also, the 2023 Sportage costs slightly more than the 2022 Sportage, which has a starting base price of $24,090 MSRP.

What’s new for the 2023 Sportage?

Green 2023 Kia Sportage with mountains in the background
2023 Kia Sportage | Kia

The 2023 Sportage has the most significant redesign in its history. It features a contrasting combination of smooth surfaces and rugged design elements. The most noticeable change is for the front, with a more technical tiger nose grille and distinctive boomerang daytime running lights. Also, the 2023 Sportage features angular fenders, a sharp shoulder line, and notch-shaped taillights.

Inside the 2023 Sportage, the cabin is more futuristic than the outgoing model, with a dual panoramic curved display with two 12.3-inch screens. One screen is for the user-friendly infotainment system, while the other is for the digital instrument cluster. Additional interior technologies in the 2023 Sportage include a Wi-Fi hotspot, a smartphone wireless charger, a Harman Kardon premium audio system, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration.

Steering wheel, infotainment system, and front seats in 2023 Kia Sportage
2023 Kia Sportage | Kia

The 2023 Sportage is larger than the 2022 Sportage, resulting in more interior space. It has a best-in-class 41.3 inches of rear legroom and a class-leading rear cargo capacity of 39.6 cu-ft.

On the performance front, the 2023 Sportage has a more powerful base 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, with a projected output of 187 hp. Also, despite its larger size, the 2023 Sportage has better fuel economy than the 2022 Sportage, with a projected increase of 8%. Also, hybrid and plug-in hybrid models are offered for the 2023 Sportage.

2023 Sportage X-Line, X-Pro, and X-Pro Prestige trims

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The Sportage lineup expands for the 2023 model year with the additions of the X-Line, X-Pro, and X-Pro Prestige trims. All of these new models have standard all-wheel drive and feature SynTex synthetic leather seats and a tread-like stitching pattern. The Sportage X-Line has a sporty and rugged look. Notable design elements and features include a satin chrome on the bumpers, raised roof rack rails, 19-inch wheels, and satin chrome on the roof rack, side mirrors, and window surrounds.

The Sportage X-Pro and X-Pro Prestige are for drivers that like going on off-road adventures. Off-road features include 17-inch matte black off-road wheels, B.F. Goodrich all-terrain tires, and multi-terrain drive modes with settings for Sport, Smart, Snow, and Normal. Additional features for the Sportage X-Pro and X-Pro Prestige include LED fog lights, LED projector headlights, ventilated front seats, an eight-way power front passenger seat, and an optional two-tone roof. 

The 2023 Kia Sportage is now available. With a stylish new look, more interior space, many new features, and new trims, the 2023 Sportage is a compelling choice for the compact SUV segment.

This article was updated on 7/26/2022 with the latest release date and price information.

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