3 Kia SUVs Leading the Charge Into 2023

Kia has had an incredible year. The automaker has produced some of the best small and midsize SUV models of 2022. The South Korean automaker’s small and midsize SUVs only seem to be getting better with time. These three Kia SUV nameplates are leading the brand’s charge into 2023.

The 2023 Kia Soul’s value proposition is hard to beat

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Subcompact SUVs often make perfect sedan alternatives. The small SUVs are more spacious than most small cars, have more cargo space, and can be just as affordable. The new Kia Soul is actually more affordable than most sedans.

The Soul has made a huge impact on the subcompact SUV vehicle segment in recent years. Thanks to its unique design and clever marketing by Kia, the Soul has earned its place near the top of subcompact SUV rankings compiled by most major automotive publications. The Kia Soul isn’t for everyone, but the nameplate has built a strong following that digs its funky design.

The 2023 Kia Soul starts at just $19,790. It comes in four different trim levels. The EX final trim starts at just $24,090. Edmunds praises the 2023 Soul’s many standard features, handling, and spacious cabin. When it comes to value, the Kia Soul is a segment leader. It’s sure to make an impact in 2023.

The 2023 Kia Sportage benefits from a major redesign

A green 2023 Kia Sportage small SUV is driving on a road surrounded by leaves.
The 2023 Kia Sportage | Kia

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The 2023 Kia Sportage benefits from a huge redesign. Like its cousin the Hyundai Tucson, the Sportage has been completely redesigned and now features a new design language. Kia increased the Sportage’s length by over 7.0 inches.

The Sportage has a bold new exterior and is much more spacious than the previous model year. The small SUV starts at $25,990. The hybrid version of the 2023 Sportage starts at just $27,290.

The 2023 Kia Sportage comes with great standard features like remote keyless entry, driver attention warning, and lane-keeping assist. The new Sportage has what it takes to compete with some of the best small SUVs in its segment after its redesign. It’s sure to make waves in 2023.

The 2023 Kia Telluride will defend its throne


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The 2023 Kia Telluride will be the fourth Telluride model year that Kia has produced. Despite being on the market for such a short time, the Telluride is considered the best midsize SUV by several automotive publications. The midsize SUV has held the top spot for the last few years alongside its cousin the Hyundai Palisade.

The 2023 Kia Telluride starts at $35,690. Standard features like SynTex seating materials and a leather-wrapped steering wheel are the reason the midsize SUV dominates its segment. Car and Driver calls the 2023 Telluride “the complete package.” Kia’s midsize SUV is likely to be dubbed the best midsize SUV of 2023 based on how well-received previous model years were.

It’s no secret that Kia produces some of the best value-oriented SUVs on the market. Will the Kia EV9 live up to expectations? Read more about the upcoming Kia EV9 in the next article below.


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