2023 Kia Sportage Preview
- Fifth generation of the Kia Sportage
- Larger overall size, inside and out
- Increased passenger room, luggage space
- 2.5-liter 4-cylinder gas engine
- Hybrid coming soon, plug-in hybrid likely
- Available Multi-terrain driving mode settings
- Dashboard has 25-inch display for instrumentation and infotainment
- Dramatically expanded driving-assistance technologies
- Most versions to be assembled in West Point, Georgia
- 2023 Kia Sportage release date is the first quarter of 2022
The 2023 Kia Sportage gets a complete redesign that makes it larger, safer, and more technologically advanced than ever.
Historically, the Sportage was smaller than its primary rivals. Now, the new 2023 Sportage is all grown up and sized to better compete with the likes of the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4. In fact, Kia claims the redesigned 2023 Sportage supplies class-leading rear-seat room and cargo space.
With a release date of early 2022, the new Kia Sportage comes in LX, EX, SX, SX-Prestige, X-Line, X-Pro, and X-Pro Prestige trim levels. That's more than double the variants of the previous-generation model. All at the top end of the lineup, the new versions add luxury or off-roading capability or both.
The 2023 Sportage has a new gasoline 4-cylinder engine powering the front or all four wheels. A hybrid powertrain is coming soon, and Kia also confirms that future electrified versions of the new Sportage are on the way. Turbocharging, at least for the U.S. market, is no longer available.