Why the 2023 Kia Sportage is so Popular

Front side view of two Sportage models with tree-covered hills in the background

It’s no secret that the Sportage is one of the most popular vehicles in the Kia lineup, both in our inventory and with interest online. But why is the Sportage so popular among the wide range of other model options in the current lineup? There are many reasons, but ultimately it comes down to the Sportage hitting that perfect sweet spot of Kia advancements, from its unique crossover look that is both stylish and capable, to its spacious interior, to the latest technology and safety features, as well as the new HEV and PHEV models for those who favour even better efficiency. Read on and discover all that makes the Sportage great, and see why so many have made the Sportage their vehicle of choice.

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New Exterior Design Philosophy

The 2023 Kia Sportage is the prime example of Kia’s new design philosophy of Opposites United. This new design style is all about contrasts on the exterior of the crossover SUV, leading toward its dynamic look that promotes a modern feel. See this in action as the smooth and sleek LED boomerang headlights contrast against the brawny haunches behind them. This all adds up to a design that’s been reimagined for want the modern driver wants most out of their SUV, one that is stylish, new-age and one that hints at its performance capability underneath the hood.

Rear interior view of Sportage with seats folded down

Interior Space & Technology

The interior of the Sportage is focused on a trio of highlighted features: a design centred around the driver, a generous amount of cargo space, and advanced technology to make every drive easier than the last. Firstly, the cockpit has been focused around the driver thanks to an available 24.5-inch HD display, combining its dual panoramic screens behind a sole curved piece of glass. Secondly, bring all the gear you need thanks to the versatile interior of the Sportage with up to 2,098 L (74.1 cu-ft) of space when the rear seats are folded, with the Smart Power liftgate making loading and unloading even easier. And thirdly, matching the advanced exterior style of the vehicle is the helpful tech systems inside, from the 12.3-inch infotainment screen to the climate control functions to wireless charging. The Sportage interior is perfected for any kind of driver.

Advanced Suite of Safety Technology

While stylish looks and a comfortable interior are of high importance for a lot of drivers, so is the safety features that come along with said vehicle. The 2023 Sportage is more than equipped to shepherd you on a safe drive thanks to its many advanced safety technology features. Browse some of the highlights below and know that every ride in your Sportage will be safe and efficient.

  • Blind View Monitor: This system looks out for your blind spots, letting you know through notifications and a live video feed of vehicles that slide into your blind spot when you make a lane change.
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Avoidance Assist: This system alerts you of traffic approaching from the rear when you’re backing up, through audio and visual alerts, and will even use braking if needed.
  • Reverse Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist: Get a hand backing up thanks to this system, which parts you if pedestrians or objects are close when you’re reversing.
  • Surround View Monitor: This advanced system (available on the X-Line Limited) makes your parking job as easy as can be, with a four-camera set-up that provides 3D imagery and a bird’s eye look around your Sportage.
Close-up of display screen with overhead view of Sportage

New Efficient Models

The new Kia Sportage models are further plowing into the future with more variants that are here to match the needs of the modern driver who wants to drive something even more efficient and eco-friendly. The all-new Sportage HEV (hybrid electric vehicle) and PHEV (plug-in hybrid vehicle) models redefine what it means to be a hybrid/electric crossover SUV in today’s world, proving the perfect mix between an off-road traveler and an urban commuter that stays efficient on every trip. All-electric power or plug-in electric power gloriously brings these Sportage models into the new age, satisfying customers who don’t want to sacrifice the SUV utility they’ve loved for years but add on even better economy.

Shop for the Kia Soul at North Edmonton Kia

The ever-popular Sportage, across both Canada and Alberta, is available here for you at North Edmonton Kia. Come see how much you’ll love the new Sportage at our local Edmonton Kia dealership. Whether new or used, we’ll help you find the Sportage trim of your dreams, one that will perfectly fit your lifestyle.