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What’s New on the 2023 Kia Sportage?

Two Kia Sportage models driving side by side

The 2023 Kia Sportage is all-new for the model year and brings forth a new era of what a crossover SUV should look, feel and act like. From a striking new interior to being built on a new platform to increased interior space to the latest tech and safety features to the cherry on top of new HEV and PHEV options, the Sportage doesn’t leave a stone unturned when being updated for the new year. A hallmark model in the Kia lineup, the Sportage is set to be even more popular with customers thanks to its innovative and stylish new design. Read on to learn more from our North Edmonton Kia experts about all that’s new that you can expect to find in and on the 2023 Kia Sportage.

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Advanced Exterior

Taking cues from Kia’s new design philosophy of “Opposites United,” the 2023 Sportage drives full steam ahead with a winning combination of bold lines meshed with a modern, sleek design. You can’t miss the imposing striking front grille with a front fascia that creates a Tiger Nose-like design. The headlights wrap around the front, while the DRLs make a boomerang-like design style around them, while the standard LED taillights illuminate for top-tier brightness in the darkest of situations. Standard 17-inch alloy wheels come on the Sportage, with 18- and 19-inch alloy options available. Explore the X-Line package for even more rugged utility on your 2023 Sportage.

Redesigned Interior

The Sportage was built on the N3 platform, allowing the SUV to open up for more cargo capacity thanks to its longer and wider build. The wheelbase has been increased by 85 mm to open up this welcome amount of interior area. It’s not all about cargo and passenger space, though, but also about comfort, with the interior built for both at top of mind. The seats features  broad and supportive seatback for a comfortable yet secure feel and are touched with quilted patterns to continue the sporty theme. A high console makes charging your phone and storing items even easier and more convenient to access.

Close-up of Kia Sportage dashboard

Upgraded Performance & Hybrid Models

Perhaps the biggest news in conjunction with the new 2023 Sportage is also the addition of the new HEV and PHEV models arriving this year. That’s right, for the first time ever, you’ll be able to enjoy the Sportage as a hybrid electric model, firmly bringing this Kia SUV into the modern age. The gas, turbo hybrid and plug-in hybrid options for the Sportage are sure to satisfy every manner of driver. The Sportage contains the following engines:

  • 2.5L GDI 4-cylinder
      • 187 horsepower
      • 178 lb-ft of torque
      • 8-speed automatic transmission
  • 1.6L Turbo Hybrid (HEV)
      • 227 horsepower (combined)
      • 258 lb-ft of torque (combined)
      • 44kW permanent magnet electric motor
      • High-output 1.49 kWh lithium-ion battery
  • 1.6L Turbo Plug-on Hybrid
    • 261 horsepower (combined)
    • 258 lb-ft of torque (combined)
    • 66.9 kW permanent magnet electric motor
    • 13.8 kWh lithium-ion battery

Tech & Safety

Topping everything off in the new Sportage is the latest technology and safety features to keep you and your passengers more connected and secure on every ride. A 12.3-inch LCD display screen provides for simple interaction and easy navigation to your next location. A Surround View Monitor gives you a welcome view all around your Kia, while Kia Connect keeps you intrinsically linked to your Sportage at all times through your smartphone. Advanced Driving-Assistance Systems are on-board as well, providing a long list of smart systems in place to keep you safe.

Close-up of Kia Sportage display screen with overhead camera view

Purchase the 2023 Kia Sportage at North Edmonton Kia

Ready to experience all of these new 2023 Sportage upgrades as a reality? North Edmonton Kia can make it happen for you with our inventory of new Sportage models available to be ordered to your liking. Shop for new and used Sportage models at our North Edmonton Kia dealership location, or do so from the comfort of your home online. Further, we’re your one-stop shop for everything Kia-related, from service to parts to accessories to detailing and more.