2023 Kia Sportage

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2023 Kia Sportage Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: May 17, 2022

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The 2023 Kia Sportage, an all-new compact crossover, stands out in the biggest vehicle segment with its distinctive styling, interior design, and drivetrain, including the first-ever hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions of the Kia Sportage. The fifth-generation Sportage benefits from a class-leading interior and cargo space, thanks to its longer body than last year’s model. No matter which trim you choose, the all-new 2023 Kia Sportage offers class-leading second-row legroom and the newest advanced interior technology available to enhance the experience. The 2023 Sportage lineup expands to seven models including two off-road trims, X-Line and X-Pro. Motivation comes from a range of powertrains including a 187-hp gas engine, a 226-hp hybrid, and a more powerful plug-in hybrid with approximately 32 miles of all-electric range.

2023 Kia Sportage For Sale

Pricing for the all-new 2023 Kia Sportage starts from $25,990 for the entry-level LX front-wheel-drive model while the top model, the Sportage X-Pro Prestige, begins at $36,790. Prices exclude a $1,255 destination fee. The expanded lineup includes LX, EX, SX, SX-Prestige, X-Line, X-Pro, and X-Pro Prestige. The X-badged models offer standard all-wheel-drive, which otherwise is a $2000 option. The hybrid powertrain comes in LX with FWD, EX, and SX-Prestige AWD. Hybrid and plug-in models will arrive by late June. The rugged X-Pro Sportage models get both cosmetic as well as mechanical upgrades such as a wood dash trim, a power passenger seat, cooled front seats, a surround-view camera system, and more. Lease offers on the 2023 Kia Sportage are now in place, with best deals starting from $259 per month for 36 months with $3,499 due at signing for the LX FWD trim. The second lease deal is for the LX AWD with a monthly payment of $279 per month for 36 months with $3,499 due at signing. 

2023 Kia Sportage Buying Advice

The 20213 Kia Sportage Hybrid has a $28,545 starting price, which is only $1,300 more than the base LX (gas). We recommend going for the hybrid version as it offers more responsive performance, thanks to more power along with a better fuel-economy rating. Offered in LX, EX, and SX-Prestige trims, the hybrid includes similar standard features as the gas model. If you’re looking for an AWD model, check out the Sportage hybrid EX which costs around $32,245. 

2023 Kia Sportage Latest Updates

  • Apr' 13, 2022 : 2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid Pricing Announced, Range Starts At $27,290 Read More »
  • Mar' 21, 2022 : Kia Sedona And Kia Sportage Earns J.D. Power 2021 U.S. Initial Quality Study (IQS) Awards Read More »
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To meet the dynamic and modern requirements of the compact SUV segment, the 2023 Kia Sportage returns to the market in an improved avatar. It is an all-new vehicle that is based on a novel platform, sports a striking yet polarizing new fascia, and comes with a potent set of trim options. It aims to re-establish its ascendancy in the market by overcoming the fallacies of the previous generation. While its updates are considerable, Kia’s efforts fail to bring about a noticeable change to the vehicle’s overall performance. It remains unexciting in its driving, nonetheless, the Sportage’s high safety quotient and an appetite for luxury make it a cogent option for family-oriented buyers.


ProsConsWhat's New

Finely curated cabin

Uninspired driving dynamics

The 2023 Kia Sportage has been completely revamped and introduces the fifth generation of the SUV

Packed to the hilt with class-leading specifications

Polarizing front styling

Comprehensive warranty package

Hesitant transmission unit

Enticing design

Over All Rating

0.0

Out of 10

Notable Rankings

#0 in Suv


Pictures & Videos


Trims

LX$25,990 onwards

EX$27,990 onwards

X-Line$30,790 onwards

SX$31,490 onwards



Colors and Styles

2023 Kia Sportage in Alpine White color
Alpine White

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

The 2023 Kia Sportage grows into mid-size SUV proportions and is loaded with several more standard safety and convenience features. With seating for five and new off-road-leaning trims, the Sportage is highly capable and versatile. The redesigned Sportage overcomes the earlier complaints, with better driving dynamics, excellent safety, improved interior room, and enough options to suit any taste. This fifth-generation Sportage boasts a sharper exterior and a roomier interior. thanks to its longer body dimensions than before. Two new off-road trims, X-Line and X-Pro, expand the 2023 lineup to seven models, with gas, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid powertrains.

On the outside, the broadened proportions are flanked by vertical DRLs from the bumper to the fender and LED lighting front and back. On X-models, you will get a black roof that holds upraised roof rails, and black cladding that runs over round wheel arches. Inside, most 2023 Sportage models feature a 12.3-inch touchscreen. Hybrid models get a dial gear shifter, whereas gas models have a mechanical shifter. The Sportage can be had with essentially four different driving personalities. A 187-hp 2.5-liter inline-4 comes with an 8-speed automatic and front-wheel drive, while the X-Pro trims add standard all-wheel drive and off-road enhancements. A 227-hp hybrid with a 1.6-liter turbo-4 and a 6-speed automatic offers much more efficient at 43 mpg combined. An upcoming plug-in hybrid promises 32 miles of electric range. 

The 2023 Kia Sportage price starts at just under $26,000 and falls in a similar ballpark as the Honda CR-V, the Ford Escape, and the Hyundai Tucson. Safety enhancements are quite significant in the new Sportage. Standard safety equipment includes automatic emergency braking, active lane control, and parking sensors. Options include a surround-view camera system.


Buying Advice

Kia's pricing of the new Sportage - $25,990 for the base LX model up to $36,790 for an X-Pro Prestige - is a competitive range for compact crossover SUVs. Though the new 2023 Sportage offers polarizing looks, upgraded interior, and ample technology features, we will be reluctant to pay close to $40,000 for a version with the base engine. We recommend the optional hybrid powertrain, which offers a more responsive performance plus better fuel economy. You can go with the mid-range EX hybrid or the SX Prestige. These models get desirable features such as the larger 12.3-inch infotainment screen, wireless smartphone charging, and heated front seats. 

 

Features

Buyers interested in the new 2023 Kia Sportage can purchase an LX, EX, SX, SX-Prestige, X-Line, X-Pro, and X-Pro Prestige model at their nearest local dealer. Pricing for the Kia's new 2023 Sportage LX FWD starts at $25,990, excluding the destination charges. Add $2000 for the AWD system. The Sportage EX offers 18-inch wheels, and a gloss-black radiator grille, at a starting price of $27,990 with FWD, or $29,990 with AWD. The SX trim adds a power liftgate and a sunroof, while the prices increase to $31,490 (FWD) or $33,290 (AWD). 

In the SX-Prestige, the 2023 Kia Sportage gets luxury treatment. it comes equipped with 19-inch wheels, premium artificial leather seat upholstery, and a surround-view monitor. This Sportage model costs at least $33,490 with FWD or $35,290 with AWD. With an off-road pedigree, the Kia Sportage X-Pro with standard AWD adds all-terrain tires on 17-inch alloy wheels and Normal, Sport, Smart, and Snow driving modes begin at $34,990. The X-Pro Prestige starts at $36,790 for which it adds extra items like a handy surround-view monitor.

Trim

LX

EX

X-Line AWD

SX

SX Prestige

Sportage X-Pro

Sportage X-Pro Prestige

MSRP (FWD)

$25,990

$27,990

N/A

$31,490

$33,490

N/A

N/A

MSRP (AWD)

$27,790

$29,970

$30,790

$33,290

$35,290

$34,990

$36,790

Key Features

8-inch touchscreen unit

Dual-zone climate control

X-Line body elements

Heated windshield

Surround-view monitor

Heated windshield

Surround-view monitor

 

LED headlights and taillights

Powered driver seat with lumbar support

Optional smart power liftgate

Navigation based smart cruise control

19-inch alloy wheels

Navigation based smart cruise control

19-inch alloy wheels

 

Rear parking sensors

Heated side-view mirrors

High-utility roof rails

Harman Kardon Premium sound system

Parking-Collision Avoidance Assist Reverse

Harman Kardon Premium sound system

Parking-Collision Avoidance Assist Reverse

 

Optional heated rear seats

Rain-sensing wipers

Rain-sensing wipers

Panoramic Sunroof

Powered Driver and Passenger

Panoramic Sunroof

Powered Driver and Passenger

 

High beam assist

Blind-spot detection

Blind-spot detection

Highway Driving Assist

LED Foglights

Highway Driving Assist

LED Foglights

A Hybrid and plug-in model will arrive by late June and start at $28,545 for an LX FWD and top out at $37,445 for an SX-Prestige model (pricing for the plug-in hybrid Sportage has not been released yet). The 2023 Kia Sportage comes in a whopping seven trim options, each of which is handsomely equipped. Starting from the base variant itself, the compact SUV is filled with potent features like a drive mode selector, a rearview camera, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality. Additionally, the Korean option is also equipped with several other specifications that are available in succeeding trim levels. Listed below are the features that are available with each trim and their corresponding prices.

Engine and Performance

Under its hood, the 2023 Kia Sportage houses a standard 2.5L inline-4 engine paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission that is capable of producing 187 horsepower and 178 lb.-ft of torque. While the outputs have improved from the yesteryear model, the power difference is only diminutive and does not bring about a major change in the vehicle’s performance. Nonetheless, the Sportage manages to be the quickest option in its class, with 0-60 mph timings of 7.5 seconds. The quarter-mile results are yet to be known, but the Korean SUV does manage a top speed of 120 MPH.

The hybrid variant combines a 1.6-liter turbo engine with a single electric motor, which provides a total of 227 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Though the hybrid’s power increased, it is approximately 200-pound heavier. Both powertrains can be paired with front- or all-wheel drive. There's also an all-wheel-drive-only plug-in hybrid, soon to be released with the gasoline turbo engine of the regular hybrid but adds a more powerful electric motor and a bigger battery pack.

Model

2023 Kia Sportage

2022 Honda CR-V

2022 Ford Escape

2022 Hyundai Tucson

MSRP

$25,990

$26,800

$26,760

$24,950

Engine

2.5L inline-4

1.5L turbocharged inline-4

1.5L turbocharged inline-3

2.5L inline-4

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

FWD

FWD

Transmission

8-speed automatic

CVT

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

Power

187 hp @ 6100 RPM

190 hp @ 5600 RPM

181 hp @ 6000 RPM

187 hp @ 6100 RPM

Torque

178lb.-ft @ 4000 RPM

179 lb.-ft @ 2000 RPM

190 lb.-ft @ 3000 RPM

178lb.-ft @ 4000 RPM

0-60 MPH (seconds)

7.5 seconds

9.2 seconds

7.7 seconds

8.8 seconds

Quarter-mile (seconds)

N/A

16.6 seconds

15.9 seconds

17 seconds

Top Speed (MPH)

120 MPH

127 MPH

122 MPH

120 MPH

The power developed by the engine and transmission unit is transferred to the front wheels as standard. However, depending on the trim and options you choose, it can also be directed to all the wheels. While it focuses on comfort with its independent suspension unit that can withstand all road conditions, the vehicle’s driving demeanor is not out of the ordinary, and can also feel underwhelming for some. The steering does not feel completely responsive and a similar issue is experienced with the transmission unit as well. Nonetheless, the Sportage offers off-road capability with designated BF Goodrich All-terrain tires on its X-Pro trims.

In comparison with its competitors, only the 2022 Ford Escape comes close to the Kia Sportage in terms of performance. Despite sporting the smallest engine, a turbocharged inline-3 unit, the American SUV completes the 60mph test in just 7.7 seconds. On the other hand, the Honda CR-V’s 190hp unit is the slowest option and the SUV takes a tiring 9.2 seconds to manage a similar feat.

2023 Kia Sportage Ride and Handling 

The 2023 Kia Sportage is a comfort hauler and its primary focus lies on providing a leisurely experience. While it manages to do so with its decent ride quality, the SUV’s drivability is not its strongest suit. Though it is built to perform astoundingly on uneven terrains, its steering system lacks responsiveness. Additionally, the transmission unit is not the most refined option in the segment and there is considerable body roll, which buyers will have to get used to. 

The X-Pro trims are slightly different in their setup, but without any noticeable change in their performance capabilities. However, they do sport a larger set of tires and are tweaked to ace off-road conditions. They are available with a standard AWD setup and benefit from 8.2 inches of ground clearance.

2023 Kia Sportage Braking Performance 

The 2023 Kia Sportage’s braking performance is unknown. Yet, we feel that the SUV will remain a potent performer, thanks to its advanced technology. It comes with ventilated disc brakes at the front and solid rear discs at the back, which work in tandem with the 4-wheel ABS functionality. Additionally, it also sports a relatively larger set of brakes, measured at 12.6 inches at the front and 11.9 inches at the rear. 

Model

2023 Kia Sportage

2022 Honda

CR-V

2022 Ford Escape

2022 Hyundai Tucson

Brake Rotors (front) (in.) 

12.6

11.1

N/A 

12.8

Brake Rotors (front) (in.) 

11.9

N/A

N/A

12

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,374 lbs

3,337 lbs

3,298 lbs

3,329 lbs

60-0 (.-ft)

N/A

128 ft.

128 ft. 

118 ft.

Compared to the Kia SUV, the 2022 Hyundai Tucson has marginally larger brakes. It is also the best performer in the segment and comes to a halt from 60 MPH, at 118ft. The other two options in comparison, take an additional 10 feet, despite Ford’s lighter weight advantage.

Fuel Economy

The 2023 Kia Sportage with the base 2.5-liter four-cylinder gets EPA estimated 25 mpg city and 32 mpg highway when equipped with front-wheel drive. respectively. With all-wheel drive (AWD), the 2023 Sportage is rated at 23 mpg city and 28 mpg highway. All non-hybrid models come with a 14.3 gallon of fuel tank capacity. 

The combined fuel economy for the standard Sportage is average in the class, rated at 28 mpg for front-wheel-drive models or 25 mpg for all-wheel-drive versions.  The hybrid bumps the EPA fuel economy ratings to 43 mpg for FWD LX or 38 mpg for the EX and SX-Prestige model that comes with standard AWD. The Kia Sportage plug-in hybrid's fuel economy ratings are not yet out, but it will offer approx 32 miles of all-electric range.

Model

2023 Kia Sportage

2022 Honda CR-V

2022 Ford Escape

2022 Hyundai Tucson

MPG (city)

25

28

28

26

MPG (highway)

32

34

34

33

MPG (combined)

28

30

30

29

Fuel capacity (gallons)

14.3-gallons

14-gallons

14.8-gallons

14.3-gallons

Range (City, highway, combined, in miles)

358/458/400 mi

392/476/420 mi

415/503/445 mi

372/472/414 mi

Kia’s corporate sibling, Hyundai, manages almost a similar set of ratings. The Honda CR-V and Ford Escape are better offerings, when efficiency is concerned, and average a combined efficiency of 30 MPG. However, the latter comes with a larger fuel tank that can hold 14.8-gallons. Consequently, its range of 415 miles in the city and 503 miles on the highway is class-leading.

Interior

At first glance, the 2023 Kia Sportage interior carries a similar ergonomic aura to the previous model but with an aggressive new design. The all-new Sportage has a completely revamped interior, most notably the 2023 model is larger than the outgoing model. The redesigned cabin has class-leading interior and cargo space to offer, thanks to the vehicle’s improved dimensions. Three occupants can be easily accommodated in the rear seat, however, if you wish, a combination of two children and a similar number of adults might also be seated in leisure. Additionally, the 2023 Sportage’s most evident change comes in its increased cargo capacity. As standard, the compact SUV has a trunk volume of 39.6 cu.-ft behind the rear seats, while with the rear seats folded, this space increases to almost 74 cu.-ft. Compared to the previous generation, such cargo space was far-fetched, with only a handful of competitors managing to achieve it.

The 2023 Kia Sportage’s seats are covered in woven cloth on the LX trim, while higher trims get leather upholstery. The new Sportage's interior design and materials, even in the base model, look stunning, while the high-end SX and X models add near-luxury interior trims. Depending on the trim level you opt for, the driver and passenger seats may be available with powered adjustment and lumbar support. There is some use of plastic elements, however, that is not unusual for the class and helps keep the price of the SUV accessible and affordable. The new Sportage’s cabin is built keeping comfort in mind. All controls and functions are within arm’s reach and the touch-sensitive climate control panel, which sits below the centrally-placed touchscreen unit, also feels easy to use, even when on the move.

Model

2023 Kia Sportage

2022 Honda CR-V

2022 Ford Escape

2022 Hyundai Tucson

Passenger Capacity

5

5

5

5

First Row (Head/shoulder/legroom)

39.6/57.5/41.4

40.1/57.9/41.3

40/57.6/42.4

40.1/57.6/41.4

Second Row (Head/shoulder/legroom)

39.4/55.6/41.3

39.2/55.6/40.5

39.3/56/40.7

39.5/56/41.3

Cargo Capacity to the second row(cu.-ft)

39.6 cu.-ft.

39.2 cu.-ft

37.5 cu.-ft

38.7 cu.-ft

Cargo Capacity to the first row(cu.-ft)

74.1 cu.-ft.

75.8 cu.-ft

65.4 cu.-ft

73.8 cu.-ft

The new Hyundai Tucson has almost a similar cargo capacity to offer. Yet, it is the 2022 Honda CR-V that manages to take the crown in the segment. While its standard space is lower than what Kia offers, the Japanese SUV’s maximum cargo capacity remains close to 75.8 cubic feet. On the other hand, the interior space of all SUVs is almost similar and built to seat five passengers in utmost comfort.

Some standout interior features of the 2023 Kia Sportage include:

  • Woven cloth/leather upholstery
  • Tilt and Telescopic Steering Wheel
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Dual-zone Climate Control (Available from the EX-trim)
  • Leather-wrapped and heated steering wheel (Available from the EX-trim)
  • Front and rear cupholders

How intuitive is the 2023 Kia Sportage’s infotainment system?

Interior upgrades continue. The 2023 Kia Sportage’s infotainment system boasts a new Kia Connect user interface that replaces the previous "UVO" system. It is easy to use, highly collaborative, and comes with natural voice commands, which increase its versatility. As standard, the Sportage comes equipped with an 8-inch display with wireless Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. As buyers move to higher trims, an upgraded 12.3-inch “curved” display that seamlessly connects to a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster sets the bar high. The advanced interior technology features such as wireless charging, rear-seat USB C ports, 360-degree surround view, and more are available.

Listed below are some other standout features available with the Kia Sportage:

  • 12.3-inch information cluster
  • 6-speaker sound system
  • 8-speaker Harman Kardon speakers (available from the SX trim)
  • Media USB Input
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
Exterior

Entering its fifth generation, the 2023 Kia Sportage adopts the brand’s latest design strategy. Like the higher placed, Kia Sorento, the compact SUV’s design has changed considerably. Yet, it is not all that enticing. While the front boomerang lights, sharp muscle lines, and subtle taillamps do the trick, the dogbone front grille is slightly polarizing. It feels too bold as per the SUV’s aura and does not help improve the vehicle’s muscularity. Nonetheless, the Sportage is a true SUV that comes with 17-inch wheels as standard, a rear spoiler, and matte black wheel arch molding for a rugged look. The X-Pro trims, however, are distinctly designed and come with a unique bumper design, window surrounds, and 19-inch wheels.

In terms of dimensions, the new N3 Platform works wonders for the 2023 Kia Sportage. Compared to the previous model, the all-new Sportage is notably larger - half an inch wider and taller and 7.1 inches longer. Its wheelbase grew by 3.4 inches to 108.5 inches, which is the longest in the segment and helps in providing class-leading interior space to the occupants, especially the second-row legroom (41.3 inches) along with a healthy bump in cargo space. While in its FWD avatar, the 2023 Sportage has a ground clearance of 7.1 inches, the AWD models add another 1.2 inches for better capabilities.

Adding more off-road pedigree to the 2023 model, the new Kia Sportage offers "X" trims with standard all-wheel-drive and better ground clearance increasing from 7.1 inches to 8.3 inches. The X Pro and X Pro Prestige models come equipped with standard BFGoodrich all-terrain tires and retuned driving modes that take advantage of the increased grip.

Model

2023 Kia Sportage

2022 Honda CR-V

2022 Ford Escape

2022 Hyundai Tucson

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,374 lbs

3,337 lbs

3,298 lbs

3,329 lbs

Length (in.)

183.5 in

182.1 in

181.3 in

182.3 in

Width (in.)

73.4 in

73 in

74.1 in

73.4 in

Height (in.)

66.1 in

66.1 in

66.1 in

65.6 in

Ground Clearance (in.)

7.1 in

7.8 in

N/A

7.1 in

Wheelbase (in.)

108.5 in

104.8 in

106.7 in

108.5 in

The 2022 Tucson has almost similar dimensions as its corporate sibling. Even in terms of design, Hyundai has also adopted a futuristic approach, which allows the SUV to stand out in the crowd. On the other hand, the 2022 CR-V and 2022 Escape are smaller SUVs, but only diminutively. Though the Japanese option looks the bulkiest, it has the shortest wheelbase of 104.8 inches, while its ground clearance is the highest at 7.8 inches.

Some of the standout exterior features include:

  • Heated side-view mirrors
  • Rear Spoilers
  • Body-colored door handles and side-view mirrors
  • Panoramic Sunroof (available from SX trim)
  • LED Daytime Running Light
  • 17/18/19-inch alloy wheels 
Safety

The 2023 Kia Sportage is based on the N3 platform, which is structurally sound and provides ample flexibility. It makes use of tensile materials and has adequate crumple zones to protect the occupants in the event of a crash. The SUV comes with a potent list of features right from its base variant. As standard, these include specifications like a Forward Collision Avoidance System, a rollover sensor, and Hill Start Assist Control. However, the vehicle’s performance is not yet known, since it has not been tested by NHTSA or IIHS.

Some of the standout safety features available with the 2023 Kia Sportage include:

  • Lane Following, Keeping, and Departure Assist
  • Driver Attention Warning
  • Park Distance Warning
  • Blind-spot detection (Available from EX trim)
  • Highway Driving Assist (Available from SX trim)
  • Parking Collision Avoidance Assist Reverse (Available from SX Prestige trim)
Competition

2023 Kia Sportage vs 2022 Honda CR-V

The 2023 Kia Sportage and 2022 Honda CR-Vare the closest competitors in the market. Their performances are differentiated by the finest of margins and to declare a certain winner between them could be a task. Nonetheless, the SUVs remain easily comparable on some fronts. While the Honda CR-V is frugal, easier to drive, and has better cargo capacity, the Kia Sportage leads in terms of performance and interior space. However, in this comparison, we would like to reserve our judgment, since the 2023 CR-V might mark the start of a new generation of the SUV.

2023 Kia Sportage vs 2022 Ford Escape

In terms of drivability, the 2023 Kia Sportage and 2022 Ford Escape suffer from lackluster driving experiences and rough transmission units. So, the comparison depends on the quality and performance these SUVs deliver. In those aspects, the Kia Sportage takes an easy lead. It is quicker, has better cargo and passenger space to offer, and bears a striking fascia as compared to the American SUV. While Ford is more efficient and has a larger fuel tank, the Korean SUV proves to be more versatile, and consequently, gains ascendancy.

2023 Kia Sportage vs 2022 Hyundai Tucson

Belonging to the same parent brand, the differences between the 2023 Kia Sportage and 2022 Hyundai Tucson are not considerable. Rather they are similar in terms of fuel efficiency, interior space, and exterior dimensions. The only differences between the two SUVs are concerned with their exterior design and acceleration capabilities. While the choice is subjective when the design is concerned, the 2023 Sportage is almost a second quicker, giving it a marginal advantage over its corporate sibling.

Final Verdict

The 2023 Kia Sportage redesign allows the SUV to garner attention in the market and amass popularity. Its fifth-generation promises to be a better proposition than the outgoing model, with higher space, better powertrain options, and added functionality. Yet, the SUV is not the most comprehensive option available in the segment. While it has overcome the issues of constricted cargo space and slow acceleration, its lackluster driving dynamics and lower fuel efficiency cause it to fall behind its competitors. So, if you are willing to make a few compromises with the compact SUV of your choice, the Kia Sportage can be a viable option. 

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8-Speed Automatic


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Jose

2021 Kia Sportage

LX 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)

6

User Overall Rating

Posted On: May 18, 2022

Shitty drive modes.

Pros - Design, Dashboard layout.

Cons - Driving modes, fog lights, USB port.

Dull fog lights. The Kia Sportage is not very impressive to drive. The driving modes don't make any difference. It feels the same to drive in every mode. The USB port takes more than two hours to charge up the phone. Moreover, the fog lights are not bright enough. Doesn't make any difference at night. The sales team were really good. They made the usually long buying process so quick and ef...

4/10
Features
7/10
Interior
8/10
Design
6/10
Safety
6/10
Reliability
6/10
Deal Value
8/10
Dealer Review

VJ

Vanessa Johnston

2021 Kia Sportage

LX 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)

7

User Overall Rating

Posted On: January 18, 2022

affordable compact SUV with plenty of interior space

Pros - High quality cabin, spacious seats, attractive dashboard layout with user friendly infotainment interface.

Cons - Limited cargo room, poor gas mileage and slow acceleration.

underpowered compact SUV with a generous list of standard safety features. I recently purchased a 2021 Kia Sportage LX. It cramms a lot of amenities into a small package, with a high quality cabin and a distinctive style that sets it apart from the rest. It has lots of room in both rows and a user-friendly infotainment system that includes smartphone connection via Android Auto and Apple CarPlay ...

7/10
Features
5/10
Interior
7/10
Design
7/10
Safety
7/10
Reliability
7/10
Deal Value
9/10
Dealer Review

R

Ryan

2021 Kia Sportage

LX 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)

7

User Overall Rating

Posted On: January 11, 2022

I must say that the Sportage is sized really well for the city

Pros - Easy to use infotainment. City friendly proportions. Sturdy steel foot pedals.

Cons - Weak acceleration. Not cargo friendly. Less under thigh support.

Seats are a bit uncomfortable City drives can become a hassle if the vehicles are too big but even though an SUV, the Sportage is perfectly sized without compromising on the passenger space. I can drive my Sportage with ease but Kia did have to cut down on the trunk space to get it to the ideal size. The seats are good except for the amount of thigh support they provide as there's barely any and ...

7/10
Features
7/10
Interior
7/10
Design
6/10
Safety
7/10
Reliability
6/10
Deal Value
1/10
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Shitty drive modes.

Dull fog lights. The Kia Sportage is not very impressive to...

by Jose


7/10

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affordable compact SUV with plenty of interior space

underpowered compact SUV with a generous list of standard s...

by Vanessa Johnston


7/10

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I must say that the Sportage is sized really well for the city

Seats are a bit uncomfortable City drives can become a hass...

by Ryan


5/10

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Underwhelming SUV with disappointing acceleration

Underpowered SUV, with a lot of blind spots in the rear vie...

by Andrew M. White


7/10

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Feels adequate for commuting!

Feature-packed and solid SUV I'm not a follower of KIA's de...

by S. Montano

Kia Sportage 5 year Cost To Own


Cash Price(MSRP)
$28,166
5 Year Cost To Own
$44,726
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $44,726
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Depreciation$7,036$1,671$1,535$1,850$1,716$13,808
Insurance$1,164$1,241$1,319$1,359$1,349$6,432
Fuel$1,856$1,864$1,931$2,007$2,082$9,740
Maintenance$589$822$684$1,818$1,933$5,846
Repairs$3$-34$10$1$636$616
Financing Interest$1,766$1,404$1,021$711$233$5,135
Taxes and Fees$2,412$226$186$161$164$3,149
Total Cost-To-Own$14,826$7,194$6,686$7,907$8,113$44,726
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