Is a compact SUV that seats five passengers. It has standard front-wheel drive and optional all-wheel drive. The Sportage comes standard with a four-cylinder engine.
Kia’s compact SUV is getting a complete overhaul.
The exterior design of the fifth-generation Kia Sportage makes it almost completely different from its predecessor.
Larger than the previous-gen Sportage
New exterior design front and rear
The 2.5-liter four-cylinder
New eight-speed automatic transmission
AWD models gain 1.5 inches
The Kia Sportage isn’t particularly fun to drive, but that’s not the point. Kia aims to provide a comfortable driving experience, not a sporty one. While passing other cars on the highway has no problem
Kia has slightly increased horsepower on the 2023 Sportage. The 2.5-liter four-cylinder makes 187 horsepower, an increase of 6 horsepower over last year.
Given that the new Sportage is larger than its predecessor, it makes sense that there will be more room for rear passengers than before.