The 2023 Kia Sportage is all-new this year, entering its fifth generation. This compact crossover is Kia’s best-selling vehicle with more than 2 million sold in over two decades on the market. It’s a big deal for Kia, so there are big changes to ensure it continues to be a best seller. Changes include larger dimensions that provide more room for cargo and more room for passengers to spread out and get comfortable.
A new, more fuel-efficient gas engine is a part of the line-up, and Kia added both a hybrid and plug-in hybrid for those who put a priority on fuel economy. There are also new trims designed for those who might wander off the pavement for more rugged outdoor adventures. This is a competitive segment with lots of options from which to choose. Let’s see if the 2023 Kia Sportage has what it takes to be a standout.