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2023 Kia Sportage

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RepairPal reliability rating

4.5 out of 5

Mileage (EPA estimate)

25 city, 32 highway, 28 combined

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All Kia Sportage years

New for 2023

  • The Sportage is available in a variety of new trims, including the SX Prestige, X-Line, X-Pro, and X-Pro Prestige.
  • The Nightfall trim has been discontinued for 2023.
  • Sportage trims have been upgraded with Memory Seat(s) and Remote Start as standard equipment this year.
  • The SX trim now comes with Leatherette Seats as standard equipment.
  • The EX trim now comes with Parking Sensors, Navigation System, Satellite Radio Ready, and Heated Steering Wheel as standard equipment.
  • The LX trim now comes with Blind Spot Monitor as standard equipment.

Explore Kia Sportage details

SX 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Harman Kardon Sound
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control

Optional Features

  • Full Roof Rack
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Running Boards
  • Tow Hitch

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Leg room

F 41.4"/R 41.3"

Head room

F 37.8"/R 38"

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Seating capacity


Max towing capacity

165/1653 lbs.



5 reasons to buy the 2023 Kia Sportage

1. Vast and stylish cabin

For a compact SUV, the 2023 Kia Sportage is anything but compact on the inside. There's seating for up to five passengers, and with just over 41 inches of legroom available in both the front and rear, everyone will have plenty of space to get comfortable. You and your passengers will enjoy traveling in the 2023 Sportage, with stylish features like tinted rear privacy glass and reclining rear seats as standard, plus dual-zone automatic climate control and heated front seats available on the EX and higher trims.

2. Sizeable trunk with plenty of storage space

Need a spacious trunk? Rest assured, the 2023 Kia Sportage has you covered for luggage space. In the standard configuration, you'll get 39.6 cu-ft of cargo volume behind the rear seats—enough for even the largest shopping haul or luggage for your family vacation. Additionally, the rear seats are 60/40 split-folding as standard, allowing up to a tremendous 74.1 cu-ft of cargo volume. Between the vast cabin and cavernous trunk, the 2023 Sportage is a compact SUV that really does seem bigger on the inside.

3. Striking exterior design

With a redesign for 2023, the Kia Sportage kicks off its fifth generation with a bold and distinctive exterior style. Most eye-catching of all are the boomerang-shaped front headlights, which combine a big and angular front grille to give the 2023 Sportage an unmistakable front end. With sleek lines and bold cutouts down the sides and along the rear decklid—not to mention the smooth hatchback-style roofline—this is a vehicle that brings a whole new level of style to the compact SUV.

4. Full suite of driver aids

For maximum peace of mind when driving around town, the 2023 Kia Sportage includes a great selection of driver-assistance features as standard across the range. The base LX trim has technologies like driver attention warning, lane keep assist and lane departure warning, and forward collision mitigation with automatic emergency braking. If you want more, the EX trim adds blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert and safe exit assist, and the SX trim includes forward cross-path detection and adaptive cruise control.

5. AWD trims are ready for anything

Looking for a compact SUV that can handle itself when the going gets rough? The 2023 Kia Sportage has an ace up its sleeve in this department, with two off-road-focused trims. The X-Line AWD trim includes all-wheel drive, a center locking differential, additional ground clearance, and roof rails. The X-Pro trim combines X-Line AWD and SX features, adding multi-terrain driving modes as well as a heated windshield and steering wheel.

Ratings & reliability

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RepairPal reliability rating


RepairPal gave the Kia Sportage an overall reliability rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Kia Sportage 6th out of 27 among Compact SUVs.


RepairPal reports that the average total annual cost for repairs and maintenance on a Kia Sportage is $418, compared to an average of $489 for Compact SUVs and $619 for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.


According to RepairPal, Kia Sportage owners bring their vehicles into a repair shop for unscheduled repairs an average of 0.8 times per year, compared to an average of 0.9 times for Compact SUVs and 1.4 times for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.


RepairPal reported that the probability of a repair being a severe or major issue is 9% for the Kia Sportage, compared to an average of 10% for Compact SUVs and 12% for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

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