Why Should You Invest In The New 2023 Kia Sportage?
The Kia Sportage is a stunning C-segment SUV and the flagship model of the Korean automotive manufacturing giant, Kia. The brand's fifth-generation vehicle is currently being marketed, which was first launched in 1993. Now, the new Sportage 2023 has all those features most demanded by its lovers.
Jim Marsh Kia offers the new Kia Sportage in Las Vegas, a renewed model with significant changes inside and out. In the compact SUV segment, the Kia Sportage rivals the Volkswagen Tiguan, the Ford Kuga, the Nissan Qashqai, and of course, its great rival and group mate, the Hyundai Tucson.
This blog highlights how the new Kia Sportage could be the right car for you. Let's see below the most favorable features of the new Sportage.
The Key Features Of The 2023 Kia Sportage
The Kia Sportage has become the most preferred model worldwide for having a more elegant and sporty design. It is more rounded front part than the previous model and incorporates a striking grille. It is also equipped with boomerang-shaped LED daytime running lights that surround the headlights with the technology of LED Matrix (optional). This impressive front and rear stand out even more with stylish bumpers that integrate the fog lights.
The side achieves a sportier character due to its more marked lines and striking wheels. It has a Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist system with radar sensors hidden in the corners of the rear bumper. This system scans for passing other vehicles as you back up. The system warns the driver and applies the brakes if it detects a vehicle or pedestrian when backing out of a parking area.
The interior of this new Kia Sportage has also been renewed, now being more digital, modern, and functional. The quality of its materials has also improved, providing greater comfort and elegance to this SUV. It incorporates some optional elements, such as heated seats, wireless charging, leather upholstery, etc.
As we mentioned, the Kia Sportage has an innovative digital interior since the brand has equipped it with advanced technological equipment.
Nowadays, ‘connectivity' is one of the technological aspects people value most in SUVs. That is why this compact SUV incorporates dual 12.3-inch Panoramic Connectivity Displays. These driver-centric displays play a crucial role in navigating the driver while entertaining them.
The new Sportage also features a Harman Kardon sound system consisting of eight high-power speakers, an external amplifier, and Active Sound Design (ASD).
You can also download the Kia Connect App if you want to contact your vehicle remotely. You can remotely access your Sportage using a smartwatch and control certain features of the new Sportage, like engine start/stop, door lock/unlock, and more. This app will also help you remotely adjust climate and view comprehensive vehicle information. You will have to pair the Smart Watch to your mobile.
You will also find other connectivity-related technologies, such as voice recognition and Android Auto/Apple CarPlay.
Kia presents the new 2023 Sportage for rough, adventurous roads. When we look at the technology for safety, the new Kia Sportage is well equipped with the latest technologies.
- Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist – This is a driving convenience and safety system preventing your vehicle from colliding with other cars in the adjacent lane or coming from behind. It warns the driver to control the car.
- Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist - This system helps you detect passing cars and pedestrians while driving. This also assists you in detecting vehicles while reversing, preventing your car from a collision.
- Lane Following Assist – This system is in charge of monitoring the road markers while helping keep your vehicle centered. This enables you to avoid road accidents by making you a more polite driver.
- Safe Exit Warning - This system is an excellent feature, as it warns the driver of any approaching hazards or cars before exiting the Sportage.
- Park Distance Warning-Rear – This standard safety feature provides the driver with an audible warning once its sensor detects any obstructions in the Sportage rear.
Kia's bestseller has a wide range of engines in its SUV segment. In addition to a 14.3-gallon fuel tank, the 2023 Kia Sportage is equipped with a 2.5-Liter 4-cylinder engine with 187hp and 178 pounds of torque.
It has a miles-per-gallon estimate of 25 mpg for the city that allows you to enjoy the front-wheel drive, and similarly 32 mpg for highway and 28 mpg combined. You can also enjoy the all-wheel drive, and for this, the EPA MPG estimates are 23 mpg, 28 mph, and 25 mpg for city, highway, and combined, respectively.
This new model is available with diesel and gasoline engines with light hybridization. It is also available in hybrid and plug-in hybrid.
In the gasoline option, you will find three versions of the 1.6 T-GDI, one conventional and two with light hybridization. Two of them reach a power of 150hp and have front-wheel drive, and the latest ‘mild-hybrid' version goes 180hp and has an automatic transmission as standard and all-wheel drive.
If you choose the diesel option, you will find two 1.6 CRDI versions. One of them with a six-speed manual transmission and 115hp, and the other option is a DCT automatic transmission and all-wheel drive with 136hp.
The Kia Sportage Hybrid has a 1.6 TGDI gasoline engine and another electric motor whose combination provides a power of 230CV. This version is only available with an automatic gearbox and gives you the option of front or all-wheel drive.
Like the mild-hybrid and hybrid, the four-wheel drive and over 1,800 kilograms weighing PHEV have a blown 1.6 T-GDI under the hood, a petrol engine that in the PHEV, however, works together with a 91hp electric motor. This gives the PHEV 265hp and 350 Nm system power, which is good for a sprint from standstill to 100 km/h in 8.2 seconds.
This is another strength of the fifth-generation Kia Sportage. In this section, we will explore the trunk by distinguishing between hybrid and non-hybrid versions.
The trunk capacity in the non-hybrid version is 591-Liters, occupying all the seats. If you travel with two people, you can fold down the rear row of seats and expand this capacity to 1,780-Liters. The trunk capacity in the hybrid version is not significantly affected either; it is 541-Liters. Therefore, in this aspect, whichever version you choose, you will always have a very generous space for loading luggage.
If you are looking for a new SUV and think the new Kia Sportage suits your needs, make a fair deal with Jim Marsh Kia. If you are still unsure which Sportage version to choose, we will help you choose the right one according to your needs and preferences. Besides Kia, we also have a Toyota dealership in Las Vegas and deal in pre-owned truck-segment vehicles as well. We can satisfy all your mobility needs. Contact us today!