Including its outgoing design, the new 2023 Kia Sportage stands out from the crowd of compact crossovers. The Kia has an unusual grille design and a set of headlights that appear to be from another planet. Its bolder exterior is also larger than before in terms of dimensions, which results in additional cargo space and internal space. The 2017 Shortage’s interior is stylish and loaded with technology, including a sizable dash-mounted screen. A 4-cylinder engine with 187 horsepower, a hybrid powertrain with 226 horsepower, or a more potent plug-in hybrid vehicle with an estimated 34 miles of electric range can provide power. Both Mazda CX-5 and the Honda CR-V are strong companies in the market, but the 2023 Kia sportage shows that it has more to offer than simply a unique design.
What has changed for 2023?
For such 2023 model year, the Shortage will move into a new generation and offer recently developed hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains. The latter improvement puts the Kia as a rival to plug-in automobiles, much like Toyota RAV4 Prime and the plug-in hybrid Hyundai Tucson.
Performance - Engine, Transmission, and Other
A 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine having two electric motors working together generates 219 horsepower when it’s used to power the RAV4 Hybrid. A variable speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive are standard features. One of two electric motors drives the rear wheels, while the other engine as well as the gasoline engine power the front wheels (CVT). The RAV4 Hybrid is not only quicker than the standard version, but also more efficient.
Battery Performance, charging, & Range
The PHEW model can drive the Shortage 34 miles with power only just before the gasoline engine steps in to keep it moving, according to the EPA. It shares the same design as the Hyundai Tucson plug-in hybrid version, with a 13.8 kWh power pack with 261 combined horsepower.
Fuel efficiency and actual MPG
Front-wheel drive models of a Shortage with the basic 2.5-liter four-cylinder motor are rated by the EPA at 25 MPG city camp; 32 MPG highway, whereas all drive, models are scored at 23 MPG city camp; 28 MPG highway. Front hybrid is able to achieve up to 42 city MPG and 44 highways MPG. The plug-in hybrid model has an EPA estimate of 36 MPG city camp; 35 MPG highway. A Shortage Hybrid with in all drive scored 31 MPG.
Cargo, Comfort, as well as the Interior
Kia Sportage creates a first impression inside with an elegant look accentuated by a sizable digital dashboard display and other amazing features. A trendy two-tone color palette and for interior is an option, but you can also choose a cabin that is all black. The cup holder includes a push-to-start key, a rotating shift knob, and multiple other controls which are merged inside the piano-black bezel. The Shortage offers 40 cubic feet of storage space behind the passenger seat and additional rear seat legroom as a result of larger dimensions and a longer wheelbase. For even more versatility, the cargo floor offers two levels.
Connectivity and Information
The Shortage has desirable infotainment features such Apple Car Play and Google Auto as standard kit. All models provide a digital gauge display in addition to the standard 8.0-inch infotainment display. And, though, we suggest the upgrade to the larger 12.3-inch infotainment display, which offers more connectivity and clearer graphics. On under infotainment interface, there are also smart touch-sensitive control that switch between the stereo and the weather system. There’s an upgraded Herman/Pardon system available, as well as a cellphone charger and a Wi-Fi hotspot which needs a subscription.
Features for Driver Help and Safety
Numerous driver-assistance technologies are offered as options and standard features inside the 2017 Shortage. The list of functions ranges from adaptive cruise control plus navigation to a remote parking capability that is remarkably similar to Hyundai’s Smart Park service.
Important security elements include
Standard automatic emergency braking and forward collision assistance, and the common lane-departure monitoring and rear cross-traffic warning are optional.