All-New 2023 Kia Sportage for Sale in Bassett, VA

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Stunningly reimagined

If the 2023 Kia Sportage shows one thing, it’s that Kia doesn’t worry about completely reinventing a winning formula. Other automakers often prefer to make modest changes to successful nameplates to limit the chances of failure. However, you only have to look at previous Sportage generations on the roads of Bassett, Danville, Rocky Mount, and Greensboro to see that Kia has a successful track record of radical redesigns. The all-new 2023 Sportage is now bigger, bolder, and available with powerful and efficient hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains.

Trim levels

The 2023 Kia Sportage lineup consists of seven different trim levels, which doesn’t include the hybrid (HEV) and plug-in (PHEV) variants either. The new gas-only Sportage family starts with the entry-level LX trim level, and then there are the EX, X-Line AWD, SX, SX Prestige, and X-Pro AWD models before the range reaches its new pinnacle with the X-Pro Prestige AWD.

Any trim level with AWD in the name inevitably has all-wheel-drive as part of its standard specification, but the other trim levels that are standard front-wheel-drive are also available AWD if you want to choose it from the options list.

2023 Kia Sportage models and trim levels

Powertrains and performance

2023 Kia Sportage powertrains and performance

Every non-hybrid version of the 2023 Kia Sportage has the same engine under the hood, a 2.5-liter inline-four producing 187 horsepower and 178 lb.-ft. of torque. This year, the power goes to your choice of the front or all four wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission.

However, that’s the standard 2023 Kia Sportage powertrain, but now we also have Sportage HEV and Sportage PHEV models. These new models boast a hybrid system based on a 1.6-liter turbo-four that delivers more power and performance than non-hybrid versions. The Sportage HEV (hybrid) features a 1.49-kWh battery pack and electric motor that develops a combined 226 horsepower. The Sportage PHEV (plug-in hybrid) has a 13.8-kWh battery, which means it can drive in electric-only mode for up to 32 miles.

Features and equipment

It could legitimately be called out as lazy to say a new vehicle model is generously equipped these days because that’s what the market expects. Most models are generously equipped, even at the entry level. However, it says a lot about the 2023 Kia Sportage that all trim levels from the SX upwards feature a standard panoramic sunroof with a power sunshade and a Smart Power Liftgate. Every 2023 Kia Sportage also has LED front and rear lights, high beam assist, auto headlight control, and alloy wheels that range between 17- and 19 inches, depending on the trim level.

Today, genuine off-road capability is often beyond the AWD systems of many Sportage rivals because on-road performance is now the priority. Most owners are assumed to have little or no intention of leaving the pavement. However, X-Pro AWD and X-Pro Prestige AWD versions of the new Sportage offer drivers proper off-road capability. These range-topping models come with Available Active AWD with a center locking differential, multi-terrain drive modes, and X-Pro exclusive 17-inch alloy wheels in a Matte Black finish wrapped in BFGoodrich all-terrain tires.

2023 Kia Sportage interior features and equipment

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Would anyone have blamed Kia if it had rested on its laurels and made the 2023 Kia Sportage a mild update rather than a complete redesign of a highly successful model? That’s not how Kia does things, though. Instead, we have dramatic new styling that will turn heads, new levels of hybrid power and efficiency, and more off-road capability than the Sportage has ever enjoyed before. Come and check out all that and more with a test drive from Nelson Kia at 4730 Virginia Ave, Bassett, VA, or call us at (276) 647-1775 for more information and to book an appointment for a time that fits your schedule.

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