2023 Kia Sportage Trims & Specs

For the new generation, the Kia Sportage trim levels have been expanded to include the LX, EX, SX, SX Prestige, X-Line, X-Pro, and X-Pro Prestige. While each is presented with the same 2.5L inline-four engine that comes mated to an eight-speed auto, creating 187 hp and 178 lb-ft, the LX, EX, and SX Prestige can be had a hybrid powertrain that combines a 1.6L turbo-four with electric components, making 227 hp and 258 lb-ft. The X-Line gets a PHEV option, as well as a unique X-Line Prestige trim, developing 261 hp and 258 lb-ft. Both hybrids make use of a six-speed automatic transmission.

Standard features on the gas-only model that is the subject of this review include 17-inch alloy wheels, LED exterior lighting, and a comprehensive safety suite with forward collision avoidance, lane-keep assist, and rear park distance warning. The infotainment comprises an eight-inch touchscreen, smartphone integration, and a six-speaker sound system.

This offering can be expanded with dual-zone climate control, power-adjustable front seats, heating and ventilation for said seats, a new 12.3-inch curved touchscreen, an eight-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, and additional safety tech like smart cruise control, reverse collision avoidance, rear cross-traffic alert, and blind-spot assist.

What's the Price of the 2023 Kia Sportage?

Pricing specs for the Kia Sportage trims range from exceptionally affordable to quite expensive in the case of the PHEVs.

The starting price of the 2023 Kia Sportage is extremely affordable at just $26,290 for the LX, which increases to $27,490 if you want the hybrid. The cheapest way to get great value is the EX trim, which starts at $28,290, or $31,190 for the hybrid. That's followed by the X-Line at $31,090 and the SX at $31,790, though the PHEV X-Line increases significantly to $38,690. The SX Prestige is also available as a gas-powered car for $33,790 or a hybrid for $36,390.

The more rugged X-Pro trims start at $35,290 and top out at $37,090 for the X-Line Prestige. The only model with a higher price is the new Kia Sportage X-Line Prestige, which is a PHEV only, at $43,190. The LX, EX, SX, and SX Prestige can all upgrade from FWD to AWD for an additional $1,800. These Kia Sportage prices are MSRP and do not include the destination charge of $1,325.

2023 Kia Sportage Models And Configurations

7 models / 11 configurations
LX
$26,290
Starting Price (MSRP)
Kia Sportage LX For Sale
  • Engine:
    2.5L Inline-4 Gas
  • Transmission:
    8-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-Wheel Drive
    All-Wheel Drive
  • Configurations:
    LX FWD
    LX AWD
Key Features
  • 2.5-liter four-cylinder (187 hp/178 lb-ft)
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • FWD or AWD
  • Forward collision avoidance
  • Eight-inch touchscreen display
2023 Kia Sportage LX Full Specs
EX
$28,290
Starting Price (MSRP)
Kia Sportage EX For Sale
  • Engine:
    2.5L Inline-4 Gas
  • Transmission:
    8-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-Wheel Drive
    All-Wheel Drive
  • Configurations:
    EX FWD
    EX AWD
Key Features
  • Equipped with the LX’s features, plus:
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • 10-way power driver’s seat
  • Blind-spot collision avoidance assist
  • 12.3-inch curved touchscreen
2023 Kia Sportage EX Full Specs
X-Line
$31,090
Starting Price (MSRP)
Kia Sportage X-Line For Sale
  • Engine:
    2.5L Inline-4 Gas
  • Transmission:
    8-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrain:
    All-Wheel Drive
  • Configurations:
    X-Line AWD
Key Features
  • Equipped with the EX’s features, plus:
  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • AWD only
  • High-utility roof rails
  • X-Line body styling
  • Snow driving mode
2023 Kia Sportage X-Line Full Specs
SX
$31,790
Starting Price (MSRP)
Kia Sportage SX For Sale
  • Engine:
    2.5L Inline-4 Gas
  • Transmission:
    8-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-Wheel Drive
    All-Wheel Drive
  • Configurations:
    SX FWD
    SX AWD
Key Features
  • Equipped with the EX’s features, plus:
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Driver-seat memory
  • Smart power tailgate
  • Eight-speaker Harman Kardon sound system
  • Smart cruise control with Stop & Go
2023 Kia Sportage SX Full Specs
SX-Prestige
$33,790
Starting Price (MSRP)
Kia Sportage SX-Prestige For Sale
  • Engine:
    2.5L Inline-4 Gas
  • Transmission:
    8-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-Wheel Drive
    All-Wheel Drive
  • Configurations:
    SX-Prestige FWD
    SX-Prestige AWD
Key Features
  • Equipped with the SX’s features, plus:
  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • LED foglights
  • Eight-way power passenger seat
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Surround-view monitor
2023 Kia Sportage SX-Prestige Full Specs
X-Pro
$35,290
Starting Price (MSRP)
Kia Sportage X-Pro For Sale
  • Engine:
    2.5L Inline-4 Gas
  • Transmission:
    8-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrain:
    All-Wheel Drive
  • Configurations:
    X-Pro AWD
Key Features
  • Equipped with the X-Line's features, plus:
  • Exclusive 17-inch alloys
  • BFGoodrich all-terrain tires
  • Alloy pedals
  • Heated windshield
  • Heated steering wheel
2023 Kia Sportage X-Pro Full Specs
X-Pro Prestige
$37,090
Starting Price (MSRP)
Kia Sportage X-Pro Prestige For Sale
  • Engine:
    2.5L Inline-4 Gas
  • Transmission:
    8-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrain:
    All-Wheel Drive
  • Configurations:
    X-Pro Prestige AWD
Key Features
  • Equipped with the X-Pro’s features, plus:
  • Solar windshield
  • Eight-way power front passenger seat
  • Blind-view monitor
  • Surround-view monitor
  • Front park distance warning
2023 Kia Sportage X-Pro Prestige Full Specs

Additional Packages

Each of the Kia Sportage specifications is considered a comprehensive configuration, with very little room for alteration. As such, there is only a single true package on offer, as well as a small selection of options. The Premium Package is for the X-Line: it costs $1,500 and adds the panoramic sunroof, LED interior lighting, and a smart power tailgate. This same package is available to the EX hybrid at the same price. Individual options include a $500 tow hitch with harness, an auto-dimming rearview mirror with Homelink for $350, and a front skid plate for $200.

Option Group 015
$1,500
X-Line Premium Package, LED Interior Lighting, Smart Power Liftgate, Panoramic Sunroof
Option Group 017
$1,500
Sage Green Interior Color Package, X-Line Premium Package, LED Interior Lighting, Smart Power Liftgate, Panoramic Sunroof
Option Group 010
standard equipment
Option Group 012
Carmine Red Interior Color Package

What 2023 Kia Sportage Model Should I Buy?

In terms of sheer value for your money, the EX is the clear winner, as it adds a number of desirable features such as dual-zone climate control, a power-adjustable driver's seat, and heated front seats, along with the next-gen infotainment suite, all at a very nominal increase in price. It also gets a few nice-to-have safety enhancements. However, if you want to see the best fuel economy, you will have to look at the upper end of the range for one of the plug-in hybrid Kia Sportage models, which all cost considerably more.

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