How Comfortable is the 2023 Kia Sportage?May 31st, 2022
While the Kia Sportage has always been a popular option among SUV fans, the overhauled 2023 model has been enhanced with a plethora of new, driver-centric comfort features and amenities. This, the first model released from the fifth generation of Sportage vehicles, is roomier, more convenient, and ergonomic than any of its predecessors. Read on to learn more about exactly what kind of comforts this new compact crossover SUV has to offer.
The new 2023 Kia Sportage doesn’t skimp on those extra perks and comforts that transform your drive from a chore to a pleasure. The driver-centric cockpit is not only roomy and configurable but also stylish and inviting. The more durable synthetic leather upholstery extends from seats to armrests while a heated steering wheel comes wrapped in genuine leather. Along with the heated steering wheel, drivers and passengers alike can look forward to heated and ventilated front seats as part of the Sportage’s dual climate control system. When you factor in the built-in ionizer and driver’s seat/mirror integrated memory system, you’re never going to want to leave the road.
Accommodation & Space
Kia seems to be surging ahead of the curve when it comes to adding value to their 2023 vehicle lineup with more convenience and ergonomic features. The 2023 Sportage comes standard with several elements crucial to driver comfort guaranteed to reduce driving fatigue and offer more control.
- Widely adjustable tilt & telescopic steering column
- 10-way adjustable power driver’s seat
- 8-way adjustable power front passenger seat
- Available Smart Power liftgate
- Rotary shift knob
- Push-to-start button
The 2023 Kia Sportage’s larger overall dimensions and longer wheelbase have enabled much more internal space. This change has allowed for a wider cabin, more rear leg room, increased cargo/storage space (up to 2,098L with rear seats folded), and even made way for a 12.3-inch dual panoramic infotainment screen.
|Interior Dimensions (mm)||2023 Kia Sportage LX|
|Head Room (front) (no sunroof)||1,006|
|Head Room (rear)||1,000|
|Shoulder Room (front)||1,461|
|Shoulder Room (rear)||1,412|
|Hip Room (front)||1,392|
|Hip Room (rear)||1,357|
|Leg Room (front)||1,052|
|Leg Room (rear)||1,050|
|Volume Behind First Row (Floor High)||1,962|
|Volume Behind First Row (Floor Low)||2,098|
|Volume Behind Second Row (Floor High)||1,036|
|Volume Behind Second Row (Floor Low)||1,121|
There’s no question that Kia’s 2023 overhaul of this popular SUV has rolled onto the scene with more standard comfort amenities and options than ever before. Whether it’s a spontaneous outing, a long awaited road trip, or just the daily commute, the 2023 Kia Sportage is a great way to travel while feeling like you’ve left your own living room. If you’re curious about the 2023 Sportage or any vehicle in the 2023 Kia lineup, get in touch with our team of Kia experts online or by stopping by Waterloo Kia today.