In today’s automotive market, the trend is very much leaning towards crossovers and SUVs, as that seems to be the category that is drawing the attention of the average U.S. buyer (source: Quartz).
Kia are well aware of this trend, which is why they now have no less than 6 different models available to those looking for some additional passenger and cargo space.
The 6 Kia SUV and crossover models that the South Korean carmaker offers in its US-market range all come with the carmaker’s keen eye for design, as well as the latest safety and infotainment technology.
Perhaps best of all, though, every Kia vehicle is made available with an unbeatable 10-year/100,000-mile warranty program.
If you, or someone you know, is looking to size up from a compact or a traditional 4-door sedan, the following six Kia SUVs and crossovers are certainly worth considering.
Kia SUV & crossover line-up
2023 Kia Soul crossover
Kia Soul crossover with the uniquely boxy design became an instant hit the moment it was released, and it just gets better with each new generation.
For now, there is no AWD option for the Soul, but what you can get are several different design options that make it one of the most customizable models on the market.
If you want rugged, you got it with the X-Line, or perhaps you would prefer the sporty GT-Line or the eco-friendly EV. The new Kia Soul crossover really does offer it all.
2023 Kia Niro hybrid SUV / crossover
The Niro made history by becoming the first ever compact crossover to come with 3 distinct eco-friendly powertrain options.
Those would be the hybrid, plug-in hybrid (PHEV), and all-electric (EV) variants. The all-new Kia Niro hybrid crossover comfortably seats 5 adults, but at this current time, it is only available with an FWD option.
2023 Kia Seltos subcompact SUV
The 2023 Kia Seltos is the new addition to the Kia US’ SUV range. In terms of size, it slots in-between the Soul and Sportage crossover vehicles.
Boasting an attractive exterior design and roomy interior, the Seltos also offers an optional all-wheel-drive. AWD system in a compact sized vehicle is a great feat especially to those folks living in the US area with severe winter weather and lots of snow.
2023 Kia Sportage compact SUV
While the Soul get’s a lot of the credit for putting Kia on the map in the US, it is worth remembering that the Sportage, which is now in its 4th generation, is the longest running nameplate in the North American Kia line-up.
This compact SUV model, which can seat 5, and which comes in both FWD and AWD, has stood the test of time and continues to deliver a great drive and a ton of cargo space.
2023 Kia Sorento midsize SUV
On the larger end of the Kia SUV scale comes the Sorento, which can seat 5 or 7 people, depending on the trim level. The base models come with FWD as standard, while AWD is optional.
The Sorento SUV is a truly comfortable vehicle that offers plenty of passenger and cargo space, which is perfect for families who love to travel.
2023 Kia Telluride large SUV
At the top of the Kia vehicle range, in terms of size and luxury, comes the new Telluride SUV, which has seating for 7 or 8 passengers, depending on the seat configuration.
That makes it the roomiest in terms of passenger space, but this vehicle is more than just about space, as it also offers the highest level of technology and safety of all the vehicles mentioned in this group.
It goes without saying that the Telluride is also the costliest of the bunch, but still very affordable when compared to the competition.
Kia offers plenty of choice in the SUV segment
If you are looking for an affordable SUV and have wondered what Kia offers in the SUV and crossover segments, you are now up to date.
We are often asked whether Kia has a hybrid SUV, which you now know the answer to. We are also commonly asked about what Kia plans on doing next in the SUV market, which I believe we have answered here, too.
As always, this is the place to be for the latest news in the world of Kia SUV models, so check back often to see what’s new.