2023 Kia Sportage Technical Specifications

Kia Sportage Specifications
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Technical specifications of the 2023 Kia Sportage crossover vehicle.

Kia Sportage compact crossover has received a full makeover for the 2023 model year.

The re-designed Kia compact crossover incorporates a whole new exterior design, upgraded interior, a suite of standard safety and infotainment features, several different engine and hybrid drivetrain options, and optional all-wheel drive system.

While the Sportage has certainly become one of the most popular vehicles in the Kia range, there are still folks out there who have questions about what this compact crossover has to offer.

The most frequently asked questions surrounding the 2023 Kia Sportage specs are in regards to transmission and engine options, type of oil, curb weight and recommended fuel.

We have all the answers, with the key 2023 Kia Sportage specifications, including horsepower ratings, brakes size, fuel tank capacity, engine oil capacity, chassis and suspension data, engine oil capacity and lots more.

2023 Kia Sportage (Hybrid & PHEV)

Engine2.5LHybridPHEV
Trim levelLX
EX
SX
SX Prestige
X-Line
X-Pro
X-Pro Prestige
LX
EX
SX-Prestige
X-Line
X-Line Prestige

The 2023 Kia Sportage comes available with 3 different drivetrains; the gasoline, hybrid and plug-in hybrid.

The regular, gas-powered Sportage comes fitted with a brand-new 2,5L GDI 4-cylinder gasoline engine, which generates 187 horsepower and 187 lb.-ft. @ 4,000 rpm. The new unit offers more power and torque, and achieves better fuel economy compared to the outgoing 2,4L engine.

For the very first time in US and Canada, Kia Sportage is also offered as a hybrid and plug-in hybrid (PHEV). Under the hood of both hybrids stands a 177-horsepower 1.6L turbocharged GDI 4-cylinder engine. Each model boasts a different electric motor, however, resulting in a different amount of horsepower.

The 2023 Kia Sportage hybrid comes equipped with a 59.3 horsepower electric motor and 1.49kWh battery size. The final horsepower rating of the Sportage hybrid totals 227 horsepower.

The 2023 Kia Sportage PHEV is even more powerful and boasts a total of 261 horsepower (uses electric motor with 89.7 hp). Thanks to the use of a bigger 13.8 kWh battery, the Sportage PHEV achieves up to 32 miles of range.

Kia Sportage engine specs, horsepower ratings & torque

Engine2.5LHybridPHEV
Engine
type
2.5L Gasoline
Direct Injection
GDI
1.6L Turbo
Gasoline Direct
Injection GDI
1.6L Turbo
Gasoline Direct
Injection GDI
Displacement (cc)2,497 cc1,598 cc1,598 cc
Horsepower187 hp @ 6,100 rpm177 hp @ 5,500 rpm177 hp @ 5,500 rpm
Torque187 lb.-ft.
@ 4,000 rpm
195 lb.-ft.
@ 0 – 2,100 rpm
195 lb.-ft.
@ 0 – 2,100 rpm
Electric motor/59.3 hp89.7 hp
Hybrid system
together
/227 hp
258 lb.-ft.
261 hp
258 lb.-ft.
Battery
size
/1.49kWh13.8 kWh
Recommended
fuel
Unleaded Gasoline
(Regular 87 or
higher)
Unleaded Gasoline
(Regular 87 or
higher)
Unleaded Gasoline
(Regular 87 or
higher)
Engine oil
capacity
6.8L factory fill
5.8L service fill
6.8L factory fill
5.8L service fill
6.8L factory fill
5.8L service fill
Fuel tank
capacity
14.3 gallons13.7 gallons11.1 gallons

In regards to fuel, Kia recommends unleaded gasoline (regular 87 or higher).

New Kia Sportage fuel tank size is rated at 14.3 gallons, while the hybrid and PHEV models feature a slightly smaller fuel tank each.

Check the Sportage specs table above to find how big is the fuel tank in Sportage hybrid and Sportage PHEV.

Front & rear brakes

BrakesType front/rearSize front/rear
LXDisc / disc12.0 in./11.9 in.
SDisc / disc12.0 in./11.9 in.
EXDisc / disc12.0 in./11.9 in.
SX turboDisc / disc12.6 in./11.9 in.

All Kia Sportage models are equipped with 4 disc brakes. The base LX, S and EX trims come with 12-inch disc brakes up front and 11.9-inch disc brakes in the back.

The exception to that rule is the 2022 Kia Sportage SX Turbo, which comes fitted with slightly larger brakes (12.6 inches front / 11.9 inches back).


Chassis & suspension

2.5L2.0L turbo
Front suspensionMacPherson StrutMacPherson Strut
Rear suspensionMulti-linkMulti-link
Shock absorberGasGas

Steering

2.5L2.0L turbo
Type / Power sourceColumn Type – Motor
Driver Power Steering
(MDPS)
Motor power assisted,
Rack and pinion type (MDPS)
Steering ratio13.6:114.4:1
Turns, lock-to-lock2.412.71
Turning circle,
curb-to-curb (ft.)
19.3 ft.34.8 ft.

Curb weight of Kia Sportage 2023

FWDAWD
LX3,305 lbs. – 3,596 lbs.3,448 lbs. – 3,739 lbs.
S3,305 lbs. – 3,596 lbs.3,448 lbs. – 3,739 lbs.
EX3,305 lbs. – 3,596 lbs.3,448 lbs. – 3,739 lbs.
SX Turbo3,666 lbs. – 3,898 lbs.3,765 lbs. – 3,997 lbs.

The 2023 Kia Sportage weight depends on the engine of your choice and the type of the drivetrain (FWD or AWD). The table above reveals exact specifications about the weight of this highly popular Kia compact crossover.

Highly compeitive specs

The 2023 Kia Sportage specs are highly competitive and this is also one of the main reasons why this vehicle has been selling so well in the past.

With all the improvements, colors changes and upgrades implemented to the 2023 Kia Sportage, we are safe to say that this is one of those Kia vehicles that keeps getting better with age!

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