Compare 2023 Kia Sportage vs 2023 Kia Sorento

2023 Kia Sportage vs 2023 Kia Sorento
2023 Kia Sportage 2023 Kia Sorento


2.5L I-4 2.5L I-4


187 hp 191 hp

  MPG (City/Highway)

25/32 * 24/29 *

  Max Towing Capacity

2,500 lbs ** 3,500 lbs **

  Cargo Space

74.1 cu. ft. 75.5 cu. ft.

  Seating Capacity

5 Passengers 7 Passengers

2023 Kia Sportage vs 2023 Kia Sorento

Serving Morrow, GA

In 2023, the compact Kia Sportage crossover will introduce its fifth generation with a new look and extra features. Sitting above the Sportage in the lineup is the 2023 Kia Sorento. This is also a small crossover, adding the utility of an available third row of seating. Several other standout traits also differentiate these models, and these differences may influence your selection when you visit Kia Atlanta South's showroom soon.


All 2023 Sportage trims get a boost from a 187-horsepower, four-cylinder, 2.5-liter engine and an eight-speed automatic transmission. Most of the Sportage's trims come with the option of either front-wheel or all-wheel drive. However, all-wheel drive is standard for select trims. The 2023 Sorento, on the other hand, has two powertrain systems. The lower trims benefit from a 191-horsepower, 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine. Upper trims draw 281 horsepower from a turbocharged variant of the four-cylinder engine. Hybrid and plug-in hybrid variations are available for both vehicles as separate models.


The Sportage has standout styling with a dramatic descent through the roof and a sharp design on the nose. A black bowtie grille is accented with a metallic bar, and this grille connects with diamond-like headlights. On the headlights' interior sides, an angled light ribbon makes a strong statement. The Sportage's sides show arched molding and a smoothly defined section on the door panels that rises over the rear wheels. The 2023 Kia Sorento expresses its confidence with its tall profile. The sides have level molding on the lower panels and a horizontal line running across the midsection. The headlights show off three bulbs set at an angle, which are supported by a bent LED light bar. The grille connects to the headlights and sits over a well-designed bumper with tall, thin air vents.


Kia has equipped the Sportage and the Sorento with a solid combination of features, including many shared features. Both may be available with a heated steering wheel, auto braking, synthetic leather, a heated steering wheel, parking sensors, a surround-view camera, highway driving assist, a hands-free liftgate, a panoramic sunroof, smart device app connections, a navigation system, Kia Connect, a wireless phone charger, and other gear. The Sorento adds to these features with an available third row, an auto-dimming rear mirror, a Bose sound system, second-row captain's chairs, and a few others.

A great way to continue your review of the 2023 Sportage and the 2023 Sorento is by visiting our dealership for a tour and a test drive. Drop by Kia Atlanta South today, or call ahead to book an appointment.

* EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle’s condition.
** Towing requires additional equipment. See Owner's Manual for towing capacity, additional instructions, and warnings. Always use caution while towing.