2023 Kia Sportage | Talking Cars with Consumer Reports #358

2023 Kia Sportage | Talking Cars With Consumer Reports #358 1

What is considered an "affordable" car in today's marketplace? Is the 2023 Kia Sportage a bargain at its base price of $25,990? We discuss how much you'll get for your money, the car’s driving characteristics, controls, standard safety features, and whether the hybrid version might best the gas engine version. We recently found this to be the case with Hyundai Tucson and Hyundai Santa Fe hybrids. Also, is it a safe bet to buy the first model of a vehicle when many of its components are sourced from other vehicles? Our experts share their advice on the potential reliability issues of buying a new Acura Integra to replace an aging Volvo V60.

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SHOW NOTES
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00:00 – Intro
00:14 – First Impressions: 2023 Kia Sportage
11:41 – Question: is it a safe bet to buy the first model of a vehicle when many of its components are sourced from other vehicles?

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Preview: 2023 Kia Sportage Grows in Size and Edges Upscale

2023 Kia Sportage

All-New Turbocharged 2023 Acura Integra Starts Under $31,000

Guide to Car Safety

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13 Comments on "2023 Kia Sportage | Talking Cars with Consumer Reports #358"

  1. Carson Redford | May 6, 2022 at 3:06 PM | Reply

    Rule number 1 of life: Never buy a Hyundai or Kia.

  2. Right Lane Hog | May 6, 2022 at 3:08 PM | Reply

    These compact CUVs should all offer enough room to accommodate rear-facing child seats. Hopefully other brands ‘get with the program’ sooner rather than later.

  3. first 😊🆗🆒✅🏆

  4. i like the cameo by Keith’s black cat.😊

  5. You can set which is dominant. Climate or audio. It will always revert back. Press the button and hold it, to set

    Also, most commonly used climate controls are always there.

    Make audio dominant, and you’re good.

  6. Great looking new car, especially the hybrid – watch out Honda, Toyota and the domestic car makers

  7. HI EMILY, QUINCE, AND “MOUNTAIN MAN” KEITH, HOW ARE YOU?? I LIKE THIS NEW 2023 ( 23? a little early, ain’t it?? ) SPORTAGE. IT HAS A LOT OF NICE FEATURES FOR THAT PRICE!! BUT, I ALREADY HATE THE IDEA OF THAT SWITCHABLE CONTROL PANEL IN THE CENTER DASH!! I’M SURE THAT, NO MATTER WHAT CONTROL I NEED TO USE IMMEDIATELY WHEN I’M DRIVING, THAT I’M GUARANTEED TO BE ON THE WRONG “BAND”!! THIS COULD DEFINITELY BE A DEAL BREAKER PROBLEM!! OTHERWISE, A GOOD CAR; TOO BAD!! THANKS GUYS!! CHAS ORVIS, PLAINVILLE, CT.

  8. Louis Carliner | May 6, 2022 at 4:39 PM | Reply

    For most customers, I believe that the plug-in hybrid is a waste compared with a non-plugin version is a waste in that the extra battery weight degrade overall fuel mileage, especially if a home charging setup is out of the question. In the case of the Chrysler Pacifica, most customer would rather have the stow and go feature that the extra battery volume sacrifices for the marginal benefit of EV-only limited mileage.

  9. EndTheNightmare | May 6, 2022 at 4:48 PM | Reply

    Now if Hyundai and Kia can build a gas engine that does not consume oil. Just got rid of 2020 Hyundai Palisade that used 1qt of oil per 700 miles.

  10. Ive noticed that a lot of Kia’s dont have adaptive cruise control while the Hyundai counterpart does have it standard.. like the base K5 and Sonata

  11. Lion Runner | May 6, 2022 at 5:24 PM | Reply

    @13:07 “Honda and Acura are not the slam dunk for reliability” interesting that its the same I heard on AlexOnAutos buying guide. Honda seems to be down on reliability. Without a doubt CR & everyone say Toyota and Lexus is the best bet for reliability eve for first year and Honda was almost there but now doesn’t seems to be the case.

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