Joey Capparella of Car and Driver has reviewed the 2023 Kia Sportage;
On pavement, the Sportage exhibits a nicely sorted ride-and-handling balance, but, unsurprisingly for an everyday SUV, isn’t what we’d call engaging to drive. Much of the blame goes to steering that’s bereft of feedback, a brake pedal without much initial bite, and throttle response that is somewhat sluggish. There may not be much here for enthusiasts, but the Sportage is a perfectly pleasant vehicle to pilot day to day, even if it doesn’t turn in as sharply as, say, a Mazda CX-5.
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