Redesign 2023 Kia Sportage tested by the Insurance Institute for Highways, and the results were good for the compact SUV. It has earned a First choice for safety reward. Without some disappointing headlights, it even received a Top Safety Pick+ award.
In crash testIIHS rating Sport with the highest “Good” rating across the board. Both SUV’s automatic emergency features brake system also has a top “Premium” score. Child seat anchor access has an “Acceptable” rating. The only weak point is the headlights. The basic reflector headlights used on most Sportage versions are rated “Poor” due to insufficient illumination. Prestige trim has spotlights that the IIHS rates as “Acceptable”.
The compact SUV segment has a large number of Top Safety Pick recipients, including Ford Escape, Honda CR-VA, Jeep Compassand Toyota RAV4. It’s also home to many Top Safety Pick+ winners, including Sportage’s twin brother, Hyundai Tucson. Others with a “+” rating include Ford Bronco Sport, Mazda CX-30, Mazda CX-5, Mitsubishi Outlander, Nissan Rogue, Subaru Forester, Toyota Corolla Cross, Toyota RAV4 Prime and Volkswagen Tiguan.