We’re back in the fifth-generation Kia Sportage, this time for a Quick Spin in one of the three new trims ready for the trails, the X-Pro Prestige.

All “X” models come standard with all-wheel drive and a center-locking differential, rising to 8.3-inches of ground clearance. They further separate themselves with unique front and rear bumpers and darkened trim.

The X-Pro also adds more off-road hardware; 17-inch matte black wheels wrapped in BF Goodrich all-terrain tires, and our X-Pro Prestige kicks things up further with standard LED projection headlights.

The X-Pro Prestige comes with ventilated front seats, though both X-Pro models feature other standard luxury amenities like a panoramic Sunroof and a Harmon Kardon sound system. Kia’s Dual Panoramic Display, comprising two 12.3-inch screens, looks as sharp and colorful as ever.

Although we enjoyed the hybrid powertrain in our last Sportage road test, this non-hybrid 2.5-liter inline-four feels up to the task. It’s quiet and smooth, thanks in part to the new 8-speed automatic transmission, and a more than adequate 187 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque. Off-roading and all-season driving are aided by multi-terrain drive modes tuned just for X-Pro trims.

The 2023 Kia Sportage X-Pro Prestige starts just over 38-thousand-dollars with delivery, but the X-Pro can be had for under 37-grand, and the X-Line for just over 32. They’re available now and eager to take a hike.

And we’ll have more Quick Spins soon!