2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid Review, price, specs, Interior And Pictures

2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid
2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid

The Kia Sportage is a great value for the money. It’s a comfortable, capable and stylish SUV that’s also affordable. The Sportage is available in both gas and hybrid versions. The hybrid version is more expensive, but it gets better fuel economy. The Sportage has a roomy interior and a long list of standard features. It’s a great choice for families or anyone who needs a reliable SUV.

2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid Review

The Sportage Hybrid and its 43 MPG EPA combined rating stand out among the Sportage—whether you’re driving through the desert or some other major metro area. Unless it does well in the 2023 Sportage plug-in hybrid that goes on sale later this summer.

The first Sportage Hybrid isn’t just the best Sportage it challenges hybrid rivals like the Ford Escape Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4 and the related 2022 Hyundai Tucson.

2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid Review

The hybrid is available in LX EX and SX-Prestige trims, which lack the off-road trim available on the new X-Line and X-Pro grades exclusive to petrol models. The Sportage Hybrid is more subtle than rugged, and it’s not quite as bold as the new Tucson.

The dog-bone grille is wider than the previous generation, and the large lower cutout accommodates the fog lights. LED lighting is standard, while running lights bounce around the corners. Subtle black cladding runs down the rocker to the rounded wheel arches, where most hybrids ride on 18-inch alloys,

The wheels are designed differently than the rest of the Sportage family. It looks confident without the effort to rewrite the compact crossover design book. The main difference inside is the shift dial on the hybrid console instead of the mechanical shifters on the non-hybrid.

2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid specs

The 2023 Kia Sportage has been completely redesigned, while the Sportage Hybrid is an all-new fuel-efficient version. Highlights of this redesign include more interior passenger and cargo space, new technology features and unique styling. This is also the first time that Kia has sports.

2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid Interior

Regardless of the model, the Sportage has a beautiful interior and comfortable seats that can be covered in cloth or SynTex leatherette. There are some hard plastic bits everywhere, but at least their texture gives the cabin a premium overall aesthetic.

And since the new, The Sportage is 7 inches longer than its predecessor, which means more legroom in both rows and more cargo space: 39.5 cubic feet behind the rear seats.

2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid Interior

There are also some nice little details inside the Sportage like hooks on the back of each headrest for hanging bags and USB ports built into the seatbacks. My high-end Sportage Hybrid SX Prestige has all the bells and whistles, including a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and Kia’s cool built-in Blind spot camera.

Like other new, Kia Sportage comes standard with an 8-inch touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, but opting for the larger 12.3-inch touchscreen requires a wired smartphone connection. Kia says it’s an issue it’s actively addressing,

But the automaker remains There’s no timeline on when the wireless connection will be compatible with the larger display. If you choose not to use smartphone mirroring, the Kia Connect system is powerful and easy to use with fast reaction times and bright clear graphics.

The Sportage Hybrid Economical

2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid Engine

The Sportage Hybrid hasn’t been officially tested by the EPA, but Kia is aiming for 39 MPG in combined city/highway driving. If Kia’s estimates hold true, the Sportage Hybrid should be able to be mixed with other small SUV hybrids to improve overall fuel efficiency. Kia also looking forward to the Sportage Hybrid, More than 500 miles on a tank of gas.

2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid release date

This spring, the first Kia Sportage Hybrid arrived in US dealerships. The automaker builds the Sportage Hybrid and PHEV in Kwangju, South Korea, unlike its combustion-engine-equipped siblings that Kia now produces at its West Point, Georgia manufacturing plant. Sportage PHEV will go, It will be released later in 2022.

2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid release date

The Sportage Hybrid is only available in three trim levels: LX EX and SX-Prestige. The base LX is front-wheel drive (FWD) with all-wheel drive (AWD). EX and SX-Prestige trims are AWD only.

The Sportage Hybrid’s powertrain consists of a turbocharged 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine and a 44 kW electric motor and high output 1.49 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. Combined output is 227 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. The standard transmission is a 6-speed automatic.

2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid price

The Sportage Hybrid starts at $28,545 (including a $1,255 destination charge) for the base LX FWD. An all-wheel-drive configuration will cost another $1,800. The mid-level EX trim starts at $32,245 while the top-of-the-line SX-Prestige jumps to $37,445.

For this review, I tested the Sportage Hybrid SX-Prestige. Other options include shaded matte gray premium paint ($595) and carpet floor mats ($155). All-inclusive MSRP totals $38,155.

2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid price
2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid price

The 2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid is a gas-electric hybrid SUV that gets up to 40 MPG in combined city/highway driving. It’s available in four trim levels: LXS EX SX and SXL. The base LXS comes with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine paired with an electric motor and battery pack. This setup makes a combined 176 horsepower and is estimated to get 30 MPG in combined driving.

Standard equipment includes LED headlights 17-inch alloy wheels keyless entry push-button start dual-zone automatic climate control cloth upholstery heated front seats a 60/40-split folding rear seat Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration and a seven-inch touch screen.

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