The 2023 Kia Sportage has been completely overhauled. This is excellent news for Kia Sportage fans as you’ll now be able to buy your Sportage in a Hybrid Electric or Plug-in Hybrid version. In this review, we’ll be paying particular attention to the 2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid.
The manufacturer has ensured that the Sportage’s advanced battery engine configuration is translated into the SUV’s exterior design. The 2023 version has edgier styling, and this sporty number appears to mean business to any onlooker, so we decided to look closer. Continue reading and find out what we discovered!
The 2023 Hybrid model is available in two trims. You’ll be able to purchase the HEV EX and the HEV SX. Pricing starts at $36,495.
The Sportage’s combustion engine recharges the battery so you can forget any range anxiety (as with fully electric vehicles (EVs). All you need to do to keep your SUV running smoothly is to fill it up with fuel from time to time. The 2023 HEV has a 1.6L combustion engine configured with a battery pack.
Your HEV SUV will use substantially less fuel, and you can expect an average EVA of 16 kilometres per litre. Tested under controlled conditions, this alignment can produce a maximum power of 227 horsepower, which is slightly better than the HEV Sportage’s direct competitors in this segment.
The dashboard is very modern and tech-focused, with many toys to keep everyone sufficiently entertained. You’ll also get enough space to seat all your passengers comfortably. The exterior includes roof rails for extra cargo and 43.18cm alloy wheels.
All seats are covered in faux leather, and the front seats and steering wheel are heated. The EX trim has a six-speaker sound system and air conditioning. If you opt for the SX, you’ll get aN eight-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, a panoramic sunroof, air-cooled front seats, 45.72cm alloy wheels, and a smart power liftgate.
Both trims have a 31.24cm infotainment touchscreen, front and rear USB ports, wireless Android and iOS charging, mobile phone integration, Bluetooth, a HomeLink system, and Kia Connect.
Regarding safety, you’ll be covered from all angles with a driver attention warning system, a lane departure warning system, and a system that makes minor driving corrections when you drift out of your lane. You also get a forward impact warning system that warns you of impending collisions.
Now that you know about the 2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid, you should contact a Kia dealership and arrange a test drive at your earliest convenience. At Eastside Kia, we want to give you the best buying experience, and we’ll help you get the best deal on your new HEV SUV to suit your lifestyle and budget. Make the call now!