Like the parent firm Hyundai, Kia is adding hybrid, plug-in hybrid along with electric vehicle models to its lineup. In actuality the brands typically provide some of the latest models with a variety of powertrain choices. In 2023, for instance. Kia Sportage just recently came to the market with a hybrid, gas-only and plug-in hybrid options as well as Kia has just announced pricing on the hybrid.
Its 2023 Kia Sportage starts a $25,990 for the hybrid version, with the conventional model being charged a small amount that brings the price up to $27,290. The new plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) is significantly more expensive, beginning at $38,490. That’s not including the $1,295 fee for destination.
This 2023 Sportsage PHEV comes with an engine that produces 261 horsepower with the EPA goal of 84 MPGe, as well as the range is 34 miles all electric. It’s equipped featuring all-wheel-drive. Kia claims it’s on sale in local dealerships although there are few available and the majority of them are being sold. In addition, almost every dealer we surveyed was adding an important market adjustment.
The 2023 Sportage is offered in two different trims: XLine AWD and X Line Prestige AWD. The price above is clearly only for the trim level that is lower. The Prestige version has a greater starting price at $42,990 with shipping.
According to Kia the 2023 Sportage is powered by the 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine as well as an 66.9 electrical motor that is rated at 66.9 kW. The engine and motor create an overall power output of 261 horses and 258 pounds of torque.
The Sportage PHEV comes with the 7.2 Kw onboard charger. Kia says it’ll take approximately two hours to recharge the battery completely with the level 2 charging device.
The Sportage is a compact, two-row crossover that boasts a top cargo capacity as well as plenty of space for passengers inside the third. Although it is quite large, the Sportage handles and handles as a smaller vehicle. The most notable features are the 12.3-inch touchscreen for the digital instruments as well as an 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system with a touch screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto as well as a range of driver assist systems that are advanced.
Its X-Line trims are given the appearance of a rugged car with distinctive the rear and front bumpers along with the side mirrors in black glass, window surrounds, and a roof rack. The Sportage also comes with 19-inch gloss wheel in black.