HomeCar News2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid Price Starts At $28,545, On Sale Soon

2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid Price Starts At $28,545, On Sale Soon

The top-tier SX-Prestige trim starts at $37,445.

Kia did more than just improve the design of the Sportage for the 2023 model year when it updated it. For the first time, Kia equipped the popular crossover with a hybrid drivetrain. The non-hybrid Sportage has already been priced, and we now have figures for the hybrid.

The 2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid will have a starting price of $28,545 (all prices include the $1,255 destination fee). This buys you the entry-level front-wheel-drive hybrid LX trim. In the LX model, adding all-wheel drive raises the price to $30,345. The Sportage Hybrid is available in two more trim levels: EX and SX-Prestige. Both start at $32,245 and $37,445, respectively, and are exclusively available with all-wheel drive. The non-hybrid Sportage LX starts at $27,205, while all-wheel drive increases the starting price to $29,005.

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A turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine is paired with a 44-kilowatt electric motor powered by a 1.5-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack. The overall combined output is 226 horsepower (166 kilowatts), which is a significant increase over the non-hybrid Sportage base model. Its 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine produces 187 horsepower (138 kW) and 178 pound-feet (242 Newton-meters) of torque.

The Sportage’s hybrid powertrain, according to Kia, will allow it to travel more than 500 miles (800 kilometres) on a single tank of gas. The business claims that the crossover will have a fuel economy of up to 39 miles per gallon. In addition, the crossover can pull up to 2,000 pounds (907 kilograms).

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On the inside, the Sportage Hybrid is identical to its non-hybrid sibling, with a 12.3-inch touchscreen display and a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are included as standard. High-beam assist, emergency braking, lane-keep assist with lane centering, and other active safety systems are among the Sportage’s eight.

The non-hybrid Kia Sportage is now on sale. The Sportage Hybrid is set to go on sale this spring, and spring officially began a few weeks ago, so the attractive new crossover should be on dealer lots shortly. Kia will also offer a plug-in hybrid version of the 2019 Sportage. However, no pricing information for that model has been disclosed by the manufacturer.

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