2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid

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  • Will go the distance between fill-ups
  • Great cargo space compared to rivals
  • Comfortable and quiet interior


  • Handling is a little dull
  • Base trim is front-wheel drive (AWD is optional)

Mileage (EPA estimate)

38 city, 38 highway, 38 combined

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Explore Kia Sportage Hybrid details

LX 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cloth Seats
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Rear View Camera
  • Side Airbags
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • Full Roof Rack

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size




Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type

Turbo Hybrid

Fuel capacity




Overall length






Leg room

F 41.4"/R 41.3"

Head room

F 39.6"/R 39.1"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity


Max towing capacity

165/1653 lbs.



5 reasons to buy the 2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid

1. Kia's latest hybrid

Looking for a hybrid SUV that's not too big and not too small? You'll love the 2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid. The Sportage Hybrid is a completely redesigned model that brings together decades of industry knowledge into a state-of-the-art SUV. As Kia's third hybrid, the Sportage Hybrid is a great midsize SUV, giving it the versatility of a compact yet capacious body.

2. Three great trims

The 2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid has three trims to suit your lifestyle. If you don't plan to tackle rough roads or head out on rural adventures, the base LX trim, which comes with either two- or four-wheel drive, is a solid choice. If you want to take full advantage of the Sportage Hybrid's SUV body, the next-level EX and SX trims offer four-wheel drive and a handful of interior upgrades, including cruise control and a heated steering wheel.

3. Rugged powertrain

Across all three trims, the foundation of the 2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid is a turbocharged 1.6L four-cylinder engine. Paired with an electric motor and hybrid battery pack, the Sportage Hybrid's six-speed automatic transmission pumps out 227 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque, which is enough power to go from zero to 60 mph in 7.7 seconds (according to the manufacturer, when new). Using a home charger, the 44.2 kW battery can reach a full charge in approximately two hours, which means you can drive in all-electric mode and skip the gas station while you're running errands around town. Altogether, the two-wheel-drive Sportage Hybrid clocks in an impressive EPA-estimated 43 mpg combined (38 mpg on four-wheel-drive models).

4. Spacious interior

With seating for five, the 2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid can pack in your family plus all the gear you need for a weekend expedition. With almost equal legroom in the front and back (41.4 inches vs. 41.3 inches, respectively), long hauls will have everyone stretching out and getting comfortable. Enjoy heated front seats starting with the base LX trim, leatherette seats on the EX trim, and ventilated seats throughout with the top-line SX trim. In addition, you'll get 40 cu-ft of cargo space in the trunk, along with a dual-level cargo floor.

5. Standard driver aids

Most of the 2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid's tech comes standard on the base LX trim. Driver aids like a rearview camera, parking sensors, blind spot monitoring, and lane departure warning provide peace of mind for every journey. When it comes to entertainment to make your drives more enjoyable, this SUV has a standard 12.3-inch touchscreen display with Android Auto™, Apple CarPlay®, and Bluetooth® capabilities.

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2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid trims

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  • 177-hp, 195-lb-ft of torque 1.6L
  • Rear Defroster
  • Cloth Seats
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Power Mirrors
  • Traction Control
  • Rear View Camera
  • Parking Sensors
  • Blind Spot Monitor


SX Prestige:

  • Includes all features available on the EX
  • Power Seats
  • Memory Seats
  • Remote Start
  • A/C Seats
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Navigation System
  • Satellite Radio Ready

2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid FAQ

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