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2023 Kia Sportage HEV/PHEV Models

For 2023, the Kia Sportage has been completely revamped. The exterior design is edgier and almost unrecognizable compared to the 2022 model. Buyers can look forward to a Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) version of this sporty number.

You'll also get more cargo space, a tech-focused dashboard, and plenty of comfortable space for you and your passengers. We know all this PHEV and HEV jargon can be a bit confusing to some. We've completed this review of the 2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid models to help you decide which one will be a better fit for you.

2023 Hybrid Trims

The main difference between a PHEV and HEV engine is that the HEV's combustion engine recharges the vehicle's battery. All you have to worry about is filling up your SUV with fuel now and again. Thankfully, HEV vehicles use significantly less fuel than their full combustion engine cousins. Pricing Starts at $36,495.

The 2023 Hybrid trims have a hybrid four-cylinder turbocharged 1.6-litre engine paired with a battery pack. The total configuration can produce a maximum power of 227 horsepower, which is slightly more than this SUV’s competitors. The engine will give you an estimated EVA of 16km/L combined. The 2023 HEV is available in two trims: the HEV EX and HEV SX.

2023 Plug-in Hybrid Trims

These vehicles need to be 'plugged in,' and the engine is designed to switch to fuel once the battery runs out of power. The 2023 PHEV won't give you any range anxiety as with full EV vehicles.

You'll be able to buy the PHEV version in two trims: the PHEV EX Premium and the PHEV SX. The PHEV trims will have a four-cylinder turbocharged 1.6-litre engine which can generate a maximum power of 177 horsepower. The engine is paired with a lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 13.8kWh, which will power the 66.9-kW electric motor. For additional pricing information, you can contact a Kia dealership.

Specs and Features

All trims have roof rails, heated front seats, faux leather seats, a six-speaker sound system, air conditioning, and a heated steering wheel. Tech includes USB ports in the front and rear, Bluetooth, mobile phone integration, a 31.24cm touchscreen, and wireless mobile charging. Standard safety aids include blind-spot monitoring, smart cruise control, a safety exit assist system, a rear-view camera, and a rear-cross traffic warning system.

The HEV SX and PHEV SX Premium have additional features, including a premium Harman Kardon sound system and a power-adjustable driver's seat. Additional safety aids consist of a highway drive assist system, an around-view monitor, rear and front parking systems, and much more.

Contact a Kia Dealer!

Now that you know more about the 2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid trims, you should contact South Trail Kia to arrange a test drive at your convenience. You can order your new Kia Sportage today!

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