2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid: Release Date, Price, and Specs

This article was updated on 8/3/2022 with the latest information.

Following the debut of the standard gas-powered 2023 Kia Sportage, the 2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid made its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show. With its bold design and efficient hybrid powertrain, the Kia Sportage Hybrid could be a worthy competitor to other hybrid crossover SUVs like the RAV4 Hybrid and CR-V Hybrid. Read more to find out the release date, price, and specs of the 2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid.

When will the 2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid be released and available?

Front view of blue 2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid driving by a forest
2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid | Kia

The 2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid was released in the first quarter of 2022. The Sportage Hybrid is now available at Kia dealerships in the United States and North America, as well as internationally.

How much does the 2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid cost?

The starting price of the 2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid ranges from $27,290 for the LX trim up to $36,190 MSRP for the SX-Prestige trim.

2023 Sportage Hybrid specs: Horsepower, towing, efficiency, and range

Steering wheel, touchscreen, and front seats in 2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid
2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid | Kia

The 2023 Sportage Hybrid has the same hybrid powertrain as the Hyundai Tucson Hybrid. Combining power from a turbo 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine and a 44-kW electric motor, it generates a total system output of 229 hp. Like the Tucson Hybrid, the Sportage Hybrid has a six-speed automatic transmission. Buyers of the Sportage Hybrid can choose either a front-wheel drive system or an all-wheel drive system. 

Kia claims the Sportage Hybrid has an estimated fuel economy of 39 combined mpg. This is slightly higher than the gas mileage of 38 combined mpg that Hyundai lists for the Tucson Hybrid. The estimated driving range of the Sportage Hybrid is 500+ miles. On the towing front, the Sportage Hybrid has a maximum towing capacity of 2,000 pounds. 

Design and feature highlights of the 2023 Sportage Hybrid

Rear view of blue 2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid driving by a forest
2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid | Kia

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Like the gas-powered Sportage, the Sportage Hybrid has a bold design that fuses rugged styling with smooth surfaces. A design highlight is the distinctive daytime running lights, which offer a unique take on exterior lighting. Additional exterior design elements include a sharp shoulder line, angular fenders, and notch-shaped taillights.

Inside the Sportage Hybrid, the cabin has a futuristic design. Notable interior features and technologies include a dual panoramic curved display with two 12.3-inch screens, a dual panoramic moonroof, a Wi-Fi hotspot, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, a Harman-Kardon premium audio system, a cloud-based navigation system, and a smartphone wireless charger. Also, the Sportage Hybrid has a coat hanger molded behind the front headrests.

Dual panoramic moonroof in 2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid
2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid | Kia

With its numerous safety and driving assistance features, the Sportage Hybrid provides peace of mind for safety. This includes Driver Attention Warning, Lane Keeping Assist, Rear View Monitor, Blind-Spot View Monitor, Safe Exit Warning, Highway Driving Assist, Smart Cruise Control, and much more.

This article was updated on 8/3/2022 with the latest information.

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