Pricing for the 2023 Kia Sportage PHEV has been announced via the consumer site’s configurator starting at $39,785. For that, you get the uplevel X-Line model and a long list of standard equipment. That includes a host of driver assistance features, heated front seats, LED exterior lighting, a 12.3-inch touchscreen, 19-inch wheels, and built-in navigation.
Moving up to the X-Line Prestige models adds extras like ventilated front seats, a 12.3-inch digital cluster, a surround-view camera system, and a Harman Kardon audio system. The top-end model is also the only one with the full suite of active safety technologies. This adds Highway Driving Assist, a blind-spot view monitor, and rear automatic emergency braking. It also upgrades existing components. The front automatic emergency braking, and pedestrian and cyclist detection systems now work at intersections. Adaptive cruise control uses navigation data to detect oncoming turns to help you complete them at safe speeds. All of this bumps the SUV’s sticker price to $44,285. That’s before any extra-cost exterior colors, the federal tax credit, and local and state incentives.
2023 Kia Sportage PHEV: The Most Powerful Variant
Every 2023 Sportage PHEV gets AWD as standard equipment. Its powertrain pairs a 1.6-liter turbo I-4 with an electric motor, a six-speed automatic transmission, and a 13.8-kWh battery. As a result, you get 261 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque under your right foot. Thanks to the larger battery, the Sportage PHEV can travel up to 34 miles in all-electric mode according to the EPA. When driven as a standard hybrid, it’s good for 430 miles or 35 mpg combined. Additionally, a standard 7.2-kW onboard charger gets you to 100 percent in two hours using a level 2 AC charger.
The 2023 Kia Sportage PHEV goes on sale before the end of the year as the second electrified variant. It competes with the Toyota RAV4 Prime, Ford Escape PHEV, and Hyundai Tucson PHEV.