Introducing the 2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid & PHEV

First it was the new about the redesign of the 2023 Kia Sportage, taking one of the most storied Kia models and further improving it for the modern driver. Now comes another step in the long lineage of the Sportage, and one set to prime it for the future. Added to the Kia and Sportage lineup is the all-new, first-ever Sportage Hybrid, and as well soon followed by the Sportage Plug-in Hybrid. This is another stepping stone in Kia’s focus on a wide range of hybrid/electric models, including the Sorento HEV/PHEV, Niro, Soul EV and EV6. Read on as we introduce you to the brand new 2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid, then welcome you to make one your own here at North Edmonton Kia.

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Engine Performance

Quite simply, the Sportage PHEV will be the most powerful Sportage the lineup has ever seen. It contains a 1.6L turbo plug-in hybrid engine, matched to a 6-speed automatic transmission and with shift-by-wire technology. It reaches 261 horsepower of combined output, alongside 258 lb-ft of torque. On the electric motor and battery side of things, it features a 66.9 kW permanent megantic eclectic motor and a 13.8 kWh lithium-ion battery. For the HEV, it matches the 1.6L engine with a 44.2 kW hybrid motor system, and gets up to 227 horsepower and 258-lb of torque. Experience the power and efficiency of a Sportage Hybrid.

Charging & Range

The Sportage PHEV only takes a scant 2 hours to receive a full charge thanks to a Level 2 charger. All-electric mode means you’ll say goodbye to those high fuel stations prices as you cruise by. Up to 55 m of all-electric range, alongside fuel efficiency of 6.7 L/100 km ensures you’ll be driving one of the most economical SUVs on the market. Of course, the beauty of this hybrid system is that when you need the most power, the electric motor and gas engine will work together to provide the ultimate in Sportage PHEV performance.

Design & Tech

All of those hybrid/electric features are all well and good, but we know you also expect a top-line SUV across its many other features as well. Not only does the Sportage present a sporty, urban exterior, but also puts exceptional focus on the style, comfort and amenities found inside. Seating is comfortable for any journey, and fit for life in Alberta, with heated and air-cooled seats, also featuring a SynTex seat trim that follows in the eco-friendly theme. On the tech side of things, a 12.3-inch Supervision instrument cluster cleanly displays all of your vehicle info, while standard Smart Cruise Control makes long journeys a breeze.

Front interior of Sportage Hybrid


The 2023 Kia Sportage HEV/PHEV is available in 4 total trims, 2 for the HEV and 2 for the PHEV. The HEV consists of the HEV EX and HEV SX, while the PHEV consists of the PHEV EX Premium and PHEV SX. Preview what level of the 2023 Kia Sportage HEV/PHEV may be perfect for you here, with some of their highlighted features, and let our North Edmonton Kia team help you choose the right model for your needs.

  • HEV EX
      • Starting at $35,995*
      • 17-inch alloy wheels
      • Synthetic leather seats
      • 6-speaker audio system
  • HEV SX
      • Starting at $42,695*
      • 18-inch alloy wheels
      • Quilt-pattern leather synthetic seats
      • LED tail lights
  • PHEV EX Premium
      • Starting at $44,995*
      • 19-inch alloy wheels
      • LED multi-reflection headlights
      • 6-speaker audio system
    • Starting at $48,395*
    • 19-inch alloy wheels
    • Panoramic sunroof
    • Harman Kardon premium audio system

Purchase the 2023 Kia Sportage HEV/PHEV at North Edmonton Kia

Drive home something familiar that’s reimagined to truly take advantage of the next wave of vehicle capability & efficiency with a 2023 Kia Sportage HEV or PHEV. Put high gas prices in the rearview mirror and let our North Edmonton Kia team show you all of the highlights that come with making a Sportage Hybrid your next main driver. Contact our team with any questions you may have, and get in touch with us whether online or in person to start your shopping experience, today.