2023 Kia Sportage Review: Bigger, Better and Now a Hybrid

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Hybrid Drive
Not only does the hybrid offer more power and torque than the non-hybrid, the delivery is more crisp and satisfying. As a hybrid it can cruise at low speeds on electricity alone, which makes for smooth acceleration from a stop. At initial throttle input, this Sportage uses electric power to get rolling and then the gas engine seamlessly joins the party. Quick acceleration while exiting turns on winding mountain roads outside of Palm Springs made the Sportage Hybrid fun to drive. The hybrid runs much quieter than the gas-only variant; even under full throttle it doesn’t make a fuss.

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