04/08/22 ID: 18677

•    First electrified Sportage Hybrid (HEV) starts at $27,290
•    227hp turbo hybrid powertrain: superb performance, up to 39 MPG (targeted)
•    More than 500 miles of driving range
•    Larger in every dimension with best-in-class rear legroom and cargo room
•    Arrives at Kia retailers in spring 2022

IRVINE, Calif., March 8, 2022— Today, Kia announced pricing for the all-new 2023 Sportage Hybrid (HEV), the first electrified version of the brand’s stylish and capable SUV, starting at $27,290.

Trim Levels/Pricing – MSRP: (excludes $1,255 destination)




Sportage HEV LX



Sportage HEV EX



Sportage HEV SX-Prestige



The 2023 Sportage HEV is the third model in an ongoing cadence of eco-minded offerings guided by ‘Plan S,’ the global Kia product electrification strategy. The Sportage HEV follows in the footsteps of the recently launched EV6 and the Sorento HEV and PHEV to serve as another example of Kia’s multiple pathways to electrification. The Sportage HEV is one of the largest SUVs in its class1, offering fun to drive appeal, efficiency as well as the versatility of best-in-class rear legroom and rear cargo capacity.

The “Opposites United” design language employed on Sportage brings a bold blend of modern styling and sporty visual elements to the Sportage HEV, while its interior provides the latest in technology, including an expansive list of ADAS features and dual panoramic display screens (12.3-inch instrument panel display and 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen display) for nearly 25 inches of viewing. The Sportage HEV delivers electrified performance from a hybrid powertrain combining a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine with a 44-kW motor to achieve up to 39 mpg (targeted). Together, engine and motor make 227 horsepower channeled to either the front wheels or distributed through an active all-wheel-drive system2.

The on-sale date for the Sportage HEV is targeted for spring 2022.

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1 Best-in-class interior room, cargo room, and rear seat legroom claims based on comparison of 2021 and 2022 Mass Market Subcompact SUVs as of October 2021. Mass Market Subcompact SUV class as determined by Kia Segmentation.

2 No system, no matter how advanced, can compensate for all driver error and/or driving conditions. Always drive safely.

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