2023 Kia Sportage vs. Kia Sportage Hybrid

2023 Kia Sportage vs 2022 Kia Sportage
2023 Kia Sportage


2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid
$26,290 MSRP

Starting Price

$27,490 MSRP
25-28 mpg

Fuel Economy (Combined)

38 mpg
Up to 74.1 cubic feet

Cargo Space

Up to 73.7 cubic feet
187 hp

Base Horsepower

227 hp
2.5L 4-cylinder

Base Engine

1.6L turbo hybrid powertrain

The Kia brand is known for offering a wide range of vehicles with state-of-the-art features for a price that won’t break the bank. The latest Kia Sportage and Kia Sportage Hybrid are no exception. Sure, each model certainly has its merits, but which one will be going home with you to Corona? While either model is more than deserving of your hard-earned dollar, one may be better suited to your driving needs and budget. We compare Kia SUVs in the guide below to help you find your perfect match. Will it be the Kia Sportage or Sportage Hybrid?



Kia Sportage or Sportage Hybrid: Price

First, we’ll take a look at price, as it is often a top concern for Fontana shoppers. While both models are priced similarly, the Sportage is the more affordable option of the two. It has a starting price of $26,290. The Kia Sportage Hybrid, on the other hand, begins at $27,490.

Kia Sportage or Sportage Hybrid: Fuel Economy

As you have likely guessed, when it comes to fuel economy, the Kia Sportage Hybrid is the clear winner. Expect up to 38 mpg combined with the hybrid, while the gas-powered model has a combined rating that ranges from 25-28 mpg based on your configuration of choice. The improved efficiency of the Kia Sportage Hybrid will help to offset its higher starting price. We dive into fuel economy figures more in-depth below.

Kia Sportage (FWD):

  • 25 mpg city
  • 32 mpg highway
  • 28 mpg combined

Kia Sportage (AWD):

  • 23 mpg city
  • 28 mpg highway
  • 25 mpg combined

Kia Sportage Hybrid (FWD):

  • 42 mpg city
  • 44 mpg highway
  • 43 mpg combined

Kia Sportage Hybrid (AWD):

  • 38 mpg city
  • 38 mpg highway
  • 38 mpg combined

Compare Kia SUVs in Person with Riverside Kia

Have you decided on the Kia Sportage or Sportage Hybrid? If you haven’t narrowed down your search just yet, we invite you to our showroom to see the two in action. It’s the best way to find a favorite. Contact us for more information or to set up a test drive at a time that is convenient for you. Your dream car awaits!


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