Kia Sportage Hybrid 2024 Review Prices and Specs

Hybrids have become immensely popular in the SUV market, and Kia is entering the fray in the hybrid version of its Kia Sportage. This move is particularly exciting considering the dominance of brands like Toyota with their RAV4 hybrid. People are seeking fuel-efficient alternatives that take little time to arrive, and Kia aims to provide just that. Today, we’ll review the entry-level version of the 2024 Kia Sportage hybrid, the SX specification, priced at just under $46,000. This model competes with the Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, and Nissan X-Trail hybrid

Exterior

On the Exterior, the 2024 Kia Sportage hybrid doesn’t differ much from its non-hybrid counterpart. Optional colours are reasonably priced, and while an update is on the horizon, the current design still holds up well. Features like partial LED lights, the Kia logo, piano black accents, and 18-inch alloy wheels contribute to its sleek appearance. Share your thoughts on the design and pricing in the comments.

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Kia Sportage Hybrid Interior

Inside the cabin, the Sportage hybrid impresses with its well-presented design. It features two prominent screens—a 12.3-inch infotainment display and a smaller digital display for speedometer and tachometer. The infotainment system offers essential functions like satellite navigation, smartphone mirroring, and a six-speaker sound system. The cabin boasts soft materials, although excessive use of black piano may detract from its appeal. Nevertheless, ample storage, comfortable cloth seats, and generous space in the second row and boot.

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On the Road

Driving the 2024 Kia Sportage hybrid reveals its impressive performance. With a combination of a 1.6L turbocharged engine and an electric motor, it delivers 169 kW of power and 350 Nm of torque. The punchy acceleration and responsive handling make driving engaging, especially in Sport mode. Despite its hybrid nature, it maintains good fuel economy, averaging around 5.5 L/100km. The ride quality is commendable, with easy-absorbing bumps, and minimal road noise. Visibility is excellent, aided by large wing mirrors and parking sensors.

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Performance

Performance testing showcases the Sportage hybrid’s capabilities, with respectable acceleration and braking figures. It accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.67 seconds and exhibits strong mid-range acceleration. Braking from 100 km/h to 0 is achieved in 2.95 seconds, covering a distance of 39.82 meters. Reverse speed testing also confirms its impressive performance.

Kia Sportage Hybrid Price

Starting at $29,965 for the base LX trim level, the 2024 Kia Sportage Hybrid can go up to $45,465 depending on the extras and trim level selected.

Conclusion

The Kia Sportage hybrid exceeds expectations, offering more than just fuel efficiency. Despite its initial price shock, it stands out with its sporty driving dynamics and efficient powertrain. Whether it’s worth the premium over the diesel variant is up for debate. Share your thoughts on the value proposition in the comments. If you enjoyed the review, don’t forget to like, share, and subscribe for more content. Until next time, drive safe!

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