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Body style: SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle)
Segment: Medium SUV
Infotainment: Apple CarPlay icon Apple CarPlay   Android Auto icon Android Auto   Amazon Alexa icon Amazon Alexa  

Kia unveiled the hybrid version of the fifth generation of the Sportage at the 2021 Los Angeles Auto Show.

The Sportage was already a well-known product on the market on both sides of the Atlantic. While it debuted as a humble and one of the shortest cars in its segment, by 2022, it became one of the longest. However, if the first generation was more of a rugged, body-on-frame vehicle (not available on all markets), the 2023 model year was a global product with upmarket flavor.

On the outside, there were few differences between the HEV and the rest of the Sportage range. It featured the same floating-design look for the “Tiger-nose” element on the front fascia and the boomerang-style LED daytime running lights. At the back, the notch-shaped taillights looked united via a black line that crossed the vehicle from side to side. In addition, a small HEV badge adorned the tailgate. But the most distinct element that differentiated the exterior of the hybrid version from the rest of the range was the unique design for the 17” or 18” alloy wheels.

The interior looked just as futuristic as the exterior. The dashboard sported a 25” wide display that combined the 12.3” instrument panel with the 12.3” touchscreen for the infotainment system under the same piece of glass. Thanks to the asymmetrically designed dashboard, the driver had access to most buttons and controls. At the same time, the side passenger was spoiled with more legroom and an airy feeling. Depending on the trim levels and options, a Harman-Kardon sound system transformed the Korean SUV into a concert hall on wheels.

But the drivetrain was the most essential difference between the HEV and the rest of its siblings. A 1.6-liter turbocharged and direct fuel-injected engine provided 226 hp (229 PS) to a standard six-speed automatic gearbox. In addition, a 44 kW motor helped the SUV achieve outstanding fuel efficiency for its class. Furthermore, the Sportage HEV was fitted with front or all-wheel drive systems depending on the trim level.

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KIA Sportage HEV 2022 - Present
  2 hybrid gasoline engines
  • EX 1.6L GDI 6AT AWD (227 HP)
  • LX 1.6L GDI 6AT AWD (227 HP)

KIA Sportage HEV EX 1.6L GDI 6AT AWD (227 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  EX 1.6L GDI 6AT AWD (227 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1598 cm3
Power
130.2 KW @ 5500 RPM
177 HP @ 5500 RPM
175 BHP @ 5500 RPM
Torque
195 lb-ft @ 1500-4500 RPM
264 Nm @ 1500-4500 RPM
Electrical motor power
43.4 kw (59 hp)
Electrical motor torque
195 lb-ft (264 Nm)
Total maximum power
167 kw (227 hp)
Total maximum torque
258 lb-ft (350 Nm)
Fuel System
Turbocharged Direct Injection
Fuel
Hybrid Gasoline
Fuel capacity
13.7 gallons (51.9 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-automatic speed
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
235/60 R18
DIMENSIONS
Length
183.5 in (4661 mm)
Width
73.4 in (1864 mm)
Height
65.4 in (1661 mm)
Front/rear Track
63.6/63.9 in (1,615/1,623 mm)
Wheelbase
108.5 in (2756 mm)
Ground Clearance
8.3 in (211 mm)
Turning circle
19.3 ft (5.9 m)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3732 lbs (1693 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4949 lbs (2245 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
38 mpg US (6.2 L/100Km)
Highway
38 mpg US (6.2 L/100Km)
Combined
38 mpg US (6.2 L/100Km)
POWER SYSTEM SPECS
Power pack
Lithium-Ion
Notes
Notice
Hybrid Starter Generator:
Power: 17.4 HP
Torque: 43 Nm

Hybrid Battery System:
Voltage: 270V
Capacity: 5.5Ah
Energy: 1.49 KWh
Power: 64 KW
Weight (kg.): 37.5 Kg
Weight (lbs.): 82.7 lbs



KIA Sportage HEV LX 1.6L GDI 6AT AWD (227 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  LX 1.6L GDI 6AT AWD (227 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1598 cm3
Power
130.2 KW @ 5500 RPM
177 HP @ 5500 RPM
175 BHP @ 5500 RPM
Torque
195 lb-ft @ 1500-4500 RPM
264 Nm @ 1500-4500 RPM
Electrical motor power
43.4 kw (59 hp)
Electrical motor torque
195 lb-ft (264 Nm)
Total maximum power
167 kw (227 hp)
Total maximum torque
258 lb-ft (350 Nm)
Fuel System
Turbocharged Direct Injection
Fuel
Hybrid Gasoline
Fuel capacity
13.7 gallons (51.9 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-automatic speed
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
235/65 R17
DIMENSIONS
Length
183.5 in (4661 mm)
Width
73.4 in (1864 mm)
Height
65.4 in (1661 mm)
Front/rear Track
63.8/64.1 in (1,621/1,628 mm)
Wheelbase
108.5 in (2756 mm)
Ground Clearance
7.1 in (180 mm)
Turning circle
19.3 ft (5.9 m)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3532 lbs (1602 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4751 lbs (2155 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
42 mpg US (5.6 L/100Km)
Highway
44 mpg US (5.3 L/100Km)
Combined
43 mpg US (5.5 L/100Km)
POWER SYSTEM SPECS
Power pack
Lithium-Ion
Notes
Notice
Hybrid Starter Generator:
Power: 17.4 HP
Torque: 43 Nm

Hybrid Battery System:
Voltage: 270V
Capacity: 5.5Ah
Energy: 1.49 KWh
Power: 64 KW
Weight (kg.): 37.5 Kg
Weight (lbs.): 82.7 lbs



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