2024 Kia Sportage vs. 2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid Review

Picture of the 2024 Kia Sportage

2024 Kia
Sportage

MSRP*: $27,190 to $37,990
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Picture of the 2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid

2023 Kia
Sportage Hybrid

MSRP*: $27,490 to $36,390
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MPG - City 23 - 25 MPG 38 - 42 MPG
MPG - Hwy 26 - 33 MPG 38 - 44 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 74.1 ft3 74.1 ft3
Engine
  • 187-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 177-hp, 1.6-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 187 hp 177 hp
Towing Capacity 1,653 lbs 1,653 lbs
Exterior Length 183.5 in 183.5 in
Exterior Width 73.4 in 73.4 in
Leg Room Front 41.4 in
Rear 41.3 in
Front 41.4 in
Rear 41.3 in
Head Room Front 37.8 - 39.6 in
Rear 38.0 - 39.4 in
Front 37.8 - 39.6 in
Rear 37.8 - 39.1 in

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the Kia Sportage than the Kia Sportage Hybrid. The Kia Sportage Hybrid will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Kia Sportage.

Convenience
The Kia Sportage Hybrid requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Kia Sportage, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Kia Sportage is somewhat more expensive than the Kia Sportage Hybrid.

Dimensions
The Kia Sportage is about the same width as the Kia Sportage Hybrid. When looking at overall length, the Kia Sportage takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Kia Sportage Hybrid.

Handling
The Kia Sportage has the same turning radius as the Kia Sportage Hybrid, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Kia Sportage will do just as well as the Kia Sportage Hybrid, since they have about the same towing capacity. The Kia Sportage has a little more horsepower than the Kia Sportage Hybrid.

Powertrain
With its lower torque engine, the Kia Sportage doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Kia Sportage Hybrid.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Kia Sportage and the Kia Sportage Hybrid. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Kia Sportage as you will in the Kia Sportage Hybrid.