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2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid – Quickie First Drive

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We take our first look and first drive in the all new for 2023, the Kia Sportage. Does this fifth generation Sportage with its hybrid powertrain exhibit sporting qualities to earn the ‘sport’ part of its name? Watch as we take one for a drive to find out.

Hey everyone george torlein with victory resida here with a vnr quickie today we’re in the kia sportage with our quickies series we take a quick look at a quick drive with new vehicles to get our first impressions for 2023 the kia sportage is all new in its fifth generation and is offered in gas hybrid electric and plug-in hybrid electric versions its length is

Over seven inches longer and wheelbase is almost three and a half inches longer than the previous generation our tester is a sportage hybrid and is powered by a 1.6 liter four-cylinder motor paired with a 44 kilowatt electric motor to achieve a combined 227 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque that power is connected to a six-speed automatic transmission driving

Either just the front wheels or all four wheels we’re just going to take it out for a quick spin and see how it drives now the representatives at kia mentioned that for this powertrain they jokingly said they should have called this the kia sport because of the sporting nature of the kia sportage i see what they did there however we’re gonna find out how well it

Really is as far as it’s driving demeter and if it’s really as sporting as they claim it is turning on to our test the bumpy road see how it does for our thump not too bad it kind of stumbled over it but it didn’t cause a jarring sensation up into the cabin so it gave us a smooth ride the agronomics are good everything’s with an easy reach it does have the split

Combo climate controls moving the the drive modes over into sport gives us a little bit of a firmer drive and when we get to our s turn we’ll see how well it does through the corners here so with the combination gas and electric powertrain it did a good job the seats are adjustable and offer different ways it can provide support they do an okay job the comfort on

Them is okay all right so we’re gonna head on the highway put down the power okay around the corner between the hybrid and the gas powertrain it does a good job of bringing it up to speed wood noise is a little bit more than i would like to hear they can improve upon that so in summary the kia sportage is a good basic runabout type vehicle that can bring your

Family around town just fine and even over some road trips things i would like them to see improve is perhaps some of the wind noise that the cabin experiences fuel economy is rated at 38 miles per gallon for the city highway and combined ratings pricing for the 2023 kia sportage starts at 27 290 dollars in the lx trim with front wheel drive and ranges up to the

Sx prestige with all-wheel drive at thirty six thousand one hundred and ninety dollars our chester in ex trim with all-wheel drive and some options came to thirty three thousand eight hundred and sixty dollars what do you think about the new kia sportage hybrid let us know in the comments below and if you like what you watched please consider selecting the like

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2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid – Quickie First Drive By Victory \u0026 Reseda