Compact SUVs like the Kia Sportage check a lot of the boxes for a wide variety of buyers, making them some of the most popular vehicles in showrooms today. The good news is that fierce competition brings constant improvement, and the newly redesigned 2023 Sportage is one of the better ones available.
Larger and roomier than before, the Sportage is pleasant to drive, well equipped for the money and brings strong value to the table. The redesign also includes an available hybrid powertrain; we found it smooth, refined and quick. There’s only one catch, and unfortunately, it’s a big one: The average fuel economy during a road trip was disappointing for a hybrid. That’s a serious demerit given that saving on gas is a big reason people buy hybrids in the first place.
While we found a lot to like with the Sportage Hybrid, there are a few other things that need work, too. For Jennifer Geiger’s complete review, hit the link above; for a quicker look, below are six things we like about the 2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid and four things we think could be improved.