2023 Kia Sportage HEV/PHEV in Kitchener, Ontario

The 2023 Kia Sportage HEV/PHEV are the hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants of the popular Sportage compact crossover SUV. A vehicle designed for the environmentally-conscious automotive consumer, these stylish SUV variants deliver impeccable fuel economy metrics that rival that of even the most efficient sedans and hatchbacks on the market. These fuel-sipping vehicles offer an abundant level of standard safety and technology features, all at an incredible price point! Continue reading below as our team of Kia product specialists here at Kitchener Kia have compiled the key highlights of these impressive vehicles.

Performance & Charge Time

Hybrid-Electric Powertrain

All 2023 Sportage HEV and PHEV models share the same 1.6L direct-injected turbo four-cylinder engine under the hood. In the Sportage HEV models, this engine is paired with a 270V lithium-ion battery pack, while a 360V lithium-ion battery pack is equipped on the Sportage PHEV models. The result is a shared net torque rating of 258 lb-ft, while the Sportage HEV generates 227 net horsepower and the Sportage PHEV generates 261 horsepower. Regardless of which model you choose, all 2023 Kia Sportage HEV/PHEV models come equipped with a pre-wired trailering package and boast a maximum towing capacity of 907 kgs or 2,000 lbs.

All-Electric Performance

Exclusively available on the 2023 Sportage PHEV models, owners have the ability to plug in their vehicle and take advantage of up to an estimated 55 km of all-electric driving range. Simply connect the Sportage to a compatible charger and juice up the battery from 15% to 100% in as little as 2 hours!

Standard All-Wheel Drive

Perfect for the prolonged winter season of South-Central Ontario, Sportage HEV/PHEV owners will appreciate the vehicle’s standard all-wheel drive system. Drive with confidence knowing that the Sportage has got your back, even in the most challenging of winter road conditions.



Specifications: 2023 Kia Sportage HEV 2023 Kia Sportage PHEV
Net Horsepower 227 261
Net Torque (lb-ft) 258 258
Transmission 6-Speed Automatic 6-Speed Automatic
Battery Type Lithium-Ion Lithium-Ion
Battery Voltage (V) 270 360
Fuel Economy (City/Hwy/Combined) (L/100km) 6.1 / 6.3 / 6.2 N/A
Towing Capacity (kgs/lbs) 907 / 2,000 907 / 2,000
Specifications: 2023 Kia Sportage PHEV
Charging Level 1 (120V) (15% to 100%) 11 Hours & 10 Minutes
Charging Level 2 (240V) (15% to 100%) 2 Hours
Estimated All-Electric Driving Range (km) 55
Energy Consumption (City/Hwy/Combined) (Le/100km) 2.7 / 3.0 / 2.8

Exterior Design

Fully-Redesigned Exterior

Recently undergoing a full model redesign, the 2023 Kia Sportage HEV/PHEV now embraces the brand’s new design philosophy, highlighted by its striking front-fascia, sleek bodylines and generous use of LED lighting fixtures. A noticeable departure from the previous generation’s “tiger-nose” front grille, the Sportage’s modern hexagonal front grille design and all-new Kia logo ushers the vehicle into the new age of Kia vehicles.

Multiple Available Paint Colours

Owners have the ability to choose from six (6) vibrant exterior paint colours for their 2023 Kia Sportage HEV/PHEV. These paint options include:

  • Dawning Red
  • Fusion Black
  • Gravity Grey
  • Snow White Pearl
  • Steel Grey
  • Vesta Blue

Hands-Free Smart Power Liftgate

Available on select models, the Sportage HEV/PHEV’s hands-free Smart Power Liftgate makes it easy to access the vehicle’s spacious rear cargo area. There’s no need to kick or swing your feet below the rear bumper either. Simply stand near the vehicle’s rear cargo area with the key fob on your person and this advanced system will automatically raise or lower the power liftgate.


Dimensions: 2023 Kia Sportage HEV/PHEV
Length (mm/in) 4,460 / 175.6
Width (mm/in) 1,865 / 73.4
Height (mm/in) 1,683 / 66.3
Wheelbase (mm/in) 2,755 / 108.5
Gross Vehicle Weight (kgs/lbs) 4,949 / 1,098.5

Interior Features & Amenities

Environmentally-Friendly Materials

Kia understands that the people who purchase hybrid-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles care about the environment. That’s why all models of the 2023 Sportage HEV/PHEV are upholstered in SynTex™ synthetic leather, a material that combines the rich and supple feel of genuine leather, while embracing the durability and environmentally-friendly nature of synthetic leather.

Comfortable Seats for Everyone

Owners who opt for the top-of-the-line PHEV SX model have the option to choose between black or red SynTex™ leather seats finished in a stylish quilt-pattern. Front row occupants get pampered with heated and air-cooled seats, while rear passengers will appreciate the heated rear seats and air vents.

LED Interior Lighting

Drivers and passengers alike will enjoy the dazzling LED interior lighting that’s equipped on all but the entry-level EX model. These stylish lighting features deliver a welcome pop of colour and add to the modern ambience of the Sportage HEV/PHEV’s interior cabin.


Dimensions: 2023 Kia Sportage HEV/PHEV
Front Headroom (mm/in) (with Sunroof) 1,006 / 39.6
Front Headroom (mm/in) (without Sunroof) 959 / 37.8
Rear Headroom (mm/in) 959 / 37.8
Front Hip Room (mm/in) 1,392 / 54.8
Rear Hip Room (mm/in) 1,357 / 53.2
Front Leg Room (mm/in) 1,052 / 41.4
Rear Leg Room (mm/in) 1,050 / 41.3
Front Shoulder Room (mm/in) 1,461 / 57.5
Rear Shoulder Room (mm/in) 1,412 / 55.5
Cargo Capacity Behind 2nd Row (Floor High & Floor Low) (mm/in) 876 & 1,003 / 34.2 & 39.5
Cargo Capacity Behind 1st Row (Floor High & Floor Low) (mm/in) 1,661 & 1,872 / 65.4 & 73.7


Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go

Standard on all models, the 2023 Kia Sportage HEV/PHEV’s Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go system takes the hassle out of your daily commute. At highway speeds, this advanced system automatically controls your vehicle’s speed and following distance, based on your desired settings. A welcome feature, especially during rush hour traffic, this system brings the Sportage to a full stop and automatically detects when the vehicle ahead of you starts to move again.

12.3-inch Supervision Instrument Cluster

Drivers and passengers alike will marvel at the high-resolution graphics provided by the large 12.3-inch Supervision instrument cluster. Standard on all Sportage HEV/PHEV models, this expansive screen houses all of the vehicle’s vital driving information, audio controls, an integrated navigation system and more.

Harman Kardon© Premium Audio System

Available on the top-trim Sportage HEV SX and PHEV SX models, the 8-speaker Harman Kardon© Premium Audio System delivers crisp and clear sound throughout the vehicle’s interior cabin.



Safety & Driver Assistance

Advanced Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist

Equipped on all 2023 Sportage HEV/PHEV models, the Advanced Forward Collision with Avoidance Assist system uses front-mounted radar sensors to detect and avoid potential collisions. The system alerts the driver using audible and visual warnings, and if needed, it can apply the vehicle’s brakes. Working in tandem with the enhanced Junction Turning function, this system can also detect oncoming vehicles when making a left turn on an intersection.

Front and Rear Parking Sensors

Take the guesswork out of parking with the help of the Sportage HEV/PHEV’s available front and rear parking sensors. Equipped on the HEV SX and PHEV SX models, these parking sensors tell you just how close you are to other vehicles with sequential audible alerts and a visual layout on the centre display screen.

Remote Smart Parking Assist

Park like a pro with the Sportage HEV/PHEV’s available Remote Smart Parking Assist feature. This advanced system uses camera and radar technology to help you pull in or drive out of even the tightest of parking spaces.



Kia Sportage HEV/PHEV Trim Levels



Starting at MSRP $39,183*

● Kia Connect
● 17-inch Alloy Wheels
● SynTex™ Synthetic Leather Seats
● 12.3-inch Multimedia Interface with Integrated Navigation

New Kia Sportage HEV/PHEV Inventory


Starting at MSRP $45,883*

● Panoramic Sunroof
● Air-Cooled Front Seats
● 12.3-inch Supervision LCD/TFT Instrument Cluster
● Smart Power Liftgate

New Kia Sportage HEV/PHEV Inventory

PHEV EX Premium

Starting at MSRP $45,883*

● 19-inch Alloy Wheels
● Trailer Package Pre-Wiring
● Panoramic Sunroof
● Remote Engine Start

New Kia Sportage HEV/PHEV Inventory


Starting at MSRP $51,683*

● Harman Kardon® Premium Audio System
● Remote Smart Park Assist
● Highway Drive Assist (HDA)
● Surround-View Monitor (SVM)

New Kia Sportage HEV/PHEV Inventory

Interested in getting behind the wheel of a 2023 Kia Sportage HEV/PHEV? Contact us, today, and schedule a test drive with one of our friendly and knowledgeable Kia product specialists. Visit our Kitchener, Ontario showroom at 300 Homer Watson Blvd. and browse through our wide selection of new and used Kia models. We also offer a comprehensive array of genuine Kia parts and accessories, and our Kia service department is more than happy to assist you with all of your automotive maintenance needs.