Kia Sportage HEV GT Line driven for 2024

Is the Kia Sportage Hybrid better than the RAV4

Sportage HEV GT Line – I’ve had a few smaller hybrid SUVs the last few weeks. One of which was the Kia Sportage HEV GT Line. HEV obviously stands for Hybrid Electric Vehicle.

2024 Kia Sportage Hybrid GT Line front grill Regular listeners will know I have been a big fan of the diesel Sportage over the years, not the petrol. But the Hybrid version has changed that. Its good, very good.

Being the top model the GT Line, it comes with a host of little luxury features like heated and ventilated front leather seats with multiple electronic adjustment for the driver. Another feature is the  nearly 25 inches of driver’s instrument cluster and central screen, that all merge into one.

At the heart is a 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol-electric hybrid system that has combined 169kW of power and 350Nm of torque. This is matched to a 6 speed AT.

2024 Kia Sportage Hybrid GT Line engine

This provides spritely acceleration and excellent economy. We averaged around 6.0l/100km for the week. That’s pretty good.

The Sportage is an ideal mid size. Its small enough to be an urban runabout as well as large enough for longer driving trips and weekends away.

For buyers that don’t want to deal with the issues of living with an EV every day, hybrids are especially desirable. There is no range anxiety, excellent economy and in the case of the Sportage GT-Line comfortable, safe and luxurious.

Priced from around $55,500 plus the usual costs its also good value.

This is a Motoring Minute’

I’m Rob Fraser

2024 Kia Sportage Hybrid GT Line interior front

Readers can find more details about the Sportage HEV GT Line HERE 


2024 Kia Sportage Hybrid GT Line interior collage 1

What is good?

  • Smooth performance and excellent economy
  • Interior luxury and ambience
  • Subtle stylish design and good proportions

What is not so good?

2024 Kia Sportage Hybrid GT Line profile

Instead of the Kia Sportage HEV GT Line buyers could look at:

This size SUV as a hybrid or PHEV makes sense. It’s also an increasingly popular segment.

Buyers could look at the: Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, Mazda CX-60 Hybrid, Jeep Compass e-hybrid, Honda ZRV Hybrid, Hyundai Tucson, Haval H6 Ultra, Nissan X-Trail e-power,  Subaru Forester HybridPeugeot 3008 GT PHEV,

2024 Kia Sportage Hybrid GT Line rear quarter

Radio Segments Motoring Minute

Listeners can hear Motoring Minute segments around Australia every day on over 50 radio channels through the Torque Radio network.

Motoring Minute has an average daily audience of over 550,000 listeners.

You can also find Motoring Minute segments syndicated through other news sites around Australia.

Additionally Motoring Minute is also broadcast as part of Overdrive – Cars Transport Culture Radio Program. 

Listeners can find this program weekly on the Spotify, SoundCloud and the Community Radio Network across Australia.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.