Kia Sportage SX Hybrid driven for 2024

Is the Kia Sportage Hybrid as good as RAV4 Hybrid

Sportage SX Hybrid – Smaller hybrid SUVs are becoming more popular and recently Kia added a hybrid version of its Sportage.

2024 Kia Sportage Hybrid SX front quarter 1There are two models available the SX front wheel drive and top spec model the GT Line all wheel drive. Obviously, the GT Line has a lot more features and luxury, but the SX comes well equipped.

The engine is a 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol-electric hybrid system. This is the same as what is in the  larger Sorento Hybrid. Given that the Sportage weighs less than the Sorento, the performance is better.

In fact, it’s quite zippy around town. The six-speed automatic transmission is smooth and makes driving easy.

2024 Kia Sportage Hybrid SX engine

Fuel economy was around 5.5 litres per 100 kilometres with a mix of everyday around town driving and some longer motorway trips.

Having a petrol hybrid in this size SUV makes a lot of sense. Its economical, better for the environment and there is no range anxiety. And it takes five minute to fill up.

It seems that pretty much every car Kia build is good and this is another example of them getting it just right

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2024 Kia Sportage Hybrid SX front interior 1

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2024 Kia Sportage Hybrid SX boot

What is good?

  • Reasonably zippy around town
  • Great economy in real life
  • Comfortable and reasonably spacious inside

What is not so good?

  • Intrusive safety features like LKA
  • Rear seats don’t fold fully flat
  • SX is front wheel drive only

2024 Kia Sportage Hybrid SX front quarter 2

Instead of the Kia Sportage Hybrid buyers could also look at:

Mid sized hybrid SUVs are becoming popular.

Buyers could look at the Nissan X-Trail e-powerToyota RAV4 Hybrid, Subaru Forester HybridPeugeot 3008 GT PHEVHyundai Tucson, Haval H6 Hybrid and Honda HRV SUV

2024 Kia Sportage Hybrid SX rear quarter 1

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