For 2023, Kia has made some big changes to the popular Sportage SUV. First of all, the overall design of this new Kia SUV has been updated. The 2023 version is about seven inches longer than the previous model year, and there have been some nice upgrades made to the interior of the cabin. There is also a new Sportage Plug-In Hybrid available, though this overview will focus on the 2023 Sportage Hybrid.

We carry all three Sportage Hybrid trim levels at North County Kia. The LX, EX and SX Prestige all run on the same type of efficient powertrain. It uses an electric motor and a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine. With a net horsepower of 227 along with 258 pound-feet of torque, the Sportage Hybrid feels spirited. Best of all, it can drive up to 44 mpg on the highways around Temecula.

The LX has an impressive amount of high-tech equipment for an entry-level trim. In addition to smartphone compatibility and Bluetooth®, it comes with an 8.0-inch touchscreen and a 12.2-inch digital instrument display. It also features a full array of driver-assist mechanisms like emergency braking, pedestrian detection and lane following assist.

Sitting in the middle of the lineup, the EX has been upgraded with blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert. Further, it has a heated steering wheel and heated front seats so that you can stay warm in the winter. At this level, the 2023 Sportage Hybrid gets to have a 12.3-inch touchscreen with navigation and SiriusXM®, as well as a wireless charging pad.

The SX Prestige is the most upscale option in the new Sportage Hybrid lineup for our Temecula customers. It benefits from a premium sound system, LED interior lighting and premium SynTex seats. You can take advantage of the heated and ventilated front seats. One of its most enticing technologies allows it to park itself, and it has a 360-degree camera to help you navigate tight spaces.


Be sure to stop by North County Kia to take advantage of any of our current promotions and explore more of what the full 2023 Kia Sportage lineup has to offer. We also have a great selection of other amazing new Kia models, so don't hesitate to take a look online or pay us a visit!

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