Review of the 2023 Kia Sportage PHEV

The Kia Sportage has always been an underdog in the compact crossover class even when compared to its corporate cousin, the Hyundai Tucson,

which sells at roughly double the pace of the Kia. And that's not even mentioning the sales titans that are the Toyota RAV4 and the Honda CR-V,

which consume the majority of the oxygen in the segment that is undoubtedly the most popular in Canada.

A 66.9 kW electric motor supplements a 1.6-L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. The combined output is 261 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque.

All-wheel drive and a 6-speed automatic transmission are standard features. A 13.8 kWh battery pack under the floor provides electricity for the e-motor and up to 51 km of electric range.

 When the battery is drained, the Sportage PHEV functions as a conventional hybrid vehicle.

Using a Level 2 public outlet or home charger,

charging takes approximately two hours.

How far can the Chevy Silverado go when it's fully charged?