2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid Named Edmunds Top Rated SUV

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The 2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid SUV was recognized as the 2023 Edmunds Top Rated SUV. This win recognizes the first-ever Sportage Hybrid in its first year of production.

Edmunds annual Top Rated awards takes every vehicle on the road today and compares them across multiple categories that drive customer satisfaction, fun to drive factor, and overall value offered. The winners of each category go above and beyond the competition to offer consumers the best vehicle in its class. 

The Kia Sportage Hybrid was lauded for its no compromise mindsight on a hybrid SUV. It drives like a regular gas-only small SUV while providing all the fuel-saving benefits of a hybrid. The Sportage Hybrid also features lots of available in-car tech, a comfortable ride, and plenty of space for people and cargo. Despite the dizzying array of small SUVs on the market, the Sportage Hybrid is a true standout.

Why Edmunds Loves the Kia Sportage

According to Edmunds, The Edmunds Top Rated Awards recognize the best vehicles on sale today. This year, Edmunds revamped the categories, reflecting the growing importance of electric vehicles. Their recommendations for the best car, SUV and truck powered by a plug or a pump. Every award is chosen by their editorial team of experts and underpinned by our industry-leading testing process. Every year the editorial team at Edmunds drive literally hundreds of vehicles on road and track to deliver the definitive verdict. 

“The Kia Sportage Hybrid is a great example of what makes a modern SUV such an attractive proposition for families. The Sportage is comfortable, roomy and packed with tech. And in its hybrid guise, it’s actually quicker and more fun to drive than the standard-engine model.” Said Kurt Niebuhr, Senior Vehicle Test Editor at Edmunds

Read the full Edmunds 2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid review here