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Hey everyone!

Received my 2023 Sportage Hybrid SX-Prestige on June 19. Had to put an order in about a month earlier so didn’t take too long to arrive. Also got it at MSRP which was nice. Swapped my 2019 Honda Insight for it.
Anyway, just seeing if anyone else has had the issue of an almost lag, or pause of the shifting/transmission when pulling away from a stop?
It happens randomly and usually only like once a drive, usually in the beginning.
Scenario:
I leave my house in electric, the engine kicks on at some point…I have a stop sign not far from where I park so I’ll come to it, slow down…and if I don’t come to a complete stop and try to press the gas then after breaking…it feel like it doesn’t know what to do….the electric motor nor the gas engine engages for like a second or two before it is like…OH YEAH I’m supposed to be going! And it almost lurches a bit to make up the delay since…by this point…I’m pressing harder on the gas to actually move!

again, it only happens at those moments of almost stopping but not really but I’m concerned it will do it while trying to merge on a highway or something. Seems very dangerous.

I have an appointment this week to have the emissions done and to fix a squeak with a handle so I’m going to inquire and have them drive it. Could be a software update or something.
Just coming from my Honda and it’s CVT, the electric motor would always engage to get the car going and it never did anything like that. But maybe I’m just not used to driving a car with gears anymore…hah.
Anyway, thanks for any insight anyone!

Besides that, car is awesome. Looks cool. So much tech. Comfortable. Etc etc.

Thanks!
 

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Does it have anything to do with the engine stop/start system? My Ridgeline hesitates a moment until the engine starts when I try to enter traffic after I am stopped.
 

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My guess is that you're experiencing turbo lag. The turbo spins up at 1450 rpm so until then it's pretty gutless. But, I don't know the logic that goes into the electric side of the hybrid regarding when, under what conditions, and for how long it engages. But, if for some reason it doesn't engage (due to an issue or by design), you will experience turbo lag.

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Sorry, that should read that if the electric DOESN'T engage. . .

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Solution. Come to a complete stop at the stop sign. Problem solved.
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Haha. Well, actually yesterday it did it when I did come to a complete stop but…it was a very quick stop. I will however put this advice into practice more and see. 😁

I have my appointment this Friday and I’ll see what the dealer says too.
 

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Disable Auto Hold. I've noticed that Auto Hold is slow to disengage and I don't see the point of having that feature on a vehicle that does not have manual transmission.
 

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Disable Auto Hold. I've noticed that Auto Hold is slow to disengage and I don't see the point of having that feature on a vehicle that does not have manual transmission.
It is a great device to use when you are waiting in a line at the bank, restaurant, ect. When it's turned on you move into position in line apply brake coming to s complete stop, remove your foot and relax. When the line moves use the accelerator to move forward, apply brake, and repeat. No having to set with your foot on the brake, or shifting between Park and Drive.

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Hey everyone!

Received my 2023 Sportage Hybrid SX-Prestige on June 19. Had to put an order in about a month earlier so didn’t take too long to arrive. Also got it at MSRP which was nice. Swapped my 2019 Honda Insight for it.
Anyway, just seeing if anyone else has had the issue of an almost lag, or pause of the shifting/transmission when pulling away from a stop?
It happens randomly and usually only like once a drive, usually in the beginning.
Scenario:
I leave my house in electric, the engine kicks on at some point…I have a stop sign not far from where I park so I’ll come to it, slow down…and if I don’t come to a complete stop and try to press the gas then after breaking…it feel like it doesn’t know what to do….the electric motor nor the gas engine engages for like a second or two before it is like…OH YEAH I’m supposed to be going! And it almost lurches a bit to make up the delay since…by this point…I’m pressing harder on the gas to actually move!

again, it only happens at those moments of almost stopping but not really but I’m concerned it will do it while trying to merge on a highway or something. Seems very dangerous.

I have an appointment this week to have the emissions done and to fix a squeak with a handle so I’m going to inquire and have them drive it. Could be a software update or something.
Just coming from my Honda and it’s CVT, the electric motor would always engage to get the car going and it never did anything like that. But maybe I’m just not used to driving a car with gears anymore…hah.
Anyway, thanks for any insight anyone!

Besides that, car is awesome. Looks cool. So much tech. Comfortable. Etc etc.

Thanks!
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Hey everyone!

Received my 2023 Sportage Hybrid SX-Prestige on June 19. Had to put an order in about a month earlier so didn’t take too long to arrive. Also got it at MSRP which was nice. Swapped my 2019 Honda Insight for it.
Anyway, just seeing if anyone else has had the issue of an almost lag, or pause of the shifting/transmission when pulling away from a stop?
It happens randomly and usually only like once a drive, usually in the beginning.
Scenario:
I leave my house in electric, the engine kicks on at some point…I have a stop sign not far from where I park so I’ll come to it, slow down…and if I don’t come to a complete stop and try to press the gas then after breaking…it feel like it doesn’t know what to do….the electric motor nor the gas engine engages for like a second or two before it is like…OH YEAH I’m supposed to be going! And it almost lurches a bit to make up the delay since…by this point…I’m pressing harder on the gas to actually move!

again, it only happens at those moments of almost stopping but not really but I’m concerned it will do it while trying to merge on a highway or something. Seems very dangerous.

I have an appointment this week to have the emissions done and to fix a squeak with a handle so I’m going to inquire and have them drive it. Could be a software update or something.
Just coming from my Honda and it’s CVT, the electric motor would always engage to get the car going and it never did anything like that. But maybe I’m just not used to driving a car with gears anymore…hah.
Anyway, thanks for any insight anyone!

Besides that, car is awesome. Looks cool. So much tech. Comfortable. Etc etc.

Thanks!
I’ve noticed it. it’s very rare that I don’t come to a complete stop at a stop sign, so it doesn’t bother me. It’s a quirk of a Kia hybrid. My Niro did it, but having a DCT didn’t help matters.
 

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Felt what you describe in my PHEV when the electric range was depleted and I’m in HEV mode.
Just seems to be a quirk of the vehicle and was noticed when I did a rolling stop then accelerated.
 
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