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Considering the new Sportage Hybrid. Wanted to see if any owners can report what your real world MPG looks like. I also just learned the LX FWD is quite a few MPGs better than the AWD variants. Haven’t looked into hybrids ever but with current gas prices especially in CA these hybrids seem like the way to go. We would have gone EV but our apartment complex does not have chargers. Thanks in advance!!
 

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I've had mine about a month and I am getting 34/35 mpg. It is not broken in yet and hot in Phoenix. Love the Sportage!
Glad to hear you love it. Those MPG figures seem a little disappointing. Heavily considering the new Lexus NX350h and people are reporting better than advertised MPG (41/39/37) from that car. Obviously it’s a $10k price difference compared fully loaded. Hmmmm…..
 

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Glad to hear you love it. Those MPG figures seem a little disappointing. Heavily considering the new Lexus NX350h and people are reporting better than advertised MPG (41/39/37) from that car. Obviously it’s a $10k price difference compared fully loaded. Hmmmm…..
The NX350h is closer to the Niro in size, especially the 2023 Niro. Keep that in mind when comparing.
 

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Yes you are correct. Size doesn’t really matter that much for this vehicle we plan on buying. Mainly a commuter car/grocery getter for my wife
Then you might look at the Niro, too. Mine gets fantastic gas mileage. It's the PHEV, and even when I haven't been able to charge it, I can get 50 mpg without trying too hard. And it is definitely more affordable than the Lexus or the Sportage.
 
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Then you might look at the Niro, too. Mine gets fantastic gas mileage. It's the PHEV, and even when I haven't been able to charge it, I can get 50 mpg without trying too hard. And it is definitely more affordable than the Lexus or the Sportage.
Wifey gave a hard pass on the current Niro. She does not approve of how it looks, inside and out. She is still resisting the new Sportage. Hopefully seeing one on the road will change her mind. The new Niro looks a lot better IMO. Any idea when that'll go on sale?
 

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I've got 2500 miles on my EX AWD hybrid Sportage and am averaging 30mpg. I'm pretty disappointed as I don't drive it too aggressively.

(edit - EX was SX - oops)
 

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A dealer in Colorado Springs told me that they are selling the Sportage PHEV already, and are placing an additional markup of $10K on every one of them. For that $10K premium I could buy enough fuel to drive 50K miles at $5.00 gallon. If that is truly the case for the PHEV, there is absolutely no reason for anyone to buy this PHEV, unless you always drive 33 miles.

On another note, the sales manager, at the Peak Kia dealer in Colorado Springs, was very rude and condescending. The salesman requested that I put in an application for credit on a vehicle that apparently was already sold. I was pretty upset to say the least. Be careful out there and stay away from Peak Kia of Chapel Hills, in Colorado Springs.
 

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A dealer in Colorado Springs told me that they are selling the Sportage PHEV already, and are placing an additional markup of $10K on every one of them. For that $10K premium I could buy enough fuel to drive 50K miles at $5.00 gallon. If that is truly the case for the PHEV, there is absolutely no reason for anyone to buy this PHEV, unless you always drive 33 miles.

On another note, the sales manager, at the Peak Kia dealer in Colorado Springs, was very rude and condescending. The salesman requested that I put in an application for credit on a vehicle that apparently was already sold. I was pretty upset to say the least. Be careful out there and stay away from Peak Kia of Chapel Hills, in Colorado Springs.
Avoid that one for sure. Kendall Kia of Nampa, Idaho is telling me that they are not planning on markups. They have my name on a list, but orders are not open yet.
 

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Avoid that one for sure. Kendall Kia of Nampa, Idaho is telling me that they are not planning on markups. They have my name on a list, but orders are not open yet.
I think the dealer may have actually been referring to the Santa Fe PHEV.
 

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I think the dealer may have actually been referring to the Santa Fe PHEV.
I have noticed that a fair number of dealers tend to have employees entirely in the dark about upcoming vehicles and who make assumptions based on what they have seen coming in.
And some who just assume customers aren't in the know.
 
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Do dealerships still think that people have absolutely no clue about cars when they purchase one? This is so ridiculous.
 

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Do dealerships still think that people have absolutely no clue about cars when they purchase one? This is so ridiculous.
There are still people who think that the way to research a car is just to go to some lots and see what they like. My parents know almost nothing going into a vehicle purchase, and my girlfriend knows even less.
 

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There are still people who think that the way to research a car is just to go to some lots and see what they like. My parents know almost nothing going into a vehicle purchase, and my girlfriend knows even less.
That's a sure way to get ripped off ... I mean, go to the lots and test drive, but at least figure out the price range and trade in values ... AT LEAST
 

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That's a sure way to get ripped off ... I mean, go to the lots and test drive, but at least figure out the price range and trade in values ... AT LEAST
My parents used to have me do their research, but now they just go to the Toyota lot and trust the salesfolk. I think they do look up their trade value, at least.
And my girlfriend runs her car beyond any reasonable trade value and then buys something she likes. So she probably gets ripped off, but I haven't seen her buy one yet.
 
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I don't have the Hybrid, but I can pretty much guarantee you that the MPG difference in interstate speeds will be negligible.
I'd be surprised if there is any difference at all actually.
 
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