Kia Hybrids

Is it time that you start looking at Kia hybrids rather than regular gas-powered vehicles? When hybrid vehicles made their mass-market debut back in the late 1990s and early 2000s, drivers became more aware of just how much their vehicles were leaving a mark on the environment. Greater fuel consumption, higher emissions, and increased pollution are just some of the negative impacts traditional gasoline cars leave behind. As the years went on, the importance of switching over to hybrid power became more apparent.

Not only do hybrid vehicles benefit the environment with lower emissions, but they also help save drivers money with lower fuel costs and, in some cases, tax breaks and incentives just for owning a hybrid. Dependable, capable, and known to hold their value better than most gas-powered vehicles, hybrids are the way of the future. With the rapid upgrades to their power, functions, and overall performance, they continue to skyrocket to success as some of the best cars cruising down the streets today. When you're shopping for your next vehicle, you can't get any better than a hybrid, and with the selection of Kia hybrids available, you're sure to find a new addition to your driveway that will have a positive impact on our environment as we know it.

A blue 2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid is shown from the front at an angle after leaving a dealer that has Kia Hybrids.

Why Choose Kia Hybrids?

If you're shopping for a hybrid, no other manufacturer offers more than Kia. With Kia's lineup of incredible hybrids, you'll be able to choose the best match for your lifestyle. The brand not only offers hybrid-only models like the Niro, but many of its tried and true favorites are also available as hybrid options, which makes Kia hybrids a step above the competition. You can choose from quick sedans and versatile SUVs to find an efficient and eco-friendly driving experience.

Kia also offers a choice between conventional hybrid vehicles, plug-in hybrids, and even all-electric options, so you have a varied selection to choose from when shopping for your next car. Ease into your eco-friendly driving experience with a traditional hybrid or get increased benefits with a plug-in option. For those who want to rely solely on clean energy, Kia EVs are there for you. Whatever you're looking for, Kia has it, which makes the brand a go-to source for those looking for their next hybrid.

The best part about Kia hybrids? Their ultra-sleek appearance places them at the top of the list for car shoppers nationwide. Not only do Kia hybrids offer all the power, efficiency, and performance that you're looking for in a vehicle. They're stylish and available in multiple options so that you can find the perfect vehicle in the lineup. Kia hybrids have some of the best designs out on the road today, which really helps buyers when they're looking for a hybrid vehicle. Now, you can take advantage of all the perks of owning a hybrid without the odd, futuristic style that other options are sporting these days.

Should I Choose a Hybrid or a Plug-In Hybrid?

First things first, what exactly is a hybrid, and how do hybrid vehicles differ from gasoline vehicles? A hybrid vehicle utilizes a combination of gas and electricity to power it, switching effortlessly between the two for maximum efficiency. Hybrid vehicles are more efficient due to their use of regenerative braking, which allows the vehicle to generate power for its motor when it slows down, resulting in greater fuel efficiency and a much more economical ride. Because of this, you're able to travel at a vehicle's peak performance at all times without even having to think about it; the vehicle simply does the work for you.

If you're wondering what the difference is between a traditional hybrid and a plug-in hybrid, let us help. A standard hybrid vehicle takes the energy generated from its gas engine to power its electric motor, so your battery is charged as you drive. This means that your hybrid doesn't need to be plugged in. This works best for those who are just getting their first hybrid because you're still able to take advantage of perks like increased fuel efficiency, savings, and more without having to alter your everyday routine to accommodate a plug-in option.

Plug-in hybrids differ because of their ability to operate on electric power alone, as opposed to traditional hybrids, which need both gas and electricity at all times. With its larger battery pack and a dedicated charging station, you can charge your plug-in hybrid vehicle up and enjoy a ride that is running on only electric power without any need to dip into its fuel reserves. This results in even more fuel efficiency and a much longer range without having to stop to fuel up. The key difference, besides a slightly heftier price tag, is that the way you take care of your car differs. Instead of driving it home, parking it in your driveway, and walking away, you'll need to ensure that it's charged for the upcoming day. However, this only takes a moment of your time.

Although both are solid options, choosing between a conventional hybrid and a plug-in option will need to be based on what you want to get out of your vehicle. If you want increased range, maximum efficiency, and more savings at the pump, a plug-in option may be the right choice. However, if you don't want to worry about keeping your vehicle charged and you're willing to alternate more regularly between gas and electric power, a standard hybrid might be the option that best suits your needs.

A green 2024 Kia Niro Hybrid is shown from the front at an angle.

Niro & Niro Plug-In Hybrid

As a pioneer in terms of hybrid technology, the Kia Niro can come as a traditional or plug-in hybrid. Whether you are searching for an eco-savvy vehicle to take on your next road trip or are in the market for a great daily commuter, the Niro has something for you with its various trim levels and configurations.

The Kia Niro Hybrid gives you a fuel-efficient gasoline engine and pairs it with an electric motor, a combination that works to deliver a high fuel economy. This helps make the Niro Hybrid an ideal choice for anyone wishing to reduce their carbon footprint and save money at the pump. Should you opt for the Niro Plug-In Hybrid, you can drive on pure electricity for shorter trips, which gives you more ability to choose when you use gas or electric power.

The Kia Niro Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid feature a spacious interior design that defies the vehicle’s compact size. What’s more, the cabin is comfortable to sit in for extended periods of time, and there is plenty of cargo room that can fit all kinds of items. Also, you can take advantage of Kia’s industry-leading technology, staying connected and safe with the infotainment system and standard driver-assistance features.

2021 Kia Niro

The first thing you need to know about the Niro is that it is a very affordable and versatile compact hybrid SUV. Even at the base trim, the Niro is well-equipped, but there are also plenty of features and options you can enjoy should you choose. There are other hybrids on the market that start off at a reasonable price, but then you get gouged when adding the features you desire. Even a fully loaded 2021 Niro is a good buy, with the top trim EX Premium hybrid coming in at just $32,950.[a]

As you might already suspect, the 2021 Kia Niro has excellent fuel economy. It even gives you the option of choosing between a traditional hybrid or an even more efficient plug-in hybrid. The base models are the most efficient and will net some serious miles per gallon, but even the higher trims offer excellent fuel economy. If you opt for the plug-in hybrid, you will even be able to drive on battery power alone for 26 miles, potentially reducing your gasoline usage to near zero if you live and work in the city. The savings you can enjoy driving the Niro will quickly add up over time, and you can use those savings in much better ways than pumping them into a gas tank.

As we mentioned before, you do get a lot with the Niro, even at the base level. The base Niro includes all sorts of driver-assist features, an excellent infotainment system, and up-to-date tech features. In fact, the standard eight-inch color touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is equal to what you will find on the higher trims of many competing vehicles. Of course, you can always make upgrades to your Niro with premium features like an even larger 10.25-inch touchscreen and a Harman Kardon premium sound system.

There are some vehicle manufacturers that put too much emphasis on aesthetics and not function when it comes to the controls on the dash. Sure, everyone appreciates a well-designed and good-looking dashboard, but we also want logic and convenience. Nothing is more frustrating than having to decipher a button or knob or lean way over to reach an air conditioning control. Taking a close look at the interior layout of the Niro, you will be pleasantly surprised to see that all the controls are well-sorted and easily within reach. In addition to the controls being well-labeled and highly accessible, everything is easy to figure out––even the touchscreen infotainment system is extremely intuitive and easy to use.

One complaint that drivers have about many hybrid vehicles is that they tend to look like hybrid vehicles. While good fuel economy is important, it is just as important to have a vehicle that you enjoy, with modern styling and good looks. That is why the Niro doesn't look like a traditional hybrid; in fact, you could easily describe it as a sophisticated, sporty SUV. The 2021 Niro looks so good that you would be happy to be driving it even if it did not provide an estimated 50 MPG combined in its base model and 105 MPGe in its plug-in form.

The versatile crossover design also makes the Niro a perfect choice for drivers who regularly transport several passengers. The roomy Niro beats out traditional hybrid cars like the Honda Insight and Toyota Prius in terms of interior space as well as tech features. You and your passengers will never be cramped and uncomfortable in a Niro. When it comes to the legroom and headroom that you need, the Niro delivers on all counts. Plus, its folding rear seats and large rear liftgate allow it to fit even large items with ease. The bottom line is that the Niro is perfectly capable of transporting passengers and cargo to wherever you need to go.

Sportage Hybrid & Sportage Plug-In Hybrid

Known for its sporty looks and rugged demeanor, the Kia Sportage has joined the world of hybrids. You can choose from a traditional hybrid or a plug-in hybrid, meaning that you get a good amount of versatility when searching for an eco-friendly solution to your needs as an adventurer. The Sportage Hybrid and Sportage Plug-In Hybrid are both imbued with a great deal of personality.

Regarding its performance, the Sportage Hybrid is nothing short of dynamic. Its responsiveness makes for a nimble ride without compromising its superb fuel economy. It is also regarded for its off-road prowess. Should you want to easily charge up and go, the Sportage Plug-In Hybrid lets you do just that. If you make a lot of shorter trips, you will not be producing any emissions as you drive around in electric mode. This is an excellent way to lessen your environmental impact while reaping the benefits of the Sportage.

Comfort is paramount inside the Sportage Hybrid and Sportage Plug-In Hybrid, but it is also expertly balanced with a high sense of style. The interior exudes craftsmanship with plenty of soft-touch surfaces and available premium materials. It is just as eye-catching as the vehicle’s exterior design. Add to that the fact that you get a large bundle of standard driving aids, and you and your passengers will feel both relaxed and safe as you go about your business.

Sorento Hybrid & Sorento Plug-In Hybrid

Family vacations and daily commutes are equally enjoyable when you are riding in a Kia Sorento Hybrid or Sorento Plug-In Hybrid––either one is a strong choice. These SUVs are made for utility and offer plenty of space for you, your loved ones, and your cargo, all while making fuel efficiency a major priority. What’s more, you will get to experience Kia’s keen attention to detail in the cabin, evidenced by the model's creature comforts and premium interior materials.

Like the standard Sorento, the Sorento Hybrid and Sorento Plug-In Hybrid are family-friendly, offering three rows of spacious and cozy seats. You can take these vehicles out on long road trips without any drama, and with the eco-friendly performance these models provide, you can create lasting memories while reducing your carbon footprint.

Are you worrying about inclement weather and how you will drive in it? With its all-wheel drive system, the Sorento Hybrid lends a high degree of confidence to driving. No matter what kind of conditions you are stuck driving in, you can feel secure with the added traction and stability control you get from all-wheel drive. You will not experience the same kind of slippage you might from a front-wheel drive system, so you can feel confident while driving over slick road surfaces.

2021 Kia Sorento

Today, consumers are taking notice of Kia, and there are several reasons why. Sure, the company boasts a great lineup of affordable, reliable, and well-built models, but it has also excelled in the hybrid vehicle market. You don't have to look further than the Kia Sorento to find a hybrid worthy of the Kia name. With the Kia Sorento Hybrid, you are getting a stylish three-row midsize SUV with good power and excellent fuel economy.

As with the other Kia hybrids, the Sorento represents excellent value for your money. The base model is more affordable than you might think, and it's not a bare-bones vehicle either. For the starting price of just $29,390, you might think that the 2021 Sorento would be void of the features you desire.[a] However, nothing could be further from the truth. Most drivers will be quite pleased with the features that are standard on the base trim; of course, there are also several available features and options, should you be interested.

The 2021 Sorento Hybrid comes with an excellent hybrid powertrain generating 227 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. That is over 30 hp and 70 lb-ft of torque more than is offered in the base model non-hybrid Sorento, showing that you don't have to sacrifice performance to get good fuel economy. What is the fuel economy of the 2021 Sorento Hybrid? No less than 39 MPG in the city! How many midsize SUVs with comfortable seating for six offer gas mileage that is better than most compact cars?

The Sorento Hybrid offers several standard driver-assist features as well as a considerable number of optional upgrades should you choose. From Forward Collision Avoidance-Assist with Pedestrian Detection to Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist, even the base trim provides top-of-the-line safety at no additional cost. Upgrading to the EX trim will bring Kia's incredible radar-based Smart Cruise Control with Stop and Go, supplemented with Lane Following Assist, allowing the vehicle to automatically match traffic flow and keep you centered in your lane.

Upgrading to the EX trim will also bring a large number of exterior and interior updates that will make life more comfortable and more convenient. For instance, you will find standard additions like a panoramic sunroof with a power sunshade and a smart power tailgate. These luxury features take the Sorento Hybrid to the next level, bathing the cabin in natural light and automatically opening the tailgate for you when you have your hands full. Who said driving a hybrid means making sacrifices?

The interior of the Sorento is just as stylish and modern as the exterior. Sitting in the Sorento, you get a feeling that you are driving in a high-end vehicle, with standard details such as finely stitched SynTex seat trim providing a luxurious and durable interior. The cabin is comfortable, and all of the knobs and buttons are within reach, including the rotary shift knob and the standard push-button start. In the second row, you will find standard captain's chairs instead of the traditional bench seats, giving your passengers the comfort that they deserve and allowing everyone to relax on long road trips.

If you are looking for a modern family SUV that will dramatically cut your gas bill and help conserve the environment, then there is simply no better choice than the 2021 Kia Sorento Hybrid. This vehicle has the size and features you demand, as well as a powerful and efficient hybrid powertrain. It is truly an SUV option that is the best of both worlds.

Why Raceway Kia Is the Best Dealership to Help You Find a New Hybrid

Deciding on a new hybrid is exciting, and you'll find the best selection of Kia hybrids here at Raceway Kia. Not only do we have all the latest Kia models, but we also offer loads of benefits when you choose to work with us. Shop online with Raceway Fast Lane and have access to our impressive inventory while you value your current trade, get pre-approved, calculate your payments, and schedule a test drive, all from the comfort of your home. Our team is ready to help you, whether you're visiting us at our dealership or shopping online, and with our selection, it won't take you long to find the perfect Kia hybrid to drive home.

Sort through our inventory of hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and EVs to find the right Kia that works for your needs and your budget, and let us handle the rest. Our finance team is ready to help you calculate affordable payments for your new vehicle because owning a hybrid should save you money, not break the bank. And you can trust our certified technicians to help you keep your Kia hybrid running at its best for years to come.

A red 2023 Kia Sorento Hybrid is shown from the front at an angle.

Financing Your Kia Hybrid

Making the switch from a gasoline vehicle to a hybrid is a major decision and one that should not be taken lightly. This is why we give our customers a wide array of financing options tailored to meet their budgets and specific needs. We have financing pros on hand to guide you through the entire buying process and help secure you the best terms possible for your Kia hybrid.

Some people find that leasing a hybrid is ideal since it involves lower monthly payments. What’s more, it gives you greater flexibility when it comes to the time to upgrade to the newest model at the end of your lease. Of course, you might wish to go the more conventional route by getting an auto loan to help you buy your vehicle outright. Since we work with multiple reputable lenders, you get the most flexible terms and competitive loan rates around.

There are ways to make your Kia hybrid more affordable. Be sure to keep your eye out for special incentives and offers on Kia hybrids, as this can help you save even more money on your purchase. You can also get your current ride valued as a trade-in to help lessen the cost of your new Kia hybrid.

No matter which route you decide to go with financing, we’ve got your back. Our team is committed to making the financing process as hassle-free and stress-free as possible for you. We want you to enjoy the many benefits of owning a Kia hybrid as soon as possible!

Service & Parts for Your Hybrid

As you are likely already aware, it is important to keep up with your Kia hybrid’s maintenance needs. You can bring your vehicle to our service center to have it worked on by skilled technicians who are trained to work on Kia hybrids. Whether you need service or parts, we possess the tools and expertise required to keep your vehicle running in tip-top shape for a long time to come.

Regular maintenance is important for upkeep, so we encourage you to schedule routine maintenance procedures to preserve all the critical parts of your hybrid, including the engine and battery. You can also get battery diagnostics performed to identify and remedy any issues related to the battery. Do you need some parts for your Kia hybrid? We carry genuine Kia parts that are specifically designed to work with your vehicle, thereby ensuring its longevity and performance.

Hybrid technology results in some rather unique maintenance needs. That is why it is crucial you bring your vehicle to someone who knows hybrid drivetrains inside and out. Our factory-trained technicians will keep you abreast of everything going on with your vehicle and let you know what needs to be done to rectify it.

You get a lot of peace of mind from our convenient online scheduling system, which lets you maintain your car on your schedule. If needed, we offer a courtesy shuttle service that will keep you on the go while your vehicle is being worked on. To help keep costs down, be sure to take advantage of any specials offered at the time of service. You can also explore our extended warranty options to further ease your mind and keep your Kia hybrid in good working order.

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