A plug-in hybrid (PHEV) is an excellent way for curious car buyers to experience the fuel savings of electric power without relying on it entirely. The hardest part is choosing which model to buy because increasing numbers of automakers sell PHEVs. The plug-in hybrid Kia Sportage and Ford Escape are worth considering if you’re looking for a compact crossover SUV. However, the 2023 Kia Sportage PHEV has six distinct advantages over its competitor.
1. The 2023 Kia Sportage PHEV has a superior standard warranty
According to Edmunds, the 2023 Kia Sportage PHEV has a basic warranty for five years or 60,000 miles, whichever comes first. Its roadside and rust warranties are good for five years. And the drivetrain warranty offers 10 years or 100,000 miles of coverage.
In comparison, the 2022 Ford Escape PHEV’s basic warranty is for only three years/36,000 miles. It also has an inferior powertrain warranty of five years/60,000 miles. On the plus side, the rust warranty lasts five years regardless of how many miles you drive.