A 1.5 kWh lithium-polymer battery, a 44 kW electric motor, and a 1.6-

liter turbocharged inline-four engine power the Sportage Hybrid.

A six-speed automated gearbox delivers the 257 pound-feet of torque and 227 horsepower to the front wheels.

There is also an all-wheel-drive option available.

The little SUV can tow up to 2,000 pounds, and it takes 7.6 seconds to get from 0 to 60 miles per hour.

Although the tires do a good job of isolating bumps, some road noise does enter the interior.