Featuring a smaller footprint and more powertrain options than the Kia Telluride, the 2022 Kia Sorento makes a compelling alternative to the larger model. In terms of design, both Kia models are attractive and have three rows of seating. With the Sorento, you can choose from a hybrid or plug-in hybrid vehicle, which maximises fuel efficiency. With any of these two models, your adventures will be power and fuel-efficient. There are several price options available for the 2022 Kia Sorento, but the starting price is $39,310.
The 2022 Kia Sorento HEV & PHEV smooth ride and pleasing handling characteristics will appeal to any driver, regardless of their reason for driving.
On the inside, the Sorento comes with a nice layout, high-quality materials, and a solidly built body. There are beautifully finished surfaces on the doors and seat inserts and air vents shaped like rhombuses. Furthermore, the console has various cupholders and cubby storage spots. A set of captain's chairs can be added to the second row and a standard third row.
Sorento comes with both front and all-wheel drive options and a range of engine options. The base engine is a 2.5-litre four-cylinder with 191 horsepower, while the turbocharged engine is rated at 281 horsepower. There are two automatic transmissions: the eight-speed automatic used by the conventional and the six-speed automatic used by the hybrid model. Sorento's hybrid powertrain features a 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder gas engine with a powerful 44.0-kW electric motor for 227 horsepower.
Plug-in hybrids have identical engines and transmissions as conventional hybrids but have a larger electric motor and are all-wheel drive only. The plug-in hybrid version has a combined power of 261 horsepower and a bigger 66.9-kW motor. The Sorento can tow up to 3,500 pounds when equipped with the towing package.
In the city, the 2.5-litre four-cylinder Sorento is estimated to achieve 10.2 km/L in city and 12.33 km/L on the highway. In the city, the 2.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder gets 9.35 km/L and 12.33 km/L on the highway. The hybrid Sorento is the most fuel-efficient, with an estimated 16.58 km/L in the city and 14.88 km/L on the highway. According to Kia, the electric-only PHEV is also said to travel 51.55 km on a single charge.
The Sorento supports all of the most sought-after content thanks to infotainment and connectivity features. Standard features include an 8.0-inch touchscreen, but a 10.3-inch touchscreen is optional. A Bose audio system, along with the wireless charging pad, is optional for those who want enhanced sound quality. Optionally, the back of each front seat can be mounted with a touchscreen display for rear-seat entertainment.
Several driver-assistance technologies are available as standard equipment on the 2022 Kia Sorento HEV & PHEV. The Kia offers the following safety features: