The all-new 2022 Kia Sorento has been completely redesigned and re-engineered to provide an even more capable, stylish and technologically advanced SUV.the 2022 Kia Sorento, With a host of new features and improvements, is better than ever and sure to impress.
2022 Kia sorento Overview
With more powertrain options and a smaller footprint, the 2022 Kia Sorento is a compelling alternative to the larger Kia Telluride. Both of Kia’s models are beautiful with three rows, but adults don’t want to spend too much time in the Sorento’s rear seats and when those seats are upright they limit its cargo capacity.
Keep the third row stowed however, and its beautifully appointed cabin becomes a cozy place for a small family. Unlike the Telluride the Sorento is available as a hybrid or plug-in hybrid helping to maximize fuel efficiency. whatever provides the impetus The Kia has a smooth ride and satisfying handling characteristics.
What’s New for 2022?
A plug-in hybrid model joins the Sorento’s lineup for the 2022 model year. Its powertrain combines a turbocharged four-cylinder and six-speed automatic transmission with an electric motor for a total system output of 261 horsepower.
All-wheel drive is standard and Kia claims the plug-in Sorento has The combined fuel economy rating is 79 MPGe and the electric-only range is 32 miles. While we don’t know how much the PHEV variant will cost we do know it will be offered in two top trims: the SX and SX-P.
Pricing and Which One to Buy 2022 Kia sorento
We like the EX trim level. It’s more expensive than the bottom two models but it comes standard with a more powerful 281-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder. It also has better amenities than the S trim below it including leatherette upholstery heated front seats blind-spot monitoring and a rear cross-traffic alert remote Start and sleeker styling like 18-inch wheels and black exterior trim.
Pairing all-wheel drive with the EX trim is an extra $3,700 which is $1,900 more than the previous model year. However the upgrade now includes what’s in the X-Line Appearance Pack which includes a 1.0-inch taller Wheels with a 20-inch ride height bridge roof rack and other unique exterior details.
Engine, Transmission, and Performance
The Sorento is available with a choice of engines and is available with front- or all-wheel drive. A 191-hp 2.5-liter inline-four is standard and a 281-hp turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder is also available. Both are paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission and a hybrid model A six-speed automatic transmission is used.
We drove the top-of-the-line SX trim with the turbo-4 and appreciated the significant thrust, but we wished the powertrain felt more responsive off the line. The same model offers balanced handling with a nicely isolated ride and firm brake pedal feedback. Environmentally friendly, The Sorento Hybrid uses a combination of a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder gas engine and a 44.0 kW electric motor that together produce 227 horsepower.
The plug-in hybrid has the same engine and transmission but makes 261 hp and more at 66.9 kW Electric motor all-wheel drive only. When equipped with a tow pack the Sorento can tow up to 3500 lbs.
KIA sorento models
2022 KIA sorento phev rear
Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG
The Sorento with the base 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine earns an estimated 24 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway. The more powerful turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder is rated at up to 22 mpg city and 29 highway.
The hybrid Sorento is the most fuel efficient with an estimated 39 mpg city and 35 mpg highway. The plug-in hybrid is rated at 79 MPGe combined but its city and highway estimates are 35 and 33 mpg respectively.
Kia also claims that the PHEV can travel 32 miles on electricity alone on a single charge. Once we get a chance to run these powertrains on the highway at 75 mph The fuel economy route is part of our extensive testing regimen where we can assess the SUV’s actual MPG.
Interior, Comfort, and Cargo
The Sorento interior has an attractive layout handsome materials and solid build quality. The instrument panel can be equipped with a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 10.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system.
The rest of the design incorporates diamond-shaped vents integrated ambient lighting and Intricate stitched surfaces on door panels and seat inserts. Various cubby storage spots and cup holders also fill the console.
In addition to the standard third row, its second-row bench can be swapped out for a pair of captain’s chairs. Compared to the larger Telluride Sorento’s The rear seats are uncomfortable for adults, and we only managed to fit two carry-on luggage in the cargo area—two less than the Telluride.
2022 KIA sorento interior
Infotainment and Connectivity
With infotainment and connectivity features at the forefront of new vehicle technology Sorento supports all the most desirable content. It comes standard with an 8.0-inch touchscreen or an optional 10.3-inch touchscreen.
In addition to the wireless charging pad there’s an optional 12-speaker Bose sound systems are for those who prefer a premium audio experience. A rear-seat entertainment system with a touchscreen mounted behind each front seat is also optional.
KIA sorento Safety and Driver-Assistance Features
The Sorento has a range of standard and optional driver assistance technologies. For more information on Kia crash test results visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) websites. Key security features include:
Standard forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking
Standard Lane Departure Warning and Lane Keep Assist
Available blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert
Warranty and Maintenance Coverage
Kia has one of the most impressive warranty programs in the industry. However it doesn’t offer the free maintenance that its enterprise counterpart Hyundai offers.
Limited warranty for five years or 60,000 miles
Powertrain warranty is 10 years or 100,000 miles
No complimentary scheduled maintenance
KIA sorento Specifications
2021 Kia Sorento SX AWD
Vehicle Type: Front-engine all-wheel drive 6-passenger 4-door station wagon
New Kia Soul price
Base/As Tested: $40,965/$44,290
Turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 16-valve inline 4 aluminum block and head ports and direct fuel injection
Displacement: 152 in3, 2497 cm3
Power: 281 hp @ 5800 rpm
Torque: 311 lb-ft @ 1700 rpm
8-speed dual-clutch automatic
Suspension, F/R: struts/multilink
Brakes F/R: 12.8″ Ventilated Disc / 12.0″ Ventilated Disc
Tires: Continental CrossContact LX Sport
255/45R-20 105V M+S
Wheelbase: 110.8 in
Length: 189.0 in
Width: 74.8 in
Height: 70.3 in
Passenger Volume: 144 ft3
Cargo Volume: 13 ft3
Curb Weight: 4160 lb
C/D TEST RESULTS
60 mph: 6.3 sec
1/4-Mile: 14.8 sec @ 97 mph
100 mph: 15.6 sec
130 mph: 33.2 sec
The results above omit the 0.4 second 1-foot rollout.
Rolling Start, 5–60 mph: 6.8 sec
Top Gear, 30–50 mph: 3.3 sec
Top Gear, 50–70 mph: 4.3 sec
Top Speed (C/D est): 135 mph
Braking, 70–0 mph: 173 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft Skidpad: 0.84 g
C/D FUEL ECONOMY
Observed: 23 mpg
EPA FUEL ECONOMY
Combined/City/Highway: 24/21/28 mpg
C/D TESTING EXPLAINED
2022 Kia Sorento PHEV SX Prestige
Vehicle type: Front-engine front-motor all-wheel drive 6-passenger 4-door station wagon
Base/As Tested: $46,405/$49,960
Turbo and intercooled DOHC 16-valve 1.6-liter inline-4 177 hp 195 lb-ft + AC motor 90 hp 224 lb-ft (combined output: 261 hp 258 lb-ft; 11.8-kWh lithium-ion battery pack; 3.8-kW car charger)
Transmission: 6-speed automatic
- Suspension, F/R: struts/multilink
- Brakes F/R: 12.8″ Ventilated Disc / 12.8″ Ventilated Disc
- Tires: Continental CrossContact LX Sport
- 235/55R-19 101H M+S
- Wheelbase: 110.8 in
- Length: 189.4 in
- Width: 74.8 in
- Height: 66.7 in
- Passenger Volume: 142 ft3
- Cargo Volume: 13 ft3
- Curb Weight: 4490 lb
C/D TEST RESULTS
- 60 mph: 7.6 sec
- 1/4-Mile: 15.8 sec @ 89 mph
- 100 mph: 21.5 sec
- The results above omit the 0.3-second 1-foot rollout.
- Rolling Start, 5–60 mph: 7.8 sec
- Top Gear, 30–50 mph: 3.9 sec
- Top Gear, 50–70 mph: 5.0 sec
- Top Speed (gov ltd): 127 mph
- Braking, 70–0 mph: 162 ft
C/D FUEL ECONOMY
- Observed: 26 MPGe
- 75 mph highway driving in hybrid mode: 25 mpg
- Highway Range, Hybrid mode: 310 mi
EPA FUEL ECONOMY
- Combined/City/Highway: 34/35/33 mpg
- Combined Gasoline + Electricity: 79 MPGe
- EV Range: 32 mi