July 7

2022 Kia Sorento Hybrid: Range Overview

Hybrid vehicles offer many environmental, economic, and personal benefits. The 2022 Kia Sorento Hybrid works as a reliable and luxurious hybrid car with impressive power, range, and design. Drivers can enjoy the savings, advantages, and reliability of a hybrid engine in the powerful and practical midsize SUV.

Our team at Huffines Kia McKinney in McKinney, Texas, has gathered some of the most important information about the range, efficiency, design, and performance of the all-new Kia Sorento. You can use the information in this guide to determine whether this vehicle is right for you.

2022 Kia Sorento Hybrid Range

Kia Sorento Hybrid

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The range on the all-new 2022 Kia Sorento offers an impressive and efficient measurement for drivers interested in the benefits of a hybrid vehicle. The combined hybrid efficiency shows an EPA estimated 39 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway. The calculated combined range brags about 655 miles with the use of both fuel and electric power sources.

Hybrid Functions

Customers looking to reduce their fuel consumption can invest in a hybrid model for a lower carbon footprint and the ability to save on fuel costs. The components and systems of a hybrid vehicle differ from that of fully electric and gas-powered cars. A hybrid model has many advantages over its fully gas or fully electric counterparts, and the 2022 Kia Sorento hybrid design is both stylish and efficient.

Hybrid Engineering

The 2022 Kia Sorento uses the new plug-in hybrid model to achieve its increased efficiency. A hybrid vehicle includes gas-powered and electric engines that work together to provide power and energy depending on driving conditions. The newest models of the Sorento use the power of a 1.6-liter turbo hybrid powertrain. The gas engine is a turbocharged four-cylinder, while the electric motor provides a 270-volt battery with an AC synchronous permanent magnet.

Plug-in Hybrid Models

Hybrid vehicles come in a variety of systems and models. The 2022 Sorento uses a plug-in hybrid system to increase the efficiency and reliability of the vehicle. A plug-in model uses the power of a charging station or outlet to recharge and provide the necessary energy to run the vehicle. Other hybrid models can only receive battery power from the internal combustion chamber and regenerative braking systems, but a plug-in model can also use external power sources and, therefore, increase its reliability and range.

Hybrid Handling

The hybrid engine and structure of the Sorento offer environmental and economic benefits without sacrificing performance and handling. The hybrid system provides 277 horsepower and has a maximum torque of 258 lb-ft. Depending on your selected trim and options, the 2022 Kia Sorento offers both front-wheel and all-wheel-drive systems. Each trim also operates on a standard six-speed automatic transmission. These drivetrains, hybrid systems, and options allow you to rely on the hybrid engine for the power, acceleration, traction, and handling necessary for a fun and safe driving experience.

Hybrid Reliability

You may hesitate to purchase an electric vehicle because of concerns about the charging stations’ availability and the electric motor’s reliability. The hybrid model allows for increased security and reliability by allowing for the use of both gas and electric power sources. Eliminating the need to rely on one singular power source can provide peace of mind and reduce your concerns.

When the batteries in a hybrid reach low power levels, the vehicle’s systems automatically switch to use the fuel-powered engine to power the car and ensure your ability to reach your destination or get to another charging station. The 2022 Kia Sorento adds extra reliability with the battery and engine both having an efficient and extensive range. The Sorento can go up to 32 miles on fully electric power.

Hybrid vs. Fuel Engines

A regular car with a fuel-based engine system relies solely on the power of the combustion chamber and uses constant fuel consumption. A hybrid engine follows a different process, using the power stored in the vehicle’s battery and electric motor to provide the force and energy needed to drive. The hybrid engine recharges the electric motor through the combustion of the gas engine and regenerative braking systems.

2022 Kia Sorento Features

Kia Sorento Hybrid

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The 2022 Kia Sorento not only boasts a reliable hybrid model but also includes a variety of design components and systems that make it a high-quality vehicle and add to the overall driver experience. Here are some other notable features that stand out on the 2022 Kia Sorento:

Safety

Kia Sorento drivers will enjoy the safety systems included in the manufacturer’s Kia Drive Wise package. Features such as forward-collision avoidance, blind-spot monitoring, lane departure warnings, and smart cruise control allow you to practice safe driving and increase the safety of you, your passengers, and others on the road. Other standard safety features include dual air bags, side air bags, seatbelt reminders, and an anti-lock braking system.

Interior

The interior design of the 2022 Sorento provides a luxury experience with ample seating, cargo space, and entertainment systems. The Sorento offers three rows with seating for up to seven people and SynTex material and trim. A standard cargo capacity of 12.6 cubic feet makes for plenty of storage, and with the seat folded down, storage space increases to a maximum of 75.5 cubic feet. The 10.25-inch touch screen offers convenience and connectivity for an enjoyable ride and a high-quality experience.

Exterior

The exterior appearance of the 2022 Kia Sorento allows you to choose and showcase your style. The sporty look features roof rails, a front grille, and accent color designs. You can customize your vehicle’s appearance with a variety of trim levels, color options, and accessories. 

Drivers looking to reduce their carbon footprint, save money on gas, and experience the reliability of a hybrid model can benefit from the performance and features of the 2022 Kia Sorento Hybrid model. Families and commuters alike will enjoy the impressive range and efficiency of the combined power sources of this exceptional vehicle.

If you want to purchase or test-drive the all-new Kia Sorento, contact us at Huffines Kia McKinney or visit our showroom today. Our team of friendly and knowledgeable sales representatives is here to help you understand the processes, benefits, and purchase of a hybrid vehicle. You can also view our inventory of other new hybrids and electric vehicles.


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