The Kia Sorento Hybrid is a sturdy SUV with a hybrid engine, making it a strong contender for customers looking to save on gas mileage or reduce their environmental impact. The 2022 Sorrento has several trims and package options that highlight the model’s latest redesign. In 2022, the Sorrento Hybrid focuses on cultivating a more versatile reputation with a more feature-filled cabin.
What’s New With the 2022 Kia Sorrento Hybrid?
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The 2022 Kia Sorrento Hybrid introduces a plug-in hybrid drivetrain on this model for the first time that allows you to drive up to 32 miles on electric power alone. It also includes all-wheel drive as an option for some trims and packages. These updates add a level of versatility to the SUV. Now, you can use it as a city car with stellar gas mileage, or a sturdy all-terrain vehicle in the rain or snow. Depending on your needs, the new Kia Sorrento Hybrid can help you get where you want to go.
Sorento Hybrid S
The Sorento Hybrid S is the lowest price point trim with a starting MSRP of $34,090. While the car has fewer luxurious features than the higher trim option, it still has stellar hybrid capabilities and everything you need for a smooth and comfortable ride. This trim and the EX are both available in the following exterior colors: Silky Silver, Aurora Black, Platinum Graphite, Gravity Blue, Runway Red, Steel Gray, and Snow White Pearl.
The drivetrain is a 1.6-liter turbocharged, four-cylinder, and full parallel hybrid system — which is the same for both trim levels. The electric motor type combined with the engine is the AC Synchronous Permanent Magnet Motor, with a lithium-Ion Polymer hybrid battery and a 270 voltage. The combined horsepower of the engine and battery is 227 horsepower and 258 pounds-feet of torque. The Sorrento pairs this power with a six-speed automatic transmission and the option to upgrade from the standard front-wheel drive to an all-wheel drive.
The exterior of the S has a more understated look, with a black grille and detailing on the front, rather than the sporty look spoiler available on the higher trim. It has 17-inch alloy wheels, with no option to upgrade, unlike the higher trim, which can upgrade to 19-inch wheels. However, it does have satin chrome roof rails, making it just as versatile for outdoor adventures. It also has all the essential daytime running lights and turns signal indicators.
The car’s interior has many fun features, including a 10.25-inch touchscreen with navigation and mapcare systems, plus connectivity with most devices through Bluetooth. The touchscreen makes it easy to control, while the navigational system helps you stay on the route hands-free. The interior has front and rear door bottle holders, plus front-seat back pockets for additional storage and organization. The S also has heated front seats for those cold mornings on the daily commute. To add a little luxurious flare, the accent trim has technical embossing not available on the higher trim.
This trim has all the necessary safety features, like airbags, blind-spot collision avoidance systems, and dynamic parking guidance to help you parallel park perfectly every time. It also has parking distance warnings, so you know how close your car is to others when pulling out. These safety features allow you to feel secure on any trip and when facing any road conditions.
Sorento Hybrid EX
The EX all-wheel drive is the highest price point spec for the Kia Sorrento Hybrid Model with a starting MSRP of $36,090. The exterior of the vehicle has a length of 189.4 inches in length and a height of 66.7 inches. It focuses on sports styling with low-profile satin chrome. You can get an optional panoramic sunroof with a power sunshade, so you can catch rays or see the stars without leaving the backseat. The exterior also has LED front fog lights and auto light control, which are important safety features to help you see through inclement weather.
The interior of this trim contains even more luxurious features. It comes in two interior colors, which are black and gray SynTex seating materials. Its infotainment system has the same great features as the S, plus a subscription to SiriusXM. The Bluetooth-capable audio system has six speakers and reaches all AM, FM, and HD radio channels, providing a smooth sound to all your favorite songs, audiobooks, and podcasts. Throughout the cabin, this trim sports USB charging outlets so you and your passengers can stay connected during long road trips, and out of each other’s hair.
You can also manage the car’s temperature with dual-zone automatic climate control, which allows you to set the interior climate of each seat. This is a neat feature for families who can never agree about whether it’s too cold or too hot.
The most important thing, however, is the EX’s performance. Many of the drivetrain features are the same, but the safety features are very advanced. This trim offers forward-collision avoidance assist and rear cross-traffic collision avoidance assist to alert you when someone is too close to your vehicle. It also has lane departure warning, lane-keeping assist, and lane following assist to make sure you don’t drift during long drives. These safety features can be an especially huge benefit if you have any new drivers in the family.
If you’re looking to purchase a 2022 Kia Sorento Hybrid, know that both trims have a lot to offer. You can either opt for the low-cost option with plenty of great features or upgrade for a little added luxury. However, you may not know what you need until you test drive both cars.
Come by Huffines Kia McKinney today to see our new car inventory and try one out for yourself. Then, speak with our customer service representatives to make sure you’re driving away in a car you love. Before making a purchase, consider getting pre-approved for financing. You can also contact us online with questions or give our expert sales team a call at 469-525-4400.