March 17

Car Comparison: 2022 Kia Sorento vs 2022 Kia Telluride

The all-new 2022 Kia Sorento and Telluride have several updates, including new hybrid options, safety features, and engine updates. Both models did keep many of the sleek exterior features from their previous models. With some new tech and safety updates, both models make it an appealing option for those who want the SUV experience with luxury features.

Newest Updates for 2022 Kia Sorento and Kia Telluride

Updates to the 2022 Kia Sorento and Kia Telluride include mostly exterior style, engine, and safety updates. Both sedans maintained their sleek exterior design and luxurious interior styles from their previous 2021 models. The most significant update in the 2022 Kia Sorento model is the new PHEV model that enables the environmentally conscious driver to enjoy the horsepower and luxury of the model’s gas-powered equivalent. A notable change in the 2022 Kia Telluride is the new standard safety features that can help every driver feel more comfortable on the road.

Interior Features to Improve Your Ride

2022 Kia Sorento Front End in Dark Green

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If you’re interested in the interior goodies, the Kia Sorento boasts a one-touch panoramic sunroof, wireless phone charger, 10.25-inch infotainment system, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and genuine leather seat trim. This family SUV also offers eight USB chargers to passengers in all three rows, ensuring that your friends and family are charged up for the next adventure. The Sorento can help you warm up with a heated steering wheel that makes even the coldest of mornings enjoyable for cold mornings.

The Kia Telluride offers several standard interior features to help make your driving experience luxurious. It upgraded its infotainment center from eight inches to 10.25 inches and now includes a split-screen function. Premium Nappa Leather seat trims in all three rows can help everyone feel comfortable. Other interior features include heated and ventilated second-row captain’s chairs, USB charging ports in all three rows, and a wireless charger.

Cargo Space to Get Excited About

Both SUVs offer third-row seating, which can help you bring all your friends and family along. Each vehicle also has split-folding, third-row seats, which can help you increase your cargo loading capabilities. The Kia Sorento also has a Smart Power Liftgate that can automatically open with a Smart key, which reveals a unique dual-level cargo floor that can help you store large items or valuables. You can also capitalize on the Kia Sorento’s cargo space by using the available roof rails for a bike rack, storage rack, or cargo box for your next outdoor adventure.

The Telluride offers standard one-touch sliding and folding second-row seats, easily expanding your cargo space. The increased cargo volume to seat one measures 87 cubic feet, meaning there is plenty of room for whatever you want to pack. If you still want to pack for adventure and take your friends, you have 46 cubic feet of space up to row two.

Towing Capacity

2022 Kia Telluride Towing Trailer

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The 2022 Sorento offers a maximum towing capacity of 2,000 lbs, which enables you to attach your lightweight trailer or teardrop camper and go. If you want to take something a little bigger along, the 2022 Telluride offers a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 lbs. Trailer wiring harnesses, standard with each new Telluride, help you to safely connect your trailer to your vehicle.

Entertainment and Tech Features for Everyone

2022 Kia Telluride Entertainment

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The new Sorento offers many entertainment options and tech features to enhance a driver’s experience. It offers LED lighting, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, Bose premium audio, and cabin preheating or cooling options. Some other safety features in this model include auto emergency braking technology, blind spot detection technology, read cross-traffic collision-avoidance technology, surround view, and blind-spot view monitors.

The 2022 Telluride also has many entertainment and tech features to help drivers safely traverse the city. It offers a head-up display to help you focus on the road and multi-Bluetooth hands-free technology. Standard safety tech features include forward-collision avoidance assist, safe exit assist, highway driving assist, blind-spot detection, and avoidance. This SUV also has active on-demand AWD and self-level rear suspension capabilities, making it ready for even the most rugged conditions.


The Sorento has an estimated 29 MPG highway fuel rating to get the most out of your vehicle. It also offers an estimated 24 MPG in the city, with an average of 26 MPG. The 17.7-gallon fuel tank has an estimated cruising range from 425 to 513 miles on one gas tank. The Telluride offers about 26 MPG highway fuel rating. If you live in the city, this fuel rating can average nearly 20 MPG, with an average of 23 MPG for city and highway drivers. The 18.8-gallon fuel tank has an estimated cruising range of 376 to 488 miles that can vary in different driving conditions.

Pricing for the 2022 Kia Sorento

The 2022 Kia Sorento pricing remains quite affordable for those wanting a family-sized SUV with luxurious features and add-ons. Prices can range from $29,590 for the base Sorento LX to $43,190 for the X-Line SW Prestige AWD. Here is a breakdown of the pricing options for the new 2022 Sorento:

  • 2022 Sorento LX: $29,590
  • 2022 Sorento S: $32,390
  • 2022 Sorento X-Line S AWD: $34,390
  • 2022 Sorento EX: $35,490
  • 2022 Sorento X-Line EX AWD: $39,190
  • 2022 Sorento SX: $38,290
  • 2022 Sorento SX Prestige: $41,190
  • 2022 Sorento X-Line SX Prestige AWD: $43,190

Pricing for the 2022 Kia Telluride

The Kia Telluride prices start at $33,090 for the LX model and can increase to $42,990 for the SX model. Additional features and add-ons can change the overall price of your vehicle. The price breakdown for the new 2022 Telluride is:

  • 2022 Telluride LX: $33,090
  • 2022 Telluride S: $35,590
  • 2022 Telluride EX: $38,090
  • 2022 Telluride SX: $42,990

Depending on the available options, add-ons, and features you want, these prices can reflect the base pricing of several other Kia models. Huffines Kia McKinney offers leasing and financing options to help you drive away with your dream car. If you want to know more about these new SUVs or have any other questions, feel free to contact us and one of our friendly sales team members can help you find the perfect vehicle.


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