The 2022 Kia Sorento Hybrid is the newest version of the recently redesigned Kia Sorento. With the Hybrid version, drivers will be able to enjoy certain standard features exclusive to the 2 trim levels available. With all rows deployed, there’s enough space for 6 adults for road trips and more adventures outdoors. Our 2022 Kia Sorento Hybrid review will go into the features and specs that make this car a great choice for anyone needing a reliable vehicle with a cohesive kit.
The Hybrid model of the 2022 Kia Sorento Hybrid comes as another release for Kia’s 2022 model year. However, when it comes to new additions, there’s not much we can really tell you. One notable change for the whole lineup would be the release of the Sorento plug-in hybrid models, but those are discussed on another review altogether.
The 2022 Kia Sorento Hybrid price point differs around the 2 trim levels offered by Kia. The EX model is the highest trim level available for the hybrids, coming with a few differences in features and design elements. Buyers need not worry though about any powertrain differences as both make use of the same mechanical components. Below is our 2022 Kia Sorento Hybrid cost table which details the MSRPs of the 2 available trim levels:
|2022 Kia Sorento Hybrid S||$34,090*|
|2022 Kia Sorento Hybrid EX||$36,090*|
For other information on the 2022 Kia Sorento Hybrid lease price and financing options, buyers can proceed to the brand’s official website. Find out what deals are available in your local area and contact your preferred car dealer to see if it’s still in stock.
The 2022 Kia Sorento Hybrid specs sheet details how it makes use of a powerful 1.6-Liter Turbocharged 4-Cylinder engine that comes with a Full Parallel Hybrid System. Although it makes use of a traditional engine with gasoline direct injection, it also features an AC Synchronous Permanent Magnet Motor for additional power. The battery used in this system was a Lithium-ion Polymer battery pack which has a rated voltage of 270 volts. Overall, both models of the Kia Sorento Hybrid are capable of a combined power output of 227 horsepower and a torque level of 258 pounds-feet. All models of the Kia Sorento Hybrid come with a 6-speed Automatic Transmission and come standard with Front-wheel drive. All-wheel drive is an option for buyers as well.
FUEL EFFICIENT & ACTUAL MPG
The 2022 Kia Sorento Hybrid’s fuel efficiency ratings have been noted down already by the EPA. As we can see, there’s significant improvements to the MPG scores when compared to the traditional nonhybrid versions. Buyers should note that the MPG is affected by the drive system that you’ve selected. For context, the Kia Sorento Hybrid has a fuel tank capacity of 17.7 gallons.
|Trim Mileage Estimates||City/mpg||Highway/mpg||Combined/mpg|
|1.6-Liter Turbo Hybrid FWD||39||35||37|
|1.6-Liter Turbo Hybrid AWD||36||33||35|
INTERIOR, SOLACE & BAGGAGE
Kia’s work on the 2022 Kia Sorento Hybrid interior space has definitely caught our eyes as it sports an attractive cabin layout and solid construction overall. It sports a passenger seating capacity for 6 persons, enough to bring your family out for vacations or to travel out in a group. The 2nd row of seats found on the Sorento Hybrid come as a set of captain seats and the 3rd row being reclining seats with 50/50 split-folding. Overall, it has a passenger volume totaling 105.3 cubic feet. Just from those elements, we see that the Kia Sorento Hybrid’s cabin space is composed of some top-notch materials. The steering wheel and gear shift handle are all leather-wrapped, bringing a sense of luxury to its looks. SynTex materials have been used on all of the seats, being soft to touch and extremely simple to maintain and clean. One more negative of the Kia Sorento Hybrid’s interior space is the 3rd row and how it may be uncomfortable for some passengers. Although its interior volume stands at 121.3 cubic feet, it doesn’t really have much in terms of cargo space. Kia’s specs sheets noted that both models have a cargo volume of about 16.0 cubic feet, only enough for a few bags. However, we do like the additional option for a Smart Power Liftgate as it makes it easier to stash items at the rear when your hands are full.
The Kia Sorento Hybrid has an infotainment system that’s sure to entice and entertain your passengers for the whole journey. It starts off with a 10.25-inch Touchscreen display that comes with Navigation features and Kia’s Mapcare service for updates. Both models come standard with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, as well as Bluetooth for Hands-free phone operation and media streaming. Voice Recognition is another standard feature which helps drivers to keep their attention on the road. The audio system mounted on the Sorento Hybrid is a 6-speaker audio system with an AM/FM/HD Radio built-in. Other connectivity features include a set of USB ports meant for either charging or data sharing. The EX trim level is special as it comes with a Wireless Phone Charger as part of its standard infotainment kit.
The Kia Sorento Hybrid’s safety features and driver-assistive technologies have netted it a 4-star rating from the NHTSA for overall safety rating. It comes with Forward Collision-Avoidance Systems, Cyclist and Pedestrian detection, Junction Turning Assist, Rear Cross-Traffic Assistance, and Lane Keeping and Following assistance systems. The Sorento Hybrid also hosts other safety features such as a set of Advanced Airbags for the front seats, Side Airbags for the rear, an Anti-Lock Braking System, Traction Control System, and Electronic Stability Control features.
Kia’s warranty offerings are some of the best in the industry today when it comes to service length. Their Limited Warranty plan spans for 5 years or the first 60,000 miles driven, whichever comes first. Their Powertrain Warranty plan lasts for 10 years with a mileage limit of 100,000 miles. The company has yet to offer any programs or plans for complimentary scheduled maintenance.