2022 Kia Sorento Hybrid

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$34,090

starting MSRP

Key specs

Base trim shown

SUV

Body style

Hybrid

Fuel type

35-37
Combined MPGe Combined MPGe

Miles per gallon-equivalent is how the EPA provides efficiency ratings for battery-electric vehicles in a way that can be used in comparison with gasoline-powered vehicles. Actual mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, driving habits, elevation changes, weather, accessory usage (lights, climate control), vehicle condition and other factors.

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1 kWh
Battery capacity Battery capacity

Battery capacity is measured in kilowatt-hours, which is a measure of how much energy is used over time. A 70-kWh battery has more energy capacity than a 50-kWh battery and would result in a longer driving range if all other factors were equal. But more battery capacity doesn’t always mean longer range because of differences in energy consumption from vehicle to vehicle. Battery capacity provided by Chrome Data, a JD Power company.

6

Seating capacity

189.4” x 66.7”

Dimensions

Front-wheel Drive

Drivetrain

Overview

The good:

  • Cabin materials
  • Quiet interior
  • Hybrid’s estimated gas mileage
  • Plug-in hybrid eligible for federal tax credits

The bad:

  • Cargo room versus competitors
  • Firm ride
  • Plug-in hybrid is expensive

2 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

  • S

    $34,090

  • EX

    $36,090

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2022 Kia Sorento Hybrid trim comparison will help you decide.

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Notable features

  • Mid-size SUV seats up to seven in three rows
  • Choice of four-cylinder engines
  • Hybrid and new plug-in hybrid versions available
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Automatic emergency braking standard

2022 Kia Sorento Hybrid review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2022 Kia Sorento?

The Kia Sorento is a mid-size SUV that seats up to seven in three rows. The base engine is a 191-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder that works with an eight-speed automatic transmission. A 281-hp, turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder that pairs with an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic is available. The Sorento also offers hybrid and plug-in hybrid drivetrains.  Front- and all-wheel-drive models are available, and competitors include the Subaru Ascent, Honda Passport and Hyundai Santa Fe.

The Sorento offers 23.1 cubic feet of cargo space behind its second row and 10.5 cubic feet behind its third row, according to Cars.com’s cargo measurements. You can see how it scored in our Car Seat Check here.

What’s New on the 2022 Kia Sorento?

A new plug-in hybrid drivetrain is available, allowing the Sorento to drive up to 32 miles on electric power alone, according to EPA estimates. All-wheel drive is also newly available on the Sorento Hybrid.

What Features in the 2022 Kia Sorento Are Most Important?

Standard features include:

  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Cloth upholstery
  • Manual air conditioning
  • 8-inch touchscreen multimedia system
  • Wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone connectivity
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Lane-keeping assist
  • Automatic high-beam headlights

Available features include:

  • 18- or 20-inch alloy wheels
  • Power liftgate
  • Panoramic moonroof
  • Leather-trimmed seats
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Heated second-row captain’s chairs
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Dual-zone automatic air conditioning
  • 25-inch touchscreen navigation system
  • Bose premium stereo
  • Wireless device charging
  • 360-degree camera system
  • Adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go capability
  • Blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert

Should I Buy the 2022 Kia Sorento?

The Kia Sorento spoils SUV shoppers with its range of powertrains, and it’s also big on value, with important tech and safety features included standard. However, the Sorento’s ride quality is firm, and it has less cargo space than some other three-row SUVs.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior 5.0
  • Performance 4.5
  • Value 4.5
  • Exterior 5.0
  • Reliability 5.0

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Great SUV

I have had the S edition for about a year now. I love this car. Got a good trade-in price for my 2016 Sorento EX. I regularly get between 40-45 mpg. Smooth ride. Comfortable drive. Nimble. Responsive. Highly recommend the car, in spite of Consumer Report trashing it. Oct issue criticized 28 mpg. I don't know what model they tested, but it wasn't mine.

4.0

Mileage quoted is off

Nice car , smooth ride but the gas mileage is off I only get 30 on highway and average 33 They quote 35 / 37 / 39 I’m not getting that , so I I’m disappointed Not worth the extra money I paid to get this car. Thought I could save some money but I think it is gonna be a wash

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Safety

Based on the 2022 Kia Sorento Hybrid base trim.
Combined side rating front seat
5
Combined side rating rear seat
5
Frontal barrier crash rating driver
4
Frontal barrier crash rating passenger
4
Overall frontal barrier crash rating
4
Overall rating
4
Overall side crash rating
5
Risk of rollover
15.9%
Rollover rating
4
Side barrier rating
5
Side barrier rating driver
5
Side barrier rating passenger rear seat
5
Side pole rating driver front seat
5

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Kia
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
60 months/60,000 miles
Corrosion
60 months/100,000 miles
Powertrain
120 months/100,000 miles
Hybrid electric
120 months/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/60,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
6 years or newer/less than 80,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12,000 miles
Powertrain
10 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
165-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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