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Let's Talk about the 2022 Kia Sorento PHEV

Let's Talk about the 2022 Kia Sorento PHEV

The Sorento is a mainstay of the Kia lineup and a crossover that sells well for the Korean automaker. Even though it got some updates last year, there is another new version that was just announced, the 2022 Kia Sorento PHEV.

 

The look is largely the same with a new Kia logo but the big change is under the hood. It’s an electrified model with hybrid drivetrain that can deliver up to 32 miles purely on electric power.

 

It’s all part of Kia’s plan to offer a full range of electrified vehicles and the Sorento is a prime candidate.

 

Electrified

 

The main news is the 1.6-litre turbocharged four cylinder with a 13.8Kwh battery and electric motor combination. The combined power is 261 hp and it will drive all four wheels.

 

You’ll get up to 32 miles with a fully charged battery and around 460 miles on a full tank with full battery.

 

That’s a decent range considering the Sorento isn’t using an oversized tank or any other trickery.

 

PHEV trims

 

The 2022 Kia Sorento PHEV will initially have two trims available, the SX and SX-P. SX includes alloy wheels, three rows of seating, second row captain’s chairs, Bose audio, wireless phone charging, keyless entry and faux leather.

 

The SX-P adds a digital instrument cluster, surround view camera, blind spot monitoring and other goodies.

 

Both models come with automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, blind-spot collision avoidance and Highway Driving Assistant as standard.

 

The 2022 Kia Sorento will be out later this year.

 

2021 Kia Sorento

 

The current 2021 Kia Sorento is a top performer and competes well with the Ford Explorer and Volkswagen Tiguan. It’s a three row SUV with room for all the family and a comfortable ride whether it’s full or empty.

 

It looks good too. While big, it isn’t cumbersome or like cornering an oil tanker. It’s poised, well balanced and a nice drive.

 

The 2021 Kia Sorento is a new shape with a new interior, new design, new lighting and new driving experience. All the changes combine to elevate the entire SUV considerably.

 

Engines include a 2.5-litre four cylinder that makes 191 hp and a turbo four that makes 281 hp. There is also a 1.6-litre four cylinder hybrid that makes 227 hp.

 

All engines behave well and deliver power when you need it. Shifts are smooth and all engines deliver the power you need when you want it.

 

All models come with automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and active lane control. You can also have blind-spot monitors with braking support, parking sensors and a surround-view camera system as options.

 

The 2021 Kia Sorento is a safe, comfortable SUV with a lot to recommend it. It offers a similar experience to premium rivals at a much more accessible price without compromising on features.

 

We expect the 2022 Kia Sorento PHEV to do the same.

 

Check out the Sorento at Grimsby Kia, 435 South Service Road Grimsby, ON L3M 4E8

 

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