We had been happy once we came upon the 2022 Kia Sorento PHEV will make it to the U.S. Kia is conserving pricing for the plug-in hybrid a secret till nearer to market launch, however the South Korean automaker has opened the faucets on pricing for the remainder of the 2022 Sorento line. That’s a bigger lineup than in 2021 with the addition of a front-wheel-drive hybrid trim, and the EX and S trims getting X-Line fashions due to heavy uptake of the X-Line. For a refresher, the X-Line mods embody chunkier bumpers with simulated skid plates, stout roof rails, an additional inch of floor clearance, and darkish grey 20-inch wheels. The X-Line was launched as a single mannequin for 2021, accessible solely with the two.5-liter turbocharged engine and all-wheel drive.
The different modifications are the brand new Kia oval badge showing all through, a ten.25-inch touchscreen turning into normal on all fashions beginning with the S trim, and the SX-P trim coming normal with 14-way power-adjustable reminiscence seats with thigh extenders, and heated second-row captain’s chairs.
The 2022 Sorento costs together with variations (in parentheses) from final 12 months, all of the figures under inclusive of the $1,175 vacation spot cost:
- Sorento LX: $30,665 ($100)
- Sorento S: $34,165 ($400)
- Sorento X-Line S AWD: $35,465 (new this 12 months)
- Sorento EX: $36,565 ($400)
- Sorento X-Line EX AWD: $40,265 (new this 12 months)
- Sorento SX: $39,365 ($200)
- Sorento SX-P: $42,265 ($500, previously the SX Prestige)
- Sorento X-Line SX-P AWD: $44,265 ($500)
- Sorento Hybrid S: $35,165
- Sorento Hybrid EX: $37,165 (new this 12 months)
- Sorento Hybrid EX AWD: $39,465
Adding all-wheel drive provides $1,800 for many fashions. Sending energy to the rear axle on the S trim prices $2,000 as a result of it provides the X-Line modifications, and $2,000 likewise separates the SX-P drivetrains. The EX wants a whopping $3,700 so as to add all-wheel drive.
The engine lineup carries over, staring with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder with 191 horsepower and 181 pound-feet of torque shifted by way of an eight-speed automated. The 2.5-liter turbo 4 one rung above pushes out 281 hp and 311 lb-ft. The hybrid pairs a 1.6-liter four-cylinder with an electrical motor to make 277 mixed horsepower, shifting by way of a six-speed automated.