2022 Kia Sorento Hybrid is one of the most efficient crossovers in the mid-size class. Gradually electric vehicles are kicking traditional old-school gas cars oy of the game. But, the gas and battery combination still has lots of advantages, especially with strong options from automakers like Kia. The Sorento is stylish, comfortable, and comes with a standard third row.
The Sorento hybrid is truly a stylish SUV, the bold front fascia combines triple-beam headlights. While the large black vent in the bumper hides quad LED fog lights. The paint, Runway Red is a $445 option which is an awesome choice to pair with that sharp exterior, but the 17-inch wheels don’t give the Hybrid a good stance as the gas Sorento on 20 or 21-inch rims. The Hybrid interior is the same as any other Sorento, with the same simple and cohesive cabin layout. With fake black leather covering the seats, soft plastic coated in the dash and door panels, and shiny aluminum accents in the air conditioning block and center console.
The nice suspension absorbs even the most aggressive jerks. The Sorento Hybrid is well-equipped from the jump. Starting from the base S model, it gets a 10.3-inch touchscreen interface, a digital instrument cluster with a 4.2-inch productivity screen, eight USB ports, and a satellite radio. There is a wireless phone charger in the EX variant. Unfortunately, even on the EX model, Kia does not offer wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The Kia’s Uvo infotainment interface and the 10.3-inch touchscreen are really enjoyable.
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Engine & Performance
The turbocharged 1.6L hybrid setup produces a healthy 227 hp and 349 Nm of torque. The powertrain is perfect for around town, with enough torque for easy overtaking and attacking highway onramps. Unlike the gas Sorento, which is a much nicer experience to drive, the hybrid feels more like an appliance. Riding softer than the standard model, it doesn’t handle corners quite well.
The Kia Sorento Hybrid is the most efficient among all the mid-size SUVs with a third row. The fuel-sucking four-cylinder returns 39 mpg in the city, 35 on the highway, and 37 combined. Only the Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid comes this close with 34 combined. The base Sorento Hybrid S starts at $35,345, while the EX starts at $37,345. If you want Snow White Pearl paint or the Runway Red, they will cost $445 each.
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