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Includes a six-way manually-adjustable driver's seat, alloy wheels, eight-inch infotainment screen, a six-speaker stereo, Bluetooth connectivity, forward collision warning, lane tracing assist, and more.
Adds 10.25-inch touchscreen, voice recognition, available remote start, proximity keyless entry, synthetic leather upholstery, 10-way power-adjustable driver's seat, safe exit assist, and more.
Adds hands-free power liftgate, adaptive cruise control, fog lights, cyclist detection, wireless device charging, highway driving assist, and more.
Adds eight-way power-adjustable passenger seat, LED headlights, and more.
Adds 12-speaker Bose stereo, 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, heated steering wheel, blind spot camera, surround-view parking camera system, real leather upholstery, and more.
One of the 2022 Kia Sorento's biggest pluses is its fuel economy. The 2.5L four-cylinder engine achieves an EPA-estimated 26 combined mpg while the turbo version of said engine, available with all but the lowest two trims, achieves an EPA-estimated 25 combined mpg.
The standard engine option for the 2022 Kia Sorento is a 2.5L four-cylinder engine creating 191 hp, which is powerful enough for most midsize SUV customers. However, with all but the lower two trims, there's the option of a turbocharged version of the 2.5L four-cylinder engine, which is far more potent with 281 hp.
The 2022 Kia Sorento comes in multiple trims: LX, S, EX, SX, and SX Prestige. FWD is standard, but each trim comes with the option of AWD. The base model LX includes plenty of great features as standard—including an eight-inch touchscreen, Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® integration, six USB ports, and a wide variety of driver aids—with the higher trims only adding to the roster.
The 2022 Kia Sorento comes with a multitude of driver aids. As standard, it offers pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, lane tracing assist, automatic speed limit assist, driver attention monitoring, rearview camera, forward collision warning, and more. Higher trims offer other optional features of this type—for example, the EX comes with cyclist detection and the SX Prestige has a blind spot camera.
There are a good number of entertainment features available in the 2022 Kia Sorento. Both the standard and optional touchscreens are pleasantly responsive with bold, bright graphics. The standard touchscreen is eight inches in size and all physical buttons and dials are clearly marked. The 2022 Sorento also has Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and Bluetooth® connectivity, HD radio, six USB ports, and a six-speaker stereo as standard.
4.8 out of 54 customer reviews
RepairPal gave the Kia Sorento an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Kia Sorento 12th out of 29 among Compact SUVs.View RepairPal's full rating of the Kia Sorento
Front Wheel Drive (2WD)
F 41.4"/M 41.7"/R 29.6"
F 40.3"/M 39.1"/R 36.8"
Max towing capacity
The 2022 model of the Kia Sorento comes with a few new features: sunroofs, rear seat heaters, and heated steering wheel are now available as standard, and the SX trim now comes with cruise control as standard. Additionally, parking sensors have become a standard feature of the LX trim, while S and EX come with a navigation system and the latter has also added cruise control as standard.
Average prices on CarMax for a used 2022 Kia Sorento SX—one of the higher trims—are around $47,998.
Price range is for current inventory on CarMax.com as of July 2022. Price excludes tax, title, tags and $399 CarMax processing fee (not required by law). Price assumes that final purchase will be made in the State of VA, unless vehicle is non-transferable. Vehicle subject to prior sale. Applicable transfer fees are due in advance of vehicle delivery and are separate from sales transactions.
There are a few differences between the 2021 and 2022 models of the Kia Sorento. The 2022 model made a lot of luxurious features standard, including a sunroof, rear seat heaters, and heated steering wheel even for the base trim. Additionally, in 2022, standalone X-Line AWD trims were introduced.
The 2022 Kia Sorento does have third-row seating. The downside to this is that it limits the vehicle's cargo space, which is just 12.6 cu-ft—small for a midsize SUV.
A heads-up display enables the driver to view important information without looking away from the windscreen, and for the 2022 Kia Sorento, the SX trim offers it as part of a driver assist package.
Glacial White Pearl
Passion Red (LX, S, EX, SX)
Sapphire Blue (SX)
Wolf Gray (EX, SX, SX Prestige)
Black Cloth (LX)
Black Leather (SX Prestige)
Black Syntex (S, EX, SX)
Gray Leather (SX Prestige)
Gray Syntex (S, EX, SX)
The 2022 Kia Sorento has some high-end materials inside and out, with a smart design across all five trims. A plush interior isn't limited to the higher trims, though even the base model features fine materials throughout, and the styling for the others is nothing short of elegant. Additionally, the cabin is well protected from outside noise.
The third-row seats fold down to unlock 45 cu-ft of cargo space, but with those seats up, there's only 12.6 cu-ft in the trunk. There's a good amount of space for passengers though, with 40.3-inches of headroom and 41.4 inches of legroom in the front. In the second row, there are 39.1 inches of headroom and a generous 41.7 inches of legroom.
The 2022 Kia Sorento can fit four child seats inside. There are four complete sets of LATCH connectors: two for the second-row outboard seats and two for the third row. This means it's suitable for a variety of different styles of seats including front- and rear-facing seats as well as booster seats.
There are two engines available with the 2022 Kia Sorento: the standard engine is a 2.5L four-cylinder with 191 hp and an eight-speed automatic transmission. This is enough for most people's needs, but for an exciting boost, the EX, SX, and SX Prestige have an optional 2.5L four-cylinder turbocharged version available, achieving 281 hp.
Both engines offer very good fuel economy, the base one managing an EPA-estimated 26 combined mpg, while the turbocharged version has an EPA-estimated 25 combined mpg.
This vehicle can also tow up to 2,000 lbs with the base engine when fully equipped, while the turbocharged engine boosts this to 3,500 lbs when fully equipped.
2009-2014 Kia Sorento (second generation)
The second generation of the Kia Sorento featured a uni-structure body and had improved aerodynamics over the first-gen model. The general look of the midsize SUV was made more appealing with Americanized styling, too. The interior also became more stylish and the vehicle was available with a panoramic glass roof.
2014-2020 Kia Sorento (third generation)
For the third-generation Kia Sorento, the exterior was restyled once again to look more aggressive. It was also made longer and wider, with slimmed-down wrap-around LED tail lights. In 2015, a strengthened bodyshell structure was introduced, and the interior was further sound-proofed.
For 2017, the cabin of the Kia Sorento was upgraded with luxury materials, and the control panel was laid out in a more simple, intuitive way. Later, in 2018, Kia got rid of the six-speed automatic gearbox in favor of a newly-developed, eight-speed one.
2020-present Kia Sorento (fourth generation)
The more recent Kia Sorentos have a lot to offer in terms of features, comfort, and quality. 2020 saw the midsize SUV bring in a refreshed styling on the outside and a slightly different trim lineup, while 2021 ushered in a full redesign and a more powerful base powertrain. The fuel economy was also improved, and in 2022, standalone AWD trims were introduced.
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