2022 Kia Sorento

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Kia Sorento highlights

Customer rating


  • Impressive number of standard and optional features
  • Lots of second- and third-row legroom for the class
  • Sharp-looking and easy-to-use infotainment system


  • Not as compact as the last-generation model
  • Minimal cargo space

Mileage (EPA estimate)

22 city, 25 highway, 24 combined

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Practical and full of great features.

Midsize SUVs are such incredibly versatile vehicles. It's a type of car which strikes an ideal balance between small and large, with two or three rows of seats and plenty of comfort to keep everyone happy. The 2022 Kia Sorento fits beautifully into this category. The 2022 Kia Sorento is both rugged-looking—thanks to gradual updates to make it look increasingly aggressive—and sleek. It's at home in the city for commuting and big shopping trips, as well as in the country, on camping adventures or staycations. The base 191-hp engine is energetic enough for the needs of many people, but those craving power can upgrade to a 281-hp one. Full of entertainment features, driver aids, and high-quality materials, the 2022 Kia Sorento certainly impresses, making it the ideal choice for families looking for an upgrade. While we currently do not have many 2022 Kia Sorentos on our lots, we look forward to selling more in the future. If you love the 2022 model, you should also consider prior/other model years of the Kia Sorento with similar features.

All Kia Sorento years

What is new for the 2022 Kia Sorento?

  • The Sorento is available in a variety of new trims, including the X-Line EX, X-Line S, and X-Line SX Prestige.
  • The SX Prestige X-Line trim has been discontinued for 2022.
  • Sorento trims have been upgraded with Rear Seat Heaters, A/C Seat(s), and BOSE Sound System as standard equipment this year.
  • The S trim now comes with Navigation System as standard equipment.
  • The LX trim now comes with Parking Sensors as standard equipment.
  • The SX Prestige trim now comes with Leatherette Seats, Remote Start, Quad Seats, Alloy Wheels, 20 Inch Plus Wheels, and Satellite Radio Ready as standard equipment.
  • The EX trim now comes with Navigation System as standard equipment.

2022 Kia Sorento trims

Curious how Kia Sorento trims differ? Use our side-by-side vehicle comparison to see the differences and similarities


  • 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.

SX Prestige:

  • 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.

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5 reasons to buy the 2022 Kia Sorento

1. Good fuel economy

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.

 This means you'll make fewer stops on long drives compared to gas-guzzling SUVs.

2. Peppy engine options

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. 

3. A choice of trims

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.

4. Loads of driver-assist features

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.

5. Entertainment for all

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.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

4.8 out of 5

4 customer reviews
Above Average

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.

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Kia Sorento features and specs

SX 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Fold-Away Third Row
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Quad Seats
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Third Row Seat
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Rear Entertainment System
  • Running Boards
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity




Overall length






Leg room

F 41.4"/M 41.7"/R 29.6"

Head room

F 40.3"/M 39.1"/R 36.8"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity


Max towing capacity

350/3500 lbs.



2022 Kia Sorento FAQ

More about the 2022 Kia Sorento

Color options

Exterior colors:

  • Ebony Black 

  • Everlasting Silver

  • Glacial White Pearl

  • Gravity Gray

  • Passion Red (LX, S, EX, SX)

  • Sapphire Blue (SX)

  • Sparkling Silver

  • Wolf Gray (EX, SX, SX Prestige)

Interior colors:

  • Black Cloth (LX)

  • Black Leather (SX Prestige)

  • Black Syntex (S, EX, SX)

  • Gray Leather (SX Prestige)

  • Gray Syntex (S, EX, SX)

Interior details

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.

Child seat details

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.

 The 2022 Kia Sorento is agile and comfortable to drive, with a responsive feel.

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.

Year Comparison

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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