Kia Sorento Review: Spacious, Refined, and Efficient

The 2022 Kia Sorento offers a classy look with a lot of options for buyers. From several powertrain options to ample technology built-in, this vehicle offers the features today’s modern driver is looking for in a sport, rugged body.  The 2022 model also brings in a plug-in-hybrid option for buyers, which compliments the other vehicles well and offers buyers another level of driving quality. Take a closer look at what the Kia Sorento has to offer this year. Our team at ALM Kia South is happy to help you find just the right option for your needs.

Smaller But Powerful

The Sorento is a smaller option than the Kia Telluride, but it offers a lot of power and performance in its smaller footprint. First, it has three rows of seats, which is ample for those with larger families looking for leg room. The far-back seats offer less room, but the cabin overall is roomy with good shoulder room, too. With the third row stowed, there’s ample cargo space for everything from groceries to the kid’s sports equipment. 

For many buyers, it’s the powertrain options that really make this vehicle. The standard model comes with a 2.5 L 4-cylinder engine. It features a CVVT that gets 191 horsepower at 6,100 RPMs. It also gets 181 lbs-ft of torque at 4,000 RPMs. This model features an 8-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive as well. 

That’s just one option, though. The Kia Sorento offers 8 trim options, giving users a wide range of powerful engines to select from for their needs.  There’s also a turbocharged 2.5 4-cylinder engine option. The star of the lineup options may be the hybrid and plug-in, hybrid models.  Featuring a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with a 6-speed automatic transmission, the Sorento gives its all. With fuel economy that reaches 79 MPGe with a range of 32 miles, it’s a competitor in the field.

Interior Comfort and Refinement

Stepping inside the vehicle provides buyers with a wide range of features. The interior is attractive, roomy, and even luxurious. The materials are high quality, especially in the more luxurious options. The dashboard has a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster which is impressively large. There is also the 10.3-inch infotainment system with its touchscreen access and easy navigation. Another nice feature is the 12-speaker Bose sound system that is built into the vehicle (an available option for those seeking a more level of sound).

The interior also has nice ambient lighting, beautiful stitching on the upholstery or leather, and a few areas of storage. The second-row bench can be changed out for captain’s chairs for those looking for more space and fewer seats. 

Driver Assistance for Connective Safety

The Kia Sorento also offers a number of safety and driver-assist features. This helps to bring the vehicle up to meet competitors with some highly desirable features. That includes standard forward-collision warning and automated emergency braking. It features lane-departure warning and lane-keeping assist as standard features as well. Buyers can also elect to invest in the available blind-spot monitoring feature and the rear cross-traffic alert.

Ready to Check Out the Options?

The Kia Sorento is an impressive vehicle. To learn more about the 2022 model or any other model of Kia, we encourage you to connect with ALM Kia South today. 

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