The 2022 Kia Sorento received a thorough redesign and many new additions, including the Sorento Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV). With its efficient hybrid powertrain and the ability to drive on electric power for short distances, the Sorento Plug-In Hybrid is a compelling choice for eco-minded midsize crossover SUV shoppers. Kia just released the pricing information for the Sorento PHEV. Read more to see how much it costs.
2022 Kia Sorento Plug-In Hybrid trims and cost
Buyers of the 2022 Kia Sorento Plug-In Hybrid have a choice of two trims: SX and SX Prestige. Pricing for the Sorento PHEV SX starts at $46,165. Pricing for the SX Prestige starts at $49,065. Also, Kia models are still eligible for the federal EV tax credit, so the price for the Sorento PHEV could be as low as $39,579. Please note: All of these prices factor in the destination charge.
2022 Kia Sorento PHEV: Efficiency rating, specs, and range
The Sorento Plug-In Hybrid is the latest chapter in the Kia Plan S strategy, which aims to electrify the Kia model lineup. It boasts eco-friendly credentials with its efficient hybrid powertrain. The powertrain combines power from a 1.6-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine and a 66.9 kW electric motor. The total output of the hybrid powertrain is 261 hp.
With an estimated efficiency rating of 79 MPGe, trips to the gas station will be few and far between for drivers of the Sorento PHEV. Also, with its plug-in capabilities, the Sorento PHEV can drive on only electric power for up to an estimated 32 miles. The overall estimated range of the Sorento PHEV is 460 miles.
All Sorento Plug-In Hybrid models come equipped with an all-wheel drive system. The all-wheel drive system features a center locking differential, as well as a drive mode select feature with a snow mode.
What technology features are in the 2022 Sorento PHEV?
The Sorento PHEV offers a wealth of useful technologies for a convenient, entertaining, and connected driving experience. The UVO link telematics system enables you to stay connected to your world with features like customization options for Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, connected weather, enhanced voice assist for vehicle functions, and connected user profiles.
Additional multimedia features in the Sorento PHEV include the 12-speaker Bose premium sound system, a 10.25-inch high-resolution color touchscreen, USB charging ports, a wireless smartphone charging pad, and SiriusXM satellite radio.
With all of its safety-enhancing driving assistance technologies, the Sorento Plug-In Hybrid provides a very safe ride. This includes safe exit assist, blind-spot collision avoidance assist, parking distance warning-reverse, driver attention warning, forward collision avoidance assist, forward collision warning, lane following assist, and highway driving assist. Also, the Sorento PHEV has rear cross-traffic collision avoidance assist, intelligent speed limit assist, and navigation-based smart cruise control.
The 2022 Kia Sorento PHEV is an exciting new addition to the Sorento lineup. It costs more than the standard Sorento model and the hybrid model. However, at least you can recoup some of that cost via tax credits and fuel savings.