2022 Kia Sorento Trims & Specs

A host of trims make up the Kia Sorento line, with some using the base four-cylinder engine, while others use a turbo variant, or even one of two hybrid setups. Starting things off on the LX is a 191-horsepower four-pot with 181 lb-ft of torque. It comes mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission that sends power to the front wheels or, optionally, all four wheels. Midway through the range you get a turbocharged engine with 281 hp and 311 lb-ft. Both the HEV and PHEV variants use a 1.6-liter turbo-four, but outputs range from 227 hp to 261 hp.

Equipped with 17-inch alloy wheels and LED headlights, the base model is sporty but comfortable to drive. It gets the basics in comfort and convenience, including a six-way manual driver's seat, remote keyless entry, and air conditioning. The safety suite is more impressive, comprising forward collision warning with emergency braking and pedestrian detection, lane-keep assist, lane departure warning, and a driver attention system. An eight-inch touchscreen comes standard with wireless smartphone integration and a six-speaker sound system.

As you progress through the trim levels, the following features are unlocked: power-adjustable front seats, heated and ventilated front seats, heated second-row seats, dual-zone climate control, and a panoramic sunroof. More advanced safety tech like blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, front and rear parking sensors, and a surround-view camera are added as you upgrade. A larger 10.25-inch touchscreen is standard from the S variant, while a 12-speaker Bose sound system comes in at SX Prestige level.

🚘What's the Price of the 2022 Kia Sorento?

Being smaller than your traditional three-row SUV, the Sorento boasts a more appealing price tag. The LX in FWD guise comes in below the $30k mark at $29,590. The S adds a lot while only increasing the price to $32,390. If you like the unique styling of the X-Line, you can have it on the S trim at $34,390. The EX and its X-Line variant are $35,490 and $39,190, respectively. The SX goes on sale for $38,290. At the top of the range is the SX Prestige, asking for $41,190, while the X-Line SX-P tops out at $43,190. The LX and SX can be upgraded with AWD for an extra $1,800.

There are two HEV Sorento models - the $34,090 S and the $36,090 EX. If you can afford it, the plug-in hybrid will save you some money in fuel over the years, but this powertrain is restricted to the more expensive SX and SX Prestige trims. The former will cost you $45,190, while the latter costs $48,090. The Kia Sorento's price tags mentioned here exclude destination fees of $1,215. On a positive note, the PHEVs qualify for a federal tax credit of $6,587, bringing them closer in price to top-spec versions of the gas-only Sorento.

2022 Kia Sorento Models And Configurations

12 models / 16 configurations
LX
$29,590
Starting Price (MSRP)
Kia Sorento LX For Sale
  • Engine:
    2.5L Inline-4 Gas
  • Transmission:
    8-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-Wheel Drive
    All-Wheel Drive
  • Configurations:
    LX FWD
    LX AWD
Key Features
  • 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine (191 hp/182 lb-ft)
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Forward collision warning with emergency braking
  • Eight-inch touchscreen
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
2022 Kia Sorento LX Full Specs
S
$32,390
Starting Price (MSRP)
Kia Sorento S For Sale
  • Engine:
    2.5L Inline-4 Gas
  • Transmission:
    8-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-Wheel Drive
  • Configurations:
    S FWD
Key Features
  • Equipped with the LX’s features, plus:
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Ten-way power driver's seat
  • Blind-spot monitoring & rear cross-traffic alert
  • 10.25-inch touchscreen
  • Available panoramic sunroof
2022 Kia Sorento S Full Specs
Hybrid S
$34,090
Starting Price (MSRP)
Kia Sorento Hybrid S For Sale
  • Engine:
    1.6L Turbo Inline-4 Hybrid
  • Transmission:
    6-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-Wheel Drive
    All-Wheel Drive
  • Configurations:
    S FWD
    S AWD
Key Features
  • 1.6-liter turbocharged hybrid powertrain with 227 hp
  • 10.25-inch infotainment display
  • Heated front seats
  • 39/35/37 mpg (FWD)
  • Rear parking sensors
2022 Kia Sorento Hybrid S Full Specs
X-Line S
$34,390
Starting Price (MSRP)
Kia Sorento X-Line S For Sale
  • Engine:
    2.5L Inline-4 Gas
  • Transmission:
    8-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrain:
    All-Wheel Drive
  • Configurations:
    X-Line S AWD
Key Features
  • Equipped with the S’s features, plus:
  • Standard AWD
  • X-Line front bumper
  • Bridge-type roof rack
  • Matte exterior trimming
  • X-Line badging
2022 Kia Sorento X-Line S Full Specs
EX
$35,490
Starting Price (MSRP)
Kia Sorento EX For Sale
  • Engine:
    2.5L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
  • Transmission:
    8-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-Wheel Drive
  • Configurations:
    EX FWD
Key Features
  • Equipped with the S’s features, plus:
  • 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder (281 hp/311 lb-ft)
  • Power tailgate
  • Second-row captain's chairs
  • Smart cruise control
  • Wireless phone charging
2022 Kia Sorento EX Full Specs
Hybrid EX
$36,090
Starting Price (MSRP)
Kia Sorento Hybrid EX For Sale
  • Engine:
    1.6L Turbo Inline-4 Hybrid
  • Transmission:
    6-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-Wheel Drive
    All-Wheel Drive
  • Configurations:
    EX FWD
    EX AWD
Key Features
  • Equipped with the Hybrid S’s features, plus:
  • Available panoramic sunroof
  • Wireless phone charging
  • Height-adjustable smart tailgate
  • Smart cruise control
  • Front and rear parking sensors
2022 Kia Sorento Hybrid EX Full Specs
SX
$38,290
Starting Price (MSRP)
Kia Sorento SX For Sale
  • Engine:
    2.5L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
  • Transmission:
    8-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-Wheel Drive
    All-Wheel Drive
  • Configurations:
    SX FWD
    SX AWD
Key Features
  • Equipped with the EX’s features, plus:
  • 20-inch alloy wheels
  • LED taillights
  • Eight-way power passenger seat
  • Panoramic sunroof
2022 Kia Sorento SX Full Specs
X-Line EX
$39,190
Starting Price (MSRP)
Kia Sorento X-Line EX For Sale
  • Engine:
    2.5L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
  • Transmission:
    8-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrain:
    All-Wheel Drive
  • Configurations:
    X-Line EX AWD
Key Features
  • Equipped with the EX’s features, plus:
  • Standard AWD
  • X-Line front bumper
  • Bridge-type roof rack
  • Matte exterior trimming
  • X-Line badging
2022 Kia Sorento X-Line EX Full Specs
SX Prestige
$41,190
Starting Price (MSRP)
Kia Sorento SX Prestige For Sale
  • Engine:
    2.5L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
  • Transmission:
    8-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-Wheel Drive
  • Configurations:
    SX Prestige FWD
Key Features
  • Equipped with the SX’s features, plus:
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Heated second-row seats
  • Front parking sensors
  • 12.3-inch driver-information display
  • 12-speaker Bose sound system
2022 Kia Sorento SX Prestige Full Specs
X-Line SX Prestige
$43,190
Starting Price (MSRP)
Kia Sorento X-Line SX Prestige For Sale
  • Engine:
    2.5L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
  • Transmission:
    8-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrain:
    All-Wheel Drive
  • Configurations:
    X-Line SX Prestige AWD
Key Features
  • Equipped with the SX-P’s features, plus:
  • Standard AWD
  • X-Line front bumper
  • Front and rear skid plate in hyper silver
  • Dark hyper silver exterior trimmings
  • Open pore wood interior accents
2022 Kia Sorento X-Line SX Prestige Full Specs
Plug-in Hybrid SX
$45,190
Starting Price (MSRP)
Kia Sorento Plug-in Hybrid SX For Sale
  • Engine:
    1.6L Turbo Inline-4 Plug-in Hybrid
  • Transmission:
    6-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrain:
    All-Wheel Drive
  • Configurations:
    SX AWD
Key Features
  • Equipped with the Hybrid EX’s features, plus:
  • 1.6-liter turbocharged plug-in hybrid powertrain (261 hp)
  • 32-mile all-electric range
  • Standard AWD system
  • Eight-way power-adjustable front passenger seat
  • Highway driving assist
2022 Kia Sorento Plug-in Hybrid SX Full Specs
Plug-in Hybrid SX Prestige
  • Engine:
    1.6L Turbo Inline-4 Plug-in Hybrid
  • Transmission:
    6-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrain:
    All-Wheel Drive
  • Configurations:
    SX Prestige AWD
Key Features
  • Equipped with the Plug-in Hybrid SX’s features, plus:
  • 12.3-inch digital driver’s display
  • Perforated leather upholstery
  • 14-way power-adjustable driver’s seat
  • Ventilated front seats/heated front and rear seats
  • Eight-speaker Bose sound system
2022 Kia Sorento Plug-in Hybrid SX Prestige Full Specs

Additional Packages

With so many models to choose from, you'll be hard-pressed to find a Sorento that doesn't suit your needs perfectly. For this reason, the available options are very limited. From the S, you can add a sunroof for $1,300, while the lower trims can specify an auto-dimming rearview mirror with a universal garage remote for $350. A tow hitch is available for $475, while the rear-seat entertainment system will cost you $1,500 and is available to the entire range.

Option Group 012
$200
Rust Color Package
Option Group 015
$1,300
Panoramic Sunroof Package, Power Sunroof w/Power Sunshade, LED Interior Lighting
Option Group 017
$1,300
Panoramic Sunroof Package, Panoramic Power Sunroof, LED Interior Lighting, Navy Color Package
Option Group 010
standard equipment

🚗What 2022 Kia Sorento Model Should I Buy?

One of the most appealing things about the one-size-fits-all Sorento is its lower starting price compared to the larger Telluride. For this reason, we'd try to stick to one of the lower trim levels, otherwise, you may as well just get the bigger Kia. The S is a great place to start, since it adds a stack of features over the base LX. However, it doesn't get access to the turbocharged engine, which is something we just can't live without. For that reason, we pick the EX as the sweet spot in the range. The fact that it is also available with the more frugal HEV powertrain gives buyers even more choice, and it gets all the most desirable goodies. The PHEV only makes sense if you intend on making lots of short trips, as the huge price tag and middling gasoline fuel economy don't justify it otherwise.

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