Kia has announced a series of updates to the Sorento 2022.
Since the model has been redesigned for 2021, the changes are relatively minor this year. However, all-wheel drive versions of the mid-tier Sorento S and SX now come with the X-Line package.
The package echoes that found on last year’s Sorento SX-Prestige and adds a sturdy front bumper and bridge-style roof rack. The models could also benefit from an additional 25mm of ground clearance, but that’s not immediately clear.
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Speaking of off-road capability, the Sorento Hybrid is now available with all-wheel drive. This is a notable addition as the eco-friendly model features a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine, an electric motor and a small battery. This setup allows the crossover to produce a combined output of 227 hp (169 kW / 230 PS) and return up to 39 mpg city / 35 mpg highway / 37 mpg combined with front-wheel drive.
At the top of the range, the Sorento SX-P benefits from upgraded front seats with 14-way power adjustment and a new thigh extender. The model also features newly standard rear captain seats with heating.
Rounding out the highlights is a new plug-in hybrid variant and an improved infotainment system. Speaking of the latter, Sorento S and above versions now come standard with a 10.25-inch infotainment system with GPS navigation.
Although Kia hasn’t released a price on the plug-in hybrid variant, the 2022 Sorento starts at $ 29,490 before a destination charge of $ 1,175. That’s a slight increase of $ 100 from last year’s model.