2022 Kia Sorento Review

2022 Kia Sorento Review
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2022 Kia Sorento Overview

The Kia Sorento is either a small or midsize crossover depending on who you ask. Depending on your perspective, it is either at the large end of the small crossover range or at the small end of the midsize crossover range. It is this middle ground that has helped make the Sorento such a great success. There are many drivers who want three rows but not a larger crossover, and there are many others who like the idea of a small crossover but feel that most of them are just too small. Drive Taylor is your local Kia dealer serving Boardman Lancaster Hermitage Youngstown Pittsburgh. Our team understands what the modern consumer wants, and we are thrilled to introduced the 2022 Kia Sorento. It improves on the previous model with more standard and optional features and more ways to choose the X-Line package.

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Exterior – Kia Dealer serving Boardman OH

All of the 2022 Kia Sorento models available at our showroom serving Boardman Lancaster Hermitage Youngstown Pittsburgh are 189 inches long. That is 15.75 feet, which reflects what we said earlier about the Sorento being on the large side or the small side depending on your perspective of which class it belongs to. It also noteworthy that the Sorento provides ample ground clearance at 6.9 inches minimum. The LX features 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, LED headlamps and rear parking sensors. Additions that make the up-level S trim level popular are 18-inch wheels, roof rails and black exterior styling cues. Starting with the S trim level, you have the option of the X-Line appearance package, which has raised roof rails, painted wheels, silver exterior trim and a distinct bumper. The EX model adds a hands-free liftgate. The SX Prestige trim level adds power-folding mirrors and front parking sensors.

Boardman OH - 2022 Kia Sorento's Exterior

Interior – 2022 Kia Sorento in Boardman OH

A focal point of any 2022 Kia Sorento review has to be the available seating arrangements because seating is in large part of what has made the vehicle so popular. The standard configuration seats seven in a 2-3-2 layout. You can also opt for a 2-2-2 layout and thus seating for six with the EX trim level and up. In both cases, front-, second- and third-row legroom are 41.4, 41.7 and 29.6 inches, respectively. Dedicated cargo space is 12.6 cubic feet, and overall cargo space is 75.5 cubic feet. The base LX comes with cloth seating, air conditioning, an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen and six-speaker audio. The up-level S adds faux leather seating, dual-zone climate control, heated front seats, a power driver seat and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. You also have the option of a 10.25-inch touchscreen and navigation.

Boardman OH - 2022 Kia Sorento's Interior

Kia Sorento Mechanical specs

A common question we came across preparing this 2022 Kia Sorento review is whether you need to select the X-Line package to get all-wheel drive, and the answer is that it depends. The base model, for instance, is front-wheel drive standard but offers all-wheel drive as a non-X-Line option. However, starting with the S trim level, the all-wheel drive models are treated separately. The S trim level, for example, is front-wheel drive, and the X-Line S trim level is all-wheel drive.

Boardman OH - 2022 Kia Sorento's Mechanical

Powertrain – Kia Dealership in Boardman OH

Kia offers two powertrains for the 2022 Kia Sorento. The standard powertrain matches an eight-speed automatic transmission to a 2.5L four-cylinder engine rated for 191 hp and 181 lb.-ft. The enhanced powertrain matches a dual-clutch eight-speed automatic to a 2.5L turbocharged four rated for 281 hp and 311 lb.-ft. The non-turbo engine is under the hood of the LX and S models, and all of the upper trims have the turbo engine under the hood instead.

Safety – 2022 Kia Sorento dealer

All models feature the Uvo infotainment system with wireless versions of Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The base model has an 8-inch touchscreen. A standard suite of driver-assistance technologies includes a rearview monitor, driver attention warning, lane keeping assist, frontal collision detection and automatic emergency braking. Contact Drive Taylor to learn more about the minimal price difference between the base model and up-level S trim level. At not much additional cost, it adds a 10.25-inch touchscreen, integrated navigation, blind-spot monitoring, rear automatic braking and more.

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You can visit our Kia dealership serving Boardman Lancaster Hermitage Youngstown Pittsburgh to test-drive the new Sorento. Appointments are not required, but we can schedule if you prefer. If you have questions or want custom quotes, call us or contact Drive Taylor via text or email. You also shop with us online, and if at any point you need assistance, we offer it via live chat.


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