Front side view of Kia Sorenot HEV:PHEV driving down road with trees in the background

Enter a brand-new evolution of the Kia Sorento, as a new model bows for 2022 as both a Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid. Kia is helping to lead the charge into the next era of automotive by continually improving and diversifying their hybrid and electric lineup, with the all-new 2022 Kia Sorento HEV & PHEV as another part of this long-term dedication to environmentally-conscious and efficient driving. See how Kia is pushing what it means to be a modern vehicle forward into the future with the introduction of this brand-new Sorento Hybrid & Plug-In, and 401 Dixie Kia in Mississauga is your local destination for its debut.

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Specifications: Hybrid Plug-In Hybrid
Engine 1.6L 4-cylinder GDI 1.6L 4-cylinder GDI
Transmission 6-speed automatic 6-speed automatic
Horsepower 227 261
Torque (lb-ft) 258 258
Battery Lithium Ion Polymer Battery (270V, 64kW) Lithium Ion Polymer Battery (360V, 88kW)
Electric Driving Range (km) 51
Fuel Economy (city/highway) (L/100 km) 6.4 / 7.0 2.8 / 3.2

At the heart of the Sorento’s internals is a 1.6L 4-cylinder GDI engine, paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission. That’s on every Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid trim, whereas the Hybrid Lithium Ion Polymer battery is 270V and 64kW, while the Plug-In Hybrid trims are at 360V and 88kW. The electric driving range of the Plug-In Hybrid will reach 51 km, more than enough to comfortably cruise through your next adventure. Fuel consumption on the Hybrid enjoys an excellent fuel economy of 6.4 / 7.0 (city/highway) (L/100 km), while the Plug-In Hybrid gets an incredible 2.8 / 3.2 (city/highway) (L/100 km). Power sees both the Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid at 258 lb-ft of torque, while the Hybrid reaches 227 horsepower, and the Plug-In Hybrid at 261.

Front interior view of Kia Sorento HEV:PHEV

Interior Passenger & Cargo Space

The big headline news may be that the Sorento is even more efficient now through its HEV & PHEV engine & battery internals, but make no mistake that this is still an SUV with all of its expected sport utility and family transit benefits. 6-passenger seating, complete with 2nd-row captain’s chairs equals comfort for all on-board, and more than enough space to stretch out in. Depending on the trim, either cloth, synthetic leather or leather seat material makes every ride as comfortable as the last. On the cargo management side of things, you’ll be loaded up with all you need, while staying efficient, with up to 1,274L of available space behind the 2nd row, and 357L of available space behind the 3rd row.

Advanced Technology & Safety

The HEV & PHEV engine tech isn’t the only way that this 2022 Sorento is vaulting into the future of vehicles. Alongside are many driving, connective and safety tech features that make piloting the Sorento not only more safe and convenient, but also just plain fun. Notably amongst these is the new Shift By Wire shifting dial, which gets rid of the outdated gear shifter and adds some cabin room by replacing it with an electronic shifter. A 10.25-inch multimedia interface, Bose premium sound system, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto and wireless phone charging are all examples of advanced connective tech on the top-level Plug-In Hybrid trim that will keep you incredibly connected. Safety features highlighted by the Blind Spot Collision Avoidance Assist showcase the levels of driver assistance that the Sorento’s advanced systems provide on every drive.


Stay tuned for the arrival of the 2022 Kia Sorento on both its Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid trims. For all of your needs on the latest 2022 Kia models, either now available or coming soon, keep in touch with us at 401 Dixie Kia for the latest updates.