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The 2022 Kia Sorento HEV & PHEV are the newest models to enter the Kia lineup. Coming as either a hybrid or a plug-in hybrid means a trim level selection that provides a wide variety of options for any driver looking for an incredibly fuel efficient SUV. How do these HEV & PHEV Sorento trims differ, and what upgrades do you receive as you climb higher on the Sorento trim ladder? Follow along with us at 401 Dixie Kia as we go over each HEV & PHEV Sorento trim and highlight their upgrades over each preceding trim.

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Hybrid LX

While the base level Hybrid LX is home to a wide variety of features, there’s only a select few that are only available on this trim and not on any of the other trim levels. The Hybrid LX is the only HEV or PHEV Sorento with 17-inch wheels, the rest of them come with upgraded 19-inch options. MFR LED low beam headlights only find their home on the Hybrid LX, while the rest of the trims receive LED headlights. Sit on leather or synthetic leather seats in the other trims, while this trim only sees cloth material seats. Finally, remote keyless entry comes on the Hybrid LX, while the upper trims receive a smart key with a push-button start. While not as advanced as the higher trims, as you’d expect, the Hybrid LX still features a solid assortment of style, comfort and tech features.

2022 Sorento Hybrid LX Feature Highlights:

  • 17-inch machined-finish alloy wheels
  • MFR LED low beam headlights
  • Cloth seats
  • Remote keyless entry

Starting from $36,695*. Price is subject to change.

Hybrid EX

Being the first upgraded trim over the base level, the Hybrid EX comes with a whole host of upgrades. The exterior sees such improvements such as 19-inch machined-finish alloy wheels, LED headlights and roof rails. Interior comfort is well looked after with synthetic leather seats and additions to the support features of both the driver and passenger seats. Tech added includes UVO intelligence, the HomeLink system, smart power liftgate and more. On the safety side, both Blind-spot Collision Avoidance Assist and Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Avoidance Assist are added.

2022 Sorento Hybrid EX Feature Upgrades:

  • 19-inch machined-finish alloy wheels
  • LED headlights
  • Roof rails
  • Leather seats (synthetic)
  • Multi-directional power adjustable driver seat
  • Multi-directional power adjustable passenger seat
  • 2-way driver seat lumbar support
  • Smart key with push-button start
  • Smart power liftgate
  • UVO intelligence
  • HomeLink system
  • Blind-spot Collision Avoidance Assist
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Avoidance Assist

Starting from $41,995*. Price is subject to change.

Plug-in Hybrid EX

The Plug-in Hybrid is the first level of the PHEV options available for this Sorento, and thus comes some slight changes to the mechanical engine specs. Horsepower is boosted to 261 for the Plug-in Hybrid models, from 227 on the Hybrid models. Thanks to this PHEV you can now enjoy 51 km of electric driving range and experience the height of efficient driving. Fuel consumption, as well, sees a huge improvement at 2.8 / 3.2 for the city/highway per L/100 km, compared to 6.4 / 7.0 for the HEV. Additional upgrades on this PHEV EX compared to the HEV models include LED fog lights and front parking sensors.

2022 Sorento Plug-in Hybrid EX Limited Feature Upgrades:

  • 261 horsepower
  • 51 km electric driving range
  • 2.8 / 3.2 city/highway fuel consumption (L/100 km)
  • Lithium ion polymer battery (360V * 88 kW)
  • LED fog lights
  • Front parking sensors

Starting from $44,995*. Price is subject to change.

Plug-in Hybrid EX+

If you’re looking for upgrades over the base PHEV EX, the EX+ is for you, truly living up to the + in its name. The exterior sees upgrades including LED rear combination lamps, a panoramic sunroof and automatic power folding sideview mirrors. Interior feature additions mix comfort and tech with heated 2nd row seats, manual rear door shades, a 10.25-inch multimedia interface and so much more. A wide selection of safety features have been added for an even more smart and safe ride, with Highway Drive Assist, Safe Exit Assist, Advanced smart cruise control and more.

2022 Sorento Plug-in Hybrid EX+ Feature Upgrades:

  • LED rear combination lamps
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Automatic power folding sideview mirrors
  • Heated 2nd row seats
  • Integrated manual rear door sunshades
  • Deluxe interior trim
  • 10.25-inch multimedia interface (with integrated navigation)
  • 110V power inverter (household outlet)
  • Advanced smart cruise control
  • Highway Drive Assist
  • LED interior lighting
  • Ambient mood lighting
  • Child-safety rear door locks
  • Safe Exit Assist system
  • Rear Occupant Alert
  • Advanced forward collision-avoidance assist (with junction turning function)

Starting from $50,595*. Price is subject to change.

Plug-in Hybrid SX

The top level of Sorento HEV & PHEV models comes in the form of this Plug-in Hybrid SX. Complete are a comprehensive list of upgrades over the PHEV EX+ and the previous models that make this a Plug-in Hybrid SUV that’s worth getting on its ultimate trim. The interior sees the main focus of upgrades with full leather seats, added driver and passenger seat lumbar support, driver seat memory and air-cooled front seats. Take full advantage of upgraded entertainment and tech with the Bose premium sound system (only on this trim), a 12.-3inch instrument cluster and head-up display to easily take in your important vehicle info. Top-level safety feature upgrades include a Blind-spot view monitor, Around View monitor and parking collision avoidance assist (reverse). Get to know the latest Kia addition with its maximum amount of features in this efficient and tech-forward Sorento Plug-in Hybrid SX.

2022 Sorento Plug-in Hybrid SX Feature Upgrades:

  • Leather seats
  • 4-way driver’s seat lumbar support
  • Driver’s seat memory function
  • 2-way passenger seat lumbar support
  • Air-cooled front seats
  • Bose premium sound system
  • 12.3-inch Supervision LCD/TFT instrument cluster
  • Heads-up display system
  • Blind-spot view monitor
  • Parking collision avoidance assist (reverse)
  • Around View Monitor

Starting from $54,995*. Price is subject to change.

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Experience a classic Kia model re-imagined for the modern vehicle world, with the 2022 Kia Sorento HEV & PHEV models. Research, shop and order one now through our 401 Dixie Kia dealership. From new & used vehicle sales to financing to service, parts and accessories, our local Mississauga dealership is here to satisfy all of our Kia needs in the Greater Toronto area and beyond.