2022 Kia Sorento

MSRP range: $29,490 - $43,090
MSRP$30,665
Edmunds suggests you pay$32,150
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2022 Kia Sorento videos

[MUSIC PLAYING] ELANA SCHERR: Got a big family? Starting a band? Do you just need a car that's big enough to nap in? I know that I do. Look, I am not going to judge your reasons for needing a lot of seats and a lot of room. But I can suggest that you look for a three row SUV to find it. It just so happens that Kia has two three row SUVs. The new and popular Telluride, and the redesigned for 2021 Sorento. Choose your fighter. Oh, no, wait. That's my job to like, tell you which one is better. Only in this case, it isn't really about which is the better car. These two SUVs aren't direct comparisons, and they share many of the same features. So it's more about which is the better car for your family, and that I think I can help you with. Let's take a closer look. Do you like this video? Do you want more like it? Hit subscribe. And if you would be interested in a cash offer for your car, visit us at edmunds.com/sellmycar. Is there something on my head? It's an automotive cliche to call a vehicle "handsome." And what do we mean by that anyway? What, it's like, got a good jawline and pretty eyes? Well, yeah, kind of. I mean, the Telluride does sort of have leading man looks, with a tall, strong profile, a fashionable grille-- mid-century modern. So hip. And wide-set stacked LED headlights. Pretty eyes. SPEAKER 2: It's not that handsome! ELANA SCHERR: Don't be jealous. The Sorento isn't quite as big and macho, but it's redesign gave it a similar profile to the Telluride. Now, I don't like the front end quite as much, but I actually like the side view even more. I like the cut line, and I like the flared fenders. Point is, all this stuff is subjective. These are both very pretty cars. Both of our Kias here are top of the line trim levels. That's pretty simple for the Telluride, which only offers four trims, all with the same drive train. This is a Telluride SX all-wheel drive. Sorento has more to choose from. Six different trim levels, and plus there's the X-Line off-road package. This is a Sorento SX Prestige X-Line. If you're shopping these two, bear in mind that both start in the $30,000 range and can be optioned-- like our test cars here-- well into the $40,000s. As makes sense for the larger flagship, the Telluride is always a little more expensive than a similarly equipped Sorento. Which means that if you don't need the extra room in the Telluride, you can spend your money on upgraded options in the Sorento, which offers a lot of extras-- from sunroofs, to smoked silver trims. Now that you've been properly introduced let's take a closer look to see if there are more differences between these two than just exterior design. Picking the right car for you is more than just figuring out what options you need. I mean, it is similar to picking clothing that you want to wear. It's, does the style represent you? And, does it fit you? One thing that I really like about the Sorento is that for somebody my size-- I'm like 5 feet 3 inches-ish-- it just is a very comfortable seating position. I can see out very easily. The footrest works. The pedals are in the right place. And the armrests are in the right place. It seems like a small thing, but in the Telluride, as I will show you, I kind of have to stretch to fit into the armrest. I've found that in other vehicles too. Ford's trucks tend to just be too big for me. So Sorento, perfect size for someone my size. So the current fashion trend in automotive interiors is a lot of texture and a lot of different materials. I mean, similar to fashion trends in clothing. And you definitely notice that as soon as you get into the Sorento. You open the door and the seats have texture. I mean, in this trim level they're leather too. But even in the lower trim levels there's kind of a pattern to them. There's metal trim. There's wood trim. There's piano black, which is terrible. It is not Kia's fault that piano black sucks. It sucks in any car that uses it. It looks really nice right now, but as soon as I touch it, it just gets like all smeary. Rant over. Overall, there's just a lot of interesting things happening. It's very well laid out. Like, if I want to use the tuner knob I can reach it without really having to stretch out of my driver's seat, which is nice. And if I don't want to use the tuner knob there are controls on the steering wheel, as well. We've got a large touch screen. It's easy to use. You can figure out where everything is, even if you have never been in a Kia before. Kia's infotainment system is just pretty straight forward. Also, if you're stressed out, you can put on some calm sea waves. Put on the vented seats here. It's like cool, like a breeze. It's like being at the ocean. Of course there's Bluetooth, and Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay as well. So you don't have to listen to the sounds of nature. Now talking about phone connectivity, we've got-- in this nice little console here-- three USB ports and a charging pad. That's an option. So there's plenty of places to put your phone. It's all nice and neat. You can tuck it away, not leave it tangled all over the console. And then you could actually use your cup holders for holding beverages. And if like me you tend to put your sunglasses in your cup holders, there's a nice little sunglass cubby right there too. And there's another cubby here that's like good for maybe the key fob, or some change, or some snacks. Basically, what I'm saying is, this is a good layout. I am comfortable. I think it looks nice. And I can get to everything. It's smart. Well done. All right. Getting into the Telluride straight from the Sorento makes me feel like Alice in Wonderland. Like, the world looks basically the same, only now it's all so much bigger. Did I get smaller? Did the world get bigger? The world got bigger. You're going to see a lot of the same materials that I liked in Sorento. So it's got wood trim, brushed metal, the piano black-- OK, I didn't like that. There's less of it in the Telluride. Screen's in about the same place. The buttons for the screen run along the center here, instead of being on the sides. Which I like better aesthetically, but it doesn't really matter from like a usability standpoint. You're going to see all of the same things that you liked in the Sorento. You've got Apple CarPlay. You've got Android Auto. You've got some stuff for parents who might need to interrupt kids in the back. You've got Driver Talk. You got Quiet Mode if you want to listen to music, you don't want it playing through the back speakers. That kind of thing. So they're thinking-- they're thinking about you. Down in the console you've got the piano black that I don't like. You've got the layout that I do. This console is very low compared to the Sorento. So if you didn't like feeling kind of surrounded by the interior, you've got a lot more space in the Telluride. In fact you have so much space that like-- as I was complaining about-- I can just barely use the armrests. I'm like-- So if you are bigger than me you will like this car more. If you're the same size as me you will like the Sorento more. Cubbies and connections-- they're all very similar to the Sorento. So it's got a charging pad up here. You've got USB ports. It's got the little cover, so you can cover it. It's got little cubby. Cup holders. No sunglass holder, though. It thought that was really clever. They have one up in the top-- more traditional. And then you've got a console, and some extra cup holders in the back that you can share with the second row. The Telluride makes choosing an engine easy, because there's only one-- a V6 and an 8 speed, no matter which trim you choose. The V6 makes more horsepower than any of the Sorento's engine options-- 291 horses and 262 pound feet of torque. But it's also in a bigger, heavier vehicle. And you can feel the extra weight around corners and when you're slowing down at high speeds. On the plus side of a bigger, heavier vehicle you feel less road interference. So it is a smooth, quiet ride. Sorento offers several engine options, plus some hybrid choices. The turbo 4-cylinder in this SX Prestige makes 281 horses and 311 pound feet of torque. That's kind of a lot. The Sorento feels nimble and quick, and the engine is responsive. I'm willing to say, "sporty". When it comes to which of these two SUVs is the quicker, you don't need to be a drag racer to recognize that the lighter, smaller Sorento with the turbo engine is going to leave the Telluride in the dust. You know, if that stuff matters to you. If it's towing that matters though, the Telluride can hook up to more. The Sorento's tow rating has been downgraded with the new smaller engine, and is only 3,500 pounds now, as opposed to the Telluride's 5,000. On the other hand, the smaller engine and lesser weight of the Sorento means better fuel mileage. In these all-wheel drive models, that means 26 MPG combined, compared to the Telluride's 21. So towing and hauling-- Telluride. Quickly zipping past the gas pump-- Sorento. [MUSIC PLAYING] Now it seems like a no-brainer that the Telluride is going to beat out the Sorento for third row comfort, but let's take a look at them anyway. This is the Telluride. As you can see, I've got plenty of leg room even when the seat is all the way back. The seats are also quite comfortable. Like, they're actually soft. And the seating position is good. I'm not sitting all bolt upright. There's an armrest. I've got two cup holders. A charging port. And then two things that are very important when it comes to third rail comfort. A large window helps with not feeling claustrophobic. Not getting carsick. And you can control the AC or the heating. You've got your own vent back here. That's actually pretty unusual, and it's really nice. All right. Now we're in the Sorento. You will not be surprised to hear that there is less leg room back here, and there's less sort of shoulder and hip room. I mean, the Telluride had a whole center seat that we don't have here in the Sorento. However, for a short trip this would be OK. You get a cup holder. A place to put a cell phone. In this trim you've even got charging ports. Notice though, that you've got like, a tiny little window, and there's no air conditioning vent for me to control. Yeah, I'm hot, I'm sweaty, claustrophobic. I would rather be in the Telluride. Luckily, it's easy to get out. In the beginning of this video I joked about finding the best car for napping. I wasn't really joking. [MUSIC PLAYING] With all the seats down the Sorento offers an impressive 75.5 cubic feet of space, which is enough for a snooze. If you're taller, or you toss and turn, you may prefer the Telluride with 87 cubic feet. Either way, both vehicles are big when all the seats are down. When all the seats are up there's more room in the Telluride behind the third row. Although neither is big enough to carry six people and six people's worth of luggage. Maybe you need one for the peeps and one for the stuff. [MUSIC PLAYING] Both the Telluride and the Sorento showcase Kia's move towards design and technology. They're smart. They're good looking. Either would look great in your driveway. In the end, the difference between them comes down to size. How big are your kids? How big is your garage? How big is your checkbook? For larger families the Telluride offers a superior third row experience. For city dwellers the Sorento is nimble and easy to park. It's also a lot of fun to drive. As is often the case when facing a difficult decision I find myself wondering, why not vote? [MUSIC PLAYING]

2021 Kia Sorento vs. Telluride: Which Kia 3-Row SUV Reigns Supreme? | Pricing, Driving, Cargo & More

NOTE: This video is about the 2021 Kia Sorento, but since the 2022 Kia Sorento is part of the same generation, our earlier analysis still applies.


FAQ

Is the Kia Sorento a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2022 Sorento both on the road and at the track, giving it a 8.2 out of 10. You probably care about Kia Sorento fuel economy, so it's important to know that the Sorento gets an EPA-estimated 24 mpg to 26 mpg, depending on the configuration. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the Sorento has 12.6 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Kia Sorento. Learn more

What's new in the 2022 Kia Sorento?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2022 Kia Sorento:

  • X-Line appearance package now available on S and EX trim levels
  • Minor additions to standard features on certain trim levels
  • Part of the fourth Sorento generation introduced for 2021
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Is the Kia Sorento reliable?

To determine whether the Kia Sorento is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Sorento. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Sorento's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2022 Kia Sorento a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2022 Kia Sorento is a good car. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2022 Sorento and gave it a 8.2 out of 10. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2022 Sorento is a good car for you. Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2022 Kia Sorento?

The least-expensive 2022 Kia Sorento is the 2022 Kia Sorento LX 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 8A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $29,490.

Other versions include:

  • LX 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 8A) which starts at $29,490
  • X-Line S 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 8A) which starts at $34,290
  • X-Line EX 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 8AM) which starts at $39,090
  • SX 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 8AM) which starts at $39,990
  • EX 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 8AM) which starts at $35,390
  • SX 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 8AM) which starts at $38,190
  • SX Prestige 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 8AM) which starts at $41,090
  • LX 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 8A) which starts at $31,290
  • S 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 8A) which starts at $32,290
  • X-Line SX Prestige 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 8AM) which starts at $43,090
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What are the different models of Kia Sorento?

If you're interested in the Kia Sorento, the next question is, which Sorento model is right for you? Sorento variants include LX 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 8A), X-Line S 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 8A), X-Line EX 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 8AM), and SX 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 8AM). For a full list of Sorento models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

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2022 Kia Sorento Overview

The 2022 Kia Sorento is offered in the following submodels: Sorento SUV. Available styles include LX 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 8A), X-Line S 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 8A), X-Line EX 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 8AM), EX 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 8AM), S 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 8A), SX Prestige 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 8AM), SX 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 8AM), X-Line SX Prestige 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 8AM), SX 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 8AM), and LX 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 8A). Kia Sorento models are available with a 2.5 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 281 hp, depending on engine type. The 2022 Kia Sorento comes with front wheel drive, and all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed automatic, 8-speed automated manual. The 2022 Kia Sorento comes with a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. basic warranty, a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 10 yr./ 100000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What do people think of the 2022 Kia Sorento?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2022 Kia Sorento and all its trim types. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2022 Sorento.

Pros

  • Impressive number of standard and optional features
  • Lots of second- and third-row legroom for the class
  • Sharp-looking and easy-to-use infotainment system

Cons

  • Not as compact (or wallet-friendly) as the last-generation model

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2022 Kia Sorento and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2022 Sorento featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New 2022 Kia Sorento?

2022 Kia Sorento LX 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 8A)

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2022 Kia Sorento S 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 8A)

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2022 Kia Sorento X-Line S 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 8A)

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2022 Kia Sorento EX 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 8AM)

2022 Kia Sorento X-Line EX 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 8AM)

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2022 Kia Sorento SX 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 8AM)

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2022 Kia Sorento SX Prestige 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 8AM)

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2022 Kia Sorento X-Line SX Prestige 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 8AM)

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Which 2022 Kia Sorentos are available in my area?

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What is the MPG of a 2022 Kia Sorento?

2022 Kia Sorento LX 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 8A), 8-speed automatic, regular unleaded
26 compined MPG,
24 city MPG/29 highway MPG

2022 Kia Sorento X-Line S 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 8A), 8-speed automatic, regular unleaded
24 compined MPG,
23 city MPG/25 highway MPG

2022 Kia Sorento X-Line EX 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 8AM), 8-speed automated manual, regular unleaded
24 compined MPG,
21 city MPG/28 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG26
Transmission8-speed automatic
Drive Trainfront wheel drive
Displacement2.5 L
Passenger Volume121.3 cu.ft.
Wheelbase110.8 in.
Length189.0 in.
WidthN/A
Height66.7 in.
Curb Weight3794 lbs.

Should I lease or buy a 2022 Kia Sorento?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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