2022 Kia Sorento PHEV on city street

Kia ‘Plan S’ Continues with 2022 Kia Sorento PHEV

2022 Kia Sorento Plug-In Hybrid Electric Driving Range

The new Kia Sorento PHEV will launch soon as part of the brand’s ‘Plan S’ initiative to shift from a business system focused on internal combustion engine vehicles toward one centered on electric vehicles. The very first 2022 Kia Sorento Turbo PHEV models are expected to arrive in the Friendly Kia showroom in New Port Richey, FL, later in the third quarter of 2021. In the meantime, you can join us as we take a closer look at the fuel economy ratings and targeted driving range estimates that EV fans can look forward to.

What’s the Driving Range of the New 2022 Kia Sorento?

The 2022 Sorento Turbo Plug-in Hybrid has a targeted pure electric driving range of 32 miles, which is the best of any three-row PHEV SUV on the market. With a full fuel tank and full battery charge, the Sorento PHEV has a combined projected range of 460 miles with its targeted 79 MPGe combined rating. The turbo engine alone scores 35 city / 33 highway mpg with standard Idle Stop and Go (ISG). A standard Drive Mode Select system lets the driver choose between Comfort, Sport, Eco, Smart, and Snow modes.

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2022 Kia Sorento PHEV on trail

2022 Kia Sorento PHEV Engine Specifications

Engine1.6L turbocharged GDI PHEV 4-cylinder engine
Combined Horsepower261 horsepower
Engine Fuel Economy35 city / 33 highway MPG
Combined Fuel Economy
(engine + motor)
79 MPGe
Max Speed120 MPH
Transmission6-speed automatic
Drivetrainall-wheel drive

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The Sorento PHEV’s electric driving range isn’t the only class-leading advantage that Kia fans can look forward to. With a total passenger volume of 143.8 cubic feet, the Sorento PHEV has the most passenger room and second-row legroom of any PHEV SUV. We cover this more in our 2022 Kia Sorento PHEV interior space guide.