2023 Kia Sorento HEV

The Kia Sorento has been a great SUV by Kia Corp, winning awards and consumers all over. Following a clear pattern, the success prompted Kia to release a hybrid version of the Sorento. With only two trims, the S trim has been discontinued and replaced with the SX-P to include better features standard. Check out what’s new for the 2023 Kia Sorento HEV.


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2023 KIA SORENTO HEV Performance



The 2023 Sorento HEV (Hybrid) comes with the EX and SX-P trims, and both come with the same powertrain. Under the hood is a 1.6-liter turbocharged I4, plus an AC synchronous permanent magnet motor and a lithium-ion polymer battery. The combined power output is 227 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque.

Driving and Handling

Paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission, fuel economy is pretty good. The EX trim comes standard with front-wheel drive (FWD) and offers 39 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway. This year, the SX-P comes standard with Kia’s all-wheel drive (AWD), offering a fuel economy of 36 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway. The SX-P also features a center locking differential and Drive Mode Select with Snow Mode.

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Exterior Features

Lots of features are still shared between the two trims, with many standard features including: heated exterior mirrors with LED turn signal indicators, solar control glass, privacy glass, a sound-absorbing front windshield, LED headlights, automatic headlamps, LED signature lights, a rear spoiler, and a rear windshield wiper. Going premium, the SX-P is also set up with LED foglamps, a Smart Power Tailgate, and rides on 17-inch alloy wheels (standard on both trims).

Interior Features

Inside, Kia Corp still has SynTex upholstery, a fake leather material, as the standard, but the SX-P comes with perforated leather seats. Consumers will also be greeted by a 12.3-inch digital cluster in the SX-P. Other standard features include a 10-way power adjustable seat with 2-way power lumbar support, an 8-way adjustable passenger seat, heated front seats, dual zone automatic temperature control, rear air conditioning, 6-passenger seating with second-row Captain’s Chair’s a 50/50 split-folding second row, and a reclining an split-folding 50/50 third-row. Other upscale features include a leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear shift knob, and a day/night rearview mirror.

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2023 KIA SORENTO HEV Technology



What Kia model would be complete without great tech? With Kia Connect taking over, an 8-inch touchscreen is still the standard, with SiriusXM satellite radio, wireless Google Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth wireless hands-free phone and audio streaming, voice recognition, and a six-speaker sound system. The SX-P ups the ante with a Bose premium audio system. Steering wheel-mounted audio, hands-free phone, and cruise control buttons are also standard.

Safety Features and Warranty

Consumers will find all the basic safety features standard, including dual front advanced airbags, dual front seat-mounted side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags, a rollover sensor, an anti-lock brake system, stability and traction control systems, a rear occupant alert system, and LATCH child-seat ready anchors. Many advanced safety features can also be found standard, including blind spot collision avoidance, lane keeping and following assist, rear cross-traffic collision avoidance assist, a driver attention warning system, forward collision avoidance with assist-junction turning, rear occupant alert, highway driving assist, and safe exit assist. The SX-P trim adds navigation bases smart cruise control with curve, a blind view monitor, and a surround view monitor.

Kia has a 10-year/100,000-mile warranty program. The Kia 10-year/100,000 mile warranty program consists of 10-year/1000,000 mile limited powertrain warranty, 5-year/60,000 mile limited basic warranty, 5-year/100,000 mile limited anti-perforation warranty, and 5-year/60,000 mile roadside assistance plan.

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