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2023 Kia Sorento Hybrid begins $2,500 increased than 2022 in “optimization” of lineup


The 2023 Kia Sorento Hybrid enters the brand new mannequin with what Kia calls an “optimized” trim-level lineup that successfully provides the crossover SUV a roughly $2,500 worth bump.

That “optimization” included the discontinuation of the bottom Sorento Hybrid S trim degree, which began at $35,345 (with vacation spot) for 2022. That leaves the front-wheel drive EX because the de facto base mannequin for 2023, and it begins at $37,886 with vacation spot.

2023 Kia Sorento Hybrid

2023 Kia Sorento Hybrid

That worth represents a $2,541 premium over the 2022 Sorento Hybrid S, in addition to a $1,141 enhance over the 2022 EX front-wheel drive mannequin. Including all-wheel drive to the EX provides $1,800 to the worth for 2023.

Kia can also be including a brand new range-topping SX-P trim degree for 2023, which begins at $43,685 with vacation spot. It provides 17-inch alloy wheels, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, perforated leather-based seats, a Bose audio system, and extra driver aids, amongst different gear.

The Sorento Hybrid is mechanically unchanged, nonetheless utilizing a 1.6-liter turbo-4 engine and 6-speed automated transmission with a single electrical motor. Output is 227 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque, with EPA-rated gas financial system of 37 mpg mixed (39 mpg metropolis, 35 mpg freeway) with front-wheel drive and 36 mpg mixed (33 mpg metropolis, 34 mpg freeway) with AWD.

2023 Kia Sorento Hybrid

2023 Kia Sorento Hybrid

That is successfully the third mannequin 12 months of the Sorento Hybrid. Initially for 2021 it was front-wheel-drive solely, and we discovered it to be a pleasant-driving mannequin that outdoes the Toyota Highlander Hybrid in lots of respects—though we have been shocked it didn’t try to catch onto the magic of the wildly profitable Kia Telluride.

The 2022 mannequin 12 months introduced all-wheel drive plus a plug-in hybrid model with an EPA-rated 32 miles of electrical vary.

The pricing and mannequin adjustments would possibly assist present a bit extra differentiation from the Sportage Hybrid launched for 2023. Kia can also be introducing a Sportage plug-in hybrid.

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