Kia Sorento 2022 review: PHEV – Slick powertrain puts pressure on Santa Fe, CX-9 and Kluger

The interior of the Sorento is more than beautiful. It’s a cinch to use too, with plenty of handy little tips and extra features that rivals often overlook.

Up front the seating position is fantastic, a kind of alchemy has occurred here to allow you to sit low enough to give the Sorento a slightly sporty feel, while also rendering the dashboard upholstery itself. low and out of the way so that it is easy to scan the road.

There are also healthy storage options for the front passengers, with large bottle holders in the doors and in the center, a huge console armrest box, and a large bay in the front that houses the USB ports and a charger. wireless.

The second row is great for space, which should come as no surprise given the length of the Sorento. (Image: Tom White)

Both front seats are electrically adjustable, with passenger seat rating adjustment buttons to the side so the driver and second row passengers can easily move it if needed.

The second row is great for space, which shouldn’t come as a surprise given the length of the Sorento, and there’s plenty of amenities on offer from two full-size bottle holders in the doors, heated rear seats, two adjustable air vents, a plethora of USB sockets for charging, a flip-up armrest with more bottle holders and dual-layer pockets on the back of the front seats.

Regarding the third row, I’m happy to report that you can legitimately fit an adult my height of 182cm (6’0 “), if you move the second row forward to a position that suits me. always in relative comfort.

The impressive quilted leather trim continues there, with my only gripe being the limited headroom offered. I had plenty of room for my knees and feet, which is especially impressive considering there must be a huge battery under the ground somewhere.

The rear row also offers decent amenities, with adjustable air vents with an independent fan controller, a large storage tray, and a full-size bottle holder. There is also a USB port on each side.

As for the third row, I'm happy to report that you can legitimately fit an adult to my 182cm (6'0 As for the third row, I’m happy to report that you can legitimately fit an adult my height of 182cm (6’0 “) there. (Image: Tom White)

The second row outboard seats and the two third row seats offer ISOFIX child seat attachment points.

Boot space is reduced compared to the V6 and diesel variants, but less than 30L in each configuration – virtually unnoticeable.

That leaves 1988 liters (VDA) with the second and third rows folded down, 604L with only the second row folded down, or 175L with all seats up. I was impressed to find the smallest CarsGuide the suitcase still managed to hold up with all the seats up.

  • Boot space is down compared to the V6 and diesel variants, but less than 30L in each configuration.  (Image: Tom White) Boot space is down compared to the V6 and diesel variants, but less than 30L in each configuration. (Image: Tom White)
  • The trunk has 604L of space with only the second row folded, or 175L with all seats up.  (Image: Tom White) The trunk has 604L of space with only the second row folded down, or 175L with all the seats up. (Image: Tom White)
  • That leaves 1988 liters (VDA) with the second and third rows folded.  (Image: Tom White) That leaves 1988 liters (VDA) with the second and third rows folded. (Image: Tom White)

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