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2022 Kia Sorento PHEV’s Sub-$45,000 Price Point Means Discounts for Buyers

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The 2022 Kia Sorento plug-in hybrid variant is arriving as we speak at brand dealers in Canada, and the automaker has given it an MSRP of just under $45,000 for it. Crucially – and not coincidentally – this makes the SUV eligible for the federal government’s iZEV (Zero-Emission Vehicles Program) incentives program.

Forking over $44,995 gets buyers the base EX trim of the Sorento PHEV. This is $5,000 more than the equivalent gas-engine-only Sorento, but in return consumers benefit from a $2,500 discount under the iZEV program. The vehicle is also eligible for further discounts under provincial programs in place in PEI, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec and British Columbia.

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Here’s the pricing table for the 2022 Sorento PHEV:

..ModelsMSRP
 Sorento PHEV EX$44,995
 Sorento PHEV EX+$50,595
 Sorento PHEV SX$54,995

 

2022 Kia Sorento PHEV, charging
Photo: Kia
2022 Kia Sorento PHEV, charging

The Sorento PHEV will deliver an electric-only range of 51 km, which, it should be noted, is less than the standard-setter in the segment, the Toyota RAV4 Prime (68 km). This comes via a 1.6L 4-cylinder turbo engine working with a 13.8-kWh battery for a combined output of 261 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. The best figures, however, are those to do with fuel consumption: the estimated ratings are 2.8L/100 km city and 3.2L/100 km highway.

There will be a straight-up hybrid (thus not plug-in) variant of the Sorento as well, but it will arrive a little later this fall at dealerships. The HEV will feature the same 4-cylinder engine and deliver an output of 227 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. In its case, ratings for fuel consumption are 6.4L/100 km city and 7.0L/100 km highway.

Photos:Kia
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