Is the 2022 Kia Sorento All-Wheel Drive?

January 17th, 2022 by

Apart from being one of the most family-friendly SUVs in the market, the 2022 Kia Sorento is also a very capable off-road vehicle. With its choice of efficient and powerful engines combined with Kia’s robust All-Wheel Drive System (AWD), the 2022 Kia Sorento can take on anything, whether you’re driving it on the road or exploring the Wisconsin wilderness off-road. Read on to learn more about the all-wheel drive (AWD) capabilities and off-road performance of the 2022 Kia Sorento at Frank Boucher Kia of Racine.

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2022 Kia Sorento AWD-Equipped Trims

First things first, the 2022 Kia Sorento comes in eight trims, with three models AWD models – X-Line S AWD, X-Line EX AWD, and X-Line SX Prestige AWD. All the X-Line models come equipped with Kia’s Adaptive All-Wheel Drive with Center-Locking differential and Torque Vectoring Cornering Control. This system detects the weight on each wheel and sends torque to the appropriate wheels, increasing traction and helping you drive better on rugged terrain.

Apart from this, the Sorento X-Line trims feature the X-Line All-Wheel Drive and Appearance Package. This package combines the capable AWD system with aggressive front and rear designs and wheel options that not only help the X-Line models look more rugged but also allow you to make the most of their off-road and AWD capabilities.

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2022 Kia Sorento X-Line AWD Features

  • Rugged body styling
  • Exclusive Aruba Green exterior color option
  • Dark Hyper Silver Front Grille
  • X-Line Roof Rails for increased cargo carrying
  • 18-inch Gloss Black alloy wheels (X-Line S AWD)
  • 20-inch alloy wheels in X-Line Gray finish
  • Increased 8.2-inch ground clearance for off-road performance
  • 1-inch increased ride height for improved off-road capability and visibility

2022 Kia Sorento AWD Performance

As far as performance is concerned, the 2022 Kia Sorento X-Line S AWD is powered by the standard 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine that makes 191 hp and 181 pound-feet of torque, while the X-Line EX AWD and X-Line SX Prestige AWD come with a turbocharged 2.5-liter engine that cranks out 281 hp and 311 pound-feet of torque. And while the Sorento X-Line S AWD has a maximum towing capacity of 2,000 pounds, the X-Line EX AWD and X-Line SX Prestige AWD can pull up to 3,500 pounds.

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Find an AWD-equipped 2022 Kia Sorento in Racine, WI

If you’re looking for the 2022 Kia Sorento in Southern Wisconsin, look no further than Frank Boucher Kia of Racine. Check it out in our online inventory or give us a call or visit our dealership today for a test drive.