2022 Kia Sorento LX vs. EX: What's the Difference?

2022 Kia Sorento Parked by Lake
2022 Kia Sorento LX


2022 Kia Sorento EX

Starting MSRP

2.5L 4-cylinder I-4


2.5L Turbo 4-cylinder
191 hp


281 hp
2,000 lbs

Max Towing Capacity

3,500 lbs
24 city/29 hwy

EPA-Estimated MPG

22 city/29 hwy

There’s no questioning that the 2022 Kia Sorento is a popular choice for Jackson drivers, and for good reason. With seating for five or six, exceptional fuel economy, and a stunning sense of style, the only question you need to ask yourself is if you want 2022 Kia Sorento LX or EX. What’s the difference between the 2022 Kia Sorento LX and EX? It comes down to the details. Because while both 2022 Kia Sorento trim levels might look alike, there are some fundamental differences. Learn more about them with Wilson KIA, then apply for financing with us to get a jump start on getting into your own Sorento.

2022 Kia Sorento LX vs. EX: Price

As with most Kia vehicles, Brandon drivers are going to be pleased with the price. The Kia Sorento LX has an affordable starting MSRP of $29,590, while the Kia Sorento EX is a bit higher at $35,490. This price differene is mostly due to the boost in power drivers get on Ridgeland streets when they opt for the Sorento EX. For an SUV with a turbo-charged engine and 3,500 pounds of towing capacity, we think the Sorento EX is still a bargain.

2022 Kia Sorento LX vs. EX: Performance Specs

Recently the Sortento EX switched from a larger engine to one that’s the same size at what’s found under the hood of the Sorento LX. The difference now is that the Sorento EX engine is an air-cooled turbo model that offers more horsepower, more towing capacity, and competitive fuel economy. Here’s how the engines look side by side when you’re looking at the differences between the 2022 Kia Sorento LX and EX:

Sorento LX: 2.5L 4-Cylinder I-4 Engine

  • 191 hp
  • 2,000-pound max towing capacity
  • 24 city/29 hwy mpg

Sorento EX: 2.5L Turbo 4-Cylinder I-4 Engine

  • 281 hp
  • 3,500-pound max towing capacity
  • 22 city/29 hwy mpg

2022 Kia Sorento LX vs. EX: Safety Features

No matter which Kia Sorento you choose you can be assured that you’re going to get the optimum when it comes to driver-assist and safety features thanks to the Kia Drive Wise System. Both 2022 Kia Sorento trim levels have features that include Blind Spot Collision Avoidance and Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Avoidance. If you upgrade to the EX you’ll also get:

  • Smart Cruise Control w/STOP & GO
  • Parking Distance Warning – Reverse
  • Auto Emergency Braking
  • Lane Keeping Assist

Learn More About the 2022 Kia Sorento Trim Levels with Wilson KIA

Now that you know some of the differences between the 2022 Kia Sorento trim levels, take a look at them in person when you pay a visit to Wilson KIA in Brandon! Or, if you’d like to learn more about the Sorento and other Kia vehicles and features visit our Kia research hub. We’re always updating with the latest information about your favorite models!


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