The 2022 Kia Sorento Plug-in Hybrid is powered by a 1.6L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that produces 261 horsepower mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive is standard across the entire lineup. A 14 kWh lithium polymer battery combined with two electric motors brings the all-electric range to 32 miles and the total range to 460 miles. Kia estimates that using a Level 2 charger a full charge is possible in about 3 hours and 25 minutes.
The Sorento comes in two trim levels: SX and SX Prestige. Standard equipment across all trims includes 19-inch wheels, a power liftgate, heated side mirrors with integrated turn signals, LED headlamps, daytime running lights and fog lights, heated front seats, dual-zone climate control with separate rear controls, Bluetooth connectivity, an HD radio, a 10.25-inch touchscreen display, a navigation system, intelligent cruise control, 8 USB ports,
The top-of-the-line SX-Prestige trim comes with all the bells and whistles including power folding side mirrors, a heated leather steering wheel, an auto-dimming rear view mirror, cooled front seats, heated rear seats, leather seats, a 12-speaker sound system, wireless device charging, a 12.3-inch digital instrument gauge cluster, and surround view cameras.
Standard safety equipment includes front and rear parking sensors, an active lane departure system, active blind spot monitoring, forward and rear collision mitigation, a pedestrian detection system, a driver attention alert and traffic sign information.
The 2022 GMC Terrain is an exciting contender in the mid-size crossover segment. It uses the same platform as the Chevrolet Equinox and shares a general aesthetic with both the Acadia and the latest Chevrolet Malibu, though its unique styling helps to set it apart. The Terrain's rocker panels are integrated into the doors, narrowing the area over which a passenger must step. The body is stiffened with single-piece side stampings plus high-strength steel in critical areas.
The Terrain is powered by a 1.5L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that delivers 170 horsepower with an impressive 30 mpg on the highway. A 9-speed automatic transmission is standard for all trims. Front-wheel drive is the standard drivetrains, but all-wheel drive is available.
Storage areas are everywhere in the cabin, including an oversized glovebox, an expanded center console with pass-through storage underneath large enough for a laptop computer. The rear seats feature MultiFlex, which allows the seats to move back and forth a total of eight inches for the best rear legroom in the segment.
Standard equipment on base SL includes Bluetooth, a rearview camera, 17-inch painted aluminum wheels, StabiliTrak stability control, traction control, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes, six air bags, an anti-theft system, a 7-inch touchscreen display, and integrated navigation. Power windows, door locks, remote keyless entry, a tilt and telescoping steering wheel, as well as power mirrors and automatic headlamps round out the generous standards list.
The upscaled SLT trim includes luggage rails, a 6-speaker stereo system, heated power front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and remote start standard.
The Terrain Denali is immediately recognizable by its unique wheels, chrome grill, satin chrome accents and unique headlight and taillight design. Inside, the Denali comes with black leather seating surfaces with contrasting stitching, a soft touch instrument panel with French stitching, smoked mahogany wood trim and 8-way power adjustable front seats.
Safety equipment across all trims includes, an active lane departure system, forward collision mitigation, and pedestrian detection, while the Denali trim also adds front and rear parking sensors, a blind spot warning system and rear collision warning.
The Outback lineup features a pair of flat-four-cylinder engines: a 182-hp 2.5-liter is standard and a 260-hp turbocharged 2.4-liter is optional. Both mate to a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) that mimics an eight-speed gearbox to mitigate annoying engine drone. Of course, all Outbacks have standard all-wheel drive, which is a Subaru staple.
The Outback is available in no fewer than six different trim levels for 2022: Base, Premium, Limited, Touring, Wilderness and Onyx Edition with Limited and Touring trims also available as XT versions featuring the more powerful turbocharged engine.
Perhaps the most impressive collection of standard equipment on the Subaru Outback begins with its Base model offerings: All-wheel drive, hill-descent control, 17-inch alloy wheels, full LED headlights, roof rails, height-adjustable driver's seat, Tilt/telescopic steering wheel, automatic climate control, 7-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, and EyeSight safety suite.
The next level features can be found in the Premium Trim level that includes LED fog lights, front and rear wiper de-icer system, dual-zone automatic climate control, 10-way-power driver's seat, heated front seats and side mirrors, Starlink infotainment system with 11.6-inch touchscreen.
Having the Premium trim already, the Onyx Edtion XT add-on to this vehicle see's even more available options like black 18-inch alloy wheels, hands-free power tailgate, pushbutton starter, water-repellent upholstery, 8-way-power front-passenger seat, heated rear seats, Blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert.
For those who would love to see updates to an already large and impressive list of options, the Limited Trim level offerings are exactly as requested and include: 18-inch alloy wheels, steering-responsive LED headlights, pushbutton starter, hands-free power tailgate, leather upholstery, 8-way-power front-passenger seat, heated rear seats, 12-speaker Harman Kardon premium sound system, Blind-spot monitoring (with rear cross-traffic alert), reverse automatic braking. The Limited XT up-level trim also adds a power sunroof, heated steering wheel, navigation system
Last but not in the very least, the 2021 Subaru Outback Touring Trim level brings an additional refinement to this option heavy SUV that includes: Nappa leather upholstery, heated steering wheel, ventilated front seats, nav system, and DriverFocus driver-monitoring system. Paired with the XT upgrade too, you also get a turbocharged 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine, power-folding exterior mirrors, and 180-degree front-view monitoring system.
The 2021 Outback is equipped with a host of standard and available advanced safety features that remain a staple to its reputation of safe and reliable vehicles packed into one brand. These include rearview camera, rear-seat reminder, seat belt warning for rear-seat passengers, forward collision warning, forward automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, blind spot monitoring, lane change assist, and rear cross traffic alert. Reverse automatic emergency braking, Driver distraction monitoring and Front-view camera are all advanced features the consumer can option into their Outback.
The Forester caters to an increasingly more eco-conscious customer base rather than the traditional on-the-go small SUV consumer. Even so, the Forester still possesses the ability to keep up when the road gets rough and road conditions demand performance. Styling remains sharp and modern-- it's still clearly the Forester from front to back, but with new styling touches to the headlamps, facias, and grille.
There is only one engine available on the Forester, a direct injection, high compression 4-cylinder engine that makes 182 horsepower and 176 pound-feet of torque while achieving 26 mpg city and 33 mpg highway. This allows the car to have decent power, while remaining competitive in fuel economy for its class. In Sport and Touring Foresters, a 7-speed manual mode that simulates a manual transmission via wheel mounted shift paddles helps scratch the itch for those with the need for speed.
The Forester is available in five trim levels -- Base, Premium, Sport, Wilderness, Limited and Touring.
Standard features on the base trim include EyeSight driver assists, LED headlights, automatic start/stop functionality, automatic climate control, a rearview camera, a 6.5-inch infotainment system fitted with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, Sirius XM Radio and two USB-ports.
The Forester Premium adds 17-inch alloy wheels, X-Mode off-road mode with hill descent control, a panoramic moonroof, roof rails, a rear spoiler, a 10-way power driver's seat, Starlink Safety and Security, a leather wrapped steering wheel, reclining rear seats and rear A/C vents.
Heading up to the Forester Sport adds 18-inch black alloy wheels, a dual-function X-Mode, SI-Drive with Sport Sharp mode, LED fog lights, roof rails with integrated tie-downs, gloss black and orange exterior accents, dark gray sport fabric upholstery, interior orange stitching and trims accents, Sport gauges with color LCD instrument panel display, a 6.3-inch multifunction display mounted on top of the dash, two rear USB ports, and a quick-entry system with push-button ignition.
The more upscale Forester Limited adds leather seating, steering-responsive LED headlights with high-beam assist, chrome grille accents and exhaust, a power liftgate, dual-zone automatic climate control, blind-spot monitoring with lane change assist and rear-cross traffic alert. An 8.0-inch infotainment touchscreen display replaces the standard 6.5-inch screen.
The top of the line Forester Touring can be ordered with Black or Saddle Brown perforated interior leather seating. Also included are unique 18-inch alloy wheels, roof rails with silver accents, satin silver side mirror caps, automatic reverse tilt side mirrors, chrome door handles, an 8-way passenger's seat, a heated steering wheel, heated rear seats, a navigation system with SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link, a 9-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, a driver monitoring system watching for sleepy or distracted driving, reverse automatic braking and one-touch folding rear seats.
The EyeSight suite of driver assists comes standard for all trims and includes automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane departure and sway warning, lane keep assist, lane centering and lead vehicle take-off alert. A lesser-known EyeSight feature is the pre-collision throttle management system can help avoid accelerating ahead of time by significantly reducing throttle response and alerting the driver of an oncoming collision. Optional driver-assist features include reverse automatic braking, blind-spot monitoring with lane change assist and rear-cross traffic alert. The Starlink Safety Plus package includes SOS emergency alert, roadside assistance, automatic collision notification, stolen vehicle recovery, and can unlock/lock the doors, honk the horn, flash the lights and find your vehicle.