The 2023 Kia Sorento enters the new model year with improved packaging across all trims, building upon its generous array of standard features. Starting with the base LX, its roster of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) has been extended to include standard Blind Spot Collision-Avoidance (BCA), Rear Cross Traffic Collision Avoidance and Safe Exit Assist.
For the 2023 model year, the Sorento PHEV has been streamlined to one range-topping SX-P trim. While the SX-P was already fully equipped with an upscale interior, technology, standard AWD, and an expansive suite of standard Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), including Highway Driving Assist and Rear Cross Traffic Collision Avoidance technology, it gains other creature comforts such as a retractable rear door sunshades, a 115-volt inverter that can charge household items such as a laptop, and standard Homelink. With 32 miles of all-electric range, the Sorento PHEV can fully charge its battery in about 3.5 hours when utilizing a Level-2 charger. The Sorento PHEV continues to offer the most passenger room and second-row legroom of any PHEV SUV.
One year after a significant product enhancement featured new front and rear design elements, a new available 10.25-inch widescreen navigation display, and an expanded roster of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), the Forte compact sedan returns mostly unchanged for the model year 2023. The Forte is still available in four trim levels – LX (formerly FE), LXS, GT-Line, GT and maintains up to 41 MPG on the highway.
Entering its third model year, the boldly styled K5 sport sedan largely carries over into 2023 with minor enhancements to badging, packaging and feature content. The K5 is available in four well-equipped trim levels: LXS, EX, GT-Line and the sporty GT. The LX trim has been discontinued for 2023. While AWD is no longer offered with the LXS, the GT-Line continues to be available with FWD and AWD configurations.
In a unique challenge, expedition specialist Max Adventure has taken a fully electric Kia EV6 from Britain’s lowest road to Britain’s highest road on a single charge. Easily handling the climb from Britain’s lowest road to its highest, the Kia EV6 ‘GT Line S’ AWD completed the 209-mile drive, with an ascent of 2791 ft., and finished with a range of 107 miles remaining. If that wasn’t enough, the Max Adventure team then decided to continue to Britain’s highest public house, the Tan Hill Inn. It proved a fitting end to the challenge as the car had left Britain’s lowest pub at the start of the day with a full charge.