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A Complete Overview of all the Kia Vehicles for 2022

Kia has been in business for over 100 years and provides the most up-to-date and innovative technology in our vehicles. We offer a wide range of cars, with different styles and levels of luxury so they can meet everyone’s needs. Ranked as the #1 brand in vehicle dependability, you can rely on your Kia to get you where you’re going safely. In this post, we will take an in-depth look at all the Kia models for 2022!

2022 Kia Carnival

2022 Kia Niro EV

2022 Kia Stinger GT

2022 Kia Sportage

2022 Kia Telluride

2022 Kia Sorento

2022 Kia Carnival

2022 Kia Carnvial in blue

The first vehicle we are going to look at is the 2022 Kia Carnival. This car has a sleek exterior that stands out from the crowd. The interior matches this with its stylish design and comfortable seats, customized to suit everyone’s needs!  The 2022 Kia Carnival features VIP Lounge Seating. The second-row seats feature a one-touch relaxation mode that offers a full recline, raised power footrests, comfy headrests, heating and ventilation, and cozy genuine leather seat trim. With plenty of room for your friends or family members, you won’t have any issues taking them along on long trips in comfort.  

While driving, your passengers in the back seats can enjoy their favorite TV show, watch the game live, or play a movie using the dual-screen rear-seat entertainment system that allows you to stream media from your phone! Need to communicate with someone in the back rows without turning your head and taking your eyes off the road? No problem, with the 2022 Kia Carnival you have a two-way intercom system that allows the front row to communicate with passengers in the 2nd and 3rd rows clearly and without distraction, amplifying voices through the speaker system. 

The engine itself provides enough power for both smooth acceleration and better handling, making everyday driving a breeze with the confident acceleration of 290 horsepower. The Carnival MPV’s powerful V6 engine provides an impressive 3,500-lbs towing capacity in the standard models so you can take all your toys with you when you head out on vacation. 

Top Specs for the 2022 Kia Carnival: 

  • Navigation System with 12.3-Inch Display
  • Auto Emergency Braking with Junction Turning and Cyclist Detection
  • Navigation-based Smart Cruise Control
  • Highway Driving Assist
  • 19-inch Machine-Finish Wheels
  • Smart Power Tailgate
  • Live Rear Passenger View through Center Display
  • Wireless Phone Charger 
  • 3,500 lbs Towing Capacity

2022 Kia Niro EV 

2022 white kia niro in the forest

The 2022 Kia Niro EV is a capable little crossover with nearly 240 miles of range per charge and plenty of room for passengers and cargo. Kia’s small crossover is available in hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and electric versions. This upgrade to the base Niro adds essential driver-assist technologies and premium comfort and convenience features to an exceptional hybrid range—all in a seriously fun-to-drive package with plenty of interior space.  

The Kia Niro is a fan favorite and known for its reliability with an overall 4.6 Kelley Blue Book Rating (out of 5), and the Kia Niro EV can expect to be held to the same high standards. Full of new features including standard wireless Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, remote start with a key fob, and smart cruise control- curve with stop and go, the Kia Niro EV brings comfort and tech to the table.  

The hybrid innovation to the Kia Niro provides a fun driving experience. The Niro’s 1.6L, gasoline-direct injection (GDI) engine provides the necessary power to the hybrid drivetrain—so there’s no sacrifice in the fun-to-drive department. Drive with fewer stops to refuel with the regenerative braking system that captures the energy produced when you slow down and uses it to recharge Niro’s lithium-ion drive battery. The dual power system pairs a gasoline engine with an electric motor to deliver up to an EPA-estimated 53/48/50 (City/Highway/Combined) MPG for the Niro LX, keeping more of your money in your wallet. 

The Niro EV got a sporty redesign compared to the base Niro, styling a bold front grille that features a diamond pattern, giving it a 3-D look that makes an exciting first impression. The interior space flexes to fit your life with a standard 60/40 split-folding rear seat that allows for up to 63.2 cubic feet of cargo space. The Kia Niro EV didn’t skimp on the tech features either. The command center in the driver’s cabin offers a standard 8.0-inch display and available 10.25-inch touchscreen display with split-screen capability to allow access to available features like the voice command navigation system. Call or send texts with ease using the standard Apple CarPlay or Android Auto that allows you to communicate while never lifting a finger off the wheel or taking your eyes off the road.  

Stay safe on the road with advanced driver assist technology featuring forward collision avoidance assist with pedestrian detection, blind-spot collision warning, rear cross-traffic collision warning, lane following assist, smart cruise control, and driver attention warning with leading vehicle departing alert. Never get in an accident again with the Kia Niro that has your back covered while you’re on the road.

Top Specs for the 2022 Kia Niro EV:  

  • Auto Emergency Braking Technology 
  • Blind Spot Detection Technology 
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning 
  • Lane Keeping Assist 
  • Smart Key with Push Button Ignition and Remote Start 
  • Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel 
  • Concealed Under Floor Storage Tray
  • EPA-Estimated 51/46/49 MPG (City/Highway/Combined)

2022 Kia Stinger GT

Two 2022 kia stinger gts in blue and red

The 2022 Kia Stinger GT offers drivers luxury at every turn. Propelled by a new 300 horsepower, 2.5L turbocharged engine, the Stinger GT-Line is revamped inside and out for 2022. 

The new 2022 Stinger is built for speed. Designed to be aerodynamic, the classic GT proportions of the long hood, deeply-raked windshield, and low-slung cabin give the appearance of motion even when still, combined with exterior performance elements like a drag-reducing exterior A-pillar to improve performance. The exterior design is sleek with a nice front-end and the new large-caliber dual twin-exit exhaust, and aggressive wide fenders that stand out on the road. There are 7 different colors available to choose from, so you can customize your vehicle exactly how you want it.  

Pick your poison. Stinger offers two engine options, each one paired with a uniquely optimized version of Kia’s 8-speed automatic transmission for fast, seamless shifting and decisive acceleration. The available V6 engine also features a new electronic variable exhaust valve for satisfyingly sweet engine notes. The 2022 Kia Stinger comes standard with the nimble handling of rear-wheel drive. All-wheel drive with torque vectoring control is available for enhanced handling and stability under heavy cornering or a variety of low-grip surfaces. 

Enjoy a beautiful interior featuring a standard 10.25-inch touch screen that’s compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Sink into the low-slung seating profile and ergonomic, contoured bucket seats with standard front seat heating and available 16-way power controls that cradle you in every curve. Show off to your friends with the new Stinger’s refreshed interior design, featuring metallic accents and standard leather-trimmed seats, or upgrade to Chain-Volume Nappa leather seat trim, inspired by classic high-end watch design. 

The 2022 Kia Stinger offers the same advanced driver safety features as the other 2022 models in addition to the low-beam assist. A dynamic low beam assist is designed to track your steering angle and vehicle speed to help enhance directional lighting, keeping the road clear even on the darkest of nights.

<h3> “Nobody expected such a car. Not just the way it looks but also the way it drives.”

 – Albert Biermann, President and Head of R&D Division at Hyundai Motor/Kia Motors

Top Specs for the 2022 Kia Stinger:

  • 2.5L Turbocharged engine with 300 horsepower and 311 lb.-ft. of torque
  • 10.25-inch touch screen with navigation
  • Standard suite of advanced driver assistance technologies
  • Leather interior with heated front seats
  • Power-adjustable driver’s seats 
  • Available All-Wheel Drive

2022 Kia Sportage

2022 kia sportage in red

The 2022 Kia Sportage will please everyone looking for something small yet powerful enough to handle anything thrown at it. It’s perfect for those who need an SUV but don’t want something too large or cumbersome either – no matter where you’re going, Sportage will get you there in style!

There are three different engine options for this vehicle, so you can choose the one that works best with your lifestyle and needs! Go the speed route with the 240 hp Turbocharged Engine or get enhanced traction and control with the Dynamix All-Wheel Drive engine that monitors road conditions and distributes power to the appropriate wheels, ideal for winters in Colorado! The Precise Handling features larger-than-standard front brakes and a sport-tuned suspension on the SX Turbo that hugs curbs and offers elite handling. 

The exterior design has been altered to give drivers a more sporty feel when behind the wheel, which is great if you love to have some fun on the road. The striking tiger-nose grille, front bumper, air intake, and skid plate give the Sportage a commanding presence. Never miss a sunset with the panoramic sunroof with a power sunshade that gives the interior and exterior of the Sportage a modern, sophisticated look. 

The 2022 Kia Sportage has all the room you need to roam. With 60/40 split-folding rear seats and a dual-level cargo floor, enjoy flexible storage and seating options. Hide small or loose items with a concealed storage tray under the cargo floor to keep your car clean and tidy. Never lift a finger with the Smart Power Liftgate that opens automatically by sensing your key, giving you hands-free access to the cargo space, perfect for when you have your hands full. 

Top Specs for the 2022 Kia Sportage: 

  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Black Roof Rails
  • Special Black Badging
  • Flat-Bottom Steering Wheel with Paddle Shifters
  • SynTex Seating Materials
  • Fog Lights with Piano Black Surrounds
  • Piano Black Front and Rear Bumper Trim, Side Sills, and Skid Plates
  • Black Satin Window Surrounds
  • Available Nightfall Edition Premium Package

2022 Kia Telluride

2022 kia telluride in forest green

The 2022 Kia Telluride is made to give you the power to explore with power, safety, and style. With seating for up to eight passengers and Standard One-Touch Sliding & Folding 2nd-Row Seats, you’re ready to take the whole family on a road trip. 

Get ready to haul everything from campers to storage trailers with the Telluride’s Standard 3.8L V6 Engine and 8-speed Automatic Transmission with a 5,000 lb. towing capacity. No matter what your plans, the Telluride has you covered with your option of drive modes including Comfort, Sport, Eco, and Smart. Coupled with the available self-stabling rear suspension, the Telluride is giving you the ability to do more. 

The Telluride takes safety seriously with a Head-Up Display that allows you to get a clear view of your driving without taking your eyes off the road. To protect the precious cargo in your life, the Telluride also offers Standard Safe Exit Assist (SEA) Highway Driving Assist (HDA), and Blind Spot Detection and Avoidance. No sacrificing style for safety here. Ride in style with a variety of exterior paint and interior trim options to fit your style. Looking for something a little bolder? Check out the 2022 Telluride Nightfall Edition with Black Finish 20-inch Alloy Wheels and additional exterior black finish touches. 

 Top Specs for the 2022 Kia Telluride: 

  • 3.8L V6 Engine and 8-speed Automatic Transmission
  • Towing Capacity of up to 5,000 lb.
  • Forward-Collision Avoidance Assist (FCA), Safe Exit Assist (SEA), Highway Driving Assist (HDA), Blind Spot Detection and Avoidance
  • UVO link with Remote Connectivity features like Remote Start, Door Lock/Unlock, Climate Control, and Find My Car
  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™
  • 8 passenger seating standard
  • One-Touch Sliding & Folding 2nd-Row Seats

2022 Kia Sorento

2022 kia sorentos

Lastly, built with functionality and style, the 2022 Kia Sorento is ready to take you on your next adventure, no matter where you may be. With a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine with 191 horsepower, the only limit is your imagination.

Don’t be afraid to get a little lost with the Sorento’s 2.5L direct-injection engine and 26 miles per gallon combined fuel economy. The torque-vectoring all-wheel drive and a center locking differential will get you to the next adventure, no matter what road you choose to take. Looking for more? Take on more with the available rugged X-Line’s 1-inch higher ground clearance and aggressive front and rear bumpers for anything the road has in store. 

Rugged never looked so good. No compromising function for style here, on top of its built-for-adventure features, the 2022 Kia Sorento offers amenities to suit any traveler. With options ranging from Bluetooth connectivity and six USB chargers, to Bose Premium Audio Sound and wireless phone charging, you’re ready to adventure in luxury. Stay ready for every adventure with the roof rack built-in. 

Get ready to grab your friends or family and be the go-to vehicle with standard folding 2nd and 3rd road seats for expanding cargo or guests with 2nd-row captain’s chairs for six-passenger seating! Never lift a finger with the Smart Power Liftgate that gives you hands-free access to cargo space for when the car, or you, are just a little too dirty. Do it all in style with 3D-embossed genuine leather seat trim. 

Top Specs for the 2022 Kia Sorento: 

  • 20-inch Sport Alloy Wheels
  • Roof Rack Rails
  • Distinct LED Lights
  • One-Touch Panoramic Sunroom
  • Available Heated Steering Wheel
  • Available Wireless Phone Charger
  • 10.25-Inch Touch Screen with Navigation 
  • Bose Premium Audio 
  • Smart Key with Remote Start 

It’s a wrap! We hope you enjoyed this post about all the Kia models for 2022. If you want to learn more, we encourage you to reach out and schedule an appointment with one of our team members today. Our experts will be happy to answer any questions or concerns that you may have so don’t hesitate to contact us. In addition, if there are other vehicles on your mind, feel free to check out our current used and new vehicle inventory, we are certain there is a car that will match your needs!

Kia Telluride Wins “Triple Crown” of Prestigious Automotive Awards

2020 Kia Telluride is Award-Winning SUV

SUV Captures 2020 NACTOY Utility Vehicle of the Year, MotorTrend SUV of the Year and Car and Driver 10Best

IRVINE, Calif., January 14, 2020 — The Telluride is Kia’s winningest and most awarded vehicle in the past year and the first sport-utility vehicle to win the “Triple Crown” of the auto industry’s most prestigious accolades: 2020 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year from North American Car of the Year (NACTOY)1MotorTrend SUV of the Year; and a Car and Driver 10 Best.

The sweep caps an incredible 2019 for the Telluride, which captured not only the three most illustrious automotive industry awards, but also numerous “Best of” honors and top accolades from other prestigious online, print and video outlets.

“Winning this ‘Triple Crown’ of prizes is a spectacular achievement for the Telluride,” said Michael Cole, president, Kia Motors America (KMA), “and also for Kia Motors America. This is not just the unprecedented achievement of a terrific vehicle, but it’s also a high-water mark for the brand and places Kia at the forefront of global automakers.”

NACTOY jurors voted Telluride number one based on months of test drives, comparisons and other evaluations. Criteria for MotorTrend’s premier award are best in safety, efficiency, value, design, engineering and performance of intended function. Car and Driver 10Best winners are the magazine’s top vehicles in an array of categories, including value, driving dynamics and mission fulfilment.

In addition to being the Kia vehicle that has collected the most awards within its first year on the market, the Telluride is also one of KMA’s best-selling vehicles. Since going on sale in early 2019, nearly 60,000 Tellurides have been sold and demand continues to outpace supply. Conceived, designed, and developed in the U.S. specifically for the U.S. market, the Telluride is proudly assembled in West Point, Georgia, and is the first Kia vehicle to be exported from the United States.

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Learn more about the MotorTrend SUV of the Year Award here.