2024 Kia Sorento: Fresh Face, Fresh Trim, Fresh Price

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Kia gave the Sorento a bit of a buffing up for the 2024 model year. A flatter hood and vertical headlight elements make the mid-size three-row SUV look more like Kia’s three-row full-size SUV, the Telluride. Inside, the Sorento now boasts a 12.3-inch center touchscreen that can be paired with an available 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster. Starting prices range from $33,365 for a front-wheel-drive LX trim up to $48,765 for the off-road-oriented all-wheel-drive X-Pro SX Prestige (all prices include $1,375 destination).

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2024 Kia Sorento SX
$50,090 MSRP $51,540

$1,450 price drop

Powertrain Specs and MPG

There are no changes to the Sorento’s gas powertrains for 2024. The LX and S trim levels are powered by a 191-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 181 pounds-feet of torque and is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The rest of the lineup gets a 281-hp, turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder making 311 pounds-feet of torque and mated to an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic. FWD is standard on most trim levels, while AWD with a locking center differential and torque vectoring is optional on some and standard on the X-Line and X-Pro variants.

The EPA hasn’t released fuel-economy estimates for the face-lifted Sorento yet, but they’re unlikely to change from 2023. Per the EPA, the naturally aspirated 2023 Sorento was rated at 24/29/26 mpg city/highway/combined with FWD and 23/25/24 mpg with AWD. The turbo 2.5-liter was rated at 22/29/25 mpg with FWD and 22/27/24 with AWD.

Availability and Pricing

The 2024 Kia Sorento will go on sale by March. Full line pricing is as follows, with AWD an additional $2,000 on the S:

  • LX: $33,365
  • S: $35,765
  • EX: $39,365
  • SX: $43,065
  • X-Line EX: $43,065
  • X-Line SX: $44,865
  • X-Line SX Prestige: $47,765
  • X-Pro SX Prestige: $48,765

Trim Levels and Safety Equipment

The LX is only available with FWD. It starts off the Sorento line with 17-inch wheels, LED front lighting, and keyless entry and start. It also gets cloth seating, manual climate controls, six speakers, and a 12.3-inch touchscreen with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Standard safety features of the LX include forward collision control with pedestrian and bicyclist detection, automatic emergency braking, blind spot collision avoidance, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-centering steering, driver attention monitor, traffic-sign recognition, safe exit assist and a rear occupant alert.

The S trim rides on 18-inch wheels and adds LED foglamps, synthetic leather upholstery, a power driver’s seat, heated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, navigation and a wireless phone charger. Standard front and rear parking sensors provide an added degree of protection. The S also opens up numerous options, including AWD.

In addition to the more powerful turbocharged engine, the EX adds 20-inch wheels and a power liftgate. Inside, it gets a power passenger seat and second-row captain’s chairs. On top of the EX equipment, the X-Line EX gets a black grille, black wheels (still 20s), and trim-specific front and rear bumpers.

The SX gets LED taillights, a panoramic moonroof and chrome door-handle trim. The 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster is included, as are ventilated front seats and navigation with machine learning that can remember hills for smoother operation of cruise control. Additional safety equipment on the SX includes an expanded forward collision warning system that watches for traffic during turns, emergency steering assist, blind spot cameras that show a view down the side of the vehicle in the instrument cluster, a 360-degree camera system and Kia’s Highway Driving Assist 2, which allows for hands-free driving and automated lane changes on certain roads. The X-Line SX includes the same upgrades as it does on the X-Line EX.

The line-topping SX Prestige trim level is only available in X-Line or X-Pro form. The X-Line SX Prestige remains the same here as on other trim levels, while the X-Pro SX Prestige trades the 20-inch wheels for matte-black 17s wearing BFGoodrich all-terrain tires. Inside are leather upholstery, additional adjustability for the front seats, a heated steering wheel and a 12-speaker Bose surround-sound audio system.

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