The Kia Sorento is one of the most popular midsize SUVs in the market, offering a spacious and versatile cabin, a range of powertrain options, and a stylish and modern design. For 2024, the Sorento gets a major update that further enhances its appeal with a revamped exterior, a more sophisticated interior, and a new X-Pro version that adds some off-road flair. Here’s what you need to know about the 2024 Kia Sorento.
New Look for the 2024 Kia Sorento
The 2024 Kia Sorento features a new front fascia that gives it a more aggressive and dynamic appearance. The grille is larger and has a three-dimensional pattern, while the headlights have a distinctive boomerang shape with LED accents. The hood and bumper are also redesigned, giving the Sorento a more muscular and sculpted look. The rear end also gets some tweaks, such as new taillights with Starmap graphics and a revised lower bumper. The 2024 Sorento also offers new wheel designs, ranging from 17 to 20 inches, and new exterior colors, such as Beige and Gravity Gray.
More Tech and Luxury Inside the 2024 Kia Sorento
The 2024 Kia Sorento’s interior has also been upgraded with new features and materials that enhance its comfort and convenience. The most noticeable change is the new dual-screen setup, which consists of a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system. The screens are seamlessly integrated into the dashboard, creating a sleek and futuristic look. The infotainment system supports wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as Kia’s UVO link service that provides various connected features, such as remote start, climate control, vehicle diagnostics, and emergency assistance. The 2024 Sorento also offers a wireless charging pad, a head-up display, a 12-speaker Bose sound system, and a panoramic sunroof.
The 2024 Sorento’s cabin is also more luxurious and refined, with new upholstery options, such as Nappa leather and quilted cloth, and new trim accents, such as wood and metal. The seats are more comfortable and supportive, with available heating, ventilation, and massage functions. The third-row seats are also more spacious and accessible, thanks to the increased wheelbase and the sliding second-row seats. The 2024 Sorento can accommodate up to seven passengers or up to 75.5 cubic feet of cargo space when the rear seats are folded.
New X-Pro Version for the 2024 Kia Sorento
The 2024 Kia Sorento also introduces a new X-Pro version based on the X-Line trim and adds some off-road enhancements. The X-Pro version has a higher ground clearance, a more rugged front bumper, skid plates, roof rails, and exclusive 20-inch wheels with all-terrain tires. The X-Pro version also has a unique grille design, black exterior accents, and a special X-Pro badge. The X-Pro version is available with the 2.5-liter turbocharged engine and the all-wheel-drive system, which features a center locking differential and multiple drive modes, such as Snow, Mud, and Sand.
Powertrain Options for the 2024 Kia Sorento
The 2024 Kia Sorento offers four powertrain options, including two hybrid variants. The base engine is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder that produces 191 horsepower and 182 lb-ft of torque, paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission and either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. The next option is a 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that delivers 281 horsepower and 311 lb-ft of torque, paired with an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission and all-wheel drive. This is the most powerful and responsive engine in the lineup, capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in 6.7 seconds and towing up to 3,500 pounds.
The hybrid option is a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with an electric motor and a 1.5-kWh battery pack, producing a combined output of 227 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. This powertrain is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive, and achieves an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 39/35/37 mpg city/highway/combined. The plug-in hybrid option is similar, but has a larger 13.8-kWh battery pack that enables an electric-only range of 32 miles. The plug-in hybrid option also has all-wheel drive and a combined output of 261 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. The EPA-estimated fuel economy for the plug-in hybrid option is 79 MPGe combined and 35 mpg combined when running on gas only.
Safety and Driver-Assist Features for the 2024 Kia Sorento
The 2024 Kia Sorento is also equipped with a comprehensive suite of safety and driver-assist features, some of which are standard and some of which are optional. The standard features include forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, driver attention warning, and rear occupant alert. The optional features include adaptive cruise control, lane following assist, highway driving assist, front and rear parking sensors, surround-view camera, blind-spot view monitor, and rear automatic braking.