2024 Kia Sorento’s Pretty New Face Will Cost You at Least $33,365

The mid-size three-row SUV’s price starting is $1600 higher than last year, and the new X-Pro off-road model is $48,765.

  • Kia’s refreshed 2024 Sorento sees its base price jump to $33,365.
  • That’s a $1600 increase over the 2023 model.
  • Only the strictly gas-powered Sorento gets updated for 2024. 
  • Gas-electric hybrid and PHEV models will receive a facelift in 2025.

The cost of plastic surgery is high, and Kia will pass the cost of 2024’s Sorento’s facelift to customers with an increase of $1600 to the base price. The base LX currently starts at $33,365. The newly introduced X-Pro off-road trim comes in off the range at $48,765.

What are the changes to the Sorento comprised of? It’s a more stylish mug with a new interior design and some new trims. The gas models will get the same look at a minimum. Gasoline-electric Sorento hybrids or Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) models will retain the same look from 2024, but those models will get new designs in 2025. There aren’t any prices for the upcoming new hybrid models.

In reality, it’s the identical Sorento with whom we’ve had an affectionate and hateful relationship, as shown in our long-term evaluation of the 2022 Kia Sorento SX. The new version of Sorento has plenty to be loved on paper, including a relaxing ride with comfortable driving dynamics, a well-designed cabin made of high-end materials, a plethora of cargo compartments as well as comfortable seats in the two rows that are in the front (the third row also offers sufficient space for the Sorento’s dimensions).

What’s not to like? The eight-speed dual-clutch auto transmissionis paired with the 281 horsepower 2.5-litre 4-cylinder turbocharged engine. While Kia removed the dual-clutch gearbox from the recently upgraded Seltos and replaced it with a standard eight-speed auto with planetary gears and an engine torque converter, the Korean brand doesn’t offer the same thing with the Sorento. This combination of powertrains is available on Sorento models EX ($39,365) and above.

We learned this in our lengthy stay with the dual-clutch transmission; it is an ideal partner when stars align. However, the stars are susceptible to straying, which ultimately caused our Sorento to replace its transmission at the midpoint of its life.

Sorento’s base naturally-aspirated 2.5-liter inline-four engine is paired with an old-fashioned eight-speed automatic; however, the engine’s 191 horsepower struggles to propel this three-row SUV when it’s at higher speeds. It’s only available on the lowest two levels: base LX and $35,765 S.

If you’re who are willing to gamble with the upgraded 2024 Sorento (a possibility that might be worth it due to Kia’s long warranty) or accept the lackadaisical naturally-aspirated 2.5-litre (be certain to take it for a drive with at least a couple of adult passengers before making a decision) will certainly be happy with the changes that Kia has added for the Sorento.

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