Exclusive! New 2024 KIA Sorento Mid-Size SUV Review

2024 KIA Sorento next-generation was making the rounds of the Internet almost a week ago when a pre-production prototype was spotted somewhere in Russia, caught in camouflage only on the hood and rear bumper.

So, Kia has been seen comparing the 2024 KIA Sorento to the latest BMW X5, which suggests the new vehicle will be more premium than its predecessor as well.

Additionally, a series of images from South Korea have revealed some of the car’s new interiors featuring a digital instrument cluster,

A four-spoke steering wheel, and a large central infotainment screen, give it an overall more premium and luxurious feel than today. the model too.

2024 KIA Sorento Review

If you want a small SUV but sometimes need to carry six or more people, the Kia Sorento should be on your shortlist. The 2024 KIA Sorento is one of the few small SUVs on the market to offer third-row seating.

2024 KIA Sorento

Sitting between the smaller five-seater Sportage and the larger three-row Telluride, the 2024 KIA Sorento is an aptly sized option that can fit up to seven passengers in a pinch.

Like most other Kias, the Sorento comes with an impressive complement of standard features, including wireless connectivity for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, lane guard assistance (this helps keep the Sorento on track), and multiple USB charging ports.

You might think having three rows means you have to sacrifice comfort in the second row, but Sorento’s center bench is surprisingly spacious. Even the rear seats are comfortable enough for adults, though getting back there can be a challenge.

Two conventional engine options are available at the 2024 KIA Sorento, including a basic four-cylinder and an optional turbocharged four-cylinder. The latter engine provides plenty of power and turns the Sorento into one of the fastest SUVs in its class.

In addition, Kia offers hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants of the Sorento (reviewed separately). The Sorento’s interior is another high point — it uses high-quality materials and can be upgraded to an almost luxurious level of comfort.

We don’t expect much change for the Kia Sorento 2023, but there are rumors that a new X-Pro trim level may be on its way. It will be a more legit off-road addition than the X-Line package that debuted last year, which is more of a cosmetic upgrade.

The X-Pro first appeared on the Kia Sportage, and if that’s any indication, we expect the Sorento X-Pro to get all-terrain tires, suspension adjustments, certain off-road drive modes, and perhaps a heated windshield and LEDs. fog lamp. This could be a solid addition to an already excellent lineup.

  • An impressive number of standard and optional features
  • Plenty of second and third-row legroom for classes
  • Sharp-looking and easy-to-use infotainment system
  • Not as compact or affordable as the last generation model
  • Possible off-road model X-Pro
  • Part of the fourth generation Sorento introduced for 2021

2024 KIA Sorento Interior

The Sorento offers ample space for adults in all three rows. You’ll even find more legroom in the second row than in two-row dedicated SUVs like the Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V.

2024 KIA Sorento

Taller adults will have plenty of room. Even the third row is adult-friendly, although it’s a bit tricky to get back there. Getting into Sorento is an easy affair.

The Sorento carries many of Kia’s user-friendly attributes, and buyers new to the brand will have no trouble getting a grip on the interior. Visibility is also quite good thanks to the fairly large windows and a good line of sight throughout the cabin.

The optional surround-view camera system offers high-definition images and has proven helpful in difficult situations.

With the third-row seats on top, there are only 12.6 cubic feet of cargo capacity, which is equivalent to a row of about five grocery bags. I

ts closest competitor, the Volkswagen Tiguan, offers just 12 cubes, and the larger Subaru Ascent offers up to 17.8 cubes.

With the third row down, the 2024 KIA Sorento offers between 38.5 and 45 cubic feet, depending on how far you slide the second-row seats. That’s more than the roomy Toyota RAV4 (up to 37.6 cubic feet) and the larger Honda Passport (41.2 cubes).

With all the seats down, the 2024 KIA Sorento accommodates 75.5 cubic feet, which is the equivalent of a Honda CR-V.

Interior storage is another strong suit of 2024 KIA Sorento. While it doesn’t have the smarts of the Honda CR-V and Passport, there are plenty of well-thought-out storage options across all three rows.

The towing capacity for the new generation 2024 KIA Sorento is pretty standard 3,500 pounds (the capacity of the last generation reached 5,000 pounds). Sorentos without a turbocharged engine can tow up to 2,000 pounds.

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2024 KIA Sorento Tech

Our top test vehicles came with a 10.25-inch touchscreen with navigation, an upgraded Bose audio system, and a 12.3-inch digital instrument panel.

The graphics are sharp and creative, but we found some of the buttons on the screen a bit small.

The Bose audio system is a bit underwhelming, and we never really found the sweet spot in the wide variety of music.

The just average voice command system is the least impressive technology in 2024 KIA Sorento, lacking natural language recognition and flexibility.

With eight USB ports as well as a wireless charger, passengers will never run out of power for their devices.

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone compatibility are standard, although wireless connectivity is not offered. Sorento’s advanced driver tools are impressive not only in scope but also in application.

We encountered no false alarms, and except for the overly cautious rear traffic warning, we have no complaints.

2024 KIA Sorento Engine

New details have surfaced on the web about the upcoming 2024 KIA Sorento (codenamed MQ4), along with a new rendering set. There will be a total of six machines available, but that will depend on the market, as our wizard reports.

2024 KIA Sorento

The petrol-fueled model will be powered by a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter unit that does its job in the entry-level version, while 2.0 and 2.5-liter turbo engines will complement the more expensive models as well. There will also be 2.0 and 2.2-liter turbodiesel engines.

However, Kia has announced plans to electrify the next KIA 2024 KIA Sorento with hybrid and plug-in hybrid engines.

It’s believed a solar roof in the same vein as that applied to the Sonata Hybrid will be available, so look for an SUV that offers an undisclosed number of free miles each year as well.

Hyundai says six hours of daily charging will result in an additional 1,300 kilometers (808 miles) of mileage each year, in the case of the sedan.

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2024 KIA Sorento MPG

The EPA estimates the all-wheel-drive Sorento with the turbocharged engine delivers a combined 24 mpg (22 city/27 highway), and we averaged 25.2 mpg during our 115-mile mixed-driving evaluation round.

As a bonus, the turbocharged Sorento does not require premium gasoline.

The Sorento isn’t nearly as frugal as the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4, but it does exceed the mpg figures we got for the equally strong Honda Passport and Subaru Ascent on our evaluation route.

KIA Sorento Models

The Kia Sorento is a small three-row SUV available in five trim levels: LX, S, EX, SX, and SX Prestige.

2024 KIA Sorento

There is also an X-Line display pack available on the S, EX, and SX Prestige models. As explained above, Kia may introduce a new X-Pro trim for 2023 as well.

The 2024 KIA Sorento comes with either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.

There is also the 2024 KIA Sorento Hybrid and the Sorento Plug-In Hybrid, both of which are reviewed separately. Highlight features for the Sorento trim include:

LX – Starts you off with:

  • 2.5 liter four-cylinder (191 horsepower, 181 lb-ft)
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • LED headlight
  • Heated mirror
  • Height-adjustable driver’s seat
  • Second-row 60/40 folding bench seat (seating seven passengers)
  • Third row 50/50-split folding chair
  • 8-inch infotainment touch screen
  • Six-speaker audio system
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility (with wireless connectivity)

Sorento also comes with:

  • Forward collision mitigation (warning you of impending collisions and
  • applying brakes in certain scenarios)
  • Driver attention alert (issues a warning if sensors determine you are getting tired)
  • Lanekeeper assist (redirects Sorento back on track if it starts hovering over lane markers)

S – Adds a little more style and comfort with:

  • 18-inch wheels
  • Remote engine start
  • Black exterior trim
  • roof rail
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Simulation leather seats
  • Power-adjustable driver’s seat
  • Heated front seats
  • Dual-zone climate control

Additional driver and technology assistance features for the S include:

  • Keyless entry and push-button start
  • 10.25-inch infotainment touchscreen (eliminates wireless connectivity for
  • CarPlay and Android Auto)
  • Navigation system
  • A blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert (alerts you if a vehicle is in your blind spot during lane changes or when reversing)
  • Rear parking sensor (warns you of obstacles that may not be visible behind the vehicle when parked)
  • Rear automatic braking (brakes if sensors detect an imminent collision with an object behind the vehicle)

On the list of options is a bundle that pairs a panoramic sunroof with interior ambient lighting. You can also choose the X-Line plan which adds:

  • All-wheel drive
  • Updated bumper and silver exterior trim
  • Raised roof rail
  • The wheels are painted dark gray

EX – On top of the S features, EX adds:

  • 2.5 liter turbocharged four-cylinder (281 hp, 311 lb-ft)
  • Eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission
  • Hands-free lift door
  • Second-row captain’s seat (reduced seating capacity to six)
  • Wireless phone charger
  • Adaptive cruise control (maintains a driver-defined distance between the
  • Sorento and the car in front)
  • Improved forward collision mitigation system
  • Lane maintenance system (make minor corrections to the steering to help keep the vehicle on track)

An optional panoramic sunroof and ambient lighting from the S trim are also available here. The X-Line EX package includes the features of the S X-Line plus 20-inch alloy wheels and a panoramic sunroof.


SX adds X-Line EX content, but without the unique styling or AWD system. It also has a power-adjustable front passenger seat.

SX Prestige – Dress up the Sorento SX with:

  • Power folding mirror
  • Digital instrument panel
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Leather seating surface
  • Ventilated front seats with additional adjustment
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Improved 12-speaker Bose audio system
  • Front parking sensor
  • 360-degree camera system (gives you top-down views of Sorento and its surroundings for tight parking situations)
  • Blind spot camera (shows video of vehicles in blind spots on your instrument panel when changing lanes)

X-Line plans are also available for the SX Prestige. It adds the signature AWD and X-Line styling enhancements.

2024 KIA Sorento Price

The price of the new Kia Sorento will start at around $27,000

2024 KIA Sorento Release Date

The American debut is likely slated for the New York Auto Show in April, and deliveries will begin soon as well.