The Kia Sorento is one of the most popular midsize SUVs in the market, offering a spacious cabin, a range of powertrain options, and a generous warranty. For 2024, the Sorento gets a major makeover with a revamped exterior, a more upscale 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.
Exterior Design: Bold and Sophisticated
The 2024 Kia Sorento features a new front fascia that incorporates a larger and more prominent tiger-nose grille, a redesigned hood and boomerang-shaped LED headlights. The grille has a three-dimensional pattern that creates a dynamic impression, while the headlights have a distinctive daytime running light signature. The bumper also has a new shape, with larger air intakes and fog lights.
The side profile of the 2024 Sorento is sleek and muscular, with a long hood, a short overhang, and a sloping roofline. The wheel arches are pronounced, and the lower body cladding adds some ruggedness. The Sorento offers a choice of 17-, 18-, 19-, or 20-inch alloy wheels, depending on the trim level. The rear of the Sorento has also been updated with new LED taillights that have a Starmap graphic, a revised tailgate, and a sporty diffuser.
The 2024 Sorento also introduces a new X-Pro version based on the X-Line trim but adds some exclusive features. The Kia Sorento X-Pro has a matte black grille, black roof rails, black mirror caps, black skid plates, and black 20-inch wheels. It also has a unique X-Pro badge on the tailgate and a dual-tone paint scheme with a black roof.
Interior Design: Premium and Practical
The 2024 Kia Sorento has a spacious and comfortable interior that can accommodate up to seven passengers in three rows of seats. The cabin has been upgraded with higher-quality materials, such as soft-touch surfaces, leather upholstery, and metal accents. The dashboard has a horizontal layout that creates a sense of width, and the center console has a touch bar that can switch between climate and navigation functions.
The 2024 Sorento also has a new infotainment system that consists of a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 10.25-inch touchscreen display. The system supports wireless Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Kia Connect services that provide remote access, vehicle diagnostics, and emergency assistance. The Sorento also offers a wireless charging pad, a Bose premium sound system, a panoramic sunroof, and a head-up display.
The 2024 Sorento has a versatile cargo area that can be expanded by folding the second- and third-row seats. The Sorento has a maximum cargo capacity of 75.5 cubic feet, which is more than enough for most family needs. The Sorento also has a smart power tailgate that can open automatically when the key fob is detected near the rear bumper.
Powertrain Options: Gas, Hybrid, and Plug-in Hybrid
The 2024 Kia Sorento offers three powertrain options: a gas engine, a hybrid system, and a plug-in hybrid system. The gas engine is a 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that produces 281 horsepower and 311 lb-ft of torque. It is paired with an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. The gas engine has an estimated fuel economy of 24 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway.
The hybrid system combines a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with an electric motor and a 1.5-kWh battery pack. The hybrid system delivers 227 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. It is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive. The hybrid system has an estimated fuel economy of 39 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway.
The plug-in hybrid system uses the same 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and electric motor but with a larger 13.8-kWh battery pack. The plug-in hybrid system generates 261 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. It is connected to a six-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. The plug-in hybrid system has an estimated electric range of 32 miles and a combined fuel economy of 79 MPGe.
Safety and Driver-Assist Features: Advanced and Comprehensive
The 2024 Kia Sorento comes with a wide range of safety and driver-assist features that enhance the driving experience and provide peace of mind. The Sorento has a standard rearview camera, rear parking sensors, and seven airbags. It also has a standard Kia Drive Wise package that includes forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and driver attention warning.
The 2024 Sorento also offers some optional features that further improve safety and convenience. These include adaptive cruise control, lane following assist, highway driving assist, surround-view monitor, blind spot view monitor, rear occupant alert, safe exit assist, and parking collision avoidance assist.