2024 Kia Sorento Reviews: Will the 2024 Kia Sorento Be Redesigned?

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2024 Kia Sorento Reviews: Will the 2024 Kia Sorento Be Redesigned?Hyundai Motor Group continues to amaze us with how much effort is put into every design of its vehicles. It’s not just that, the company is swift to return to drawing boards for redesigns, facelifts, and other changes. Three years after its launch the fourth-generation Kia Sorento is on the edge of getting an overhaul. 2024 Kia Sorento Reviews

2024 Kia Sorento Changes
2024 Kia Sorento Changes


But this time, it’s quite different. Contrary to the previous update that saw Kia nearly completely revamp the exterior of the car the spy images indicate that the modifications are only minor. It’s mostly the appearance of the car’s camouflaged front.

The headlights are orientated vertically similar to those on the Telluride and the soon-to-be electric leading EV9 SUV. While it’s hard to determine it, the grille may be similar to the one on the Telluride, except that it isn’t connected to the headlights like it was on the Sorento between Model years 2021-2023. On the rear, it appears that the taillights have a similar design as the one on the model that’s currently in production, but there’s a chance that they’ll be joined by an illuminated bar — something that is not present in the EV9 or Telluride and instead, we’ve seen in the Sportage. It’s likely that there will be additional cosmetic changes, including the new wheel design and bumpers.

The cabin is on receiving the benefit of several changes too. Using the Telluride and Sportage to show the kind of changes to be expected, the brand-new Sorento will likely get new screens and an uncluttered dashboard. Models with the highest specs will definitely feature huge, single-piece, curving 12.3-inch screens, and also remove a handful of physical buttons as well. The more spacious central display is also home to the previously established Kia Connect. Based on the market, possible new features include cooled second-row seating, tri- or quad-zone climate control, and much more.

There’s a good chance that there will be no changes inside the engine. In Canada, it is the Kia Sorento is offered with at least four engines that include two 2.5L mills, either with or without turbocharging. There are also two hybrids that is electric hybrids.

2024’s refreshed and facelifted Kia Sorento is due to breach the cover during 2023’s second quarter.

2024 Kia Sorento Interior
2024 Kia Sorento Interior


Following a series of small modifications to the equipment last year After a flurry of minor changes last year, the Kia Sorento is mostly the same until 2024. We’re a fan of its EX hybrid. It’s more expensive than the standard Sorento however, it’s equipped with the Turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder hybrid which is more powerful than the standard nonhybrid model. The interior is also more luxurious than the other trims with leatherette upholstery, heated front seating, blind-spot surveillance, rear cross-traffic alert remote starting, as well as more stylish styling, such as 17-inch wheels as well as dark exterior accents.

Interior-wise, the Sorento features a beautiful layout, beautiful materials as well as a solid construction. The dashboard comes with a 12.3-inch gauge cluster that is digital and a 10.3-inch touchscreen infotainment device. The rest of the layout incorporates air vents in the shape of rhombus, integrated illumination and delicately stitched surfaces on the seats and door panels. Cubby holders and storage areas make up the console. In addition to a traditional third row, the second-row bench is able to be converted into the captain’s chair. In comparison to the bigger Telluride, Its far-back seats don’t offer enough comfort for adults. We were able to squeeze two suitcases with carry-on luggage in the cargo compartment, which is two less than the Telluride.

The Sorento is equipped with an 8.0-inch touchscreen or an additional 10.3-inch touchscreen. The wireless charging pad is available, as is the 12-speaker Bose audio system. A rear-seat entertainment system that has a touchscreen that is mounted on the front of each seat can also be added as an option.

2024 Kia Sorento Review
2024 Kia Sorento Review


The Sorento offers a variety of options for engines, and it comes with both front and all-wheel drive. The 191-horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder inline engine is available as standard, and a turbocharged 281-hp 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine is also available. Each comes with an eight-speed auto transmission. A hybrid variant has a 6-speed auto. We test-drove the top-of-the-line SX trim that came with a turbo-four engine and were pleased with its apparent acceleration, but the motor felt more responsive out of the box. It also had calm handling, an incredibly quiet riding experience, and firm brake pedal feedback. The green Sorento hybrid is equipped with an engine that is a turbo 1.6-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine as well as an electric motor, which works together to create 227 horsepower. The all-wheel drive Sorento plug-in hybrid comes with the exact engine and transmission of the smaller hybrid. However, for this model, the engine produces a total of 261 horsepower due to an electric motor that is more powerful.

Even though it’s true that the Kia Sorento won’t move mountains, however, its limited towing capabilities may prove useful in certain circumstances. The towing capability of the Sorento is 3500 pounds by its turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine as well as the optional towing option. Do not use the towing option or go with the basic four-cylinder engine that is naturally aspirated, and the figure drops to around 2000 pounds. While the Sorento cannot match the V-6-powered Kia Telluride’s towing capacity of 5000 pounds but it is still able to carry a few jet skis or even smaller farm animals, based on your needs.

The EPA estimate that the Sorento will return around 24 mpg when in urban areas and 29 mpg when driving the base 2.5-liter 4-cylinder motor. A more powerful turbocharged 2.5-liter four engine has an EPA rating of 22 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway. Hybrid Sorento HEV is among the most efficient in terms of fuel efficiency, offering 39 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway. Plug-in hybrids have an average score of 79 mpg. The Sorento PHEV can be driven with its Hybrid option and it is estimated by the EPA to have fuel economy numbers that range from 35 mpg in the city to 33 mpg for highway. That said, the PHEV can travel up to a manufacturer-estimated 32 miles on electricity alone with a full charge of its battery. When we tested our 75-mph highway-to-city fuel-economy route, which forms one of the tests we have in our comprehensive program, the Sorento EX Hybrid achieved 31 millimeters per gallon, which is less than the EPA estimation. The Sorento PHEV clocked 25 mpg when operating in Hybrid mode. This is 8 mpg less than its EPA estimation.