When is the 2024 Kia Sorento Coming Out

When is the 2024 Kia Sorento Coming Out – In production since the year 2020, it shouldn’t come to it to learn that it’s the Kia Sorento that is expected to be refreshed mid-cycle to 2024’s model year. Kia hasn’t announced public announcements as of however, prototypes that were spotted in camouflage slicks gave us an idea of aspects of the changes that are to be made. We’ve got the details on the 2024 Kia Sorento so far.

2024 Kia Sorento
2024 Kia Sorento


It’s the Kia Sorento is the brand’s second-largest SUV, sitting below the larger Telluride. As with the Telluride, it is also a three-row SUV. Sorento has 3 rows of seats in a less hefty package which is more suitable for certain families. It is not expected to make major changes for 2024’s Sorento however a mid-cycle redesign with updated design and perhaps new features is probable in 2025.

Its style is inspired by its more powerful brother The Sorento is an elegant SUV, particularly when it is fitted with the X-Line look package. Its interior is comfortable and comes with a variety of convenience options including heated and air-conditioned seats as well as a huge open-air sunroof. The technology available is one of the most advanced available, sporting two 10.3-inch display screens now available in all trims.

We took a test drive of the Sorento equipped with the turbocharged engine and were in awe. It’s quite quick even for a compact SUV. It wasn’t only the ability to reach 60 mph in just 6.7 seconds that we were impressed by, and also how it builds power when you go faster. In comparison, this Sorento is more than three seconds quicker than the comparable Volkswagen Tiguan and a tick quicker than an engine powered by V6 Honda Passport. The merging of highways as well as the ability to pass isn’t a problem within the Sorento.

The slowing of the Sorento is possible without fear thanks to the perfectly balanced and intuitive brake pedal. At a stop at 60 mph, the Sorento had a very slight drop in the nose, and it slowed down to 120 feet, which is higher than the norm for the category. Handling is similarly confidence-inspiring, but we wish for a little more accuracy in the steering.

Three rows of seating offer more comfort than you would expect in a compact SUV. The front seats of the top-of-the-line test car offered cooling, heating, and a decent range of adjustments. The captain’s chairs in the second row (a bench seat is an option in lower trim ranges) were comfortable but firmer and more cozy and supportive than the benches found in other vehicles. Third-row seats are tiny and sunk to the ground however they provide enough comfort to adults. Dual-zone climate control is effective and simple to use regardless of the fact that the touch-sensitive buttons aren’t as responsive as the traditional buttons.

The ride comfort may not be so impressive. A continuous stream of jitters swells into the cabin even at the slower speed. The huge 20-inch wheels on the Sorento test may be the cause of their low-profile tires. resulted in increased road noise when driving at freeway speeds. In the city Sorento’s drive is smooth and well-controlled, giving confidence and safety.

In contrast to its compact SUV class, The Sorento provides plenty of space for adults across the three rows. It also has more legroom on the 2nd row, than the two rows of specialized SUVs like those like the Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V. Adults who are taller will find plenty of room. In fact, the third row can accommodate adults however it’s somewhat difficult to squeeze into the third row. Getting into the Sorento is, in general, a simple procedure.

The Sorento is a continuation of some of Kia’s most user-friendly features which means buyers who are new to Kia’s brand should be able to get an understanding of the inside. Its visibility is also excellent because of the ample windows, and clear sightlines across the entire interior. Surround-view cameras are an option that can provide high-quality images and is useful in tight spaces.

The top-of-the-line test car was equipped with the 10.25-inch touchscreen that includes navigation and a new Bose audio system, and the 12.3-inch touchscreen that functions as a digital instrument. The design is crisp and innovative, however, the buttons on the screen were somewhat small and a bit small. Its Bose audio system was a bit less appealing but we haven’t could find a good balance for a broad range of songs. A basic voice-command system isn’t the most impressive system within the Sorento. It’s not equipped with natural language recognition, as well as versatility.

With a variety of USB ports, as well as wireless charging, users will not be without power to their gadgets. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphones are supported however wireless connectivity doesn’t come on the bigger display. The Sorento’s sophisticated assistance for drivers is impressive, not just for their scope, but when it comes to application. There were no false alarms and, with only one exception, an extremely prudent rear cross-traffic alert system, we did not have any issues.

2024 Kia Sorento Interior
2024 Kia Sorento Interior


The updated Sorento seems to have undergone some radical modifications. Even though it’s mostly covered in black body covers, however, it’s possible to see the headlights in a completely new style and a new front fascia. Kia is reportedly giving the Sorento horizontal headlights in a rectangular shape similar to those that are on the larger version, the Telluride. Information on the rear of the Sorento appears to be more fuzzy, however, there is no indication that the rear changes will appear as drastic as on the front.

The interior of the 2024 Sorento could be more secluded than its exterior. However, we anticipate an upgrade of the display configuration. It comes with an 8.0″ infotainment screen (a 10.3″ screen is available) coupled with the 12.3″ Digital Instrument Cluster. We’d be very interested to see that the 2024 Sorento receives minor updates to its components and technology, even though it’s quite well-connected, with ambient lighting, a wireless charging system, as well as an option for a rear-seat touchscreen information system.


There aren’t any expected engine changes in 2024’s Sorento. This model comes in three versions: a standard gas model, a hybrid as well as a plug-in hybrid. Gas-only options for engines include 191 horsepower 2.5L four-cylinder, and a 2-81-hp turbocharged 2.5L four-cylinder.

The hybrids are both driven by the 1.6L four-cylinder engine that, when combined with an electric motor creates 227 or 261 horsepower. The gasoline engines transmit energy to the wheels via an automatic transmission with eight speeds, in the hybrids, while the hybrids are powered by an auto with six speeds. An all-wheel drive is an option.

While it’s true that the 2024 Kia Sorento won’t move mountains, however, its limited towing capabilities can be useful in certain circumstances. The maximum capacity of towing for the Sorento is 3500 pounds it is equipped with a turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, as well as an optional towing option. Do not use the towing option or choose the standard naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine, and this figure drops to around 2000 pounds. While the Sorento isn’t able to match the V-6-powered Kia Telluride’s rating of 5000 pounds tow but it is still able to transport a few jet skis and small animals from the farm, depending on the type of lifestyle you’re living.

The EPA suggests that the Sorento will return around 24 mpg when in urban areas and 29 mpg while driving the base 2.5-liter 4-cylinder motor. A more powerful turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine nets EPA figures of 22 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway. Hybrid Sorento HEV is among the best fuel efficient and is estimated to be 39 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway. Plug-in hybrids have an average score of 79 MPGe. Use the Sorento PHEV when it is using its hybrid mode, and it is estimated by the EPA to have fuel economy numbers at 35 mpg for city driving and 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, an integral part of our testing program, the Sorento EX Hybrid achieved 31 mpg, just 4 mpg below the EPA estimation. The Sorento PHEV clocked 25 mpg when it was in Hybrid mode. It also shaved 8 mpg lower than its EPA estimation.

2024 Kia Sorento Design
2024 Kia Sorento Design

Release Date and Price

Kia hasn’t revealed an official date for the release of 2024’s Sorento as of yet, however, we anticipate seeing it in the coming summer. The Sorento’s pricing remains unknown, however, we anticipate a price increase from the model of 2023 that ranges from $31,415-$51,315.