Update 1/30/2024: Kia has announced pricing for the facelifted 2024 Sorento in the US. The SUV costs a bit more, now starting at $33,365 including a $1,375 destination charge. That's a $1,600 increase from last year.

That base price gets you a Sorento LX with front-wheel drive. Here's a breakdown of pricing for other non-hybrid Sorento trim levels (hybrid details and pricing will come later in 2024).

Model Base Price MSRP w/ Destination
Sorento LX FWD $31,990 $33,365
Sorento S FWD $34,390 $35,765
Sorento S AWD $36,390 $37,765
Sorento EX FWD $37,990 $39,365
Sorento SX FWD $41,690 $43,065
Sorento X-Line EX AWD $41,690 $43,065
Sorento X-Line SX AWD $43,490 $44,865
Sorento X-Line SX Prestige AWD $46,390 $47,765
Sorento X-Pro SX Prestige AWD $47,390 $48,765

We've already seen the visual changes coming to the new Kia Sorento, and now it's time for a bit more info on the version being sold in North America. Actually, versions is the correct term, because the outgoing body style will be sold alongside refreshed models for 2024. It all depends on whether you choose combustion or hybrid powertrains.

If you prefer your Kia SUV with pure internal combustion power, there's a restyled 2024 Sorento in your future. Borrowing design cues from the EV9, the edgy look features T-shaped lights and daytime lamps flanking a familiar Kia grille. Kia badging moves to the hood, a revamped fascia sits low, and if you opt for the new X-Pro trim, you'll get smaller 17-inch wheels with larger BF Goodrich all-terrain tires.

2024 Kia Sorento
2024 Kia Sorento
2024 Kia Sorento

Moving inside, you'll see more modest changes for the Sorento. An available panoramic curved display incorporates dual 12.3-inch units in a single screen, mounted to a dash that retains a familiar shape versus the outgoing model. Features like the climate control vents are redesigned to accommodate the screen, but it's what you can't see that makes a bigger difference. The refreshed Sorento pulls from the EV9's slate of advanced tech that, among other things, includes Kia's Connected Car Navigation Cockpit (ccNC) and over-the-air updates.

Other notable tech includes a smart-adaptive cruise control system that "learns" your driving style with regard to acceleration and braking. We'll assume it only picks up the good habits, but if not, Kia includes 10 driver-assist systems as standard, including an updated forward collision alert that can better detect pedestrians. The automaker's Digital Key 2.0 system is available, turning compatible smartphones into Sorento keys that can lock and unlock the SUV.

Gallery: 2024 Kia Sorento And 2025 Kia Sorento HEV

Under the hood, it's business as usual for the Sorento. The standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder carries over with 191 horsepower and 181 pound-feet of torque. Upgraded models get the 2.5 turbo, making 281 hp and 311 lb-ft of twist. That engine also gets the eight-speed dual-clutch gearbox, with the other utilizing an eight-speed auto. FWD or AWD is available. The pure combustion version of the 2024 Kia Sorento will go on sale early next year.

2024 Kia Sorento X-Pro
2024 Kia Sorento X-Pro

If you want a Sorento hybrid with fresh styling and added tech, that comes much later. In fact, Kia isn't ready to share details of the updated Sorento hybrid lineup, other than to say standard and plug-in versions will arrive later in 2024 as 2025 models. If you absolutely can't wait, 2024 Sorento hybrid SUVs wearing the old skin are available now – hence why you'll see two different versions for the same model year.

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