A revised 2024 Kia Sorento SUV debuts this week at the 2023 Los Angeles Auto Show, its first update since the fourth-generation Sorento arrived in 2020 as a 2021 model.
Due to arrive at dealerships in the first quarter of 2024, the 2024 Kia Sorento will be offered in LX, S, EX, SX, and SX-P grades. The X-Line trim returns on EX and above models, while the X-Pro trim is available on the SX-P. X-Line upgrades include a center-locking differential, roof rack, bumper skid plate garnishes and numerous unique design elements, while X-Pro trim adds BF Goodrich all-terrain tires, and a 4,000-pound towing capacity.
Updated hybrid and plug-in hybrid models go on sale later next year as 2025 models.
The most noticeable change to the 2024 Kia Sorento SUV comes up front. Its look is derived from the Kia EV9, with a larger grille, and a front-end shape looking as if it came from a Kia Telluride. Other exterior design updates are more modest, but keep the vehicle on trend.
Bigger changes come inside, where a new instrument panel brings the interior into line with more modern Kia products. A large horizontal curved display that integrates two 12.3-inch screens oh higher trim levels, one for the instrument cluster, the other for the infotainment touchscreen. The latter is standard on all models, with lower trim levels getting a 4.3-inch instrument cluster screen. Wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are standard. Apple and Samsung smartphone owners can opt for Kia’s digital key to virtually lock, unlock and drive their Sorento.
But while much has changed, the Sorento’s powertrains carry over. The Sorento LX and S are powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 191 horsepower and 181 pound-feet of torque through an 8-speed automatic transmission. Upper trims get a 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine generating 281 horsepower and 311 pound-feet of torque through an 8-speed wet dual-clutch transmission. Front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive are available.
Pricing was not announced.
Kia also displayed the EV3 and EV4 concepts, both of which make their American debut after being revealed in South Korea in October.