2024 Kia Sorento price and specs: Facelifted SUV up to $3700 dearer

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Kia’s new-look Sorento now packs more technology than before, coming at a cost for buyers of the popular SUV.

  • 2024 Kia Sorento pricing and specifications
  • New looks and new technology for Kia’s large SUV
  • Hybrids not yet available
  • Priced from $50,680 plus on-road costs

The facelifted 2024 Kia Sorento SUV has undergone a price rise across the range, ahead of its Australian arrival with more equipment and a fresh look.

As previously reported, the 2024 Sorento has adopted new styling akin to the $100,000 Kia EV9 electric SUV, along with a refreshed cabin which includes new technology.

Priced from $50,680 plus on-road costs, the Kia Sorento’s base price is $3030 higher than its pre-facelift counterpart – while nationwide drive-away pricing starting from $54,090 lifts the price rise up to $3300.

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While the Sorento S and Sport variants have all gone up by $3030 before on-road costs (or $3300 drive-away), the Sport+ is now $3380 dearer before on-roads (or up $3600 drive-away) and the flagship GT-Line has become $3520 more expensive before on-roads (or up $3700 drive-away).

The 2024 Kia Sorento brings new T-shaped LED daytime-running lights and a revised grille up front, while its rear-end now has connected dual light clusters and a new lower bumper.

The largest upgrades have occurred inside the cabin, where the outgoing model’s 10.25-inch infotainment screen has been upgraded to a 12.3-inch display – now running Kia and Hyundai’s latest ‘ccNC’ software, enabling wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto alongside wired connections – on top-of-the-range models.

On the flagship GT-Line, a 12.3-inch digital instrument display is housed within the same continuous pane as the infotainment screen – giving the appearance of an ultra-wide display – though lower grades make do with a 4.2-inch display with digitised speedometer and tachometer readouts.

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Additional enhancements on all grades include a shift-by-wire gear selector, paddle shifters, USB-C ports and tyre pressure monitoring technology.

The Kia Sorento’s two engines remain unchanged – offering a 200kW/332Nm 3.5-litre V6 petrol (driving the front wheels through an eight-speed torque-converter automatic transmission) or a 148kW/440Nm 2.2-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel (with all-wheel-drive and an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic).

Government documents have shown the Sorento’s 1.6-litre petrol-hybrid will return – though prices and arrival timing details are yet to be announced – while the plug-in hybrid variant is expected to be dropped.

Local deliveries of the 2024 Kia Sorento have begun.

2024 Kia Sorento Australian pricing:

  • Sorento S petrol FWD – $50,680 plus on-road costs (up $3030) / $54,090 drive-away (up $3300)
  • Sorento S diesel AWD – $53,680 +ORCs (up $3030) / $57,090 DA (up $3300)
  • Sorento Sport petrol FWD – $53,300 +ORCs (up $3030) / $57,090 DA (up $3300)
  • Sorento Sport diesel AWD – $56,300 +ORCs (up $3030) / $60,090 DA (up $3300)
  • Sorento Sport+ petrol FWD – $58,230 +ORCs (up $3380) / $61,990 DA (up $3600)
  • Sorento Sport+ diesel AWD – $61,230 +ORCs (up $3380) / $64,990 DA (up $3600)
  • Sorento GT-Line petrol FWD – $65,590 +ORCs (up $3520) / $69,690 DA (up $3700)
  • Sorento GT-Line diesel AWD – $68,590 +ORCs (up $3520) / $72,690 DA (up $3700)

2024 Kia Sorento S standard features:

  • 17-inch alloy wheels (with full-size spare)
  • Body-coloured door handles with satin accents (new)
  • Three-cell LED headlights (new)
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Rain-sensing front wipers
  • Push-button start (new)
  • Shift-by-wire with paddle shifters (new)
  • 4.2-inch digital instrument display (new)
  • 12.3-inch infotainment screen (new)
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto (new, retains wired connections)
  • Over-the-air updates (new)
  • Second-row fan and vent control
  • Autonomous emergency braking
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Reversing camera
  • Blind-spot monitoring

2024 Kia Sorento Sport adds (over S):

  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Second and third-row privacy glass (new)
  • Powered driver’s seat with two-way lumbar support
  • Electrochromatic rear-view mirror (new)
  • Satellite navigation (new) 
  • Third-row fan and vent control
  • Automatic demister 
  • Highway lane-keep assist (new)

2024 Kia Sorento Sport+ adds (over Sport):

  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • Heated side mirrors
  • Leather heated front seats and steering wheel
  • Auto up and down safety windows
  • 12-speaker Bose sound system
  • Second and third-row USB-C ports
  • Power tailgate

2024 Kia Sorento GT-Line adds (over Sport+):

  • 20-inch alloy wheels
  • LED projector headlights (new)
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • 14-way power-adjustable driver’s seat
  • 10-way power-adjustable passenger seat
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Heated outer second-row seats
  • Quilted Nappa leather upholstery
  • Head-up display
  • Digital rear-view mirror (new)
  • 12.3-inch digital instrument display (new)
  • 360-degree camera
  • Side parking sensors (new)
  • Safe exit assist (new)
  • Rear autonomous emergency braking
  • Blind-spot view monitor
  • Remote parking

Jordan Mulach is Canberra/Ngunnawal born, currently residing in Brisbane/Turrbal. Joining the Drive team in 2022, Jordan has previously worked for Auto Action, MotorsportM8, The Supercars Collective and TouringCarTimes, WhichCar, Wheels, Motor and Street Machine. Jordan is a self-described iRacing addict and can be found on weekends either behind the wheel of his Octavia RS or swearing at his ZH Fairlane.

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