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    The updated Kia Sorento seven-seat SUV comes with a higher price tag than the model its replaces, though there is more standard equipment and a bold new look.

    The 2024 Kia Sorento range now starts at $50,680 before on-roads for the S V6 FWD, and extends to $68,590 before on-roads for the GT-Line Diesel AWD. There have been price rises of between $3030 and $3520, depending on the variant.

    Nationwide drive-away pricing for the mid-life updated Sorento also starts at $54,090 drive-away for the S V6 FWD, and extends to $72,690 drive-away for the GT-Line Diesel AWD, with price rises of between $3300 and $3700, depending on the variant.

    Externally, the updated Kia Sorento comes with a new EV9-inspired look, with revised headlights, grille, tail lights, and bumpers.

    Inside all Sorento models now receive a shift-by-wire rotary gear selector, paddle shifters, a new 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system, as well as Kia’s latest infotainment software that supports wireless smartphone mirroring and Kia Connect online telematics.

    The flagship GT-Line variant picks up a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster that’s situated within the same housing as the 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system. All other variants make do a basic digital instrument cluster with a 4.2-inch LCD display.

    As previously reported, the updated Kia Sorento is powered by a range of carryover engines – a 3.5-litre naturally aspirated V6 petrol, and a 2.2-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel.

    At this stage Kia Australia hasn’t detailed the updated Kia Sorento hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants.

    Pricing

    • 2024 Kia Sorento S V6 FWD: $50,680 (+$3030)
    • 2024 Kia Sorento Sport V6 FWD: $53,300 (+$3030)
    • 2024 Kia Sorento S Diesel AWD: $53,680 (+$3030)
    • 2024 Kia Sorento Sport Diesel AWD: $56,300 (+$3030)
    • 2024 Kia Sorento Sport+ V6 FWD: $58,230 (+$3380)
    • 2024 Kia Sorento Sport+ Diesel AWD: $61,230 (+$3380)
    • 2024 Kia Sorento GT-Line V6 FWD: $65,590 (+$3520)
    • 2024 Kia Sorento GT-Line Diesel AWD: $68,590 (+$3520)

    All prices are before on-road costs.

    The following nationwide drive-away prices are also available:

    • 2024 Kia Sorento S V6 FWD: $54,090 (+$3300)
    • 2024 Kia Sorento Sport V6 FWD: $57,090 (+$3300)
    • 2024 Kia Sorento S Diesel AWD: $57,090 (+$3300)
    • 2024 Kia Sorento Sport Diesel: $60,090 (+$3300)
    • 2024 Kia Sorento Sport+ V6 FWD: $61,990 (+$3600)
    • 2024 Kia Sorento Sport+ Diesel AWD: $64,990 (+$3600)
    • 2024 Kia Sorento GT-Line V6 FWD: $69,690 (+$3700)
    • 2024 Kia Sorento GT-Line Diesel AWD: $72,690 (+$3700)

    All prices are drive-away.

    Drivetrains

    The 2024 Kia Sorento range is currently available in two different powertrains – one petrol and one diesel.

    The petrol engine is a 3.5-litre naturally aspirated V6 producing 200kW of power and 332Nm of torque. This is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission, with drive sent to the front wheels only.

    The diesel engine on the other hand is a 2.2-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel producing 148kW and 440Nm. This is mated to an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission and an all-wheel drive system.

    For now Kia Australia hasn’t detailed updated versions of the Sorento Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid.

    Efficiency

    2024 Kia Sorento models with the 3.5-litre naturally aspirated V6 petrol engine have a claimed combined fuel consumption figure of 9.7 litres per 100km.

    Variants with the 2.2-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine on the other hand have a claimed combined fuel consumption figure of 6.1 litres per 100km.

    Petrol models can run on a minimum of 91 RON regular unleaded petrol, while all Sorento variants have a 67-litre fuel tank.

    Dimensions

    The 2024 Kia Sorento measures in at 4815mm long, 1900mm wide, and 1700mm tall, with a 2815mm wheelbase.

    Boot space with all three rows of seating upright is 179 litres, which can be expanded to 608 litres with the third row folded. With both the second and third rows folded there’s 1995 litres of boot capacity.

    All Sorento variants have a braked towing capacity of 2000kg and an unbraked towing capacity of 750kg.

    Service and Warranty

    The 2024 Kia Sorento is covered by a seven-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty like the rest of the Kia line-up.

    Logbook servicing is required every 15,000km or 12 months, whichever comes first. Kia Australia hasn’t detailed service pricing for the 2024 Sorento at this stage.

    Safety

    The Kia Sorento was awarded a five-star ANCAP safety rating based on testing conducted in 2020.

    It received an adult occupant protection score of 82 per cent, child occupant protection score of 85 per cent, vulnerable road user protection score of 63 per cent, and safety assist score of 89 per cent.

    The 2024 Kia Sorento comes with the following standard safety equipment across the entire range:

    • Autonomous emergency braking (AEB)
      • Car detection
      • Pedestrian detection
      • Cyclist detection
      • Junction assist
    • Blind-spot assist
    • Rear cross-traffic assist
    • Lane-keep assist
    • Lane Following Assist
    • Adaptive cruise control
    • Intelligent Speed Limit Assist (NEW)
    • Driver attention alert
    • Safe Exit Warning
    • Reversing camera
    • Front and rear parking sensors
    • Tyre pressure monitoring

    All 2024 Kia Sorento models now also receive Kia Connect online services, which include:

    • eCall
    • Remote lock
    • Remote climate control
    • Vehicle tracking
    • Vehicle status monitoring
    • Voice assistant
    • Destination send to vehicle
    • Real-time traffic updates
    • Valet parking mode

    The Sorento Sport and above adds Highway Driving Assist which functions only when driving on a freeway or motorway and builds on adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go capability, combined with Lane Following Assist to keep the car centred in the lane.

    GT-Line variants add:

    • Blind-Spot View Monitor
    • Safe Exit Assist (NEW)
    • Electronic child safety lock
    • Surround-view camera
    • Side parking sensors
    • Remote Smart Parking Assist

    Standard Equipment

    The 2024 Kia Sorento S comes standard with the following:

    • Seven seats
    • 17-inch alloy wheels
    • Full-size spare wheel
    • Automatic reflector-type LED headlights (NEW)
    • Automatic high-beam
    • LED daytime running
    • LED front fog lights
    • LED rear fog light
    • Rain-sensing wipers
    • Power-folding side mirrors
    • Acoustic windscreen
    • Basic digital instrument cluster with 4-inch LCD display (NEW)
    • 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system (NEW)
    • Wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
    • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto (NEW)
    • DAB+ digital radio
    • Seven-speaker sound system
    • Manual air-conditioning
    • Second-row vents
    • Proximity entry and push-button start
    • Remote engine start
    • Shift-by-wire gear selector (NEW)
    • Leatherette-wrapped steering wheel
    • Paddle shifters (NEW)
    • Embossed cloth seats
    • Six-way manual driver’s seat adjustment

    The Sport adds:

    • 18-inch alloy wheels
    • Privacy glass (NEW)
    • Satellite navigation
    • Dual-zone climate control
    • Automatic defog
    • Third-row fan control and vents
    • Electrochromic rear-view mirror
    • 10-way power driver’s seat with two-way lumbar support
    • Highway Driving Assist (NEW)

    The Sport+ adds:

    • 19-inch alloy wheels
    • LED combination tail lights
    • Heated side mirrors
    • Aero-blade type front wipers
    • 12-speaker Bose premium sound system
    • Second-row USB chargers
    • Third-row USB chargers
    • Second-row sunshade blinds
    • Black high-gloss interior trim
    • Alloy door scuff panels
    • Heated steering wheel
    • Leather upholstery
    • Heated front seats

    The GT-Line adds:

    • 20-inch alloy wheels
    • LED projector headlights
    • Panoramic glass sunroof
    • Side mirror reverse dip function
    • 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster (NEW)
    • Passenger talk function
    • Head-up display
    • Wireless charger
    • Digital rear-view mirror (NEW)
    • Interior ambient lighting
    • Alloy sports pedals
    • Suede headliner
    • Luggage net
    • Quilted Nappa leather upholstery
    • 14-way power driver’s seat including four-way lumbar support
    • 10-way power front passenger’s seat
    • Ventilated front seats
    • Heated outboard second-row seats
    • Blind-Spot View Monitor
    • Safe Exit Assist
    • Electronic child safety lock
    • Surround-view monitor
    • Side parking sensors
    • Remote Smart Parking Assist

    Colours

    The 2024 Kia Sorento is available in the following exterior paint colours:

    • Clear White
    • Silky Silver
    • Steel Grey
    • Mineral Blue
    • Gravity Blue
    • Aurora Black
    • Snow White Pearl
    • Volcanic Sand Brown
    • Cityscape Green

    All colours apart from Clear White cost an additional $695.

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    Jack Quick

    Jack Quick is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne. Jack studied journalism and photography at Deakin University in Burwood, and previously represented the university in dance nationally. In his spare time, he loves to pump Charli XCX and play a bit of Grand Theft Auto. He’s also the proud owner of a blue, manual 2020 Suzuki Jimny.

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