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    $50,680 - $81,080 excl. on-roads
    2024 Kia Sorento

    2024 Kia Sorento

    $50,680 - $81,080 excl. on-roads

    Fuel Efficiency1.6 - 9.7 / 100km
    ANCAP Rating5-star
    Warranty7 years
    Kia
    8.2

    About the Kia Sorento

    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.

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    Kia Sorento Video Review

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    Verdict

    2024 Kia Sorento hybrid (inc. 0-100 & braking) review

    Is this the end for the Kluger/Highlander?
    Date
    July 10, 2024
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    56,688

    Kia has rolled out the latest variant of the updated Sorento range in Australia and this could be the nail in the coffin for Toyota with the hybrid Kluger/Highlander. What's it like and is it a good alternative to the Kluger? Paul Maric takes it for a drive to find out.

    Summary

    Our expert's shortest summary
    Hit

    Spacious, practical interior

    Petrol engine is a smooth mover, diesel is efficient

    Long list of standard equipment

    Miss

    PHEV is $15,000 more expensive than diesel

    Petrol is front-wheel drive only

    Diesel misses auto start/stop

    Reviews

    Our expert's reviews of the Kia Sorento

    News

    All the latest Kia Sorento news

    Kia Sorento Range Guide

    Which variant of the Kia Sorento range is best for you?

    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

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    Interior

    Photos and Images of the Kia Sorento Interior

    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.

    Exterior

    Photos and Images of the Kia Sorento Exterior

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

    The Sorento is a gorgeous car from the outside, expressing the South Korean brand's latest design DNA. It's modern without being over the top and we really love the three-quarter view from the rear and the tail lights in particular.

    Ownership Suitability

    Who is the Kia Sorento good for?

    The 2024 Kia Sorento is suited to families that have at least three kids and want to seperate them by utilising the third row.

    Parents with two kids who don't often need the back seats are likely better off with the Kia Sportage instead. Nonetheless, it's hard to argue that the Sorento wouldn't fit any family that values price, features, safety and practicality.

    Kia Sorento Colours

    What colours are available for the Kia Sorento?

    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.

    Cost of Ownership

    What is the running, servicing and ownership costs of buying a Kia Sorento?

    Petrol and diesel models have 12 month or 15,000km servicing intervals.

    Over seven years, a petrol Sorento will cost $3449 to service against $3463 for a diesel Sorento. That means the average service cost works out to be just $2 in the V6’s favour.

    2.2L Diesel Service Costs

    • 1 Year or 15,000 km – $335.00          
    • 2 Years or 30,000 km – $544.00         
    • 3 Years or 45,000 km – $408.00         
    • 4 Years or 60,000 km – $729.00         
    • 5 Years or 75,000 km – $377.00         
    • 6 Years or 90,000 km – $670.00         
    • 7 Years or 105,000 km – $400.00       

    3.5L Petrol Service Costs

    • 1 Year or 15,000 km – $338.00
    • 2 Years or 30,000 km – $533.00
    • 3 Years or 45,000 km – $411.00
    • 4 Years or 60,000 km – $725.00
    • 5 Years or 75,000 km – $381.00         
    • 6 Years or 90,000 km – $657.00
    • 7 Years or 105,000 km – $404.00

    How it Drives

    Our expert take on Kia Sorento drivability?

    The driving dynamics are really dependent on the variant you pick. The front-wheel drive petrol models drive rather differently to the all-wheel drive diesel models. Meanwhile, the plug-in hybrid is a different beast entirely. We recommend reading the reviews of each model (look for review section above).

    Even so, the main differences from a dynamics perspective are the various wheel and tyre packages (the Sport+ and GT-Line are worse at ironing out sharp bumps); the diesel’s AWD with locking centre and terrain-specific throttle modes; and extra tare weight. 

    All Sorento models have electrically-assisted power steering, MacPherson strut front and multi-link rear suspension with an Australian-specific damper tune, and 325mm-rotor ventilated disc brakes front and rear.

    Kia Sorento Safety Rating

    ANCAP Safety Rating Australia

    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.

    5
    overall
    82%
    adult occupants
    85%
    child occupants
    63%
    pedestrians & cyclists
    89%
    collision avoidance

    Kia Sorento Warranty

    What is the warranty period and kilometre limit for the Kia Sorento?

    In addition to its seven-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty, Kia offers seven years of capped-price servicing.

    Kia Sorento Stock Availability

    Is the Kia Sorento available to buy now and what are stock levels and how long are wait times?

    The current global shortage of microchips and huge demand for new cars has seen a rather lengthy delay for customers looking for a new Kia Sorento with expectations ranging from six to 12 months depending on variant.

    While some other competitors may be more readily available, those keen to stick with the seven-seater Kia would be best to reach out to their closest dealer and see if stock becomes available sooner as there is always a chance of a cancelled or unwanted order.

    Kia Sorento Infotainment

    What infotainment do you get within the range?

    All models come with wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, with the base model making use of an 8.0-inch touchscreen. Moving to the Sport and above gets you a 10.25-inch touchscreen with built in satellite navigation.

    Kia Sorento Boot Space

    How much luggage or cargo capacity and boot space is there in the Kia Sorento?

    In terms of luggage space, the Sorento offers 187L with the third row in place, 616L in its five-seat layout and 2011L with the second and third rows folded flat.

    All versions feature a full-size alloy spare under the boot floor, and there’s even space to spare to stow the rear cargo blind.

    Kia Sorento Fuel Economy

    How much fuel does the Kia Sorento use and what are its emissions?

    The 3.5-litre V6 engine has 200kW of power and 332Nm of torque. Fuel economy for the Front-wheel drive petrol is 9.7L/100km combined of regular unleaded (91 RON).

    The 2.2-litre diesel has 148kW of power and 440Nm of torque with fuel economy rated at 6.1L/100km of regular diesel driven via all four wheels.

    The top-spec all-wheel drive 1.6-litre hybrid model with its 192kW and 350Nm (combined petrol and electric) uses 1.6L/100km of regular unleaded petrol under the official limited testing cycle.

    That would include its roughly 68km of full electric range. If the battery is flat the fuel economy figure would be substantially higher.

    Depending on the variant, view the 2024 KIA SORENTO fuel usage below.

    All Highway, City, and Combined figures below are litres per 100km

    VariantSeriesStyleFuel TypeHighwayCityCombinedE10?
    S 7 SEATMQ4 PE MY244D WAGONUNLEADED PETROL--9.7-
    SPORT 7 SEATMQ4 PE MY244D WAGONUNLEADED PETROL--9.7-
    S 7 SEATMQ4 PE MY244D WAGONDIESEL--6.1-
    SPORT 7 SEATMQ4 PE MY244D WAGONDIESEL--6.1-
    SPORT+ 7 SEATMQ4 PE MY244D WAGONUNLEADED PETROL--9.7-
    SPORT+ 7 SEATMQ4 PE MY244D WAGONDIESEL--6.1-
    GT-LINE 7 SEATMQ4 PE MY244D WAGONUNLEADED PETROL--9.7-
    GT-LINE 7 SEATMQ4 PE MY244D WAGONDIESEL--6.1-
    GT-LINE HEV FWDMQ4 PE MY244D WAGONUNLEADED PETROL/ELECTRIC--5.4-
    GT-LINE HEV AWDMQ4 PE MY244D WAGONUNLEADED PETROL/ELECTRIC--5.7-
    GT-LINE 7 SEAT PHEV AWDMQ4 MY234D WAGONUNLEADED PETROL/ELECTRIC--1.6Yes

    Kia Sorento Dimensions

    The dimensions of the Kia Sorento

    The 2024 KIA SORENTO measures 4810mm long, 1900mm wide and 1700mm tall, with a 2815mm tall wheelbase.

    The 2024 KIA SORENTO has a braked towing capacity from 1350kg to 2000kg depending on the variant and an unbraked towing capacity of 750kg.

    Kia Sorento Market Fit

    Where does it fit in the competitor segment?

    The Kia Sorento is categorised as a Large SUV and has a price range of $50,680 to $81,080. There are currently 10 other options in the Large SUV segment, those that fit within a similar price range include:

    Kia Sorento Reliability

    What's the track record say?

    From the limited data available to us since the current-generation of the Kia Sorento launched in 2020, we have no reason to suspect there are any reliability concerns with purchasing the Sorento.

    With its long warranty and tried and proven powertrain (petrol and diesel – hybrid remains to be seen), we would have no hesitation in recommending the Sorento.

    Should you buy the Kia Sorento

    Is this the right car for you? Our experts buy or not guide.

    Ultimately, the Kia Sorento range offers a variant for everyone at a multitude of price points.

    Unless you really want the benefit of a plug-in hybrid with a near 70km range, we recommend the Sport Plus as the best pick for the money.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Enquiring through CarExpert is one of the easiest ways to order a new 2024 Kia Sorento. We connect you with an accredited dealer/s and equip you with information on current deals, what others have paid, plus, our independent reviews and ratings. You can also call our friendly Concierge team whenever you need support - they remain on hand throughout the process to ensure you get the service (and value!) we demand of our partnered dealers.


    When you buy a new 2024 Kia Sorento through CarExpert, speed, confidence and great value come standard.

    The Kia Sorento range kicks off from $50,680 (plus on-road costs) for the "Sorento S 7 SEAT" variant and finishes at $81,080 (plus on-road costs) for the "Sorento GT-LINE 7 SEAT PHEV AWD" variant.

    The Kia Sorento is built in Korea and is then shipped to Australia.

    The Kia Sorento has a braked towing capacity from 1350kg to 2000kg depending on the variant and an unbraked towing capacity of 750kg.

    Kia suggested that owners service their Kia Sorento every 12 months or 15,000km, whichever comes first.

    The Kia Sorento has a five star ANCAP safety rating out of five.

    The variants of the Kia Sorento use Unleaded Petrol, Diesel or Unleaded Petrol/electric. Some variants are compatible with E10, please check the indvidual variant specifications

    The Kia Sorento has 4 doors.

    In our latest review the Kia Sorento scored 8.1 out of 10. Read the full Kia Sorento review here.

    The Kia Sorento had a 7 year, unlimited km warranty.

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