The Kia Sorento is one of the most popular midsize SUVs in the market, offering a spacious and versatile cabin, a smooth and comfortable ride, and a range of advanced safety and technology features. For 2024, Kia has made the Sorento even more appealing by introducing a hybrid version that combines turbocharged performance with impressive fuel efficiency.
What’s New for the 2024 Kia Sorento Hybrid?
The 2024 Kia Sorento Hybrid is not a completely new model but rather a facelifted version of the fourth-generation Sorento that debuted in 2020. However, the changes are significant enough to make the Sorento Hybrid stand out from its competitors. Some of the new features and updates for the 2024 model year include:
- A revised exterior design that features new LED headlights, a redesigned grille, a smoother hood, and a new rear bumper and tail lights.
- A new SX Prestige trim level that adds a digital instrument cluster, a panoramic sunroof, a surround-view monitor, a blind view monitor, and parking collision avoidance assist, among other features.
- A new color option for the exterior (Gravity Blue) and the interior (Navy).
- A deletion of the base S trim level, leaving only the EX and SX Prestige trims available.
What’s the Powertrain and Fuel Economy of the 2024 Kia Sorento Hybrid?
The 2024 Kia Sorento Hybrid is powered by a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that works in tandem with a 44-kW electric motor and a 1.5-kWh lithium-ion battery. The hybrid system produces a combined output of 227 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque, which is sent to the front wheels or all four wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission.
The Sorento Hybrid boasts a best-in-class fuel economy rating of 39 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway for the front-wheel drive models, and 36 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway for the all-wheel drive models. The total driving range is estimated at 655 miles for the front-wheel drive models and 614 miles for the all-wheel drive models.
What are the Features and Technology of the 2024 Kia Sorento Hybrid?
The 2024 Kia Sorento Hybrid comes with a generous list of standard and optional features that enhance its comfort, convenience, and safety. Some of the notable features include:
- A 10.25-inch touchscreen display with navigation, Kia Connect, and SiriusXM satellite radio
- Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration
- Wireless phone charger
- Smart key with push-button start and remote start
- Smart power tailgate and roof rails
- SynTex seat trim with heated front seats and power adjustments
- Second-row captain’s chairs and third-row bench seat
- Dual-zone automatic climate control
- USB chargers for all rows
- Smart cruise control with stop-and-go
- Forward collision avoidance assist with pedestrian, cyclist, and junction turning detection
- Blind-spot collision-avoidance assist with parallel exit
- Lane keeping and the following assist
- Safe exit assist
- Driver attention warning
- Highway driving assist
- Front and rear parking sensors
- Rear occupant alert