The Sorento was designed with the future in mind, so it has stylish good looks that won't fade easily. Despite sharing so many similarities with the larger Telluride, the Sorento is far from being a chunky three-row SUV. Instead, it leans more into its sedan heritage as a crossover. The grille on the front fascia is large but not overbearing. It's wide and incorporates the LED multi-reflector headlight clusters, with LED daytime running lights added on upper trims. Full LED headlights are standard from SX trims onwards.
The base Kia is equipped with 17-inch alloy wheels, which grow to 18s or 20s depending on model and trim. A rear roof spoiler gives it a slight air of sportiness that its larger sibling lacks, while all models except the LX can be fitted with a panoramic sunroof. Many of the trims are available with X-Line styling, which includes bespoke bumpers, wheels, and badging. Matte exterior trimming and a slightly higher ride height complete the image.
The new Kia Sorento is not a small vehicle and its dimensions reflect that; measuring a solid 189 inches in length - some trims such as the hybrid models are a little longer at 189.4 inches. The 110.8-inch wheelbase creates a surprisingly spacious cabin, which explains the seating for seven. The base model and hybrids have a height of 66.7 inches, while the rest of the models in the range in FWD configuration are 66.9 inches tall. With AWD, height increases to 70.3 inches. Ground clearance ranges from 6.85 inches on the regular hybrids to 8.2 inches on gas models with AWD. The width remains the same for all derivatives at 74.8 inches.
Curb weight varies depending on trim and drivetrain, starting at 3,715 pounds on the FWD LX and maxing out at 4,537 lbs on the AWD PHEV SX Prestige.
|Kia Sorento Trims||LX||S||X-Line S||EX||Hybrid EX||SX||X-Line EX||Hybrid SX Prestige||SX Prestige||X-Line SX Prestige||Plug-in Hybrid SX Prestige|
|Max Width||74.8 in.||74.8 in.||74.8 in.||74.8 in.||74.8 in.||74.8 in.||74.8 in.||74.8 in.||74.8 in.||74.8 in.||74.8 in.|
|Length||189 in.||189 in.||189 in.||189 in.||189.4 in.||189 in.||189 in.||189.4 in.||189 in.||189 in.||189.4 in.|
|Height||66.7 in.||66.7 in.||70.3 in.||66.7 in.||66.7 in.||66.7 in.||70.3 in.||66.7 in.||66.7 in.||70.3 in.||66.7 in.|
|Wheelbase||110.8 in.||110.8 in.||110.8 in.||110.8 in.||110.8 in.||110.8 in.||110.8 in.||110.8 in.||110.8 in.||110.8 in.||110.8 in.|
|Kia Sorento Trims||Curb Weight|
|LX||3,794 - 3,935 lbs.|
|X-Line S||3,935 lbs.|
|Hybrid EX||4,000 - 4,140 lbs.|
|SX||3,999 - 4,120 lbs.|
|X-Line EX||4,120 lbs.|
|Hybrid SX Prestige||4,255 lbs.|
|SX Prestige||3,999 lbs.|
|X-Line SX Prestige||4,120 lbs.|
|Plug-in Hybrid SX Prestige||4,537 lbs.|
|Wheels Type||Aluminum Wheels|
|Front Wheel Size||17" x 7"|
|Rear Wheel Size||17" x 7"|
There are a daunting number of color options available to the Kia Sorento, with the gas and hybrid models each getting their own palette with unique names. The standard lineup comprises a total of eight colors. The LX can be dressed in Everlasting Silver, Ebony Black, or Gravity Gray for free. Glacial White Pearl or Passion Red Tint Coat will cost you an extra $445. S trims get access to Sapphire Blue additionally for the same surcharge, while the EX and SX add Wolf Gray to the list, also at $445. X-Line trims lose out on the blue in exchange for Aruba Green.
Both the hybrid and plug-in models of the Kia Sorento share the same seven-color palette. This includes free options like Silky Silver, Aurora Black Pearl, Steel Gray, Platinum Graphite, and Gravity Blue, as well as $445 choices like Snow White Pearl and Runway Red.