Kia Sorento Research Guide

The Highlights

The all-new fourth-generation KIA Sorento changes the game. Again.

Choose from a traditional gas engine (est. fuel economy 10.9/8.7 L/100km city/highway), or go electric with a hybrid (6.4/7.0L city/highway) or plug-in hybrid (2.8/3.2L city/highway).

This much-beloved three-row 6- or 7-passenger mid-sized crossover has the sportiness of the Kia EV6 and the refinement of the Kia Telluride. With a bold square silhouette and rugged exterior detailing, the Sorento slots size-wise nicely between the multi-award-winning Kia Telluride and the perennially favourite compact Kia Sportage.

Built for Canadian families with Kia’s exceptional AWD system, 3rd row seating, advanced forward collision-avoidance assist, lane follow assist, heated front seats, 8” display audio with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, 2000 to 3500 lbs towing – all standard! Why settle when you can have the best of all worlds?

New for 2024:
✓ Significant exterior design changes
including the hood and crashpad
✓ Electric Parking Brake with Autohold
✓ Power Child Lock
✓ Roof Rail
✓ Power Driver Seat with Lumbar Support
✓ 12-inch TFT screen with 4” Integrated Cluster Display
✓ Smart Cruise Control with Stop and Go
✓ Blind Spot Collision Avoidance Assist(Rear)
✓ Front/Reverse Parking Distance Warning
✓ Rear Occupant Alert
✓ 12-inch Display with Kia Connect and Over the Air (ccNC Light)
✓ Smart Key and Push Button Engine

Awards and Honours for the Kia Sorento:

  • 2023 Sorento PHEV named the 2023 Vincentric Best Value in America, Mid-Size SUV
  • 2022 AJAC’s Large Utility Vehicle Of The Year
  • 2021 IIHS Top Safety Pick awards
  • Autotrader’s “Best New Cars for 2021” titles
  • 2021 Latin Flavor Car of the Year award
  • 2021 U.S. News & World Report “Best Car for the Money” awards
  • 2021 Parents’ List of Best Family Cars award
  • 2021 World Car of the Year Awards top 10 ranking
  • Star Awards: Best Family Vehicle 2021
  • ‘Large SUV of the year’ at 2021 What Car? award
  • Red Dot Award product design
  • iF Award for product design

A zippy crossover with room for up to 7, the Sorento is in a category all its own. It’s smaller than its 3-row competitors like the Nissan Pathfinder or Honda Pilot. But, has more seating and storage than the 5-seater Hyundai Sante Fe, Honda CR-V, or Toyota RAV4. It truly is a unique offering in the Canadian market.

Trim and Features (Gas)


Starting at


  • 7-passenger, 3-row seating
  • 5-year/100,000 km – Worry-Free Comprehensive Warranty
  • 5 year unlimited mileage – 24/7 roadside Assistance
  • 17” alloy wheels
  • Power Driver Seat w/ 2way Lumbar Support
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Smart Key & Push Button Starter
  • 12.3“ Multimedia Interface with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay
  • Roof Rail
  • Black Grille & Bumper Molding
  • Bluetooth & Voice Recognition
  • Kia Connect
  • Drive Mode Select (DMS)
  • Accessory Power Outlet (Rear)
  • Power Outlet; Luggage Side (RH)
  • USB Charger – Front Tray, Luggage Side

Powertrain & Mechanical:

  • 2.5L GDI Engine, 8 Speed Auto Transmission
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • Downhill Brake Control (DBC)
  • Hill Assist Control (HAC)
  • Trailer Stability Assist (TSA)
  • Electric Parking Brake with Autohold
  • Auto Child Lock


  • 9 Airbags (Added Rear Side Airbags + Driver’s Knee Airbag)
  • Smart Cruise Control(SCC) with Stop & Go
  • Blind Spot Collision Avoidance Assist – Rear (BCA-R)
  • Lane Keep Assist(LKA)
  • Forward Collision Avoidance(FCA) 1.5
  • Parking Distance Warning(PDW) -Forward/Reverse
  • Rear View Monitor(RVM) with Parking Guidance Dynamic
  • Rear Occupant Alert (Sensor)
  • Lane Following Assist (LFA)
  • Drive Mode Select (DMS)


Starting at

Adds to LX

  • 2.5L Turbo GDI, 8 Speed Auto DCT
    6-passenger with Captain’s Chairs
  • 20” Alloy Wheel
  • Smart Power Liftgate
  • Wireless Charger
  • Artificial Leather Seats
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Pre Wire Trailer Package

X-Line 2.5T AWD

Starting at

Adds to EX 2.5T AWD:

  • Higher Ground Clearance (+33mm)
  • Highway Driving Assist (HDA)
  • 20” X-Line Alloy Wheel
  • LED Taillights
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Bridge Type Roof Rail
  • Navigation
  • Paddle Shifter
  • X-Line Interior
  • Heated Rear Seats
  • Wood Grain Center Facia

X-Line Limited 2.5T AWD

Starting at

Adds to X-Line 2.5T AWD:

  • Parking Collision Avoidance Assist (PCA) – Reverse
  • Forward Collision Avoidance(FCA)
  • Parking Distance Warning(PDW) – Forward/Side/Reverse
  • Surround View Monitor (SVM)
  • Blind Spot View Monitor(BVM)
  • Highway Driving Assist (HDA)
  • LED Fog Lights
  • Electric Folding Side Mirrors
  • Rain Sensor
  • Digital Key 2
  • Bose Premium Sound
  • 12.3” TFT LCD Cluster
  • A/C Inverter (110V)
  • Leather Quilted Seats
  • Memory Driver seat w/ 4way lumbar support
  • Driver Cushion Extension
  • Power Passenger Seats w/ 2way lumbar support
  • Ventilated Front Seats
  • Auto Up/Down & Safety Window (All)
  • Metal Pedal
  • Rear Sun Blind

X-Pro 2.5 T AWD

Starting at

Adds to X-Line Limited 2.5T AWD

  • Higher Towing Capacity (4,500lb)
  • 17 X-Pro Exclusive Alloy Wheel
  • All-Terrain Tires
  • Full Display Digital ECM Rear View Mirror with Homelink
  • Suede Roof & A/B Pillar Trim
  • Suede Sunvisor

Trim and Features (HEV/PHEV)


Starting at


  • 6-passenger, 3-row seating with Captain’s Chairs
  • 5-year/100,000 km – Worry-Free Comprehensive Warranty
  • 5 year/ unlimited mileage – 24/7 roadside Assistance
  • 1.6 L Turbo HEV Electric parking brake
  • Bluetooth / Android Auto & Apple CarPlay
  • Wireless Charging Pad
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Heated & Leather Steering Wheel
  • Keyless Entry
  • 17” Machine Finish Aero Wheels
  •  Side Mirror Repeater Lights / Heated


  • Trip Computer / Cruise Control
  • Intelligent Speed Limit Assist (ISLA)
  • Accessory Power Outlet 2nd Row / Cargo
  • Front & Rear USB Charging Port
  • Trailer Stability Assist (TSA)
  • Drive Mode Select (Drive + Terrain Modes)
  • Paddle Shifter
  • Trailer Package Pre-Wiring
  • Automatic Headlights
  • High Beam Assist (HBA)
  • Lane Keeping / Follow Assist (LKA/LFA)
  • Forward Collision Avoidance Assist (FCA)
  • Rear View Camera / Rear Parking Sensors


Starting at

Adds to LX

  • 19” Machine Finish Aero Wheels
  • Roof Rack
  • Smart Key + Push Button Starter
  • Kia Connect / Sirius XM
  • ECM Mirror + Homelink
  • Smart Power Tailgate
  • Power Driver & Passenger Seats
  • 2-Way Driver Lumbar Driver
  • Blind Spot Collision Avoid Assist (BCA)
  • RCCA (Rear Cross Collision Avoid assist


Starting at

Adds to EX HEV AWD

  • 1.6 L Turbo PHEV
  • Front parking sensors
  • LED Fog Lights


Starting at


  • Power Folding Mirrors
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Power Child Locks
  • Heated 2nd Row Seats
  • Manual Rear Door Sunshades
  • Safe Exit Assist (SEA)
  • Forward Collision Avoidance Assist (FCA-JX) Car/Ped./Cyclist +
  • Rear Seat Reminder with Sensor
  • 10.25” Navigation
  • Advanced Smart Cruise Control
  • Highway Drive Assist
  • 110V Inverter

Specs & Features

Redesigned From the Ground Up

The Kia Sorento saw a serious facelift for 2024. New features include Kia’s iconic “tiger face” front grille, now sculpted to look more like the stunning Kia Telluride and Kia EV9. The Sorento is given a much bolder and sleeker look than previous designs.


  • Volume Behind First Row – 2,139 L (75.5 cu.ft.)
  • Volume Behind Second Row – 1,090-1,274 L (38.5-45 cu.ft.)
  • Volume Behind Third Row – 357 L (12.6 cu.ft.)


The Sorento has a 4-cylinder turbo engine that replaces the v6 from previous years. It offers more instant acceleration and handling.

It features two new engine options:

  • 2.5L 191 hp/182 lb-ft of torque – estimated fuel economy of 10.1/9.2 L/100km city/highway
  • 2.5L turbo that boasts 281 hp/311 lb-ft of torque – estimated fuel economy of 10.0/8.7 L/100km city/highway

Rear Legroom

The Sorento HEV comes with a 270 volt AC lithium-ion polymer battery with a 1.49 kWh hybrid battery energy system:

  • 1.6L Turbo 4-cylinder GI 227 hp/258 lb-ft torque
  • Estimated fuel economy of 6.4/7.0 L/100km city/highway

The Sorento PHEV comes with a 360 volt AC lithium-ion polymer battery with a 13.8 kWh hybrid battery energy system:

  • 1.6L Turbo 4-cylinder GI 261hp/258 lb-ft torque
  • Estimated fuel economy (combined) of 4.5/3.0 L/100km city/highway
  • Estimated fuel economy (5 cycle testing) of 2.8/3.2 L/100km city/highway
  • 51 km all-electric range
  • 3 hours and 25 minutes to charge @240V
  • 10 hours and 26 minutes to charge @120V


The maximum towing capacity for the Sorento is 4000 pounds in X-Pro. So, what can you tow with the 4,000-pound Kia Sorento towing power? More than you might think! Here’s a partial list of what you can tow with this SUV:

  • Canoes
  • Kayaks
  • Jet skis
  • Teardrop Camper
  • A-Frame Camper
  • Snowmobiles
  • Flatbed Trailer
  • Fishing Boat


Standard on all trim levels:

Rear Occupancy Alert: can send push notification alerts via the UVO link app if movement is detected inside the vehicle. It uses ultrasonic sensors engineered to detect child or pet movement in the second and third rows after the doors have been locked. Then can notify the driver and surrounding area by sounding the horn and illuminating the hazard lamps

Intelligent Speed Limit Assist (ISLA): Automatically changes set speed of Smart Cruise Control by using the speed limit information detected through the front camera or GPS navigation information (when activated)

Forward Collision Warning (FCW): Designed to detect a vehicle ahead in the lane. In certain conditions, calculates distance and closing speed to issue an alert to the driver if it senses a potential frontal collision

Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA): Builds on FCW by assisting the driver when braking to help prevent a collision or lessen the effects in certain condition

FCA-Pedestrian: Builds upon FCW functionality and helps detect pedestrians in front of the vehicle and uses automatic braking to avoid or mitigate an impact

Driver Attention Warning (DAW): Senses inattentive driving patterns and sends an audible/visual warning to alert the driver

Leading Vehicle Departure Alert (LVDA): Alerts driver with a chime when the leading vehicle begins to move forward from a standing position

Lane Following Assist (LFA): Follows lane markings that the system detects and provides steering inputs to help maintain the vehicle in the center of the lane

*Available on certain trims:

As part of Kia’s overall commitment to safety, the EV6 has a comprehensive list of 21 standard active Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) including:

Blind-Spot Avoidance Assist (BCA): Under certain conditions, can detect vehicles traveling in the next lane. When a vehicle is detected in the blind spot, the vehicle brakes the outer wheel under certain conditions to help return the vehicle to its lane

Driver Attention Warning (DAW): Senses inattentive driving patterns and sends an audible/visual warning to alert the driver

Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA): Assists the driver when braking to help prevent a collision or lessen the effects in certain conditions if a vehicle is detected in front. Uses automatic braking to avoid or mitigate an impact Other standard iterations of FCA include FCA-Ped (Pedestrian), FCA-LS (Lane-Change Side), FCA-LO (Lane-Change Oncoming), FCA-JC (Junction Crossing), FCA-JT (Junction Turning)

*Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist (RCCA): Helps detect most approaching cross-traffic when in reverse. When approaching cross-traffic is detected, the system alerts the driver and applies brakes

*Parking Distance Warning-Reverse (PDW-R): Detects certain objects behind the vehicle, issuing an audible warning when an obstruction is detected. The warning tone chimes faster as the vehicle gets closer to the detected object

*Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist (PCA-R): Uses a rearview camera and rear ultrasonic sensors to help detect most pedestrians or nearby obstacles when the vehicle backs out of a parking spot, warning drivers with a chime and can engage brakes to prevent a collision

*Navigation Based Smart Cruise Control-Curve (NSCC-C): leverages the navigation system to lower the vehicle’s speed proactively before upcoming curves

*Highway Driving Assist (HDA): Uses federal highway speed limit information from the navigation system. In certain conditions, will automatically adjust speed to be within the posted speed limit and maintain distance with the vehicle detected in front

*Safe Exist Assist (SEA)15: Can alert the driver or passengers opening their door not to exit the vehicle when the system detects approaching traffic. When detected, a chime sounds. The system can intervene to lock the rear doors when the vehicle is equipped with available Power Child Lock

*FCA-Cyclist: Builds on FCW functionality and helps detect cyclists in front of the vehicle and uses automatic braking to avoid or mitigate an impact

Advanced Notifications

911 Connect and Roadside Assistance

Will automatically attempt to call 911 via the built-in UVO modem if an airbag deploys. Subsequently, for non-emergencies, it can connect with 24/7 roadside assist and share the vehicle’s location.


Technology Like No Other

And like all of Kia’s lineup, the Sorento offers a wide array of standard and optional technology. This includes:

  • 12.3-in. full digital meter cluster, a first for any Kia SUV
  • Surround View Monitor utilizes four cameras to provide a 360-degree perspective around the vehicle enhancing driver confidence in tight parking situations
  • Blind View Monitor projects live video view of adjacent lanes in the instrument cluster and activated via the turn signal (a Sorento first)
  • 8 USB charging ports (6 in LX)
  • 8-inch or available 10.25-inch high-resolution color touchscreen display
  • Split-screen functionality
  • Available SiriusXM satellite radio
  • Available wireless smartphone charging10 pad with increased charge rates

10.25-inch inch touchscreen adds:

  • Haptic feedback buttons
  • New multi-connection Bluetooth wireless connectivity that allows the connection of two phones simultaneously
  • Enhanced UVO voice assist feature allows voice control of the vehicle’s climate, seat/steering-wheel heating, audio system, and other functions
  • Connected User Profiles: Allows customers to add an additional driver to their vehicle.
  • UVO & Smart Speaker Integration lets customers use Amazon-Alexa or Google-Assistant enabled smart speaker or device to remotely control some functions (such as remote start)


Connected Routing

A new cloud-based route calculation system that uses UVO cloud to calculate the optimal route. In other words, using real-time maps, predicted upcoming traffic info based on historical information and AI to learn the preferred routes of users, it will get you to your destination.

Enhanced UVO voice assist feature

For example, this allows voice control of the vehicle’s climate, seat and steering-wheel heating, audio system, and other functions.

But don’t take our word for it…

Car and Driver says: “Looks classy and rugged inside and out, lots of powertrain options, pleasant to drive, and comfy to ride in. The Sorento is a handsome and satisfying mid-size SUV for folks who don’t need the Kia Telluride’s extra space.” Check out the article here. Plus, check out all the official information on the KIA Sorento right here at Check out what Canadian Kia Sorento owners say here. You can also access all our articles on the KIA Sorento right here.

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