Kia Sorento interior and design
While the revised infotainment display makes an obvious impact, the amount of overall change in the cabin is incremental.
Fundamentally, this remains a vehicle in which five adults can be housed across the first two rows – four comfortably because the middle rear seat is too high and hard – and two kids in row three.
The boot is sizeable, starting at 179 litres as a seven-seater, expanding to 608 litres as a five-seater and 1996 litres as a two-seater with row two split-folded pretty-much flat.
From the driver’s perspective, the new Kia Sorento remains an easy and comfortable vehicle to interact with. Steering adjusts manually for reach and rake, the seat is large and generous and sitting so high, the view out is expansive.
For 2024, a gear selection dial replaces the transmission lever in the Sport+, which declutters the centre console somewhat. Meanwhile, simple and legible digital instruments replace the old analogue needles and dials.
The adjacent infotainment screen is also quite straight forward once you learn what is where. Drill down, and there is an enormous amount of adjustment and information available.
With the aid of a sliding seat base, second row passengers can be generous or miserly with their own leg space and that of third row passengers.
Row three requires a level of contortion to access and exit that is doable for adults, but not desirable. The good news is the seats are very easy to set up and fold down
There are plenty of storage options in all three rows, as well as all-important USB-C plugs.
Kia Sorento exterior design
The 2024 Kia Sorento comes with nine paint colours, eight of which are cost options. It is protected by a seven-year/unlimited km warranty, up to eight years roadside assist, has a capped price service program and service intervals every 12 months/15,000km.
The 2024 Kia Sorento’s exterior design changes are led by vertical LED headlights inspired by the new Kia EV9 electric SUV. There’s also a boxier front-end and what Kia calls a ‘tiger’ grille done in black. At the rear, the brake lights are now linked and there’s a new skid plate.
Other design highlights include new 19-inch alloy wheels, roof rails and a power tailgate. At 4.815 metres long, 1.9m wide and 1.7m high, this is a sizeable vehicle.