Sorento is one of the vehicles that can be used to carry many passengers as well as cargo, but will the same features be available for the new 2023 Kia Sorento? The upcoming 2023 model would be the fourth generation of Sorento with full and complete makeover. The ride is longer (1.5 inches) when compared to previous one and yet it is able to reduce some of its weight. There are several updates and refreshment works to be done, and it’s kind of exciting to see what the company has in store for the ride.
Exterior (New) Appeal
On the exterior side, there are definitely some changes on the design and style – considering that Sorento gets its inspiration and influence from Telluride. Expect the Sorento to get (more) assentive stance, different wheel options, big front side chin, and also a creased hood.
The Interior Cabin
For the interior, the new Sorento is said to be more spacious than the previous model – able to accommodate 6 to 7 adults quite conveniently. The middle row seating bench would be replaced with the captain’s chairs to improve comfort. There are also standard cloth seats – with the top trim coming with quilted leather seats. There are visually appealing stitches on the door panels as well as handsome imitation wood and layout.
Besides the appealing vibe, there would be improved technologies on the Sorento. There would be Android Auto or Apple CarPlay integration, wireless Bluetooth technology, and 8-inch display screen with touchscreen technology. There are also 6 USB ports and 6 speakers. The upgrades would include satellite radio, Bose audio system with 12-speaker, and 2 extra USB ports. Head-up display and 10.25 inches of touchscreen display would also be included in the upgrade.
Pros and Cons
Naturally, there are some things to like about the 2023 Kia Sorento, and some may not be so favorable. Some of the things to like about the ride are the good-looking exterior design and also upscale interior. The handle is quite nice with satisfying result. The options of engine are quite various – and also satisfying.
However, on the downside, the third row is actually cramped. It is more likely designed for kids instead of adults. The bigger touchscreen display doesn’t have Android Auto/Apple CarPlay. And if the third row is up, the cargo area is pretty small and limited.
Sorento is a handsome ride with 3 rows that come with polished driving features and also likable features. It’s no wonder if it becomes a compelling and attractive mid-size SUV that may appeal new target market.
Engine and Power
A four-cylinder 2.5 liter engine produces 191 hp of power – and it would be a standard. The second optioni would be a four-cylinder turbocharged engine with 2.5 liter capacity that delivers 281 hp of power. Both are coming with auto 8-speed transmission while the hybrid uses an auto 6-speed transmission. The hybrid comes with four-cylinder turbo 1.6 liter engine combines together with 44 kW of electric motor.
Price and Availability
The price may not be far away from the current one between $31,000 and $44,000. The new 2023 Kia Sorento may be available in October to November 2023.