The Kia Telluride got a facelift for 2023, but the company hasn’t forgotten about its other three-row crossover. Quite the opposite as the automaker has announced a handful of updates for the 2023 Sorento.
The entry-level Sorento LX starts at $29,990 and this is a slight increase of $400. However, the extra cost is more than justified as the crossover now comes equipped with additional safety features including Blind Spot Collision-Avoidance, Rear Cross Traffic Collision Avoidance, and Safe Exit Assist.
Moving up the trim ladder, the Sorento S gains a wireless smartphone charger and starts at $32,490 which is an increase of $100. The Sorento EX sees its base price climb $400 to $35,890 but it now comes equipped with an 8-way power passenger seat and a frameless rear view mirror.
The Sorento SX becomes more luxurious thanks to the addition of a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, rain-sensing wipers, and power-folding side mirrors. Those are welcome additions, but they cause the crossover’s price to climb from $38,290 to $38,790.
The biggest changes occur to the range-topping Sorento SX Prestige, which costs $43,390. That’s a sizable jump, but the Kia now comes standard with all-wheel drive, a 115-volt power inverter, retractable rear sun shades, and HomeLink.
Engine options carryover and include a 2.5-liter four-cylinder with 191 hp (142 kW / 194 PS) and 181 lb-ft (245 Nm) of torque. Customers can also get an excellent turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder developing 281 hp (210 kW / 285 PS) and 311 lb-ft (421 Nm) of torque.
Note: Prices exclude a $1,295 destination charge