2024 Kia Sorento X-Pro Review: Modern Style and Great Comfort in a Family SUV

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I’ll give Kia this: They are not slow learners. After the runaway success of the Kia Telluride, the company wasted no time adding more classic SUV designs, more off-road capability, more passenger room, flexibility for kids car seats, passenger comforts and powertrain options. The latest iteration is the updated 2024 Kia Sorento. I spent a week in the X-Pro edition with family filling every seat. Even with a full load, this 6 or 7 passenger SUV, priced from about $32,000 (our test model came in at $49K), the 2024 Kia Sorento is easy to drive and lovely to spend time in.

The 2024 model year was updated pretty quickly following a full redesign in 2021—that not learning slowly thing, perhaps?—to show more of the Telluride’s DNA. And then, there are 8 gas-powered versions to choose from, 2 hybrid versions and 2 plug-in hybrid electric versions, giving buyers a good number of choices.

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A Slightly New, But More Muscular, Look for the 2024 Kia Sorento

The Front End Of The Kia Sorento X-Pro Looks Even More Telluride Like
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A Wider, Bolder Kia Sorento Front Face Greets The World

The Tiger-Nose Grille Is Still A Feature On The Kia Sorento X-Pro
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Inside, Even More Telluride-like Details

The Front Seat In The Kia Sorento X-Pro
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A Command Center With Everything At Your Fingertips

The Center Console In Thekia Sorento X-Pro
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A Clever Toggle Bar Provides Climate or Entertainment Access

This Panel Can Be A Bit Confusing In The Kia Sorento X-Pro
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A Clever Cubby Wirelessly Charges a Phone

Love The Phone Charge Cubby In The Kia Sorento X-Pro
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The Kia Sorento’s Interior Made Us Comfortable

Third Row Seating In The Kia Sorento X-Pro
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There’s Lots of Legroom in the Center Row

Rear Leg Room In The Kia Sorento X-Pro
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Measuring for Kids Car Seats

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Center Seats Slide and Tilt, Even With a Child Car Seat Installed

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Premium Materials Fill the Kia Sorento

Fine Details Like Wood Paneling
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A Modern Rear Tailgate Marked by the New Kia Logo

The Rear Of The Kia Sorento X-Pro
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Cargo Space is Good, Even Behind the 3rd Row

Cargo Space Kia Sorento X-Pro
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What You Need to Know About the Kia Sorento X-Pro

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Journalist, entrepreneur and mom. Expertise includes new cars, family cars, 3-row SUVs, child passenger car seats and automotive careers... More about Scotty Reiss