The 2023 Kia Sorento has been finally revealed. The starting price of the base model is $31,285, which is slightly higher than last year's base model. At the same time, the most expensive trim has a starting price of $44,885. Along with the price hike, the 2023 Sorento comes with more standard features than before. The release date still hasn’t been revealed by Kia.

Kia has finally revealed its midsize SUV, the 2023 Sorento. The 2023 model year will have some modest safety technology improvements and standard equipment changes over the 2022 Kia Sorento. Given that Kia revamped the Sorento for 2021, it should come as no surprise that the relatively new design endures while features and equipment are upgraded.

One noticeable difference for the 2023 Kia Sorento is that it starts at $31,285 for a base LX, up $400 from the 2022 LX. Information about the release date hasn’t been revealed by Kia, but you can expect it to come out in either Q1 of next year. Once released, it will compete with other midsize SUVs such as the Volkswagen Tiguan, the Hyundai Santa Fe, and the Mazda CX-5.

For 2023, the base model of the Kia Sorento, the LX trim, has a starting price of $31,285, which is $400 more than the 2022 model-year LX trim. The rest of the lineup also sees a price increase, with the EX trim also seeing a $400 increase. The S trim only sees a $100 price increase, while the SX trim sees its starting price increased by $500. 

The SX-Prestige AWD sees a $2,200 price increase, which isn’t a lot if you consider the fact that the old SX Prestige only came with front-wheel drive and that AWD is an $1,800 option for other trims.

  • LX: $31,285 ($400 increase)
  • LX AWD: $33,085 ($400 increase)
  • S: $33,785 ($100 increase)
  • S X-Line AWD: $35,785 ($100 increase)
  • EX: $37,185 ($400 increase)
  • EX X-Line AWD: $40,885 ($400 increase)
  • SX: $40,085 ($500 increase)
  • SX AWD: $41,885 ($500 increase)
  • SX-Prestige AWD: $44,685 ($2,200 increase over 2022 SX-Prestige; $200 increase over 2022 SX Prestige X-Line AWD)
  • SX-Prestige X-Line AWD: $44,885 ($400 increase)

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Potential customers will have two options when it comes to the powertrain for the 2023 Kia Sorento: a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and a turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. The non-turbocharged engine produces 181 pound-feet of torque and 191 horsepower.

The turbocharged engine generates significantly more power, producing 281 horsepower and 311 lb-ft of torque. The naturally aspirated engine is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission, while the turbocharged engine is paired with an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission. All trims come standard with front-wheel drive, except for the AWD-only SX-Prestige. AWD is available as an option for all of the other trims.

Blind spot collision avoidance with rear cross-traffic alert and safe exit alert are now included as standard safety features on the 2023 Sorento; these features were previously unavailable on the LX.

Other basic safety features include lane follow assist, lane departure steering aid, lane departure warning, and a driver attention monitor. Higher trims also integrate cyclist identification and situation-specific collision avoidance.

Kia brought a few upgrades for the other trims as well. The LX is the only trim with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto; the S, which sits immediately above the LX, adds a wireless phone charger. The EX gains a frameless rearview mirror and an eight-way power adjustable front passenger seat, while the 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster is now standard on the SX.

If you select the top-of-the-line SX with the Prestige Package, your Sorento will come with all-wheel drive as standard, gloss-black exterior highlights, and updated bumper designs. Additionally, it adds a 115-volt household outlet, retractable rear door shades, and Homelink.

The 2023 Kia Sorento is expected to come to your nearest dealerships soon and will compete against the likes of the Volkswagen Tiguan, the Hyundai Santa Fe, and the Mazda CX-5, which have starting prices of $26,295; $27,200; and $25,420, respectively. The starting prices of these midsize SUVs are considerably lower than that of the 2023 Kia Sorento, which starts at $31,285. This makes them a very attractive alternative to the Kia Sorento.

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