2014 Kia Sorento Gets $1,000 Price Hike


  • 2014 Kia Sorento Picture

    2014 Kia Sorento Picture

    The redesigned 2014 Kia Sorento starts at $24,950. | January 30, 2013

Just the Facts:
  • The redesigned 2014 Kia Sorento starts at $24,950, reflecting a $1,000 price increase over the base 2013 Kia Sorento.
  • The new high-end 2014 Kia Sorento SX Limited model starts at $40,550, including shipping, making it one of the first Kias to surpass the $40,000 mark.
  • The high-end Sorento SX Limited is priced nearly on top of one of its key competitors, the 2013 Honda Pilot EX-L with a navigation system.

IRVINE, California — The redesigned 2014 Kia Sorento starts at $24,950, including an $850 destination charge, reflecting a $1,000 price increase over the base 2013 Kia Sorento.

Kia Motors America said the 2014 Sorento is expected to go on sale sometime in the first quarter of this year.

The new high-end 2014 Kia Sorento SX Limited model starts at $40,550, including shipping, making it one of the first Kias to surpass the $40,000 mark.

The base 2013 Kia Sorento starts at $23,950, including an $800 destination charge, while the top-of-the-line 2013 Kia Sorento SX starts at $34,200, including shipping.

The high-end Sorento SX Limited is priced nearly on top of one of its key competitors, the 2013 Honda Pilot EX-L with a navigation system. The 2013 Honda Pilot EX-L with a navigation system starts at $42,100, including an $830 destination charge.

However, the base 2013 Honda Pilot is considerably more expensive than the base 2014 Sorento. The base 2013 Honda Pilot starts at $30,350, including shipping.

The redesigned 2013 Toyota RAV4, also a Sorento rival, is $805 cheaper than the base 2014 Sorento. The 2013 Toyota RAV4 starts at $24,145, including an $845 destination charge. The top-of-the-line 2013 Toyota RAV4 Limited starts at $29,255, including shipping.

Buyers of the 2014 Sorento can choose a number of options and options packages, including a $4,000 touring package that bundles such items as a navigation system, power tailgate, blind spot detection system and a panoramic sunroof. A third-row seat is an $800 option, while a $1,000 third-row seating package adds the seat and rear air-conditioning.

The 2014 Sorento gets a new chassis, a new direct-injected V6 engine, a redesigned cabin and a new infotainment system, along with Kia's first-ever optional blind spot detection system.

Edmunds says: The Kia Sorento, which used to be a bargain-basement choice for many consumers, now aims for the penthouse.

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