The price includes an $895 destination charge and reflects a $300 increase over the 2016 Sorento.
The top-of-the-line 2017 Sorento SXL V6 with all-wheel drive is priced at $46,595, including shipping.
The 2017 Sorento also features an Advanced Touring package and Advanced Technology package. The packages include a long list of driver-assistance features, including autonomous emergency braking and forward-collision warning.
Buyers get a choice of three engines: a 185-horsepower 2.4-liter inline four-cylinder; a 240-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder; and a 290-hp 3.3-liter V6.
A six-speed automatic transmission is standard across the lineup.
Edmunds says: The Kia Sorento competes in a hot SUV segment and enters the new model year with a modest price increase and some important tech upgrades.