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The updated 2023 Kia Sorento three-row crossover SUV costs $31,285, including a $1,295 destination fee, Kia announced on Friday. That’s a modest price increase of $620 compared to the 2022 Kia Sorento, but the elimination of the base S trim on the Sorento Hybrid results in a price increase of about $2,500 for hybrid models. The 2023 Sorento plug-in hybrid costs $51,185, which is an increase of $2,120 in the second year of the Sorento PHEV.

The gas-only Sorento has a businesslike 191-hp 2.5-liter inline-4 with an 8-speed automatic and front-wheel drive. It’s standard with LX, S, EX, and X-Line trims. All-wheel drive costs $1,800 more on the LX, which now comes standard with blind-spot monitors.

All-wheel drive can be optioned on the S and EX grades, but it’s bundled with the X-Line appearance package that increases the ground clearance from 6.9 inches to 8.2 inches. The skid plates and grille are dark silver, and it has a black roof rack and black 18-inch alloy wheels. The X-Line S with AWD costs $2,000 more than the $33,785 Sorento S, and they both come standard this year with a wireless smartphone charger.

The X-Line price increase for the popular EX model jumps $3,700, so the X-Line EX with AWD costs $40,885. New for 2023 on the EX grades is an 8-way power front passenger seat.

The SX and above grades have a 281-hp turbo-4 with a dual-clutch 8-speed automatic. The 2023 Kia Sorento SX now has a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, power-folding side mirrors, and rain-sensing windshield wipers. The price increases only $500 over last year to $40,085; AWD adds $1,800 here as well.

The SX Prestige comes standard with AWD and costs $44,685, and sports distinct bumpers and gloss black exterior accents, as well as a 115-volt power inverter inside. The X-Line treatment costs $200 more for 20-inch alloy wheels with a gray finish instead of the gloss black color on the SX Prestige.

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The pricing of the pared down trims of the 2023 Kia Sorento Hybrid are more straightforward. It seats six passengers instead of seven, and it’s powered by a 1.6-liter turbo-4 and a 44-kw motor that combine for 227 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. It uses a 6-speed automatic transmission that powers the front wheels on the base EX trim for $37,885, and has an EPA rating of 37 mpg combined. All-wheel drive costs $1,800 more, and it drops to 34 mpg combined. The EX has the same upgrades this year as the gas-only model.

The big news is the addition of the SX-Prestige trim this year, which has standard AWD and a price of $43,685. It rides on 17-inch alloy wheels and has a power tailgate, a 12.3-inch instrument cluster, heated and cooled leather front seats, Bose sound, navigation, adaptive cruise control, and a surround-view camera system. Second-row captain’s chairs are standard.

The 2023 Kia Sorento plug-in hybrid comes in only the top SX Prestige trim for a price of $51,185. It uses a 1.6-liter turbo-4 and a 66.9-kw motor that make 261 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque, and has an electric range of 32 miles.

Built in West Point, Georgia, the 2023 Kia Sorento goes on sale soon.

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