How Much Is a Fully Loaded 2023 Kia Sorento, and Is It Worth the Cost?
The Kia Sorento is full of features, most notably its three-row seating layout, making it one of the most passenger-friendly SUVs on the market today. For 2023, the Sorento comes in eight different trim levels. These trim levels include the base LX model, which starts at $30,090. The top three trim levels of the Sorento are the SX, SX Prestige AWD, and X-Line Prestige AWD models, which all start at $38,890, $43,490, and $43,690. With so many options to choose from, how much does a fully loaded 2023 Kia Sorento cost?
How much does a fully loaded 2023 Kia Sorento cost?
A fully loaded 2023 Kia Sorento will costs around $50,895. This price was calculated by taking the top-of-the-line X-Line SX Prestige AWD model and adding all available packages.
These packages include a cargo cover for $190, a cargo net for $55, a cargo tray for $115, and a carpeted cargo mat for $115. Finishing out the interior accessories is a carpeted floor mat package for $225. For the door frames, we added illuminated door scuff plates ad hatch sill plated for $325 and $350 respectively.
An interior lighting kit is also added for $450. Rear seat entertainment was also added for $1,500. Our build is finally rounded off with $690 side step bars, a $550 tow hitch, $65 wheel locks, and a set of $360 X-Line cross bars.
As far as exterior styling, we chose the highest-priced paint job, Passion Red for an extra $445, and our interior choice was a rust-colored genuine leather seat trim package for $200.
Which trim level is the best value?
With so many Kia Sorento trim levels to choose from, it can be tough to find which model is the best value for the money. According to Edmunds, the most-shopped model of Sorento is the SX model. However, Car and Driver recommends the EX Hybrid trim level due to its more powerful drivetrain, nicer features including blind spot monitoring, heated front seats, and great fuel economy of 39 mpg city and 35 mpg highway.
Here at MotorBiscuit, we recommend the EX model due to its low price and a great list of standard features without compromising too much on fuel economy. Regardless of which Kia Sorento model you choose, you will find yourself behind the wheel of a great midsize SUV.