New Kia Sorento 2020 pricing and specs detailed: Mazda CX-9 rival now costs more to buy

Kia Australia has increased the pricing of the Sorento large SUV for the second time in five months.

All Sorento variants carry over but are now $200 more expensive, following last December’s $500 price rise.

As such, the SUV range now kicks off at $43,690 plus on-road costs for the Si petrol FWD and reaches $59,690 for the GT-Line diesel AWD (see full pricing table below).

Speaking to CarsGuide, a Kia Australia spokesperson said there have been no corresponding changes to the Mazda CX-9 rival’s standard specification, with the latest price adjustment “due to the usual business/exchange-rate pressures”.

For reference, petrol versions are powered by a 206kW/336Nm 3.5-litre naturally aspirated V6, while diesel variants are motivated by a 147kW/441Nm 2.2-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine.

The former is front-wheel drive, while the latter is all-wheel drive, and both units are mated to an eight-speed torque-converter automatic transmission.

As reported, the next-generation Sorento is due in Australian showrooms in the middle of this year.

2020 Kia Sorento pricing before on-road costs

Variant Transmission Cost
Si petrol FWD automatic $43,690 (+$200)
Sport petrol FWD automatic $45,690 (+$200)
SLi petrol FWD automatic $47,690 (+$200)
GT-Line petrol FWD automatic $56,190 (+$200)
Si diesel AWD automatic $46,190 (+$200)
Sport diesel AWD automatic $49,190 (+$200)
SLi diesel AWD automatic $51,190 (+$200)
GT-Line diesel AWD automatic $59,690 (+$200)