Is the Refreshed 2024 Kia Sorento Trying to Be Something It’s Not?

Is the 2024 mid-cycle facelift a wise decision or a divergence from the value-driven history of the Sorento?  

One of the finest deals on a midsize, three-row SUV is the Kia Sorento. 

While it may not be the largest, most elegant, or most durable in its class, it is among the most reasonably priced.

Its variety of available hybrid powertrains adds to the frugalness. Just now, the 2024 Sorento received a mid-cycle update. 

Does this little SUV stick to its family-friendly, cost-effective recipe, or is it attempting to be something it's not?