The 2019 Kia Sorento is the biggest SUV in Kia's line-up
Kia Sorento is a compact crossover SUV that was introduced by Kia Motors in 2002. Currently the model is on its third generation and already went through various facelifts and redesigns. There are no major changes for the 2018 Kia Sorento but it remains an excellent choice for its class. It notably has spacious interior and loaded with user-friendly and easy-to-use infotainment system. We may not see any major changes for this model this year but we can expect more from the 2019 lineup. The 2019 Kia Sorento offers an updated style and many new features.
Interior / Exterior
One of the most interesting highlights of the 2018 Kia Sorento is the spacious interior. It has a seating capacity for 5-7 people and it is certainly the kind of vehicle that adapts to your needs. It comes with second-row sliding seats that give easy access to the third-row seats. 2018 Kia Sorento also comes with a standard cloth upholstery but you can upscale the interior through available options for the utmost comfort. Some available options like heated front seats, ventilation and some extra power adjustments can drastically improve the interior quality.
The exterior styling is also impressive for the 2018 Kia Sorento. It offers a sharp looking design with sinuous lines, muscular shoulders and lower roofline. The overall design is complemented by a larger tiger nose grille and long swept-back Projector Beam headlights which gives this vehicle the aggressive yet sophisticated style. The Cargo space is undoubtedly impressive with overall available space amounting to 73 cubic feet!
Infotainment / Security
The 2018 Kia Sorento is available in five different trim levels; Kia Sorento L (base), Kia Sorento LX, Kia Sorento EX, Kia Sorento SX, and Kia Sorento SX Limited. The base Sorento model comes with a standard six speakers, satellite radio, USB port, and a rearview camera as the only standard safety feature. The upgraded infotainment system features a 7-8 inch display with user friendly interface. It also gives you access to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto which allows you to use various internet apps, music and navigation system through the display screen.
For the advanced Security, safety and driver assistance features, the 2018 Kia Sorento offers an overwhelming amount of available options.These available features include the automatic climate control system, push button start, proximity key entry, rear parking sensors, rear cross traffic alert, blind spot detection, surround view camera, adaptive cruise control to name a few. A panoramic sunroof is also one of the available options for the 2018 Kia Sorento.
Performance wise, the figures will vary depending on the engine. The 2018 Kia Sorento comes with 3 available engine options. The base model comes with the standard 2.4L engine backed by a six speed automatic transmission which can generate up to 190 horsepower. Other two engine option includes the 3.3L V6 Engine with an impressive output of 290 horsepower and also the turbocharged 2.0L four cylinder engine that produces 240 horsepower. The 2019 Kia Sorento line up will feature the same engine options except that the Turbocharged will replace the 2.4 L engine for the lower trim levels. The 2018 Kia Sorento is also fuel-efficient which makes it ideal for your daily driving needs. Not to mention the quite and relaxing ride it provides!