The upcoming 2019 Kia Sorento is an SUV that offers plenty of amenities, the upscale interior, sharp design and great warranty, maybe the best in SUV segment. It is available in second and third-row configurations and with seating for five and seven passengers. Thanks to numerous trim levels, the customer can customize this vehicle for different needs. All-wheel drive setup is offered on all models, and there are three drivetrain options available.
The 2019 Kia Sorento is dimensionally smaller than its biggest competitors such as Honda Pilot, Ford Explorer, and Toyota Highlander. The third-row is smaller and the cargo space could have been better. However, this SUV is much easier to park and maneuver.
2019 Kia Sorento gets a new styling and features
The sophisticated and sharp exterior of the forthcoming 2019 Kia Sorento is highlighted with a new “tiger-nose” front grille. Many will agree, this is perhaps the best-looking mid-size SUV. The new LED fog lights are added and some LED accents in the headlights as well. The use of chrome materials is perfect and very tasteful.
The alloy wheels are 17-inches on a base model, 18-inches on EX models, and higher trim levels offer 19-inches alloys. At the back, the taillights are different with more narrower shape and will start on the rear hatch. The padding over the side doors looks awesome, and there is even thicker padding behind the rear doors.
2019 Kia Sorento Interior
Kia simply now how to rock the interior. Everything inside the new 2019 Kia Sorento looks more luxurious than the price may suggest. The interior looks premium with plenty of soft-touch materials. This SUV is available in five and seven-passenger configurations. The dashboard is both elegant and simple with gently chrome work that makes the dash looks special.
The legroom is good in the first two rows, however, the third-row is a little “squeeze”. The cargo spaces could’ve been better behind the third-row, but on the other hand, the seats fold down and the cargo space is significantly increased.
This impressive 2019 Kia Sorento will have seven trims L,LX, LX V6, EX 2.0T, EX V6, SX and SX Limited. The base one L trim will be offering beautiful coated seats with Essentials and Fabric Treatment, integrated LED Turn signals, Heated Outside Mirrors, Steering Wheel Mounted Controls, Bluetooth Wireless Technology, Projector Beam Headlights, 17″ Alloy Wheels.
The LX will add Roof Rails, Privacy Glass, Sound-Absorbing Windshield Glass, Low Profile with Chrome Finish, Rear-Camera view, USB Charger Ports and 4.3″ Color Touch-Screen Audio Display. However, the next one LX V6 is the middle trim with much more features like 50/50 Split-Folding 3rd-Row Seats, 2nd-Row Seats, Solar Control Glass, Sliding & Auto Folding, UVO eServices with 7″ Color Touch-Screen Display. Also, this one is capable to tow maximum capacity of 3500 pounds.
The EX 2.0 trim comes with DOHC 16-valve I-4 Turbocharged engine and will be equipped with Body-Color & Heated Outside Mirrors w/ LED Turn Signal Indicators, Illuminated Door Handle Pockets, UVO eServices with Navigation, 8″ Color Touch-Screen Display, Rear-Camera Display. However, the EX V6 trim comes with a 24-valve V6 engine and Rear Parking Assist System (RPAS), Rear-Camera Display, Blind-Spot Detection (BSD) System, Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA).
The last two trims SX and SX Limited are the highlights of the offer with 19″ Chrome Alloy Wheels, Power-Folding Outside Mirrors, Panoramic Sunroof with Power Sunshade, Auto Light Control, Lower Bumper Accents, Stainless Steel.
2019 Kia Sorento Engine Specifications
The standard engine for L and LX models of 2019 Kia Sorento is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder drivetrain. This engine offers 185 HP and 180 lb-ft of torque. It is the most fuel-efficient Sorento’s model. The second option is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers 240 HP and 260 lb-ft of torque.
On the other hand, if you opt for EX and Limited models with a third-row available, then the 3.3-liter V6 with 290 HP is on the offer. All drivetrain options come with a 6-speed automatic transmission and with all-wheel drive setup.
2019 Kia Sorento Fuel Economy and Towing Capacity
The first engine that is available in L and LX trims 2,4 liter gives in city/highway 22/28 mpg (FWD) and 21/25 mpg (AWD). The next one is EX and Limited trims with 2-rows of seating and is EPA rated 20/27 mpg (FWD) and 19/25 mpg (AWD).
The last one engine is available in 3-row EX, Limited and SX trim and provide 18/25 mpg for the FWD, AWD LX and EX and 17/23 mpg for the AWD SX and Limited. The new Sorento can tow from 2000 to 5000 pounds, depending on chosen engine.
2019 Kia Sorento Price and Release Date
The all-new 2019 Kia Sorento starts at $27,000. We strongly recommend the LX trim that costs only $1,000 more but has much more options loaded. Furthermore, even a fully loaded Sorento SX Limited model is not that expensive and it cost around $47,500.
The 2019 Kia Sorento cost less than its rivals like Honda Pilot, Toyota Highlander, Ford Explorer and even Nissan Pathfinder. The new Kia’s SUV will hit the markets by the end of 2018.