October 9, 2018
The 2019 Kia Sorento is a midsize SUV. It competes against the Honda Pilot, Nissan Pathfinder, and the Toyota Highlander. The Sorento is a little bit smaller than its rivals, but it’s more affordable with a starting price point that’s just below $27,000. In the midsize SUV category, the Sorento offers value since its standard features include goodies like Android Auto and Apple Carplay. It also has a powertrain warranty that lasts for 10 years or 100,000 miles.
The Kia Sorento features three rows, so it has enough space for seven passengers. For 2019, Kia decided to add driver-assist features and a new transmission. Kia also decided to give the 2019 Sorento a new interior and exterior design.
In the category of engines, Kia is offering consumers a base 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 185 horsepower or a more powerful V6 that generates 290 horsepower. Those who opt for the V6 will pay a few thousand more for their Sorento. The new transmission is an eight-speed one that works well with the V6 by providing smooth transitions. The vehicle’s suspension, handling, and ride are in line with the midsize SUV class, giving consumers the chance to own a high-end SUV without the high-end price tag.
If consumers purchase the Sorento with all-wheel drive, then they’ll have access to added technology like Torque Vectoring Cornering Control. This feature improves the vehicle’s cornering and traction stability by sending torque and power to the areas needed. It does this in good or bad weather.
The 2019 Kia Sorento comes with automatic emergency braking. This is a great safety feature since it helps prevent accidents caused by distracted drivers. To operate, the braking system scans the road and activates the brakes when it spots a possible collision.
With the 2019 Kia Sorento, the automaker is targeting families with its new interior seat material. Parents who bring home the SUV with cloth material will appreciate that it has been treated with YES Essentials. This treatment resists stains and decreases odors.
Kia is equipping the Sorento with keyless entry, 17-inch alloy wheels, a rearview camera, and a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system. The SUV also comes with two rapid-charge USB ports, an acoustic windshield, and blind-spot monitoring system. Those who want to upgrade their Sorento can do so with premium Nappa leather, smart cruise control and heated and ventilated front seats. For an even fancier ride, consumers can get the SUV with a panoramic moonroof and a 10-speaker surround-sound audio system.
The 2019 Kia Sorento is the perfect SUV for budget-conscious parents who want a nice, safe vehicle with plenty of room. This is one of those SUVs that people will be inclined to hang on to just because it’s fun to drive and handy to own.