2018 Kia Sorento
The 2018 Kia Sorento is capable, comfortable, and practical, making it a top-notch choice for your new family vehicle. Whether you spend your days hauling people or cargo, the Sorento’s interior has an abundance of space for both, while also offering a number of high-tech features to choose from. If you want a crossover that is one of the most well-rounded vehicle in its class, then look no further than the 2018 Sorento.
The 2018 Kia Sorento is available in seven trim levels: L, LX, LX V6, EX 2.0T, EX V6, SX, and SX Limited.
Powertrain & Performance
With three engine options to choose from, it’s easy to find a Sorento that suits your performance needs. The first engine option is the base 2.4-liter inline four-cylinder engine, which is paired to a six-speed automatic. This engine puts out 185 horsepower and 178 lb-ft, boasting a 21 mpg city and 28 mpg highway EPA-estimated fuel efficiency rating.*
If you’re looking for some pep in your step, then the EX 2.0T trim has the powertrain for you. This turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine is paired to the same transmission as the base engine, but puts out much more power—240 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque, to be exact. It has an EPA-estimated fuel economy rating of 20 mpg city and 27 mpg highway.*
The third engine is a 3.3-liter V6, which is paired with the same six-speed automatic as the other two and puts out 290 horsepower and 252 lb-ft of torque. It has an EPA-estimated gas mileage of 18 mpg city and 25 mpg highway.*
*EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle’s condition. These estimates reflect EPA’s revised coefficients beginning with some 2017 models.
The Sorento has one of the most practical and comfortable interiors in its class. With the option of either two rows or three, it can easily fit however many passengers you need. Whether you choose the third row or not, this crossover beats out the competition when it comes to legroom with ease. This crossover can also fit a lot of cargo with an overall volume of 74 cubic feet. This space, along with a sleek cabin that takes your active lifestyle into mind – think interior fabrics that are extremely easy to clean and durable, too – makes the Sorento a top choice for your next family vehicle.
Standard & Available Features
Every Sorento comes standard with a 4.3-inch touchscreen that connects you to an AM/FM/CD/MP3/SiriusXM® audio system and Bluetooth®, which allows you to make hands-free calls. As you move up the trim levels, this touchscreen grows to 7 inches while providing you with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™. Other available features include an auto-dimming rearview mirror, heated front seats, leather upholstery, and driver assistance technologies like Rear Parking Assist System, Blind-Spot Detection, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.
Compared to most of its competitors, the 2018 Sorento manages to stand out with its cabin alone. It utilizes premium materials throughout its interior, while also offering plenty of space for its passengers. This SUV’s seats provide maximum comfort with plenty of support for long car rides.
The base Sorento comes with two rows of seating, giving you enough space for five passengers. If you need to fit more people, you can opt for the available third-row seat, which expands your passenger capacity to seven. No matter which option you choose, though, you will find that the Sorento’s cargo capacity is still plenty with 11.3 cubic feet behind the third row, 38 cubic feet behind the second row, and a maximum of 73 cubic feet when the rear rows are down.
Despite its available three rows of seating, the Sorento still manages to look svelte, unlike some of its competitors. This SUV’s slim silhouette is enhanced by a refined design that makes the Sorento one of the best-looking vehicles in its class. Sweeping, smooth lines, a lower roofline, and sculpted wheelbases give it an elegant look, while the tiger-nose grille makes it unmistakably Kia. Just because it’s a family-friendly car doesn’t mean that you have to sacrifice style when you’re out on the road. It even has an available hands-free Smart Power Liftgate that opens when it senses your smart key – no need to use your hands or feet.
Throughout the Sorento, you will find a range of technologies that are sure to impress. Bluetooth® wireless technology comes standard along with a rearview camera, and you will also find the UVO infotainment system on certain trims to keep you in touch when you’re on the go. The Sorento also comes with available safety tech like a Surround View Monitor, Lane Departure Warning, Advance Smart Cruise Control, and Blind Spot Detection. With this wide array of innovations, there’s no doubt that you will stay connected and confident when you’re behind the wheel of this SUV.
With its wide array of standard and available features, its spacious interior design, and range of engine options, the 2018 Kia Sorento makes for an excellent hauling machine, whether that means tasks like taking the whole family on a road trip or like helping a friend move across town. To see it up close, come take it for a test drive at Bert Ogden Mission Kia.