Sorento embarked on a bold new road when it was redesigned three years ago. For 2019, Kia added cutting-edge refinements to keep it not only an outstanding value but also a step ahead of the competition.
Leading the list of changes for Kia’s best-selling CUV are standard 7-passenger seating on all trim models, updated front and rear styling, as well as Advanced Driver Assistance Systems* standard across all trim levels. What hasn’t changed is Sorento’s devotion to comfort, performance, technology, and safety.
Also updated for 2019, Sorento offers two newly engineered powerplants, including a more efficient 2.4-liter GDI 4-cylinder, and the 3.3-liter V6 is now paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission, shared with the brand’s Cadenza premium sedan, that offers up the same impressive power with a buttery-smooth delivery and increased fuel efficiency. A diesel option is also in the works with more information to come (late availability).
Sorento offers a spectrum of leading-edge technologies including, Android AutoTM* and Apple CarPlayTM*, Smart Cruise Control Stop & Go (SCC w/ S&G)*, and Blind Spot Collision Warning (BCW) with Rear Cross Traffic Collision Warning (RCCW)*. New technology options for 2019 include a new 10-speaker Harman Kardon®* audio system, wireless phone charging, Driver Attention Warning (DAW)*, Parking Distance Warning – Forward (PDW-F)*, and Lane Keeping Assist (LKA)* to detect the waning of driver concentration and to promote improved driving patterns.
As a king of versatility, Sorento features an available Smart Power LiftgateTM, 5,000-lb max. towing* capacity (V6 AWD), panoramic sunroof, plus versatile seating and cargo configurations. Whether your customers are tackling a journey from New York to Newport Beach, CA, or exploring the outer reaches of civilization, Sorento is built to handle the go-anywhere demands of today’s adventure seekers.
What’s New for 2019
Newly designed wheels ranging between 17 to 19 inches
A newly detailed radiator grille with a more aggressive bumper design
Redesigned headlight configuration with LED position lamps (all trims) and lighting (available SX and SX Limited)
Fog lights now projection bulbs (EX and SX) and LEDs (SX Limited)
New sportier muffler tip, bumper design, and revised liftgate
Redesigned tail light configuration with LED lighting (available EX and higher)
7-passenger, 3rd-row seating standard for all trims
2-way powered lumbar support for the front passenger (SX and SX Limited)
COMFORT & CONVENIENCE
Harmon Kardon®* audio with QuantumLogic*
Wireless charging (now standard SX and SX Limited)
Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)* standard on EX trims and higher
UVO eServices*/UVO eServices with Premium Navigation*: Change from 10 years to 5 years of subscription free service from original retail purchase/lease date starting on the 2019MY
New 8-speed automatic transmission (6-cylinder)
Revised 6-speed automatic transmission (4-cylinder)
Smart Shift & Drive standard on all models