The new Kia Sorento 2019 represents the popular segment of compact SUVs. Kia is slightly smaller than rivals of its class, but also has a lower price. The price-quality ratio increases if you look at the list of standard and available items. I am glad that the SUV offers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. All Sorentos come with three rows and seven seats. I am also impressed with the new transmission and the impressive “Harman/Kardon” audio system.
If you want to get a small three-row SUV with an attractive starting price, the Kia Sorento 2019 model year is worth your attention. You will enjoy the power of the V6 engine, refined interior and a large stock of comfort features.
The Kia SUV can accommodate seven passengers, but even under these circumstances, the third row is not too spacious for adults.
The car received revised front and rear elements, an updated interior, and several active safety systems as options. All models have a three-row and seven-seat configuration. Options with V6 engines will please with a new eight-speed automatic transmission. The 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo engine disappeared from the power line.
Impressions of the ride are positive.
With the departure of the 2.0-liter turbo engine, the main question for the buyer is whether to stay with the basic 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine for 188 horses, or choose an affordable V6, which will cost more, but will hit 290 horses. In its basic form, the Sorento guarantees an adequate level of power and the best level of fuel economy. But if the budget allows, it is still worth switching to V6, thanks to which you can get a better driving experience. Especially noticeable additional horses become when moving up. The new eight-speed automatic transmission, which is paired with the V6, guarantees the desired smoothness. The steering, suspension, and stroke parameters correspond to what you would expect from a class representative. The SUV doesn’t lead the segment, but it doesn’t end up trailing either. Characteristics of the Kia Sorento 2019 can be called typical.
With the modern inclusion of smartphones in the management, which leads to more and more removal of the driver from control, Kia Sorento went the other way by offering technology that can prevent an accident. For EX and higher models with a V6 engine, an automatic braking system is provided. Complete with pedestrian detection, it scans the road ahead and activates the brakes if an imminent collision is detected.
If you can’t imagine life without a phone, the Sorento makes it possible not to part with it. Updates for 2019 include the introduction of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in all models. Just connect your phone and the 7.0-inch touch screen will display the main apps.
|EPA Classification||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD|
|MPG/MPGe||26 Highway / 19 City|
|Engine||Regular Unleaded V-6 3.3L/204 cu in|
|Drive Train||Front Wheel Drive|
Starting MSRP $35,590.00
Destination Charge $1,045.00
Dealer Suggested Retail $36,635.00
The SUV was refreshed a bit by revising the elements in the front and rear and developing a new configuration of headlamps. Drastic changes are not observed and this is even good. The Sorento initially received an attractive, powerful design.
- Comfortable SUV.
- Little space in the third row.