The Kia Sorento Really is a Midsize Surprise
The Kia Sorento is one of Kia’s most popular vehicle in its lineup. So It’s no surprise that Kia has decided to give it a little refresh for the new model year. With its updated headlights and taillights, redesigned front and rear fascias and major tech and safety upgrades, this Kia is now even more potent then it was the previous year.
One of the biggest change is a third row that’s now standard on all trim levels. However, there are still five trim levels: L, LX, EX, SX, and SX Limited. Each also sees a price increase for the 2019 model year.
The face-lifted Kia Sorento still remains a beautiful SUV despite entering its fourth model year. Fresh front and rear fascias, a redesigned bumper and reworked headlights and taillights act as the well-needed medicine that helps the Kia crossover stay fresh and keep up with newer and younger rivals.
The Sorento’s black wheel-trim and 17- or 18-inch wheels and tires are seen on lower-level L, LX, and EX models, the higher-end SX and SX Limited with the more aggressive front and rear fascias look nice with the body-color wheel-well trim. Also seen on these higher-end models are 19-inch wheels and tires.
The interior of the Sorento is similar to its exterior being attractive with high-end materials. Updates for the 2019 Sorento include a new steering wheel design, a bigger shifter head, and revised climate controls for the available dual-zone system, which now sports its own individual display that’s separate from the infotainment screen.
Comfort in this SUV was keen for Kia designers. With there being a third-row in this SUV the seating here has comfortable cushioning and room to stretch-out if needed thanks to the two front bucket seats and the three-cross second-row bench. If you opt for the SX Limited you will get additional upgrades such as heated and cooled front seats, heated outboard second-row seats, a heated steering wheel, and a panoramic sunroof.
The storage space is ample and the Sorento has a couple of big, covered cubbies, including one in front of the shift lever. Behind the third row, you’ll find more storage space- this being around 11.3 cubic feet . Folding the 50/50 split seats makes more room for storage thus giving you 38 cubic feet of cargo storage.
The multimedia system, which comes refreshed for the 2019 model year, comes standard with a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system that is equipped with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. An 8.0-inch touchscreen with navigation is standard on the SX and LX Limited trims and optional in the EX. The available digital display in the gauge cluster is impressive as well. This cluster houses the speedometer, trip computer, and multimedia display.
With a five-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and a Top Safety Pick+ designation by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Sorento SX Limited is one of the safest SUVs available today. The high-end trim comes standard with a number of safety systems, including LED headlights rated “Good” by the IIHS, automatic high-beam headlights, and a 360-degree camera system (these items are also optional on the SX).
All Sorento trims come standard with a blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert, while EX, SX, and SX Limited models include a forward-collision warning system with automatic front braking, adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning, lane-keeping assist, and a new driver-attention monitor that delivers visual and audible warnings if it detects driver fatigue.
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