2018 Kia Sorento Review, Specs and Design

2018 Kia Sorento

Kia has made some minor adjustments to standard equipment on almost all of the 2018 Kia Sorento trim levels for 2018. The camp L trim now comes with a back up camera and programmed headlamps as standard equipment, while the next-rung-up LX can now be equipped with the Cool & Linked package, which includes dual-zone computerized climate control and a 7. 0-inch touchscreen infotainment display with Apple CarPlay and Android Car.

LX trims with 4wheel drive also now come standard with three lanes of seats. The mid-range Sorento EX with the 2. 0-liter turbocharged engine now is standard with an electric power liftgate, power-folding outside mirrors, an auto-dimming rearview looking glass, and a 7. 0-inch digital screen in the gauge cluster. SX and SX Limited trims also now come with an auto-dimming rearview mirror as standard and also benefit from rain-sensing windshield wipers. All models benefit from improved headlamps and new front headrests thats claims its to be more comfortable for occupants of the cars.

2018 Kia Sorento Features

The 2018 Kia Sorento V-6 acquits itself well against competition in both the two- and three-row classes. The V-6 pair with sportier-driving Mazda CX-9 to 60 mph though it’s outpaced by more powerful V-6 version of the GMC Acadia. Although the Kia sorento turbo 2. 0-liter four’s 260 lb-ft of revolt is more than you get from the Sorento V-6, it’s less enthusiastic when you put your foot down. We’ve yet to test the base 2. 4-liter engine, but the 185 horsepower would likely strain in an ute of this size.

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The Sorento can tug up to 5000 pounds when equipped with the V-6 and all-wheel drive, driving it towards the high end of the crossover spectrum. Deciding on front-wheel drive and either of the four-cylinder engines reduces greatest extent towing capability significantly, to 3500 pounds.

The Kia Sorento is whatever but exciting, lacking the driving verve of the Mazda CX-9, the attitude of a Dodge Durango, or maybe the outright pace of a twin-turbocharged V-6 Ford Advantage or Explorer. Yet the Kia is well mannered on the road, easy to maneuver, and general competent, earning it admiration from behind the tyre.

The V-6 Sorento and its 290 horses are completely enough for normal driving and light dragging. The turbo 2. 0-liter 4cyl may be more effective than the V-6, but it slows the 2018 Kia Sorento considerably. Its abundance of torque–once the turbo works its magic–does make it easy to merge in highway traffic, and their passing time is about the same as the V-6’s. We estimate that a Sorento powered by the base 2 . 4-liter four-cylinder would take near to 9. 0 seconds to hit 60 mph, so it’s much less engine than we’d want in a two-ton crossover.

2018 Kia Sorento Exterior

Kia has been revised the front-seat headrests for improved comfortability and shuffled a few features on some of the Sorento’s trims. The recently available Cool & Linked package adds dual-zone automated climate control to the LX trim, and EX LOVER models come with an auto-dimming rearview mirror, automobile up/down power windows, and a 7. 0-inch digital gauge-cluster display.

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All 2018 Sorentos came with a set of upgraded headlamps base L models and now is come with automatic headlamps too. A power rear liftgate and power-folding side-view mirrors are now provided on EX models and above, while SX trims also have rain-sensing windshield wipers.

2018 Kia Sorento Room

Kia has made some minor adjustments to standard equipment on nearly all of the “2018 Kia Sorento” trim levels for 2018. The base L reduce is also available with a back up camera and automatic headlamps as standard equipment, while the next-rung-up LX can now be equipped with the Cool & Connected package, which includes dual-zone computerized climate control and a 7. 0-inch touchscreen infotainment display with Apple CarPlay and Android Automobile. LX trims with 4wheel drive also now come standard with three series of seats. The mid-range Sorento EX with the 2. 0-liter turbocharged engine now is standard with a power liftgate, powerflip outside mirrors, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and a 7. 0-inch digital display screen in the gauge group. SX and SX Limited trims also now come with an auto-dimming rearview mirror as standard and also benefit from rain-sensing windshield wipers. All models benefit from improved headlamps and new front headrests that Kia claims to be more comfortable for occupants.

The Kia’s foundation L trim is sparsely equipped, but stepping back up just one rung to the LX brings available leather seating and the third row, plus dual-zone weather control, additional USB slots, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and more. Three-row models feature vents and climate handles in the way-back seats. The 2018 Kia Sorento becomes semiluxurious further up the lean ladder, with heated and ventilated front seats, heated second-row seats, and more specialist infotainment and sound systems.

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A small 4. 3-inch center touchscreen with Bluetooth and voice recognition is standard, as is a six-speaker stereo with SiriusXM satellite radio. Optional models in LX and EX models step up to a 7. 0-inch display with Kia’s UVO3 software, Apple CarPlay and Android os Auto, additional power plug-ins, and smartphone-based navigation. Even more apps, including Yelp, SoundHound, and Pandora, can be added. SX and SXL models come standard with an 8. 0-inch touchscreen with integrated navigation, plus an Infinity premium audio tracks system with 10 speakers and an external subwoofer.

2018 Kia Sorento Prices

The upscale SX trim remains our pick for 2018. It’s a nice blend of value and features, with a base price of $40, 040–a modest $345 price increase over the 2017 model. The 3. 3-liter V-6 is standard on SX models, being the seven-passenger seating configuration. 4wheel drive remains an $1800 option.