2019 Kia Sorento Comes with New Look but Without Turbo Engine

The 2019 Kia Sorento is coming with some nice updates. The company’s famous mid-size crossover has been around for years. It is one of the longest-living models of this brand and it is also considered as one of the best models in class. The original model came way back in 2002 and we have seen three generations so far. The current generation is present since 2015, so this update seems like it was done in perfect time. For this occasion, the company prepared a lot of novelties. First of all, there is an update in terms of styling. Also, there are various novelties in terms of standard features for each trim level. Finally, a turbo inline-four engine has been discontinued, so the 2019 Sorento is available with two engines only.

2019 Kia Sorento front view

2019 Kia Sorento Design

When it is about 2019 Kia Sorento specs, we didn’t see big changes in terms of base design characteristics. This mid-size crossover continues in the same way, featuring pretty much the same mechanics, as well as the overall shape. On the other side, the styling has been updated with plenty of new details, predominately at front. In this area, the 2019 Kia Sorento gets a new grille, as well as headlights design. Basically, it is something similar to what we saw recently on the new Cadenza. This crossover is now adapted to the company’s newest design language. It looks more attractive, so there is no doubt that it will continue to be one of the most competitive models in the class.


The 2019 Kia Sorento interior comes with one big changes. Two-row seat versions are not available anymore, so you can go for 7-seaters only. Other than that, there is a familiar cabin design, updated with new color schemes. A well-built cabin is full of quality materials and attractive lines, while the cargo space is quite generous. The list of tech features is also pretty amazing, even in lower trim levels.

2019 Kia Sorento interior2019 Kia Sorento Engines

Another big change happened under the hood. The 2019 Kia Sorento will be available with two engines in the offer only. Base models come with a familiar 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, which delivers around 185 horsepower. This amount of power seems quite decent but the strongest point of this engine is actually a very good fuel economy, which goes around 22 mpg in the city and 29 on the highway. For those who prefer something quicker, there is a 3.3-liter V6 with a max output of 290 horsepower.

How capable is the 2019 Kia Sorento?

Despite a classic unibody crossover, the 2019 Kia Sorento actually offers pretty decent towing capacity. It goes around 5.000 pounds, which are average numbers for the class. Enough to tow a boat.

Which 2019 Kia Sorento would be the right choice for me?

The 2019 Kia Sorento comes in several versions. If you are for something very affordable, the base L model goes around 26.000 dollars. It is fairly good equipped, even with plenty of gadgetry like 7-inch touchscreen, smartphone integration. Bluetooth, USB etc.

Next in the line is LX, which adds a lot of new standard equipment. It starts around 28.000 dollars. A V6 engine is also available. This version costs around 31.000 dollars.

2019 Kia Sorento rear viewThe 2019 Kia Sorento 3.3-l EX comes with a V6 engine as standard features. You can also count on things like leather upholstery, push-button start, heated seats etc. There is also a long list of safety features, with systems like parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, lane keep assist etc. You’ll need around 35.500 dollars for this version.

Finally, there is the 2019 Kia Sorento 3.3-l SX, which includes all above and also adds a panoramic sunroof, a 10-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, HD Radio, wireless phone charging, and many more things. It costs almost 40.000 dollars.

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