At the first glance, you may not understand the styling changes in the new 2019 Kia Sorento compared to the predecessor. However, on closer inspection, the differences can be understood well. South Korea based auto manufacturer Kia Motors is trying hard to strengthen its presence in global market. It has been revamping its popular vehicles and planning to unveil a series of new models.
The Sorento model has proved to be one of the popular models from its stable. Since its debut in 2002, it has received several updates. The upcoming model gets minor styling updates and technological boosts.
2019 Kia Sorento – Design, Colors and Trims
The rear bumper of the new model is revised and the grille is different too. There are 5 trims in total and all of them now get chrome exhaust. The color choices include ‘Silky Silver’, ‘Snow White Pearl’, ‘Platinum Graphite’, ‘Gravity Blue’ and more. Wheel types and sizes vary across trims as well. It is curvier than Mazda CX 9 but less sharp than Toyota Kluger. The new model is a tad longer than existing one but height and width remain same. The trims are L, LX, SX, EX, and top SX Limited.
The cabin of 2019 Sorento can be also described as roomy and ergonomic. Material quality is quite good and even base L trim does not look cheap. Cargo capacity is very good and legroom is where the new Sorento trounces most segment rivals. The dashboard is also quite sleek and it is ergonomically setup as well. There are plenty of areas to store small items and center console storage is large. The top trim amenities are quietly luxurious.
Safety and Amenities
The 2019 Kia Sorento is laden with good safety tech and it also comes with superb amenities. The L trim gets 17-inch alloy wheels, Bluetooth, rearview camera, satellite radio, selectable drive modes. LX trim brings noise-reducing windshield, extra USB ports and roof rails. EX trim adds 18-inch wheels, power-folding mirrors, keyless ignition, and auto-dimming rearview mirror.
However, the SX trim gets 19-inch wheels, automatic wipers, LED running lights, panoramic sunroof, navigation system, 8-inch touchscreen and Infinity sound system. Top SX Limited trim gets 19-inch chrome-laden wheels, wood-trim steering wheel, upgraded leather upholstery. There are also various packages like Convenience package, Advanced Technology package.
2019 Kia Sorento – Comes with three Engine Variants
There are 3 engine choices available for buyers of the 2019 Kia Sorento. Base 2 trims get the 2.4-liter four-cylinder unit generating 185 horsepower. The EX trim gets 2.0T turbocharged 2.0-l engine which makes 240 hp.
However, the top one 3.3-liter V6 makes 290 HP and it is available on top 2 trims. All engines are laden with a six-speed automatic transmission unit. Ride quality is pretty good and body roll is nearly nonexistent.
2019 Kia Sorento – Cost and Launch Date
The expected base trim price of 2019 Kia Sorento is approx $27.000. Finally, the release date is in late 2018. The new 2019 Kia Sorento is a nice midsized SUV crossover that comes with enough amenities to woo target buyers. It also gets plenty of options for customizations and reasonable pricing.