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2019 Kia Sorento

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2019 Kia Sorento

Kia Sorento highlights

Customer reviews

4.8 out of 5

RepairPal reliability rating**

4 out of 5


  • Sensibly sized for families
  • Lots of standard features
  • Easy-to-use infotainment system


  • Less cargo space than other three-row SUVs
  • Third-row seats are sized for kids
  • Engine choices are short on power

Mileage (EPA estimate)

22 city, 29 highway, 25 combined

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2019 Kia Sorento: the right size for a growing family

Small SUVs may be easy to drive and return strong fuel economy, but some people need more seats and cargo space. Midsize three-row SUVs have plenty of space but aren't as maneuverable or economical as their more compact counterparts. The 2019 Kia Sorento straddles both worlds, seeking to give you enough room and seating without being too large—and it delivers a lot of features in the process. For 2019, the Sorento receives a new eight-speed transmission, which replaces last year's six-speed, and slightly better EPA-estimated fuel economy. A third row of seats is also now standard on all models. If you're looking for an easy-to-drive SUV that can hold seven passengers, the Sorento may be the perfect fit.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

5 Stars9
4 Stars3
3 Stars0
2 Stars0
1 Star0

RepairPal reliability rating**

RepairPal gave the Kia Sorento an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Kia Sorento 9th out of 26 among Compact SUVs.
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**RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select 2006-2020 vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features. RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. These ratings are based on RepairPal Reliability data as of 09/01/2021. Learn more about RepairPal reliability ratings

Explore Kia Sorento details

Limited 2WD 4D Sport Utility

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