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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.
Front Wheel Drive (2WD)
F 44.1"/M 39.4"/R 31.7"
F 39.5"/M 39.3"/R 36.3"
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A major draw of this midsize SUV is the high-end feel of its cabin. The 2019 Kia Sorento shines as a great choice for all lifestyles, as it's made with attractive materials across a stylish design. It seats seven people across three rows and those seats are well-cushioned and supportive, even when traversing rough terrain. Additionally, the Sorento's technology is user-friendly and intuitive, making long drives comfortable and relaxing.
The 2019 Kia Sorento is a particularly strong choice since Kia made multiple major improvements for this model year. Along with a style update, Kia introduced a new two-row seating configuration, various available driver aids like front parking sensors, driver drowsiness monitoring, and lane keep assist; and standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ connectivity.
The 2019 Kia Sorento comes with various optional packages across its trims, all of which add great features. Look for the Convenience Package on the LX trim, which includes a parking distance warning, roof rails, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. The EX can be found with the Touring Package, adding premium navigation, a 12-speaker surround-sound system, and a panoramic sunroof. The SX can also have the Touring Package tacked onto it, adding ventilated front seats, LED headlights, and rain-sensing wipers—all to make your life easier.
The 2019 Kia Sorento is not just good-looking inside, but comfortable too. The attractiveness of the cabin is certainly inviting, and once inside it's a vehicle you'll be happy to spend long hours in for road trips and other adventures. The vehicle has a passenger volume of 154.2 cu-ft, and there's plenty of space in the front and second rows, with 44.1 inches of legroom in the former and 39.4 inches in the latter. Thanks to the comfort and supportiveness of the 2019 Kia Sorento, it's a dream to travel in.
The base engine of the 2019 Kia Sorento is a 2.4L four-cylinder engine producing 185 hp, which is more than enough for most. However, from the S trim and up, there's the option of a 3.3L V6 producing 290 hp, which is the ideal choice if you like a more spirited drive or need more grunt when the car is very full. Fuel economy is decent for both engines; the 2.4L version achieves an EPA-estimated 25 combined mpg, while the V6 engine achieves an EPA-estimated 22 combined mpg.
4.6 out of 522 customer reviews
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 10th out of 27 among Compact SUVs.View RepairPal's full rating of the Kia Sorento
The 2019 Kia Sorento is available in multiple trims, each with its own estimated fuel economy, here are the EPA estimates for each trim:
The Kia Sorento received a rating of 4 out of 5 stars from RepairPal, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks the Kia Sorento as 9 out of 27 among Compact SUV
The 2019 Kia Sorento has received an average 4.6 out of 5 stars from our customers. If you're in the market for a 2019 Kia Sorento, check out reviews from customers just like you. 2019 Kia Sorento Reviews.
The 2019 Kia Sorento has a maximum towing capacity of between 2000 and 5000 pounds, when properly equipped. Various factors may impact towing capacity, including weight of passengers, cargo, and options/accessories.
Here is what's new for the 2019 Kia Sorento: