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2018 2.4L L 4dr Front-Wheel Drive
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Price:   -  From $25,900
2018 2.4L LX 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $27,200
2018 3.3L LX 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $29,600
2018 2.4L LX 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $29,990
2018 3.3L LX 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $31,400
2018 2.0T EX 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $33,100
2018 3.3L EX 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $34,200
2018 2.0T EX 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $34,900
2018 3.3L EX 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $36,000
2018 3.3L SX 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $39,200
2018 3.3L SX 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $41,000
2018 3.3L SXL 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $44,500
2018 3.3L SXL 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $46,300
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Overview

The Kia Sorento is a mid-size crossover with proportions befitting all-wheel capability and three-row capacity. Although all-new in 2016, the Sorento remains a fashionable and features-oriented choice.

What's New for 2018

A carryover model for 2018, the Kia Sorento sees a few updates, specifically new standard equipment on every trim level. This includes a rearview camera (L); third-row seats on AWD models (LX four-cylinder); a hands-free power liftgate and power-folding mirrors (EX); and rain-sensing wipers (SX V6). Packages have also been revised for select trims.

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Choosing Your Kia Sorento

Save for the 7-passenger Sedona minivan, the Sorento is Kia’s largest vehicle with standard seating for five or, if equipped, with a third-row for up to seven occupants. And seating is only one of many options available, such as engine choices – there are three. Transmission options, however, are relegated to a lone six-speed automatic.

The standard engine is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder which produces 185 horsepower and 178 pound-feet of torque. Fuel economy is EPA rated at 21 city miles per gallon, 28 highway, and 24 combined for front-wheel drive models and 21/25/22 for AWD. An optional 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder produces 240 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. Front- and all-wheel-drive mileage is rated at 20/27/23 and 19/25/22, respectively.

A 3.3-liter V6 is available on all but the base trim and produces 290 hp and 252 lb-ft of torque. Its fuel economy numbers for FWD vehicles, regardless of trim, are an estimated 18 city mpg, 25 highway, and 20 combined. A top-of-the-line Sorento V6 drops to 17 city mpg, 23 highway, and 19 combined.

The 2018 Kia Sorento is available in four trim levels:

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L

Starting at $26,740 (including destination), the L trim sees a negligible price increase of $200. Destination is also up $45 to $940. There are minor updates, though, in the form of upgraded headlamps and redesigned front headrests for added comfort. A rearview camera and auto on/off headlights are also now standard equipment.

Available only in front-wheel drive and with a five-passenger configuration, the L rides on 17-inch wheels and features power adjustable mirrors with turn indicators, a rear spoiler, keyless entry, selectable drive modes, cloth upholstery, 40/20/40-split folding rear seats, a six-speaker audio system, auxiliary and USB ports, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, and power outlets.

There are no options packages available, although port-installed items like carpet floor mats ($135) will run you extra.

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LX

The four-cylinder LX sees a $200 increase for both front-wheel ($28,040) and all-wheel drive ($30,830) models, and a $300 jump for the V6 to $29,500 and $31,300, depending how many wheels are turning. Standard equipment includes roof rails, two rapid-charge USB ports, and front seatback pockets. All-wheel-drive models are additionally outfitted with a 50/50-split folding third row.

Package offerings include Advanced Technology, Convenience, and the new-for-2018 Cool and Connected Package. Advanced Technology Package adds safety features like emergency braking, forward collision warning, lane-departure warning, and adaptive cruise control. The Cool And Connected Package offers a seven-inch UVO multimedia/navigation system, Android Auto/Apple CarPlay capability, and dual zone climate control.

The Convenience Package includes the Cool and Connected Package as well as cabin comforts like an eight-way power adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar support, heated front seats, and rear parking assist. V6 models add third-row air conditioning, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, and a seven-inch LCD display in the instrument cluster.

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EX

The only trim to offer the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, EX prices jump $1,300 to $33,940 for front-drive and $35,740 for all-wheel drive. Standard features include the LX Convenience Package plus 18-inch wheels, fog lights, power-folding side mirrors, leather seats with heated fronts, keyless ignition, and a hands-free power liftgate. Safety technology includes rear cross traffic alert, blind spot monitoring, and rear parking assist.

V6-equipped models see an $800 increase to $35,040 (FWD) and $36,840 (AWD). Additional standard equipment includes auto-folding second row seats, a 50/50-split folding 3rd row, and rear air conditioning.

An Advanced Touring Package adds the LX Advanced Technology package plus a panoramic sunroof, chrome roof fails, LED interior lightings, and a 110-volt inverter.

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SX

Seeing only a modest $300 price increase, the SX starts at $40,040 (FWD) and $41,840 (AWD). Its sub-trim level, referred to as the SX Limited, starts at $45,340 (FWD) and $47,140 (AWD).

This premium, V6-only model receives 19-inch wheels, LED taillights, a panoramic sunroof, an eight-inch infotainment/navigation system with smartphone integration, a 10-speaker Infinity audio system, LED interior lighting, a 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar, memory settings, and trim-specific cosmetic treatments.

Specific to the SX are projector headlights and leather seats, steering wheel, and shift knob. An Advanced Technology package includes features of the LX V6 plus HID adaptive headlights, ventilated front seats, and a heated steering wheel.

The fully-loaded SX Limited includes all of these features as well as Nappa leather seats, a wood/leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter, exterior and interior cosmetic details, and a surround view camera system. No additional packages are offered.

CarsDirect Tip

Once exclusively a value brand, Kia has upped the ante on premium offerings, particularly with hot-selling crossovers. Budget-minded buyers, however, still have plenty of options. A Sorento LX V6 FWD with Convenience and Advanced Technology packages will be just shy of $34,000 but offer plenty of power, safety, and amenities. Add another $1,800 for AWD. For a similar package but with a higher-end flavor, the EX AWD with an Advanced Touring package is your best bet, and with a price tag less than $40,000.

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Our expert ratings are based on seven comprehensive criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value.

You can interpret our ratings in the following way:

: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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With seven trims to consider, choosing the “right” 2018 Sorento may depend on your budget and personal preferences. That said, we like models equipped with the powerful V6 engine, so that rules out three grades. The 3.3 EX with a starting price of $32,087 (including a $940 destination charge) is the pick of the Kia Sorento litter.

At this price point, you have a well-equipped model with keyless entry with push-button start, leather seats, dual-zone climate control, and seating for seven.

Attractive looks, three rows of seats, and a wide range of price points make the 2018 Kia Sorento a tempting option for consumers with big and growing families that aren't willing to accept the all-conquering capability of minivans.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.4L I-4 / 185 HP / 178 ft.lbs.
Transmission
6-spd Sportmatic w/OD
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
21 / 28 / 24 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
5
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.4L I-4 / 185 HP / 178 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
21 / 28 / 24 Mpg
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Strut
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
18.8 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$72
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
73.5 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
146 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
187.4 "
Exterior Width
74.4 "
Exterior Height
66.3 "
Front Headroom
39.5 "
Rear Headroom
39.3 "
Front Legroom
44.1 "
Rear Legroom
39.4 "
Front Shoulder Room
59.1 "
Rear Shoulder Room
58.0 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,704 Lbs.
Wheel Base
109 "
Turning Radius
18.6 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
17.0 " Silver Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote Heated
Bumpers
Body-colored
Grille Moldings
Black W/chrome Surround
Rear Spoiler
Lip
Exhaust
Stainless Steel With Chrome Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
5
Seat Trim
Yes Essentials Premium Cloth
Front Seat Type
Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
8-way
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Front Armrests
8-way
Rear Armrests
Center
Rear Seats
40-20-40 Split-bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Siriusxm Am/fm/satellite, Clock, Seek-scan / Clock
Speakers
6
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Day-night / Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Driver
Tinted Windows
Deep
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
4
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Immobilizer
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Major Components Months
120 Months / 100,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / 100,000 Miles
Accessories Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles

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