2019 Kia Sorento Starts At $26,980

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, Automotive Editor - March 16, 2018

Kia has announced pricing for the 2019 Sorento, which will start at $26,980 (with destination). That's the price for a base L trim and is an increase of $90 from the 2018 model year. The trim comes with a new seven-inch touchscreen and a revised six-speed automatic transmission for the new year. With its standard third row of seating, the new Sorento L continues to be one of the more affordable SUVs on the market for consumers looking to get into a seven-seater.

Here's how the rest of the 2019 Sorento lineup breaks down:
LX: $28,480
EX: $36,580
SX: $40,980
SXL: $45,680

All of those prices are for models with front-wheel drive — the entry-level L trim is only available with a front-wheel-drive drivetrain. Adding all-wheel drive to the rest of the Sorento lineup is an additional $1,800.

The LX trim sits above the base model and features a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, but you can replace that with a 3.3-liter V6 for an additional $3,800.

Moving up the lineup brings the EX, which has the V6 engine as standard. Projection fog lights, lane keep assist, and driver attention warning, which monitors the driver for fatigue, are new additions for the trim.

The SX trim is next in line and now comes with wireless smartphone charging and two-way powered lumbar support as standard. The SXL is the range-topping model and comes with LED headlights with high beam assist and low beam assist, as well as LED fog lights as standard. Opting for an all-wheel-drive SXL model costs a pricey $47,480.

2019 Kia Sorento

Only two engines are offered on the Sorento at the moment. A 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine making 185 hp and 178 lb-ft of torque is the base engine for the L and EX trims. That engine is paired to a six-speed automatic gearbox. A 3.3-liter V6 is available as an option for the EX model and is standard for the SX and SXL. The V6 generates 290 hp and 252 lb-ft of torque and comes with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four doesn't return for 2019. A diesel, though, is expected to make its way to the SUV soon.

With pricing announced recently, the new Sorento should arrive in dealerships in the near future, sporting a slightly refreshed front end with slimmer headlights and new fog lights.

, Automotive Editor

Based out of the Washington, D.C. area, Joel Patel is an automotive journalist that hails from Northern Virginia. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek, Digital Trends, and Autoblog. When not writing about cars, Joel enjoys trying new foods, wrenching on his car, and watching horror movies. 

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