Review: 2019 Kia Sorento

 

The versatile Kia Sorento is a midsize crossover that perfectly fits the lifestyle of active families. This third-generation Sorento is an upscale SUV with responsive handling both in city areas surrounding Lufkin as well as more remote roads when you’re out on adventures. Premier Kia serving Livingston, Crockett, Huntington, and Nacogdoches has the 2019 Kia Sorento in stock, so come in for a test drive.

Design and Performance

The 2019 Sorento highlights new front and rear styling, upgrades to both powertrains, and now comes standard with a third-row to comfortably accommodate seven passengers. This competent midsize SUV offers a choice of powertrains between a 185-hp 2.4-liter inline four-cylinder engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission or the 290-hp 3.3-liter V6 coupled with an eight-speed automatic. Both powertrains come standard with front-wheel-drive, and you can opt for an all-wheel drivetrain in all but the base trim. The Sorento has a towing capacity of 2,000 pounds and earns an estimated 29 mpg on the highway and 22 mpg in the city.

Technology

The Kia UVO infotainment system works with a 7.0-inch touch-screen display, Bluetooth®, Apple CarPlay@ and Android Auto™ integration, and a six-speaker sound system. A USB port and remote keyless entry also come standard. Available interior technology includes the UVO infotainment system with an 8.0-inch touch-screen, voice command, navigation, wireless charging, two additional USB ports, HD Radio™, SiriusXM® satellite radio, and a Harman Kardon® premium surround sound system projecting through ten speakers.

Safety

The 2019 Kia Sorento earned a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the National Highway Safety Traffic Administration* and was awarded a Top Safety Pick+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety**. Standard safety features consist of an advanced airbag system, a rearview camera, a traction control system, vehicle stability management, electronic brake-force distribution, brake assist, electronic stability control, and hill start assist control. Lane departure warning, lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, blind-spot alert, rear cross-traffic collision warning, a surround-view monitor, and driver attention warning are available.

Pricing

Starting at $26,290 MSRP

* Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).

**The 2019 Kia Sorento earned a IIHS Top Safety Pick+ when equipped with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights.

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