2019 Kia Sorento vs 2018 Kia Sorento

2019 Kia Sorento vs 2018 Kia Sorento

Kia is making strides toward the top yet again. While the 2018 Sorento proved to be a top-tier SUV, it looks like 2019 may be even better. Drivers everywhere appreciate the quality found in each of the models in the Kia lineup. So how does the old compare with the new? Find out here as we compare the 2019 Kia Sorento vs 2018 Kia Sorento!

To ensure each model year is getting compared fairly and accurately, we put the base models for each year head top head: the 2018 Sorento L vs the 2019 Sorento L. As is usually the case, the more recent model looks a little better with the updates it received. Aside from the fine-tuning of the engine and chassis, the comfort and convenience features were upgraded a little as well. Take a look below!

2019 Kia Sorento


2018 Kia Sorento

22 city/29 hwy mpg Fuel Efficiency 21 city/28 hwy mpg
7 people Seating Capacity 5 people
11.3 cubic ft Cargo Capacity 38.8 cubic ft
Standard Apple CarPlay/Android Auto Available

What’s New in the 2019 Sorento?

For the most part, performance will remain the same. Under the hood of both the 2018 and 2019 Sorento L trim levels is the 2.4L 4-cylinder engine with 185 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque. The biggest change was in the fuel efficiency, which jumped from 21 city/28 hwy mpg for 2018 to 22 city/29 hwy mpg for the 2019 model.

Another big change was in the seating lineup, as the new Sorento can now seat seven people. This is good news for someone who wants more space for a larger family, but as you’ll notice above, that also comes at the expense of the cargo capacity. However, if you really need the extra space, you can always configure the third row of seats to make more space if you only need 5 or less seats. The final highlight is the standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, both of which were an available option in 2018 but cost extra.

These are just a few of the highlights of the 2019 Sorento. Stop by our dealership to learn more about the newest Sorento or schedule a test drive on our website today!

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