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2019 Kia Sorento Overview

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Part of the ever-growing SUV segment, the 2019 Kia Sorento has a few upgrades for this year’s model. An improved powertrain gives driving a new thrill while added technology features and a comfortable interior make your commute as smooth as possible.


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2019 Kia Sorento

What’s New for the 2019 Kia Sorento?

The Kia Sorento’s powertrain gets a boost for 2019 with an all-new eight-speed automatic transmission, and the previous six-speed transmission has a revised gearbox. Technology inside the cabin now includes driver-assist features like Driver Attention Warning and Lane Keep Assist, plus a QuantumLogic Surround Sound system. Last year’s headlights have been adjusted with full-LED lighting on the SX and SX Limited, while the front and rear fascias have a new design for a distinguishing look.

The 2019 Kia Sorento is available in six trims: L, LX, LX V6, EX V6, SX, and SX Limited.

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2019 Kia Sorento Exterior

The front and rear fascias of the Kia Sorento were restyled for 2019, adding an extra level of sophistication to the SUV’s first impression. The rear bumper has been changed, as well, to channel a bit more aggression in its stance. You can also choose between three different wheels, all-new for this year, up to 19-inches.

The 2019 Kia Sorento is available in nine exterior colors: Snow White Pearl, Sparkling Silver, Titanium Silver, Passion Red, Sangria, Blaze Blue, Dragon Brown, Platinum Graphite, and Ebony Black.

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Exterior features available on the 2019 Kia Sorento L

  • Body-color heated outside mirrors with LED turn signal indicators, Privacy glass, Rear wiper/washer, LED positioning lights, Projector beam headlights, Matte black front grille, Auto light control, Solar control glass, Locking fuel-filler door, Variable intermittent windshield wipers, Rear spoiler

Exterior features available on the 2019 Kia Sorento LX
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  • Sound-absorbing windshield glass

Exterior features available on the 2019 Kia Sorento LX V6
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  • Same as previous trim

Exterior features available on the 2019 Kia Sorento EX V6
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  • Programmable liftgate height adjustment, Projector beam front fog lights, Shark fin antenna, LED rear combination lamps, Illuminated door handle pockets, Smart Power Liftgate, Silver finish low profile roof rails, Silver lower bumper accents, Sound-absorbing front window glass, Gloss black front grille, Smart Welcome

Exterior features available on the 2019 Kia Sorento SX
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  • Body-color lower door molding, Body-color wheel arch molding, Chrome finish low profile roof rails, Dark metallic front grille, Chrome and stainless-steel lower bumper accents, Stainless-steel bumper protector, Panoramic sunroof with power sunshade

Exterior features available on the 2019 Kia Sorento SX Limited
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  • High Beam Assist, Reverse tilt-down outside mirrors, LED headlights, Automatic rain-sensing windshield wipers, Power-folding outside mirrors, Chrome lower door moulding, Low Beam Assist, LED front fog lights

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2019 Kia Sorento Performance

On its first two trims, the 2019 Kia Sorento is equipped with a 2.4-liter inline four-cylinder engine and an electronically controlled six-speed automatic transmission. As a whole, the standard powertrain produces 185 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque. If you decide to upgrade to the LX V6 or any higher trim, you’ll be able to feel the thrill of the stronger powertrain: a 290-horsepower 3.3-liter V6 engine paired to an electronically controlled eight-speed automatic transmission.

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2019 Kia Sorento Efficiency

The smaller standard engine, the 3.3-liter four-cylinder, is your best bet when it comes to a fuel-efficient powertrain. It earns an estimated 22 mpg in the city, 29 mpg on the highway, and 25 mpg combined. With the larger engine, you’ll see an increase in performance output but a slight drop in efficiency. The V6 earns an estimated 19 mpg in the city, 26 mpg on the highway, and 22 mpg combined.

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2019 Kia Sorento Interior

Inside the cabin, you can choose the abundance of technology with each trim level. The standard Sorento comes with a six-speaker UVO play system with a 7-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and Bluetooth wireless technology. The SX upgrades its audio system to a 10-speaker Harman/Kardon surround-sound system, equipped with a subwoofer, an 8-inch touchscreen display, and HD Radio.

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Interior features available on the 2019 Kia Sorento L

  • Interior: Height-adjustable front seat belt anchors, Dual front cup holders, Interior accent illumination, Sliding and auto-folding second-row seats, 40/20/40-split folding second-row seats, Tilt and telescopic steering column, Overhead sunglasses holder, Power door locks with speed-sensing lock and impact sensing unlock, Front and rear door bottle holders, Second-row adjustable headrests, Center console with armrest, Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors, Cloth seats with YES Essentials Fabric Treatment, 50/50-split folding third-row seats, Air conditioning, Power windows with driver one-touch auto-up/down, Second-row center armrest with cup holders
  • Radio and Technology: Smart Shift & Drive; UVO play with 7-inch touchscreen display; Apple CarPlay and Android Auto; Remote keyless entry; 12-volt power outlets; EcoMinder Fuel-Efficiency Indicator; Bluetooth wireless technology hands-free connectivity; Steering wheel-mounted audio, hands-free phone, and cruise control buttons; Six speakers; USB/auxiliary input jack; Rear-camera display

Interior features available on the 2019 Kia Sorento LX
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  • Interior: Front seat back pockets, Power windows with first- and second-row one-touch auto-up/down
  • Radio and Technology: Rear Cross Traffic Collision Warning, Blind Spot Collision Warning, USB 2.1-amp charger ports

Interior features available on the 2019 Kia Sorento LX V6
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  • Interior: Dual-zone automatic temperature control with auto de-fog system

Interior features available on the 2019 Kia Sorento EX V6
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  • Interior: Heated front seats, Third-row air conditioning with controls, Leather-wrapped steering wheel, 10-way power-adjustable driver’s and front passenger’s seats with two-way power lumbar support, Leather seat trim, Leather gearshift knob
  • Radio and Technology: Park Distance Warning for Reverse, Forward Collision Warning, Lane Keeping Assist, Driver Attention Warning, Electronic Parking Brake with Auto-Hold, Smart Cruise Control with Stop and Go, UVO eServices with 7-inch touchscreen display, Forward Collision Avoidance with Pedestrian Detection, Smart Key with push-button start and immobilizer, Auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink, Lane Departure Warning, Supervision meter cluster with 7-inch Thin Film Transistor color LCD display

Interior features available on the 2019 Kia Sorento SX
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  • Interior: Illuminated aluminum door sill scuff trim, LED map and room lights, 14-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with four-way power lumbar support, Stainless-steel sill scuff trim, Carpeted floor mats, Stainless-steel liftgate trim, Premium leather gearshift knob, Integrated second-row window sunshades, Perforated leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Radio and Technology: Park Distance Warning for Forward; UVO eServices with voice-command navigation system, 8-inch touchscreen display, SiriusXM Traffic, and HD Radio; Driver’s Seat Integrated Memory System; Harmon/Kardon 10-speaker surround sound audio with Clari-Fi, external amplifier, and subwoofer; Wireless phone charger; 110-volt power inverter

Interior features available on the 2019 Kia Sorento SX Limited
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  • Interior: Heated steering wheel, Ventilated front seats, Premium Nappa leather seat trim, Stainless-steel pedals, Heated second-row seats
  • Radio and Technology: Surround View Monitor

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2019 Kia Sorento Safety

Every trim of the 2019 Kia Sorento comes with a full suite of standard safety features, including both active and passive technologies. Driver-assist features come into play on upper trim levels. On the LX, you can utilize Rear Cross Traffic Collision Warning and Blind Spot Collision Warning for easier navigation, while the EX V6 adds Forward Collision Warning, Lane Keeping Assist, Driver Attention Warning, Reverse Parking Distance Warning, Forward Collision Avoidance with Pedestrian Detection, and more.

Standard Safety Features on the 2019 Kia Sorento

  • Tire-Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • First- and second-row side curtain airbags
  • Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD)
  • Hill Start Assist Control (HAC)
  • Front seat belt pretensioners
  • Rollover sensor
  • Three-point seat belts for all seating positions
  • Vehicle Stability Management (VSM)
  • Dual front seat-mounted side airbags
  • Rear child-safety door locks
  • Brake Assist System (BAS)
  • Dual front advanced airbags
  • Traction Control System (TCS)
  • Side-impact door beams
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and four-wheel disc brakes
  • Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
  • Front and rear crumple zones

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Previous Models: Learn more about the 2017 Kia Sorento