- Sorento touts a number of visual and feature enhancements over previous model year
- Seven-passenger three-row seating is now standard across all trims
- Sorento’s available advanced AWD system delivers unexpected capability, as seen during Kia’s presentation of “Hell’s Gate” during the recent LA Auto Show
IRVINE, Calif., March 15, 2018 – Kia Motors America (KMA) today announced pricing for the 2019 Sorento SUV. Offered in five trim levels – L, LX, EX, SX and SX-Limited, the Sorento is a compelling offer with its base MSRP of $25,9901 for the FWD L. Refined and rugged, the refreshed Sorento touts a number of visual and feature enhancements, including new front and rear fascias, which help achieve a more sophisticated appearance.
The Sorento interior is now decidedly more upscale and offers newly added technology, including available Driver Attention Warning2, Lane Keeping Assist3 and a premium Harman Kardon4 surround sound audio system. And seven-passenger three-row seating is standard across all trims. In addition, the Sorento now pairs its available 3.3-liter V6 with a new, in-house-built eight-speed automatic transmission for an even smoother and more seamless driving experience.
Powered by a 2.4-liter inline-4 GDI, the $25,9901 2019 Sorento L comes standard with a host of technology and convenience features, but most prominently enjoys a new seven-inch touchscreen5 audio head unit and a revised six-speed automatic transmission.
The more robustly equipped Sorento LX, starting at $27,490 FWD/$29,290 AWD1, benefits from the same enhancements as the L, but for those buyers desiring a greater level of performance and driving refinement, the Sorento LX V6 has a base MSRP of $31,290/$33,090 AWD1.
The FWD Sorento EX, starting at $35,590 FWD/$37,390 AWD1, builds upon the LX V6 with newly-offered projection fog lights as well as Driver Attention Warning (DAW)2 and Lane Keeping Assist (LKA)3. DAW is designed to detect when the driver’s concentration has waned by monitoring vehicle and driving behavior. If it detects driver fatigue or inattentive driving practices, the system issues visual and audible warnings, including a coffee cup icon in the instrument cluster to encourage the driver to take a break. LKA helps alert the driver and can even steer the vehicle back to its original position should the system detect the vehicle drifting out of its lane in certain circumstances. Optional for the Sorento EX is Parking Distance Warning – Forward (PDW-F)3, an AVN 5.0 navigation system with support for Android Auto6 and Apple CarPlay7, and a Harman Kardon4 surround sound audio system.
Starting at $39,990 FWD/$41,790 AWD1, the Sorento SX includes all of the new features found on the EX and also offers optional LED headlights with High Beam Assist (HBA) and Low Beam Assist (LBA). Other new standard equipment includes two-way powered lumbar support for the front passenger seat and a wireless phone charger8. Parking Distance Warning – Forward (PDW-F)2, the AVN 5.0 navigation system with Android Auto6 and Apple CarPlay7, and a Harman Kardon4 surround sound audio system are all standard features on the Sorento SX.
The fully-loaded $44,690 FWD/$46,490 AWD1 Sorento SXL incorporates all of the new additions to the SX but includes LED headlights with High Beam Assist (HBA), Low Beam Assist (LBA) and LED fog lights as standard features (these are optional on Sorento SX).
A Magna Dynamax intelligent AWD9 system is available on any trim (except L) and features a 50/50 locking center differential and torque vectoring. This sophisticated AWD system helped Sorento tread its way through Moab’s treacherous Hell’s Revenge10 – one of the most challenging and obstacle-laden off-road trails in the world. Sorento devoured the six-and-a-half mile rock-crawling trek including the ultimate obstacle known as Hell’s Gate.
About Kia Motors America
Headquartered in Irvine, California, Kia Motors America continues to top quality surveys and is recognized as one of the 100 Best Global Brands and 50 Best Global Green Brands by Interbrand. Kia serves as the "Official Automotive Partner" of the NBA and LPGA and offers a complete range of vehicles sold through a network of nearly 800 dealers in the U.S., including cars and SUVs proudly assembled in West Point, Georgia.*
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* The Sorento and Optima GDI (EX, SX & Limited and certain LX Trims only) are assembled in the United States from U.S. and globally sourced parts.
1 MSRP excludes destination and handling, taxes, title, license fees, options and retailer charges. Actual prices set by retailer and may vary. $990 destination charges not included
2 Driver Attention Warning is not a substitute for safe driving and may not detect all instances of driver fatigue or inattentive driving practices. Failure to pay attention to travel conditions and vehicle operation could result in loss of vehicle control. Always drive safely and use caution.
3 These systems are not substitutes for proper and safe driving, parking, and/or backing-up procedures. These systems may not detect every object behind or alongside the vehicle or in the vehicle’s blindspot or direction of travel. Always drive safely and use caution.
4 Harman/Kardon is a registered trademark of Harman International Industries, Inc.
5 Distracted driving can result in a loss of vehicle control. Never use a handheld device or vehicle system that takes your focus away from safe vehicle operation.
6 Android Auto™ is a trademark of Google Inc.
7 CarPlay® is a registered trademark of Apple Inc.
8 Charging system only works with select devices. Refer to the vehicle's Owner's Manual for warnings and instructions.
9 No system, no matter how advanced, can compensate for all driver error and/or driving conditions. Always drive responsibly.
10 Off-road conditions generally provide less traction and braking effectiveness than normal road conditions, and may require additional equipment and all-wheel drive. Professional driver on closed course. Do not attempt. 2019 Sorento SXL with all-wheel drive and other optional features shown. Not all optional features available on all trims. Some features may vary. Vehicle modified to add aftermarket all-terrain tires and protective skid plate, and disconnect sway bars.