2018 Kia Sorento Review
2018 Kia Sorento Review
Posted on May 24, 2018
In 2016, the Kia Sorento went through some major changes in
order to become a more rugged and versatile SUV. The enhancements that
have been applied to the 2018 model are a lot more subtle. However, the changes
that were made gave this mid-sized SUV more convenient options for
consumers to choose from.
With the 2018 Sorento get the choice of having third-row
seating in their SUV. With the third-row seating option, the Sorento can seat
up to 7 passengers and both the second and third-row seats can be folded down
to allow for plenty of cargo space.
For added comfort and convenience, the 2018 Sorento's
seats are covered with a comfortable stain-resistant fabric that was designed
by YES Essentials. The breathable cloth also helps to eliminate odour and
static electricity. This year, the Sorento has Napa leather available for its
seats, as well as four-way lumbar support. For the winter months, the Sorento
has first and second-row heated seats available, and front ventilated
seats for the warmer months.
The 2018 Sorento features Kia Drive Wise Technology that
allows drivers to effortlessly manoeuvre through tight spaces. For
additional help with parking, the Sorento has Surround View Monitor available.
This system gives drivers a birds-eye view of their vehicle, thanks to the four
Other Safety Features that are available for this model include:
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Awarded
the 2018 Kia Sorento as the Top Safety Pick due to the advancements of the
SUV's safety features.
The Sorento comes with many convenient features that will
be appreciated by all occupants of the vehicle. Thanks to the UVO app, drivers
can stay connected to their vehicles at all times. This feature provides voice
control navigational features and connects other smartphone apps such as
Android Auto and Apple Car Play.
Another well-received feature that the 2018 Sorento has
available is the Clari-Fi System and the Infinity Surround Sound Audio System.
These Systems are capable of restoring music to its clear original sound
and projecting a stunning and crisp sound through the Infinity Speakers.
The 2018 Kia Sorento allows buyers to completely customize
their engine to ensure that it fits their individual needs. There are three
highly-impressive and powerful GDI engines to choose from.
The 2.4-litre 4-cylinder engine offers 185 horsepower at 6,000
rpm. The fuel efficiency is rather impressive as well with an estimated
11.2l/100km in the city, and 8.3l/100km on the highway.
Buyers who are wanting something a little faster can opt for
the 2.0-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder engine which provides 240 horsepower and
260 pound-feet of torque.
For a truly powerful vehicle that is capable of towing up to
5,000 pounds, drivers can choose the 3.3-litreV6 engine that gets an estimated
14.0l/100km in the city and 110.1l/100km on the highway.
All three engines have a 6-speed automatic transmission.
The Kia Sorento
The 2018 Kia Sorento is versatile and
luxurious. This vehicle has a plethora of options to choose from in order to
fit everyone's personal taste, needs, and budget.