2018 Kia Sorento Review


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.

Spacious and Comfortable Interior

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.

High-Tech Safety Features

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 exterior-mounted cameras.

  Other Safety Features that are available for this model include: 
•  Smart Cruise Control
•   Blind Spot Detection
•   Rear Parking Assist System
•   Autonomous Emergency Braking
•   Lane Departure Warning System  

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.

Convenience at Your Fingertips

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.

Powerful and Efficient

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 in Calgary

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.

 
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