2019 vs. 2018 Kia Sorento 

2019 vs. 2018 Kia Sorento

The 2019 Sorento is coming soon to Serra Gardendale Kia! This powerful crossover SUV has been fully redesigned for the model year and features a sharp new look, a variety of premium features and new transmissions. On the outside the 2019 Kia Sorento features fresh new front and rear fascia and full LED headlights and taillights.  

Inside the cabin, the 2019 Kia Sorento is as luxurious as it is spacious. The comfortable seats and quiet interior make even the longest road trips a breeze. Passengers will also find a generous array of high-tech features. New for 2019, all Sorento models are now standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. A new wireless charging pad and Harman Kardon audio system are also now available. With that said, what else is different between the 2019 vs. 2018 Kia Sorento?  

2019 Kia Sorento


2018 Kia Sorento

Available Wireless Charging Pad N/A
Standard Apple CarPlay & Android Auto Available
7 Number of Seats 5- and 7-seat configurations
185-hp, 2.4-liter I-4 with 6-speed automatic;         
290-hp, 3.3-liter V-6 with 8-speed automatic transmission; diesel option coming at a later date
Engine Options 185-hp, 2.4-liter I-4; 240-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter I-4; 
290-hp, 3.3-liter V6 all with a six-speed automatic transmission 

The sophisticated, powerful Kia Sorento 

When it comes down to the details, the 2019 and 2018 Sorento models are very different vehicles. This is because of the difference in styling, features, engine options and transmissions available. In addition, the 2019 Sorento is only available with seven seats, unlike the 2018 model with five- and seven-seat configurations. Kia has also hinted that a diesel engine might be coming in near future for the 2019 Sorento.  

In terms of similarities, both crossover SUVs are the same size. While the 2019 model did receive styling updates, it's overall size and weight didn't change from 2018. Most of the standard features available on the 2018 Sorento also carry over to 2019 and trim levels remain the same. Best of all, the 2019 Sorento is expected to arrive in our showroom as early as spring 2018.  

Do you have questions about either model? We invite you to contact our award-winning team today!