2019 Kia Sorento vs 2018 Kia Sorento

2019 Kia Sorento and 2018 Kia Sorento, separated by a diagonal line and a "VS" icon.

A formidably capable midsize SUV, the Kia Sorento screams into view boasting everything the active family needs. It’s a smooth riding, comfortable yet athletic and spacious beast with flexible options available for all price ranges. No matter what trim you spring for, a premium feel is inherent.

The changes Kia has applied to its 2019 Sorento are subtle yet pertinent. Most notably, three rows are now standard instead of optional. Styling is updated and refined throughout. There are new driver assistance features and exciting new standard technology. We now turn to our table to elucidate the key alterations Kia has made.

2019 Kia Sorento


2018 Kia Sorento

$26,290 Starting MSRP $25,900
25 Fuel Economy (combined) 24
7 Standard Seating 5
Standard Android Auto and Apple CarPlay Optional

Changes to the Kia Sorento for the 2019 Model Year

The 2019 Kia Sorento now comes with standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on every model, bringing the infotainment experience to the next level. Additionally, there are new driver assistance features offered. These include front parking sensors, lane keep assist, and driver drowsiness monitoring.

Two engine options are available for the 2019 Kia Sorento. The standard offering is a capable 185-horsepower four-cylinder, while a delightfully athletic 290-horsepower V6 is available. For 2019, the latter is newly mated to an eight-speed transmission. When properly equipped, the 2019 Kia Sorento can tow up to 5,000 pounds, allowing you to take your boat to the lake or camper out to the woods.

Both models boast an impressive gas mileage that’s one of the best in its class, with the 2019 Sorento upping the economy over its predecessor by one mile-per-gallon. Your wallet is going to be thanking you when you’re at the pump.

Interested in taking the 2019 Kia Sorento out for a test drive, or want to learn more? Stop by Team Gunther Kia in Daphne AL anytime (well, as long as we’re open) or contact us via the button below!