2019 vs. 2018 Kia Sorento 

2019 vs. 2018 Kia Sorento

Introducing the all-new 2019 Kia Sorento! The crossover receives a variety of updates for 2019, including a new diesel engine option. On the outside, the Sorento boasts revised front and rear fascia, new optional full LED headlights and taillights. Inside the cabin are new standard features, including a 7-inch touchscreen, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and much more.  

There are also new transmission options, including a six-speed automatic for the 2.4-liter and an eight-speed automatic for the V-6. The 2.0-liter four-cylinder from the 2018 model is no longer available for the 2019 model year and instead may be replaced with a diesel engine in the near future. With that said, how different can you expect the 2019 and 2018 Kia Sorento models to be? Here's a closer look at how the two models compare.  

2019 Kia Sorento 


2018 Kia Sorento

Standard Apple CarPlay & Android Auto Available
Standard 7-inch touchscreen Available
Available  Wireless Charging Pad N/A
185-hp, 2.4-liter I-4 with 6-speed automatic;
290-hp, 3.3-liter V-6 with 8-speed automatic transmission
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

Explore all the features of the Sorento crossover SUV with a test drive today 

When it comes down to the details, the 2019 and 2018 Kia Sorento models offer very different options and driving experiences. The 2019 Sorento will only carry one of the 2018 model's engines and with a different transmission. Which Sorento model is right for you? It really comes down to what you are looking for in your crossover SUV. Unlike the 2019 Kia Sorento with seven seats, the 2018 model is also available in a five-seat configuration.  

Are you interested in taking a closer look at the new Kia Sorento? The 2018 is now in stock and is ready for a test drive. We expect to have the 2019 model in stock as early as fall 2018. Contact our team of experts today to reserve yours or schedule a test drive! From all of us at Serra Trussville Kia, we look forward to speaking with you!