2018 Kia Sorento Review

When drivers throughout Louisville, Elizabethtown, and Clarksville want a reliable family-friendly SUV, they usually have certain criteria in mind. That includes a comfortable and spacious interior, and plenty of technologies to keep everyone entertained. The Kia Sorento is a possible option, but is it right for you?

Our team at The Kia Store will help answer that question with this 2018 Kia Sorento review. We’ll give you a complete breakdown of this SUV, from its interior to its performance. Read all about it below, and contact us if you have any questions.

Spacious Interior with Lots of Amenities

The Kia Sorento can comfortably seat five to seven people, depending on which trim you get. In the 5-seater, there are 44.1 inches of front legroom, 39.4 inches of rear legroom, and 146.4 cubic feet of passenger volume.

The 7-seater adds a third row with 31.7 inches of legroom, and expands the passenger volume to 154.2 cubic feet.

There are plenty of amenities to help keep everyone on board comfy. For example, the vehicle comes standard with cloth seats with YES Essentials® fabric treatment. Not only are these seats comfortable, but the material protects against spills, stains, and other hazards.

Plus, there are available heated and ventilated front seats, as well as heated second-row seats. This helps you warm up or cool down, depending on the time of year. There’s an available heated steering wheel, too, to soothe your hands on colder days.

User-Friendly Infotainment Center

The 2018 Sorento comes standard with an easy-to-use infotainment system that comes with a 4.3-inch touchscreen display, 6-speaker sound system, and SiriusXM® Satellite Radio. Upgrade to a higher trim level, and you get the UVO system with an 8-inch touchscreen, voice command navigation, SiriusXM® Traffic, and HD Radio™.

The SUV also offers Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™. Plug your charging phone into the car’s USB port, and your favorite apps will appear on the display screen, like music playlists, podcasts, and text messages.

Not only will the Sorento help keep you entertained, but it’ll help keep you safe, too. It has many available driver-assisting technologies to help prevent an accident from occurring.

One such feature is the Forward Collision Warning System. It uses front-mounted radar to detect a potential collision with a car in front of you. If you’re getting too close, the system will provide audible warnings and visual signals on the car’s meter display.

Reliable & Fuel-Efficient Performance

The 2018 Kia Sorento has three available engine options, all with varying degrees of power…

  • 2.4L I-4: 185 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque
  • 3.3L V6: 290 horsepower and 252 lb-ft of torque
  • 2.0L turbocharged I-4: 240 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque

Not only is the vehicle powerful, but it’s fuel-efficient, as well. It can achieve up to an EPA-estimated 21 city/28 highway MPG,* which leaves you more time to enjoy your drives and less time needing to stop to refuel.

It comes standard in front-wheel drive, but has an available Dynamax™ All-Wheel Drive system. The latter uses electronic sensors to constantly monitor road conditions. It’ll then distribute power to the appropriate wheels when needed, helping with traction and control.

Test Drive the 2018 Kia Sorento

As you can see, the Kia Sorento is a dependable SUV with a spacious interior, a great performance, and lots of features. If want to experience the vehicle in person, simply visit one of our four convenient Kia Store locations.

We’re helped many drivers throughout Louisville, Elizabethtown, and Clarksville find their ideal ride, and we look forward to doing the same for you.



*EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle’s condition. These estimates reflect EPA’s revised coefficients beginning with some 2017 models.

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