2018 Kia Sorento Tacoma WA

2018 Kia Sorento
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2018 Kia Sorento at Sunset Kia

The Kia Sorento has received only a few minor changes in 2018. The standard and optional features have been changed a bit from last year to provide more current technology and easier access to the most wanted features. This five-passenger SUV has more accessible features in 2018 than any of the years previous. If you're interested in learning more about the Sorento then read on!

Engine Performance

  • 252 lb-ft of torque
  • 28 miles per gallon
  • 290 horsepower

Safety Features

  • Speed sensing door lock
  • Driver attention warning
  • Side impact sensors

Vehicle Design

  • Hands-free liftgate
  • Power-folding mirrors
  • Panoramic sunroof

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Which features are there to look forward to?

The Sorento comes with five trim level options: L, LX, EX, SX, and the SX Limited. The L is the base trim with a USB port, a CD player, a height-adjustable driver seat, selectable drive modes, Bluetooth, and a rearview camera. The next trim is the LX with roof rails, two additional USB ports, seven seats, a noise-reducing windshield, and a windshield de-icer. The LX has the option of adding the Convenience package, the Cool and Connected package, and the Advanced Technology package. The Convenience package, which comes standard on the next trim level, includes features such as heated front seats, dual-zone climate control, a 7-inch Uvo touchscreen, an eight-way power-adjustable driver seat, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. The next trim, the EX, also includes features like a hands-free liftgate, foglights, keyless ignition and entry, power-folding mirrors, leather upholstery, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and noise-reducing front side windows. Additional packages are also available to this trim level. The SX trim comes standard with LED running lights, a ten-way power driver seat, an 8-inch touchscreen, driver-seat memory settings, a ten-speaker infinity sound system, a navigation system, automatic wipers, and a panoramic sunroof. The Advanced Technology package would add ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, and xenon headlights at this trim level. The final trim level is the SX Limited with a wood-trim steering wheel, heated second-row seats, an upgraded leather upholstery, and the SX Advanced Technology package.

Which engines are paired with which trims?

The L and LX trims come with the base 185 horsepower 2.4-liter inline-4 engine with 178 lb-ft of torque. This engine has a fuel economy of 28 miles per gallon and the option for front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. The next engine is paired with the two-row EX and Limited trims. This 240 horsepower 2-liter turbocharged inline-4 engine has a torque of 260 lb-ft and has the option of front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. The final engine option is available to the three-row EX and Limited trims and is standard in all SX models. This engine is a 290 horsepower 3.3-liter V6 with 252 lb-ft of torque. This engine's drive options depend on the model. All engines come with a six-speed automatic and have the ability to tow between 2,000 and 5,000 pounds.

How safe is the Kia Sorento?

Standard safety features included on the Kia Sorento include full-length side curtain airbags, dual front advanced airbags, dual front seat-mounted side airbags, side impact sensor, rollover sensor, 3-point seat belt, height-adjustable front seat-belt anchors, front seat-belt pretensioners, four-wheel antilock brakes system, electronic stability control, tire pressure monitoring system, speed sensing door lock, vehicle stability management, impact sensing door unlock, immobilizer, LATCH, and smart shift and drive. Additional features may depend on the trim level or package options. Some of these features include blind spot collision warning, parking distance warning-reverse, rear cross traffic collision warning, forward collision avoidance with pedestrian detection, lane keep assist, driver attention warning, and so much more.

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Final Thoughts on the 2018 Kia Sorento

If you want a comfortable every day vehicle that can also stand up for the long haul and carry large amounts of cargo, then come checkout our lineup of Kia Sorentos!

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