2018 Kia Sorento
Bred for adventure.
It’s improved handling and dynamic power. With the available Dynamax™ All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) system, the Sorento delivers a smooth, refined drive even on rough roads. Choose from three engines to fully customize your experience. Engines range from the fuel-efficient 2.4-liter 4-cylinder to the 2.0-liter turbo engine with its impressive performance without sacrificing fuel economy. And if it's power you're craving, go with the 3.3-liter V6 AWD which offers 5,000-pound towing capacity.
The fully active Dynamax™ All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) system continuously monitors road and driving conditions to anticipate your needs. So that your drivetrain stays one step ahead to deliver optimum performance that you can trust. Featuring innovative systems, like Torque Vectoring Cornering Control (TVCC) for more precise turning, Dynamax™ All-Wheel Drive is refined power and improved control for the road. The Sorento’s available 2.0-liter turbo engine is made for drivers who crave more power and dynamic performance without compromising fuel economy. While its enhanced torque provides brisk acceleration, the turbo technology also helps optimize fuel efficiency. Change your Sorento’s performance on the fly with Drive Mode Select. NORMAL gives you balanced performance dynamics. ECO helps maximize fuel economy with engine, transmission, and even AC management. SPORT enhances engine and transmission settings and stiffens the steering feel for performance driving.
Tech that drives you.
Intelligent and responsive, the Sorento features available Kia Drive Wise technologies like Surround View Monitor (SVM), Lane Departure Warning (LDWS), Advance Smart Cruise Control (ASCC), and Blind-Spot Detection (BSD). Plus leading innovations like Clari-Fi™ Audio, engineered to automatically restore music’s rich sound details. The Sorento is advanced technology at unexpected levels. From available Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) to the Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS), the Sorento offers available Kia Drive Wise technologies to help you stay on course. Designed to help mitigate or avoid an accident, the available Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) will automatically apply the brakes if it detects a collision risk. Advanced Smart Cruise Control (ASCC) is a radar-based system that helps maintain a safe distance between you and the vehicle in front of you. The radar-based Blind Spot Detection (BSD) system sends out visual or auditory signals to help warn you of objects not in your field of view. If you veer from your lane, the available Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS) will warn you with a visual alert and chime.
Kia’s 2018 Sorento offers lots of features, lots of warranty and some pretty high-end styling. Its smaller size could be a perfect Goldilocks scenario if you don't want a big machine. Its available 5-passenger versions open up the rear for tons of cargo space, too.
The base 2018 Kia Sorento L is a bargain play, but it's still decently equipped with keyless entry, cruise control, stain-resistant cloth upholstery and basic AM/FM/CD audio system with Bluetooth connectivity and a USB input. It also comes with a rearview camera and auto on/off headlights, both new this year. However, the better bet is the LX model, which adds a sound-deadening windshield, touch-screen audio display, and the simple ability to add options to your Sorento, plus all-wheel drive. Safety features include airbags all around and a slew of traction- and stability-control systems.
Since its debut over a decade ago, the Sorento has been a model of Kia’s commitment to safety. The legacy lives on with the 2018 Sorento, which features trusted systems like Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD), as well as a reinforced body of 53% advanced high-strength steel. Experience enhanced control with advanced active safety systems. From more precise handling with Electronic Stability Control (ESC) to additional brake support with Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC), the Sorento continuously tracks and adapts to your driving conditions, for peace of mind on any getaway. Maintain control when it matters most. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) helps keep you on course, while the Traction Control System (TCS) helps avoid wheel spin. All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) models feature Torque Vectoring Corner Control (TVCC), which applies braking force to the inside rear-corner wheel for increased cornering stability and control. Advanced braking for improved efficiency: Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) adjusts braking, front to rear, depending on load. The Brake Assist System (BAS) senses emergency braking situations and boosts braking pressure when needed. Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC) helps keep your Sorento in place as you accelerate from a stop on an incline.
From the inside out.
The Sorento features trusted passive systems to give you peace of mind. With a body made of 53% advanced high-strength steel, plus advanced airbags and seat-belt systems, the Sorento delivers protection when you need it most. Built with patented construction techniques, industrial-strength adhesives, and even more advanced high-strength steel for exceptional body rigidity. The advanced airbag system features sensors that detect impact levels and the presence of a front passenger, helping to manage airbag inflation. The front seats come with height-adjustable seat-belt anchors for a proper fit, as well as pretensioners that tighten the seat belts in certain collisions. Every seat has three-point seat belts for over-the-lap and shoulder straps, and the Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) system helps to securely install a child seat.