Do you want the quality, reliability, and affordability of a Kia, but with three rows for your entire family? Are you looking for something maybe with a little bit of towing capacity too! Hoping to avoid the minivan look? We may just have the perfect solution for you. Let us introduce you to the 2018 Kia Sorento. We are going to tell you all about it right here, but don’t forget you can test drive a 2018 Kia Sorento in Puyallup, WA, by stopping by your friends at Kia of Puyallup!
If you want to learn specifically about the Kia Sorento models that we have to offer here in Puyallup, then click the link below to see our entire inventory. Otherwise just keep reading and let us tell you why you need to put the 2018 Sorento on your short list of considerations.
Let’s start with that seating capacity. The Kia Sorento comes standard with two rows and seating for five, but that’s just the base model. If you upgrade to the LX, you get the option of a third row with seating for 7. After that, the LX V6, EX V6, SX, and SX Limited, all come with this third-row standard. Want more features but prefer to skip the third row? Then consider the EX 2.0T which comes with the 5-passenger configuration standard.
If the trim names didn’t already make this clear enough, there are a variety of engines available for this Kia SUV. The L and LX trims start the lineup off right with a 2.4-liter engine that manages to generate 185 horsepower and 178 pound-feet of torque all while getting up to 21-city mpg and 28-highway mpg.
Above that, the LX V6, EX V6, SX, and SX Limited come with a V6 monster that pushes out 290 horsepower and 252 pound-feet of torque and still earns up to 18-city mpg and 25-highway mpg. The EX 2.0T is an outlier with its 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that can produce 240 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque while still getting 20-city mpg and 27-highway mpg.
Do you want all-wheel drive? Then you are in luck as all trims above the Sorento L have all-wheel drive as an option. If you would prefer front-wheel drive for its economy, that’s perfectly fine as well since it comes standard on all Sorento models.
The list of available features for the Kia Sorento is long. Not only do you have available options like an 8-inch color touchscreen, 10-speaker surround system, rear cross-traffic alert, leather seats with heated and ventilated options, and push-button start, but with available Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, you can always stay connected.