The segment of three-row crossover SUV is witnessing a soaring demand in the market for its utility value, while among them, there are few that intensify the utility aspects by adding a couple of sports car attributes. The 2019 Kia Sorento is one such car, in which everything falls in place, be it the right-sized structure, the comfort of a crossover, and the sporty spirit of an SUV that is offered at a reasonable price tag.
It is, in fact, a three-row crossover that does everything perfectly well, while some of its attributes leave many of its closest rivals behind. At the Conroe Kia dealer showroom, we got to know more about the new 2019 Kia Sorento keeping all the promises that you can expect from a three-row crossover SUV that inherits the Sports Utility gene.
What’s Special for the 2019 Year
The year 2019 brought many enhancement tweaks for the Kia Sorento that includes a stiffer suspension and more intuitive steering. The interior cabin gets roomier, now offering three rows of comforting seats, while under the hood, things get better with the V-6 engine mated to a more sophisticated new 8-speed automatic transmission.
Even the exterior styling gets smoother, with a well-detailed design that makes all the trims look better than their previous generations. The higher trim levels receive a couple of brighter LED fog lights and alloy wheels ranging from 17-19 inches.
The lineup for 2019 Kia Sorento, is consistent of five dynamic trim levels, counting the L, LX, EX, SX, and SXL.
Enhanced Cabin Comfort
Inside the 2019 Kia Sorento, everything looks neat and well-organized, while the soft-touching Nappa leather materials, comforting and supporting seats with heating and cooling options make the touch feel upscale. The 2019 Sorento being smaller in size than many of its rivals, can surprisingly offer 73 cubic feet of cargo capacity that heightens its utility value overall. For infotainment, you get an upgraded system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility while the Harman Kardon 10-speaker audio system keeps its value for the price.
Under the Hood
Under its hood, the 2019 Kia Sorento offers a powerful lineup of engines. While the L and LX trim levels are given a 4-cylinder engine and the freedom to be configured either as front- or as all-wheel drive, the EX and higher trims get a 290-horsepower generating 3.3-litre V-6 engine that gets to pair with an 8-speed automatic transmission to shuttle the power to the respective wheels.
The V6 engine delivers smooth energy. The newly tuned steering wheel feels crisp with its precise response, making the drivers forget that it is a three-row crossover they are driving to deal with the tricky and twisty roads ahead. The suspension is firmer this time to absorb all the shocks and dominate them.
Overall, the 2019 Kia Sorento that we explored at the Conroe Kia dealership showroom once again proved the point that its brand offers more than what you expect.