2018 Kia Sorento Trim Levels
A reliable SUV offers you a versatile drive around D’Iberville, Gulfport, and Hattiesburg. The Kia Sorento can get you everywhere you need to be with safety and style. So which trim has all the features you’re looking for in your next SUV?
Pat Peck Kia put together this 2018 Kia Sorento trim levels review to help you decide which one is the best fit for you.
2018 Kia Sorento L
The 2018 Kia Sorento L is the base trim. It has a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine that gets up to 185 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque.
The engine gets paired with a 6-speed Automatic Transmission with Overdrive and a Sportmatic™ Sports Shifter. The drivetrain for this trim is only available in front-wheel drive.
The interior features cloth seats with YES Essentials® fabric treatment. The seats are versatile and give you lots of storage options with 40/20/40 split-folding 2nd-row seats. There’s also under rear-cargo floor storage compartments.
When you’re at the wheel you’ll have a 4.3-inch touchscreen display at your command. This is equipped with a SiriusXM® Audio System and Bluetooth® compatibility.
This screen also doubles as your window to what’s behind you. The standard Rear-Camera Display shows you what’s in your path when you’re backing up.
2018 Kia Sorento LX
The second trim is the 2018 Kia Sorento LX. It has the same standard engine as the previous trim. With all trims going forward, front-wheel drive is standard, but Dynamax™ All-Wheel Drive is available as well.
The most notable change in the interior is that a third row of seats is added to accommodate more passengers. This is also fitted to help with your storage with 50/50 split-folding 3rd-row seats and sliding.
Also helping you carry more, roof rails are now standard with a low-profile silver finish.
Your ride will be quieter in this trim too with acoustic glass on the front windshield working to keep out engine and road noises.
2018 Kia Sorento EX
There’s a new standard engine on the next trim. The 2018 Kia Sorento EX runs on a 2.0L Turbo 4-cylinder engine that gets an impressive 240 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque.
It features heated, power-folding outside mirrors for parking in close quarters and melting away frost and accumulating snow.
The interior now has leather-trimmed seats on the first and second rows, plus a leather-wrapped steering wheel and gearshift knob. The front seats get more comfort with heated front seats, a 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, and an 8-way power-adjustable front passenger seat.
The infotainment system gets more options and convenience. It’s now a 7-inch touch screen that’s fitted with the UVO link Infotainment System plus Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™.
This trim gives you more all-around awareness too with a Rear Park Assist System, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, and Blind-Spot Detection with Lane-Change Assist.
It even knows when you’re approaching and helps with loading. The Smart-Power Liftgate® with sensor allows you easy access to the trunk space.
2018 Kia Sorento SX
The 2018 Kia Sorento SX gives us our most powerful engine yet. Under the hood it has a 3.3L V6 engine that generates up to 290 horsepower and 252 lb-ft of torque.
You’ll be able to feel that power even more with a standard panoramic sunroof with power sunshade. Also, up top, your roof rails now have a stylish chrome finish.
The metallic aesthetic continues both inside and out. Larger 19-inch machine-finish alloy wheels are standard on this trim. The interior blends a black high-gloss interior trim with stainless-steel sill plate and illuminated scuff trim.
The infotainment system increases again with the UVO geo 8-inch touch screen. It now features voice-command navigation plus SiriusXM® Traffic.
To go along with a larger system, the sound system gets upgraded to an Infinity® premium surround-sound audio system with 10 speakers and HD Radio™ technology.
2018 Kia Sorento SX Limited
Our final trim is the 2018 Kia Sorento SX Limited. It puts the focus on letting you see more with front LED fog lights and HID headlights with Auto-Leveling and Dynamic Bending Light.
It rounds out the luxury style inside with premium Nappa leather seat trim, ventilated front seats, and a heated steering wheel.
You’ll feel safer in this trim with driver assistance features like Forward Collision Warning System, Lane Departure Warning System, and Advanced Smart Cruise Control.
Test Drive the Kia Sorento
Whichever trim interests you, the 2018 Kia Sorento provides you with a safe and dependable ride around D’Iberville, Gulfport, and Hattiesburg
To learn more about this 2018 Kia Sorento trim levels review, stop by Pat Peck Kia and take a test drive.