The Kia Sorento has become a great option for those looking for a high class SUV that has been priced thousands lower than competitors. The concept of the Sorento has changed over the years which has helped it compete with the likes of the Ford Explorer, Hyundai Santa Fe, and many others, and is very comparable with what you would expect both on the interior and exterior. As we look to the inevitable 2018 Kia Sorento, we’re waiting to see if it maintains what we’ve come to expect.
The 2018 Sorento is rumored to improve on the overall concept once again becoming bigger, bader, and more powerful. Over the years, we have seen many improvements that don’t seem to stop anytime soon as we’re hearing better handling, improved Eco mode, and more get up and go with the turbo-charged model will all be seen.
In this preview, the new 2018 Kia Sorento specs, features, price, and release date for all models including EX, L, LX, SX, and SXL.
2018 Kia Sorento Specs and Features – EX, L, LX, SX, and SXL Model
The 2018 Kia Sorento specs and features will resemble much of what the current model offers with plenty of styling packages to choose from. Some of the biggest upgrades will be seen in the 2018 Sorento SXL model will be the premium line offering high-end luxury which will be significantly upgraded over the 2017 SXL model.
Some of the best aspects comfortable seating, underfloor storage, aggressive and bold styling quiet cabin, plenty of convenience and safety features, UVO multimedia entertainment, three row seating, and standard advanced safety just to name a few.
Notable optional and standard features seen across all models will include a wide angle rear view camera, premium leather, premium surround sound audio, safety sensors for crash avoidance, lane change assist, touchscreen navigation, Bluetooth, hands-free calling, wireless internet, push buttom start/stop technology, ambient lighting, climate control, heated seats, heated mirrors, and much more.
The 2018 Kia Sorento engine specs are already being discussed, and it seems we’ll see a 4-cylinder 2.4 and 2.0 liter coming in with around 185 and 240-hp respectively along with a more powerful V6 3.3 liter with nearly 295-hp. A 6-speed transmission will be standard across all models offering an estimated 18-22MPG/city and 24-3MPG/highway.
2018 Kia Sorento Price and Release Date – EX, L, LX, SX, and SXL Model
Consumers looking at purchasing a 2018 Sorento will have many price options to choose from as the L is believed to be the base model while the premium SXL model will feature all the bells and whistles while coming in around $43,000. Below, we have all details on the launch price expected for all 2018 models.
|2018 Kia Sorento EX Price||Starting at $31,400|
|2018 Kia Sorento L Price||Starting at $25,300|
|2018 Kia Sorento LX Price||Starting at $26,500|
|2018 Kia Sorento SX Price||Starting at $38,500|
|2018 Kia Sorento SXL Price||Starting at $40,500|
So far, we’ve heard nothing to suggest the 2018 Kia Sorento release date will differ from the launch of previous year’s models. If this holds true, we could see the first shipments arrive at a local Kia dealer near you as soon as October or November of 2017. US consumers and those in larger markets in Asia should see the first arrival while those in Europe, Canada, and Australia will likely have to wait until after the 1st of the 2018 calendar year.
We’ll update you as more information comes in as we’ll continue to uncover all rumors and confirmations on the upcoming 2018 Sorento specs, features, price, and release date.