2019 Kia Sorento vs 2018 Kia Sorento

Split screen images of the 2019 Kia Sorento and 2018 Kia Sorento

With a fresh set of 2019 Kia Sorento models lining the lot at Garden Grove Kia, we wanted to take some time to compare the newly upgraded 2019 Kia Sorento crossover with the outgoing 2018 Kia Sorento. The starting MSRP of the 2019 Sorento is higher than the outgoing model, but not by much with an increase of just $90 between base trims. With updates to the interior and exterior design, standard feature content, and active safety equipment, we think the price increase is more than fair. Plus, a small increase in fuel economy means 2019 Sorento drivers should save money throughout the vehicle’s lifespan each time they stop at the pump.

Find the 2019 Kia Sorento available for test drive and purchase now at the Garden Grove Kia dealership in Garden Grove, CA.

2019 Kia Sorento


2018 Kia Sorento

$25,990 Starting MSRP $25,900
22/29 Fuel Economy 21/28
7 Base Seating Capacity 5
73.0 cubic feet Base Cargo Space 73.5 cubic feet

2019 Kia Sorento: What’s New?

One of the largest changes that crossover shoppers will notice is a standard third-row on all trim levels of the 2019 Sorento that offers seating for up to seven passengers. In addition to the seating adjustment, the 2019 Sorento gains additional powertrain options, increased active safety offerings, and a more refined look inside and out from upgrades to interior and exterior finishes.

New 2019 Sorento Features and Upgrades:

  • 8-Speed Automatic Transmission With 3.3-Liter V6 Engine
  • Standard Third-Row Seats
  • Standard Smart Shift and Drive
  • Updated Interior Finishes
  • Available Driver Attention Warning
  • Available Lane Keep Assist
  • Available QuantumLogic Surround Sound
  • Available Wireless Charging Tray

For a more in-depth look at the outgoing 2018 Kia Sorento or new 2019 Kia Sorento, visit the Garden Grove Kia dealership in Garden Grove, CA where our team would be happy to show you the specific features found on each model. Crossover shoppers can also browse our online inventory pages and use our online scheduling tool to make a test drive appointment when they find a Kia model they think is a good fit.