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2018 Kia Sorento Review

The 2018 Kia Sorento is a unique midsize SUV offering plenty of space and interior comforts, paired with strong performance and features that make every drive more intuitive and engaging. For those traveling the roads of Des Moines, West Des Moines and Ankeny, finding a car that’s perfect for daily driving and weekend adventures is important.

The team at Kia of Des Moines is here to explain why the 2018 Sorento may just be that car. We’ve compiled this review to explain the key features of this SUV and why you should consider it as your next ride. Read on below to learn all about what the Sorento has to offer.

Cargo Space and Interior Comfort

The base Sorento comes standard with a split-folding second row and seating for five. If space for passengers is a top-of-the-list item, higher trims of the Sorento can increase seating capacity to seven. Front head room checks in at 39.5 in., enough space for taller drivers and front passengers, while front leg room, at 44.1 in., makes things comfortable enough to stretch out for drives both short and long.

With up to 73.5 cu. ft. of cargo volume behind the first row and 38.8 cu. ft. behind the second row, there’s room for all your important belongings and enough space to handle any trip to the store. There are a few cubbies throughout the cabin which offer a bit of extra storage space. If you’re carrying a heavy load to your car, the available smart liftgate will open with your key in your pocket, making loading your Sorento a breeze.

Kia Sorento: Performance

Three available engines let you customize the Sorento for the experience you want to have. The base engine, a 2.4L which provides 185 horsepower, is capable for daily driving around town and all your important errands.

The turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder engine provides 240 horsepower and accelerates well while providing solid fuel economy. If you’re looking for a powerhouse, the 3.3L V6 engine provides 290 horsepower. All engines are mated to a smooth-shifting 6-speed automatic transmission.

You won’t have to make frequent stops at the pump when piloting the Kia Sorento. The base engine receives an EPA-estimated 21 MPG in the city and 28 MPG1 on the highway, a fuel-efficient vehicle in every sense of the word.

Safe and Sound

The 2018 Sorento receives the highest safety score possible, a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Every Sorento comes equipped with a rearview camera, which lets you see what’s happening behind you as you back up, making parallel parking or backing out of the driveway a much easier task.

Standard safety features include Electronic Stability Control, which helps keep your vehicle on course. This assists in controlling vehicle functions by braking individual wheels when needed. The Brake Assist System is another convenient standard feature. This system detects when an emergency braking situation is occurring and provides full brake force when needed.

Swing by Our Showroom Today

There’s no question that the 2018 Kia Sorento is one of the most versatile SUVs available for drivers in Des Moines, West Des Moines, and Ankeny. With quality cargo space, interior comfort, and reliable performance, the Kia Sorento is convenient for daily driving and weekend trips, too.

The team at Kia of Des Moines is ready to help you find your next vehicle. Come to our showroom today to see the Sorento, or give us a call.

1 EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle’s condition. These estimates reflect EPA’s revised coefficients beginning with some 2017 models.


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