Kia Sorento

2020 Kia Sorento

Pros: Well-designed control layout and infotainment features; quiet cabin; good 2nd-row room; comfortable ride

Cons: Cramped, hard-to-access 3rd-row seats; pricey option packages drive up prices in a hurry; base 4-cylinder engine strains to provide adequate performance

CG Says: The 2020 Kia Sorento shuffles its model lineup. The LX V6 model is now S V6 and the SX Limited trim has been dropped. Kia’s crossover midsize SUV has seating for seven with a standard 3rd-row seat. The base powertrain is a 185-hp 2.4-liter 4-cylinder paired with a 6-speed automatic. S V6, EX, and SX models have a 290-horsepower 3.3-liter V6 engine mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is offered for all models except the base L. Available safety features include forward-collision warning, autonomous emergency braking, lane-keep assist, blind-spot- and cross-traffic alert, driver-attention monitor, adaptive cruise control, and a surround-view camera. Other available features include heated/ventilated front seats, panoramic sunroof, and surround-sound audio system. Sorento is refined SUV with a spacious 2nd-row seat. It also has several well-executed available technology features, such as an excellent 360-degree camera system. However, choosing lots of options and/or higher trim levels pushes up the bottom line to sobering levels. Sorento is a worthy competitor to class rivals such as the Toyota Highlander and Honda Pilot.

The Facts
Class Midsize SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 7
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Kia
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices L: $27,735
LX: $29,035
AWD LX: $30,835
S V6: $34,035
AWD S V6: $35,835
EX: $36,335
AWD EX: $38,135
SX: $41,035
AWD SX: $42,835

Base Engine
2.4-liter 4-cylinder (L, LX)
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
EPA City Range (mpg)
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)

Optional Engine
3.3-liter V6 (S V6, EX, SX)
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
EPA City Range (mpg)
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)

2019 Sorento
2020 Kia Sorento
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - 5

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - 5
Side Crash - 5
Rollover - 4

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