The New Kia Sorenta

The Kia Sorenta has evolved from a minivan looking car to a beautiful mid-size crossover.  The 2020 Kia Sorenta looks very different from its previous model.  The new Sorenta features a boxy silhouette, which is very different from its previous curvy exterior.  It has more interior space and has stylish styling throughout. The new Sorenta also features an optional hybrid powertrain.  To learn more about the new 2020 Sorenta read below.

Trims And Pricing

The Kia Sorenta comes in 5 different trims, which will fit in a wide budget.  The trims with the pricing are:

  •  L: $28,000
  •  LX: $29,500
  •  S: $34,500
  •  EX: $37,000
  •  SX: $41,500


The Sorento has a base 185-horsepower four-cylinder engine.  This is paired with a six-speed transmission.  It is highly recommended to upgrade to the 290-horsepower V6 because it is stronger than the base engine.  The V6 comes with a eight-speed automatic transmission.

Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG

You can expect great fuel economy with the Sorenta.  The L and LX trims have a 2.4-liter engine, which has a fuel economy of  22 mpg in the city and  29 mpg on the highway.  The 3.3-liter V6 engine has a gas mileage of 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway with front wheel drive.

Interior, Comfort, and Cargo

With a third row, the Sorento can seat upto 7 people. However, the third row is not big enough to seat adults.  children.  The interior exudes luxury and rivals luxury SUVs. Some of the interior features that come with the Sorento are:

  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Heated second-row seats
  • Leather upholstery
  • 10-way power front seats with lumbar support
  • Driver’s seat integrated memory system
  • Dual zone automatic temperature control with audio de-fog
  • Perforated leather-wrapped heated steering wheel
  • 8-inch touchscreen
  • SiriusXM® traffic
  • Voice command navigation
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink®

You can expect great cargo space in the Sorento.  There is 11.3 cubic feet of space. If you fold the third row you can expect 38 cubic feet of cargo space.  With the second and third row folded, you can enjoy 73 cubic feet of cargo space.


Infotainment and Connectivity

Infotainment and connectivity are a big part of modern day cars.  The Sorenta has stayed up with the technology demand. Some of the highlight features are:

  • 10.3-inch touchscreen
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Android Auto
  • Wi-Fi hotspot
  • 10-speakerHarman/Kardon sound system
  • Numerous charging ports
  • Bluetooth
  • Satellite radio
  • Wireless device charging.

Safety and Driver-Assistance Features

The 2020 Sorenta received a 5 out of 5 rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.  It received 5 stars in frontal and side crash tests and four stars in the rollover test.  It received a good rating in all six crash tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

The Sorenta offers advanced safety features. These include:

  • Rearview camera
  • Pedestrian detection
  • Lane departure warning
  • Lane keep assist
  • Rear cross traffic alert
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Surround-view parking camera system
  • Blind spot monintoring
  • Forward collision warning
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Driver drowsiness monitoring



The Kia Sorenta has two main competitors, the Hyundai Palisade and the Kia Telluride.  Both of the competitors are larger than the Sorenta and offer more advanced standard features.  Some features that are standard on the competition are a V6 engine, forward collision warning, and pedestrian detection.  With more space and more standard features, it makes sense that the competition is priced higher.  The Palisade and Tellruide are superior vehicles; however, the Sorenta is a better value.


Warranty and Maintenance Coverage

Kia is known to have one of the best warranty plans in the auto industry.  The warranty covers the following:

  •  Powertrain warranty covers 10 years or 100,000 miles
  •  Limited warranty covers 5 years or 60,000 miles

One Last Thought

The 2020 Sorenta is a great crossover vehicle.  If you are still doubtful, then just check out the Acadia GMC and experience heaven on earth while taking it for a test drive.

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