The new 2020 KIA Sorento offers something different than its predecessor. What you get is a new model that is designed to be bigger than a standard midsize crossover. However, the new Kia Sorento is not as large as a seven-row family hauler. What makes it better than other competitors is that it comes with the distinctive appeal for those who are not satisfied with some common offerings.
What is New for 2020 Kia Sorento?
The new KIA Sorento is available in seven and five-passenger configurations. When compared to its five-seat rivals, it offers more space and practicality. Another good thing is that the new model is less expensive than its rivals. The new model receives some minor adjustments.
2020 Kia Sorento Interior, Performance, and Driving
It seems that handling is more ponderous. Some drivers may notice that the new model feels weaker in real-world driving. The good news is that the steering is fairly accurate. The new Kia Sorento is one of the most comfortable crossovers that we have ever tested so far.
It also comes with the touchscreen infotainment system which is both functional and attractive. When checking the front seats, you can rest assured that they offer an adequate range of adjustments.
2020 Kia Sorento Trim Levels and Features
The new Kia Sorento is available in five trim levels. You can choose LX, L, SX, EX, and SX Limited. In addition, you are also allowed one of those three engine options. The LX and L come with a standard engine option. They are equipped with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine which can deliver 185 horsepower. If you want more power, then you can choose the EX which comes with the 2.0 turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine.
Each engine is available with a six-speed automatic transmission. While the front-wheel drive is standard, the L can be ordered with all-wheel-drive. There are some standard features available. The base model comes with some features such as a rearview camera, 17-inch alloy wheels, a height-adjustable driver seat, and selectable drive modes.
The LX has more features added. The LX adds roof rails, a noise-reducing windshield, and two extra USB ports. With the use of all-wheel-drive, the LX comes with a windshield de-icer and seven seats. If you move to the next trim level, you can expect more features added. For example, the EX comes with the content of the convenience package. The EX adds some features such as power-folding mirrors, a hands-free liftgate, fog lights, and 18-inch wheels.
The SX has more advanced features as it adds LED running lights, 19-inch wheels, upgraded steering, automatic wipers, driver-seat memory settings, and the panoramic sunroof. If all of these features are still not enough, then the SX limited is your choice. It has some features such as upgraded leather upholstery, 19-inch chrome clad wheels, a wood-trim steering wheel, heated second-row seats, and the advanced technology package.
2020 Kia Sorento Release Date and Price
The base model starts at $42,990. As for its release date, the new 2020 Kia Sorento is already available in 2020.