Kelley Blue Book Value®
$20,184 - $36,000
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
21 City / 28 HWY
Horsepower
185-290
Seats
5-7
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$20,184 - $36,000
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
21 City / 28 HWY
Horsepower
185-290
Seats
5-7

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.2 Overall Score
Performance 4.4 Comfort 4.0 Styling 4.2 Value 4.2

Editor's Overview

The 2018 Kia Sorento midsize SUV offers loads of amenities, an upper-crust-appearing interior, sharp looks, and one of the best warranties in the business. Slightly smaller than its Toyo...

2018 Kia Sorento Owner Reviews

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210 Reviews
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Love my Sorento! Great seating and features

I've had my car for about 7 months and in that time I haven't had any issues with my Sorento. It starts consistently, even in very cold temperatures (-10 F) during the winter. I am especially pleased with the handling in the snow. The AWD is great for gripping slippery roads and it doesn't get bogged down in 6-12' if a road has not been plowed yet. This vehicle is extremely comfortable. My husband and I (6'3' and 5'10') have plenty of leg, head and shoulder room, and have no problem going for a drive a few hours away. The drivers seat has full power adjustment - front/back, up/down. And the steering wheel also manually adjusts so you can get everything just right. We have a car seat installed in the middle of the back seat and have no trouble moving our seats into any position. The backseat is roomy and comfortable for an adult. Optional third row seating is easy to use, although would be better suited for children to use as the legroom is limited. The backup camera is easy to use and very large. I like hooking up my phone via Apple CarPlay, but I wish it could be used via Bluetooth not just USB. Overall, a smooth, comfortable ride with great features at a very affordable price. Great value for the money.

- Rachel W

It has a very roomy interior.

I love our new Kia Sorento. It is a sleek looking, very attractive, sporty SUV. The interior is very roomy, and with the 3rd row seating, we can carry several extra people, as well as any baggage they have with them such as strollers, diaper bags, backpacks, etc. It rides very smoothly, even over potholes and railroad tracks. The dual a/c is awesome too, because the driver and passenger can each control the amount and temp of the air each receives. There is plenty of storage in the front of the vehicle as well, with storage space under the dash, in a closed compartment, more storage between the 2 seats, and more in the glove box. The drink holders are large enough to hold big cups without having to wiggle them back and forth to get them out. I also like the split 2nd row seating, so 1/2 of the seat can be positioned up, in the seating position, while the other 1/2 can be folded down. This is great if you travel with a large pet in an even larger pet crate. Our 70# silver lab sits securely in her crate as we take her for walks to the park. All in all, I would call this a family car because you can fit your kids, their stuff and even your pet!!

- Donna K

Overall perks and negatives about the 2018 Kia Sorento.

I purchased my vehicle 1 year ago. It is a great vehicle especially if you have children or transport a lot of items as the third and second row seats can all go down to allow ample trunk space. I moved with this vehicle and was able to pack it with a significant amount of belongings. I love that is has multiple USB chargers for your passengers to be able to charge their phones. It drives very well. My only complaint so far was that the feature that is suppose to help the car from sliding in the snow and slippery conditions was not effective at all as I did get into an accident in the snow. Other than that, this car has been great so far.

- McKenzie R

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$20,184 - $22,553
$34,200 - $36,000 (MSRP)

Horsepower

Horsepower
185 hp
290 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.4L DOHC GDI I4
3.3L DOHC GDI V6
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional

Alarm

Alarm

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
44.1 in.
44.1 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.5 in.
39.5 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
39.4 in.
39.4 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.3 in.
39.3 in.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control

AC

AC

Dual Zone

Dual Zone

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
7

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats

3rd Row Seating

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
109.4 in.
109.4 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
37.2 ft.
37.2 - 37.3 ft.

Width

Width
74.4 in.
74.4 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3704 lbs.
3968 - 4101 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
185 hp
290 hp

Torque

Torque
178 ft. lbs.
252 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
2000 lbs.
3500 - 5000 lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
200 lbs.
350 - 500 lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
18.8 gal.
18.8 gal.

Combined

Combined
25 mpg
22 mpg

City

City
21 mpg
18 mpg

Highway

Highway
28 mpg
25 mpg

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Optional

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety