2019 Sorento

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Top features
Horsepower
185 hp @ 6,000 rpm
185 hp @ 6,000 rpm
290 hp @ 6,400 rpm
290 hp @ 6,400 rpm
290 hp @ 6,400 rpm
290 hp @ 6,400 rpm
290 hp @ 6,400 rpm
290 hp @ 6,400 rpm
EPA MPG, Front-Wheel Drive (FWD)
(City/Highway/Combined)
22/29/25
22/29/25
19/26/22
19/26/22
19/26/22
19/26/22
19/26/22
19/26/22
*Disclaimer

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.

EPA MPG, All-Wheel Drive (AWD)
(City/Highway/Combined)
21/26/23
19/24/21
19/24/21
19/24/21
19/24/21
19/24/21
19/24/21
*Disclaimer

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.

Specs
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
2.4 liter DOHC 16-valve I-4
3.3 liter DOHC 24-valve V6
Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (CVVT)
Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI)
Displacement (cc)
2,359
2,359
3,342
3,342
3,342
3,342
3,342
3,342
Horsepower
185 hp @ 6,000 rpm
185 hp @ 6,000 rpm
290 hp @ 6,400 rpm
290 hp @ 6,400 rpm
290 hp @ 6,400 rpm
290 hp @ 6,400 rpm
290 hp @ 6,400 rpm
290 hp @ 6,400 rpm
Torque
178 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm
178 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm
252 lb-ft @ 5,300 rpm
252 lb-ft @ 5,300 rpm
252 lb-ft @ 5,300 rpm
252 lb-ft @ 5,300 rpm
252 lb-ft @ 5,300 rpm
252 lb-ft @ 5,300 rpm
Compression Ratio
11.3:1
11.3:1
11.5:1
11.5:1
11.5:1
11.5:1
11.5:1
11.5:1
Electronically Controlled 6-Speed Automatic Transmission
Electronically Controlled 8-Speed Automatic Transmission
Sportmatic™ Sports Shifter
Front-Wheel Drive (FWD)
Dynamax™ All-Wheel Drive (AWD)

The Dynamax™ Full-Time All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system uses electronic sensors to monitor road conditions and distribute power to the appropriate wheels, helping with traction and control.

*Disclaimer

Dynamax™ is a registered trademark of Magna International Inc.

Locking Center Differential
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Included with Dynamax™ All-Wheel Drive (AWD). The driver-activated locking center differential provides added low-speed traction in very poor road conditions.

*Disclaimer

Dynamax™ is a registered trademark of Magna International Inc.

Torque Vectoring Cornering Control (TVCC)

Included with Dynamax™ All-Wheel Drive (AWD). Torque Vectoring Cornering Control (TVCC) uses yaw rate and steering input sensors to detect unwanted under-steer during cornering, helping to maintain vehicle stability under certain driving conditions.

*Disclaimer

Dynamax™ is a registered trademark of Magna International Inc.

FUEL ECONOMY
EPA MPG, Front-Wheel Drive (FWD)
(City/Highway/Combined)
22/29/25
22/29/25
19/26/22
19/26/22
19/26/22
19/26/22
19/26/22
19/26/22
*Disclaimer

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.

EPA MPG, All-Wheel Drive (AWD)
(City/Highway/Combined)
21/26/23
19/24/21
19/24/21
19/24/21
19/24/21
19/24/21
19/24/21
*Disclaimer

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.

Fuel Requirement
Regular Unleaded, 87 Octane or higher
Regular Unleaded, 87 Octane or higher
Regular Unleaded, 87 Octane or higher
Regular Unleaded, 87 Octane or higher
Regular Unleaded, 87 Octane or higher
Regular Unleaded, 87 Octane or higher
Regular Unleaded, 87 Octane or higher
Regular Unleaded, 87 Octane or higher
Fuel Tank Capacity (gal.)
18.8
18.8
18.8
18.8
18.8
18.8
18.8
18.8
BRAKES
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc w/ Antilock Braking System (ABS)
4-Wheel Disc w/ Antilock Braking System (ABS)
4-Wheel Disc w/ Antilock Braking System (ABS)
4-Wheel Disc w/ Antilock Braking System (ABS)
4-Wheel Disc w/ Antilock Braking System (ABS)
4-Wheel Disc w/ Antilock Braking System (ABS)
4-Wheel Disc w/ Antilock Braking System (ABS)
4-Wheel Disc w/ Antilock Braking System (ABS)
Front Diameter (in.)
12.6
12.6
12.6
12.6
12.6
12.6
12.6
12.6

Ventilated Type

Rear Diameter (in.)
12.0
12.0
12.0
12.0
12.0
12.0
12.0
12.0

Solid Type

Painted Calipers
Red
Black
CURB WEIGHT
Front-Wheel Drive (FWD), minimum (lb.)
3,810
3,810
3,968
3,968
3,968
3,968
3,968
3,968
Front-Wheel Drive (FWD), maximum (lb.)
3,854
3,854
4,211
4,211
4,211
4,211
4,211
4,211
All-Wheel Drive (AWD), minimum (lb.)
3,953
4,101
4,101
4,101
4,101
4,101
4,101
All-Wheel Drive (AWD), maximum (lb.)
3,997
4,343
4,343
4,343
4,343
4,343
4,343
CAPACITIES
Towing Capacity (lb.)
2,000
2,000
3,500
3,500
3,500
3,500
3,500
3,500
Towing Capacity All-Wheel Drive (AWD) (lb.)
5,000
5,000
5,000
5,000
5,000
5,000
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*Disclaimer

Sorento SX Limited shown.

5,000-lb. towing capacity requires All-Wheel Drive (AWD) and V6 engine. Towing requires additional equipment. See Owner’s Manual for towing capacity, additional instructions, and warnings. Always use caution while towing.

GVWR Front-Wheel Drive (FWD) - 7-Passenger (lb.)
5,335
5,335
5,489
5,489
5,489
5,489
5,489
5,489
GVWR All-Wheel Drive (AWD) - 7-Passenger (lb.)
5,490
5,490
5,622
5,622
5,622
5,622
5,622
5,622
BODY/CHASSIS
Body Type
Steel Unibody, Iso-Safety Structure
Steel Unibody, Iso-Safety Structure
Steel Unibody, Iso-Safety Structure
Steel Unibody, Iso-Safety Structure
Steel Unibody, Iso-Safety Structure
Steel Unibody, Iso-Safety Structure
Steel Unibody, Iso-Safety Structure
Steel Unibody, Iso-Safety Structure
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At the core of Sorento is the Iso-Safety Structure. A body that includes extensive use of advanced high-strength steel, industrial strength adhesives, dual seal lip joints, large diameter, and laser welding techniques—delivering innovations so leading, many are patented.

Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS)

Electric Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS) improves steering feel and reduces weight to aid efficiency.

Rack Mounted Motor Driven Power Steering (R-MDPS)

Steering Rack Mounted Motor Driven Power Steering (R-MDPS) provides greater steering feel and quicker response, for a more agile and sporty driving experience.

Front Suspension
Independent, MacPherson Struts, Coil Springs, Stabilizer Bar
Independent, MacPherson Struts, Coil Springs, Stabilizer Bar
Independent, MacPherson Struts, Coil Springs, Stabilizer Bar
Independent, MacPherson Struts, Coil Springs, Stabilizer Bar
Independent, MacPherson Struts, Coil Springs, Stabilizer Bar
Independent, MacPherson Struts, Coil Springs, Stabilizer Bar
Independent, MacPherson Struts, Coil Springs, Stabilizer Bar
Independent, MacPherson Struts, Coil Springs, Stabilizer Bar

The Independent MacPherson strut-front suspension and stabilizer bar offer precise handling dynamics.

Rear Suspension
Independent, Multi-link, stabilizer bar, Dual-Flow Dampers (DFD)
Independent, Multi-link, stabilizer bar, Dual-Flow Dampers (DFD)
Independent, Multi-link, stabilizer bar, Dual-Flow Dampers (DFD)
Independent, Multi-link, stabilizer bar, Dual-Flow Dampers (DFD)
Independent, Multi-link, stabilizer bar, Dual-Flow Dampers (DFD)
Independent, Multi-link, stabilizer bar, Dual-Flow Dampers (DFD)
Independent, Multi-link, stabilizer bar, Dual-Flow Dampers (DFD)
Independent, Multi-link, stabilizer bar, Dual-Flow Dampers (DFD)

An H-shaped sub-frame and independent multi-link Rear Suspension help enhance ride quality.

Vehicle Turning Circle, Front-Wheel Drive (FWD) (ft.)
37.2
37.2
37.2
37.2
37.2
37.2
37.2
37.2

Curb-to-Curb

Vehicle Turning Circle, All-Wheel Drive (AWD) (ft.)
37.3
37.3
37.3
37.3
37.3
37.3
37.3

Curb-to-Curb

Exterior
BODY
Front Grille, Matte Black
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Sorento features the distinct Kia tiger-nose grille.

*Disclaimer

Sorento LX V6 with Convenience Package shown.

Front Grille, Gloss Black
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Gloss black finish highlights the Sorento's uncompromising front-end style.

*Disclaimer

Sorento EX with Touring Package shown.

Front Grille, Dark Metallic
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With a distinctive dark-chrome appearance, the Sorento SX and SX Limited stand apart from the crowd.

*Disclaimer

Sorento SX Limited shown.

Glossy Black & Heated Outside Mirrors w/ LED Turn Signal Indicators

The black mirrror caps accent the sporty look of the Sorento.

Body-Color & Heated Outside Mirrors w/ LED Turn Signal Indicators

The heated power mirrors feature integrated LED turn-signal indicators that accent the clean lines of the Sorento.

Power-Folding Outside Mirrors
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To handle tight parking situations, the outside power mirrors conveniently fold in.

*Disclaimer

Included in the SX Touring Package.

Reverse Tilt-Down Outside Mirrors

You can program your outside mirrors to tilt down while you reverse, giving you a better view of what surrounds your Sorento.

*Disclaimer

Included in the SX Touring Package.

Illuminated Door Handle Pockets

LED lighting at door handles welcomes your arrival with a warm glow.

Smart Welcome
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Experience a warm welcome as you approach your Sorento. When Smart Welcome detects your Smart Key, the door pocket lights illuminate—for convenient entry when it’s dark. On models equipped with power-folding outside mirrors, the outside mirrors automatically unfold to prepare for departure.

Panoramic Sunroof w/ Power Sunshade
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The available Panoramic Sunroof lets you enjoy fresh air and a feeling of spaciousness. It also includes an easy-to-use power sunshade.

*Disclaimer

Sorento SX Limited shown.

Included in the EX Touring Package.

Smart Power Liftgate™
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Stand behind the Sorento with your Smart Key and the liftgate opens automatically for you.

*Disclaimer

Sorento EX with Touring Package shown.

Programmable Liftgate Height Adjustment
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The liftgate height can be programmed to match the user's reach and ceiling clearance.

Solar Control Glass

Solar Control Glass on windshield and front windows reduces interior heat buildup on sunny days—helping to keep you cool.

Sound-Absorbing Windshield Glass

A thin film fixed between layers of glass helps the windshield to reduce wind noise penetration at higher speeds.

Sound-Absorbing Front Window Glass
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Additional acoustic film is applied to the front windows, providing enhanced soundproofing for a relaxing ride.

Privacy Glass

Standard Privacy Glass reduces heat buildup and offers some privacy for the rear seat and cargo areas.

Variable Intermittent Windshield Wipers

Front Intermittent Windshield Wipers are convenient on rainy days.

Automatic Rain Sensing Windshield Wipers

When the windshield sensor detects rain or other debris, the wipers automatically activate to help maintain a clear view of the road ahead.

*Disclaimer

Included in the SX Touring Package.

Rear Wiper/Washer

The Rear Wiper/Washer is a useful feature during inclement weather.

Projector Beam Headlights
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The projector beam halogen headlights offer substantial illumination, allowing you to see the road ahead.

*Disclaimer

Sorento LX V6 with Convenience Package shown.

LED Headlights
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State-of-the-art LED headlights provide bright, crisp lighting of the road ahead.

*Disclaimer

Sorento SX Limited shown.

Included in the SX Touring Package.

High Beam Assist (HBA)

High Beam Assist (HBA) can detect approaching vehicles and will automatically dim your headlights from high to low beam.

*Disclaimer

Included in the SX Touring Package.

Low Beam Assist (LBA)
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Low Beam Assist (LBA) helps improve cornering visibility by moving the headlight beam into upcoming turns. Auto-leveling headlights help maintain steady lighting down the road.

*Disclaimer

Included in the SX Touring Package.

Auto Light Control
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The Auto Light Control offers the convenience of having the headlights adjust to the level of outdoor light.

LED Positioning Lights

A streak of crisp lighting to identify the position of your Sorento on the road. Models with LED headlights feature a unique Amber color. 

Projector Beam Front Fog Lights