Kia SorentoSTATUS: Unchanged for 2020 - The latest iteration of Kia's largest utility vehicle received a host of improvements and updates for the 2019 model year. The physical changes were subtle, including a sleeker grille, fancier headlight pods and more prominent air intake. The cabin was enhanced with a new instrument cluster, floor console and shift lever. The base engine is a 185-horsepower 2.4-liter four-cylinder mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, while a 290-horsepower 3.3-liter V-6 and an eight-speed automatic transmission are optional. Front-wheel-drive is standard for all trim levels, while all-wheel-drive is available for all but the base L trim. The system directs torque to a specific wheel (or wheels) when tire slip is detected, and will split power equally between the front and rear wheels when 4WD Lock Mode is selected.
Base price (including destination): $27,300
Type: Mid-size utility vehicle
Engines (h.p.): 2.4-liter I-4 (185); 3.3-liter V-6 (290)
Transmission: Six-speed automatic (I-4); eight-speed automatic (V-6)
Layout: Front- /all-wheel-drive
Base mpg (city/highway/combined): 22/29/25 (I-4)
Base weight (lb.): 3,810