The 2020 Kia Sorento is the midsize-SUV that is prepared to debut sometime this year. In the past years, this model has been one of the company’s best-selling SUV. Furthermore, after that success, the manufacturer decides to redesign it and gives it some appearance and engine boost.
2020 Kia Sorento Redesign
The exterior of the 2020 Kia Sorento will be slightly changed, but nothing significant. The manufacturer decides to keep the same lines. However, most of the visual modifications will be in front and rear fascia. The new headlight configuration is better and it provides more visibility than in previous models.
The roof rails come standard with this year model. However, the model Sorento L that is the base trim include acoustic windshield and shark-fin antenna. Also, with the standard trim owners will get the wheels of 17 inches. However, the more attractive 19 inches wheels will be the part of the higher trims as the stainless-steel bumper trim and dark metallic grille. Also, the roof rails on the higher trims will be made of chrome material.
Interior Changes and Trim Options
If you need a 3-row midsize-crossover SUV that offers a comfortable cabin and most of the latest techs, the newest 2020 Kia Sorento is the best choice. This model is able to accommodate seven passengers and offers plenty of room and comfort in the first and second rows. However, there is not much space behind, and the third row is ideal for small passengers.
The EX V6 trim will add to this SUV many new types of equipment. It adds leather seating, power front-passenger seat, a great 7-inch digital screen with a navigation system, heated front seats, fog lights, and a stylish18-inch alloy wheel. Also, safety and driver-assistance features are better this year with a cruise control, forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and lane-departure warning,
With the top of the offer SX Limited trim, buyers will get a bigger 8-inch screen, premium Nappa leather interior, heated and ventilated front seats with 10-way driver’s seat configuration and heated steering wheel. 10-speaker Harman/Kardon surround-sound audio system and a panoramic moonroof are also part of this trim.
2020 Kia Sorento Under The Hood
The newest model 2020 Kia Sorento will be equipped with two engines. The mid-level 2.0-liter turbo engine is replaced in the past with the new inline-4. The first or the base engine that is lying under this model is 2.4-liter capable to delivers 195 horsepower. Furthermore, this is 10 HP improvements if we look at the current model.
This type of engine will be available with the 6-speed automatic transmission and FWD system as standard. The next one is the more powerful 3.3-liter V6. In the past, this engine makes 290 horsepower and 252 lb-ft of torque, however, the new model with this engine will get output boost of 15HP or 305 HP total. It is available with 8-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel-drive system as standard.
From the rumors, the fuel economy will be also better, However, we don’t have exact numbers. The current model with the base engine provides EPA city/highway fuel economy of 22/29 mpg (FWD) and 21/26 mpg (AWD), while the stronger one 19/26 mpg (FWD), 19/24 mpg (AWD).
Release Date and Price
The 2020 Kia Sorento from the information that we got will have the same Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $27,000. This price will also include destination charge. However, the trim LX and LX V6 cost $28,500 and $32,000. The most equipped trim SX trim with all-wheel-drive will cost over $47,000. The most rivals including the Honda Pilot, Toyota Highlander and Nissan Pathfinder.