In this video Jenny introduces the all-new 7 seater Kia Sorento. So what’s new for 2018? The changes include redesigned headlights and taillights, new exhaust tip and a slightly different grille.

The design of the new Sorento is definitely not ugly but it remains relatively similar to the previous model. It’s not a design benchmark, but it definitely ticks all the boxes it should in this class, where it competes against the Toyota Kluger, Nissan Pathfinder, Hyundai Santa Fe Honda CRV and Mazda’s CX9.

There are 2 engines of offer for the new Sorento but in this review Jenny checks out the bottom of the range Petrol Si 2WD. The petrol now makes 206 kW and 336 Nm of torque. It is beautifully smooth, although the top power and torque are found pretty high in the rev range – 6,300 and 5,000 revs, respectively.


Engine Size: 2.2L Turbocharged Diesel
Max. Power: 147 kW – 197 hP
Max. Torque: 441 Nm
Fuel Type: Petrol
Fuel Consumption: 7.2 L/100km
Transmission: 8 Speed Automatic banner

Features for Si

  • LED daytime running light (DRL)
  • Satellite navigation multimedia system with traffic information (SUNA)
  • Rear view camera with in-audio screen display & dynamic parking guidelines
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Autonomous Emergency Brakes (AEB) with Forward Collision Warning System

The price for this all new Sorento starts from about $42,000.

Safety features include ABS, ESC, stability management, hill-start assist, emergency stop signal, parking sensors, rearview camera with dynamic guideline, LED daytime running lights, dusk sensing auto headlights, lane keep assist, autonomous emergency braking with forward collision warning system, driver attention alert, impact sensing automatic door unlocking, loads of airbags and more.

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