Amelia reviews the 2019 facelift Kia Sorento in it’s near bottom Sport trim. It’s a mid-size SUV with 7 seats but also the largest SUV on offer by Kia.

There are four trim levels on offer in Australia for the Kia Sorento – Si, Sport, SLi, and GT-Line.

There are two engine options in Australia. A 2.2-litre diesel with 147 kW of power and 441 Nm of torque and a 3.5-litre petrol with 206 hp and 336 Nm of torque.

The Kia Sorento has a good design, is spacious with a well laid out interior, great materials, loads of practicality, comfortable ride and a car you should definitely consider if you are looking for a 7-seat SUV.

Engine Specifications

2.2-Litre Diesel

Engine: 2.2L Diesel
Power: 147 kW@ 4,000 rpm
Torque: 441 Nm @ 1,750 – 2,750 rpm
Fuel Consumption (combined): 7.2L/100km
Transmission: 8-Speed Automatic

3.5-Litre Petrol

Engine: 3.5L Petrol
Power: 206 kW@ 6,300 rpm
Torque: 336 Nm @ 5,000 rpm
Fuel Consumption (combined): 10L/100km
Transmission: 8-Speed Automatic


Safety /Security

  • ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) with EBD7 & BA8
  • ESC (Electronic Stability Control) with TCS9
  • VSM (Vehicle Stability Management)
  • HAC (Hill-start Assist Control)
  • ESS (Emergency Stop Signal)
  • Seatbelt warning chime & light on all positions
  • Front & reverse parking sensors with dash display
  • Rear view camera with in-audio screen display & dynamic parking guidelines
  • Rear view mirror (day & night)
  • High-mounted rear stop light
  • LED daytime running light (DRL)
  • Dusk-sensing automatic headlights
  • Rear fog lights
  • Projector front fog lights
  • LKA (Lane Keeping Assist)
  • AEB (Autonomous Emergency Brake)~ with
  • FCWS (Forward Collision Warning System)
  • DAA (Driver Attention Alert)
  • Door open warning
  • Speed sensing auto door lock
  • Child restraint anchorage points (3 x Top tether / 2 x ISOFIX)
  • 3-point ELR seatbelts on all positions
  • Driver & front passenger SRS airbags
  • Front side SRS airbags
    Curtain SRS airbags (1st & 2nd Rows)
  • Front seatbelt pre-tensioners with load limiters
  • Side door impact beams (front & rear)
  • Child-proof rear door locks
  • Impact sensing auto door unlocking
  • Burglar alarm
  • Anti-theft immobiliser
  • Remote central locking with keyless entry & tailgate release
  • Folding key
  • Headlight escort function
  • Remote fuel lid release

Convenience / Tech Features

  • ASCC (Advanced Smart Cruise Control) with steering wheel mounted controls
  • Premium steering wheel & shift knob
  • 3.5” monochrome LCD instrument cluster
  • Digital speedometer & Multi-function trip computer
  • User selectable options (Auto door lock/unlock, headlight escort, etc.)Ambient temperature display (within cluster)
  • Digital clock (within audio)
  • Power windows with auto up/down & safety function (front & rear)
  • Driver’s foot rest
  • Metal look interior trim (console, door handles & air vent surrounds)
  • Wood-look door trim (front & rear)
  • Interior lights (front & rear)
  • Interior light delay out
  • Rear window defroster with timer
  • 3 x 12 volt power outlets ( 2 x front console & 1 x behind centre console)
  • 2 x USB chargers (front console & behind centre console)
  • Driver & passenger sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirror & extension
  • MP3 compatible audio player with AM/FM tuner
  • DAB digital radio
  • 6 speaker audio system (front door, rear door & front tweeters)
  • Satellite navigation multimedia system with 10 years traffic information
    (SUNA™) & 10 years MapCare
  • 8” colour LCD touch screen
  • Android Auto™∞ with voice recognition
  • Apple CarPlay™∞ with voice recognition
  • AUX/USB input with iPod® compatibility
  • Bluetooth® functionality (phone/media stream)
  • Steering wheel mounted audio/Bluetooth® controls
  • SDVC (Speed Dependent Volume Control)
  • Shark fin antenna

Other Features

  • Black & chrome ‘Schreyer’ radiator grille surround
  • Two-tone coloured bumpers
  • Silver painted skid plate (front & rear)
  • Chrome coloured door handles
  • Body coloured outside mirrors
  • Electric folding outside mirrors (heated) with automatic folding function
  • Outside mirror mounted side indicators
  • Side sill moulding with wheel arch extension
  • Chrome window surrounds & door side garnish
  • Roof rails
  • Rear spoiler
  • Windscreen with sunband & acoustic film
  • Front intermittent wiper & washer (variable / 2-speed)
  • Rear wiper & washer (2-speed)
  • Mudguards (front & rear)
  • Dual-zone climate control air-conditioning
  • Clean Air module
  • 2nd row vents (behind centre console)
  • 3rd row fan control & vents
  • 6 x cup holders (2 x front, 2 x 2nd row & 2 x 3rd row)
  • 4 x bottle holders (front & rear doors)
  • Map pockets in front & rear doors
  • Sunglass holder
  • Glovebox with lock & illumination
  • Centre console storage box with bucket tray
  • Front console tray with lid
  • Accessory pockets (tray behind front cup holders & 3rd row sides)
  • Front seat back pockets
  • 2 x coat hooks (2nd row sides)
  • Luggage net hooks (cargo area)
  • Luggage screen
  • Luggage under-floor compartment

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