The Sorento has been one of the most popular models in the class for years and that is definitely for a good reason. Compared to what was a couple of decades ago, modern Kia models have much more to offer than affordable price. This mid-size SUV is a perfect example. It features a pretty upscale cabin, full of quality materials and with plenty of styles. Also, the ride quality is very good, while there are two capable engines in the offer. The current generation has been around since 2015 and the latest reports are suggesting that the 2020 Kia Sorento will be a typical carryover model, which seems logical, considering that we’ve already seen a facelift.
Therefore, don’t expect to see any important change for the next year. The best we could see are some new standard features, the core of this SUV should remain untouched. It should hit the market sometime late in the year.
2020 Kia Sorento Redesign
In terms of base design characteristics, the 2020 Kia Sorento won’t feature any notable change. The current generation has been around since 2015 and it is expected to carry on for a couple of more years. Therefore, bigger modifications don’t seem likely, especially if we consider that the current model has already been facelifted a couple of years ago. For that occasion, we saw some interesting visual changes. Still, most of them were very subtle. This seems natural considering that models from this carmaker usually have relatively short production cycle. Same goes to mechanics, which are untouched since the launch.
Still, that doesn’t change the fact the 2020 Kia Sorento will still be a quite fresh-looking model, capable to compete with pretty much all models in the class. Don’t be surprised if you see a couple of new color options in the offer for the next year.
2020 Kia Sorento Interior
Despite the pretty affordable price, the Sorento has one of the nicest cabins in the class and we expect that the 2020 Kia Sorento will continue in the same way. That means a cabin that features plenty of style and excellent materials quality. This is even more accentuated in higher trims, where you can feel a real premium touch, something that only a few rivals can match. This cabin is not just stylish, but also quite functional. The 2020 Kia Sorento will continue in the same way, with the layout that includes standard three rows of seats.
The first two rows are very generous in terms of space and comfort. The fronts seat are particularly good, with plenty of support and massive backrests. When it comes to the cargo area, you can count on 11 cubic feet behind the third row. The overall cargo capacity goes around 73 cubic feet. There are not the best numbers for the class, but still good enough for daily use.
2020 Kia Sorento Engines
A turbo-four engine has been discontinued last year. So, the 2020 Kia Sorento is expected to continue with two engines in the offer. Base models will feature a familiar 2.4-liter four-cylinder unit, which is good for about 185 horsepower. Such output seems pretty much okay for daily use, especially if we consider quite good fuel economy. It goes around 22 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway.
If you prefer a peppier ride, there is a well-known 3.3-liter V6, which is good for about 290 horsepower. With such power, the Sorento accelerates effortlessly and delivers pretty amazing overall ride quality. Both engines come paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission.
When it comes to standard equipment, the current model stands pretty well, so we don’t expect bigger changes for the 2020 Kia Sorento. Therefore, expect that base models will feature things like a 7-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth, a USB port, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, a six-speaker audio system etc. Of course, there is more in higher trims, where you can also get things like 8-inch touchscreen, navigation, panoramic sunroof, a 10-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, satellite radio and more.
When it comes to safety, the only standard feature in the current model is a rearview camera and we hope this will changes. Still, all the essentials are available already in mid-range trim levels. You can get advance systems like surround-view camera, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, lane keep assist and many more.
2020 Kia Sorento Release Date and Price
Considering that there are no important changes to come, we are pretty sure that the 2020 Kia Sorento will hit the market sometime late in the year. When it comes to the price, the current model starts at around 26.500 dollars, but fully-loaded versions can go all away up to 46.000 dollars. We don’t expect bigger changes in price for the next year.